State lawmaker running a bill to address DNA testing and privacy

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC4 News) – Genealogy DNA testing is popular across the country, and especially here in Utah.

Law enforcement agencies are also taking note, using the records to crack cases.

Representative Craig Hall, (R) West Valley City, says they should have a specific suspect in mind and get a warrant before they do it.

He joins us this week on Inside Utah Politics to discuss his bill to address the balance between DNA testing and privacy.

He also talks about his plan to increase penalties for drivers who illegally pass school buses and eliminate straight-party voting.

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 Glen is honored to be delivering the news of the day every weeknight at 5, 6, and 10 in his home state. He is an award-winning veteran journalist, who joined the ABC4 News team as a weekend anchor in June 2013. Over the years, he held various positions at the station as he worked his way up to the main anchor chair. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent and hosts Inside Utah Politics, which airs every Sunday. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time. Read More...