HOUSE BILL 1613





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 9, 2001

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 12, 2001

  Yeas 45   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1613  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington

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                          HOUSE BILL 1613



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Romero and Schindler; by request of Washington State Patrol


Read first time 01/30/2001.  Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.

Providing a time limit for the transmittal of unidentified persons information.

    AN ACT Relating to submission of unidentified persons information; and amending RCW 68.50.330.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 68.50.330 and 1984 c 17 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

    If the county coroner or county medical examiner investigating a death is unable to establish the identity of a body or human remains by visual means, fingerprints, or other identifying data, he or she shall have a qualified dentist, as determined by the county coroner or county medical examiner, carry out a dental examination of the body or human remains.  If the county coroner or county medical examiner with the aid of the dental examination and other identifying findings is still unable to establish the identity of the body or human remains, he or she shall prepare and forward such dental examination records within thirty days of the date the body or human remains were found to the dental identification system of the state patrol identification and criminal history section on forms supplied by the state patrol for such purposes.

    The dental identification system shall act as a repository or computer center or both with respect to such dental examination records.  It shall compare such dental examination records with dental records filed with it and shall determine which scoring probabilities are the highest for the purposes of identification.  It shall then submit such information to the county coroner or county medical examiner who prepared and forwarded the dental examination records.


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