Evidence Preservation in Kansas

State statute requires that upon a petition for DNA testing the court must order all biological evidence to be preserved for murder and rape convictions. The prosecuting attorney must ensure that the existing biological evidence from the case is preserved until post-conviction proceedings are completed. Effective: 2001; Amended most recently: 2013.

Kansas’ statute does NOT meet the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.