1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2156 as follows:
1.2Page 2, lines 3 and 13, delete "forensic"
1.3Page 2, line 12, delete the second "forensic"
1.4Page 2, line 28, delete "except as provided in paragraph (e),"
1.5Page 2, line 31, before the period insert " or beginning operation, whichever is later"
1.6Page 2, after line 31, insert:
1.7"(e) An accredited forensic laboratory operating on or after July 1, 2015, may
1.8conduct forensic analysis in a new forensic discipline as provided in this paragraph. If the
1.9standard described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c), under which the laboratory is accredited
1.10applies to the new discipline, the laboratory must become accredited in the new discipline
1.11under the appropriate standard within one year of when it first begins conducting forensic
1.12analysis in the new discipline. If the standard described in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), under
1.13which the laboratory is accredited does not apply to the new discipline, the laboratory must
1.14become accredited in the new discipline under the appropriate standard within three years
1.15of when it first begins conducting forensic analysis in the new discipline. A laboratory
1.16seeking accreditation in a new discipline under this paragraph must follow the standards
1.17necessary for accreditation during the period before accreditation."
1.18Page 2, delete lines 32 to 35, and insert:
1.19"(f) Notwithstanding paragraphs (d) and (e), upon the written request of a laboratory
1.20that contains the specific reasons for the request, the commissioner of public safety may
1.21extend by one year the three-year and one-year periods described in paragraphs (d) and (e)
1.22by which a laboratory must become initially accredited or accredited in a new discipline.
1.23Each deadline may be extended only once."
1.24Page 3, line 1, delete "(f)" and insert "(g)"
1.25Page 3, line 4, after the period insert "A forensic laboratory seeking accreditation
1.26in a new discipline must forward to the commissioner every six months an affirmation
1.27that the laboratory is in compliance with paragraph (e)."
2.1Page 3, line 6, delete "three-year"
2.2Page 3, line 9, delete "and" and after "clause (2)" insert "; and paragraph (e)"