Newsmakers: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen

Attorney General JB Van Hollen said he won’t endorse a bill that would require collection of DNA samples from any arrested on suspicion of committing a felony until he knows how his state Justice Department and local police agencies would be reimbursed for the costs of taking those samples. Van Hollen also said a new law that toughens laws against drunk driving was also not funded by the Legislature, so complying with it might cost the Justice Department up to $3 million. He also said Justice Department lawyers are working with lawyers with Michigan state government on how to force federal officials to protect the Great Lakes against the Asian carp, which would threaten commercial fishing.

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Newsmakers: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
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