New fingerprint database for children with special needs

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, an Apple employee, right, instructs a journalist on the use of the fingerprint scanner technology built into the company's iPhone 5S during a media event in Beijing. The latest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones have fingerprint IDs that make it easier to unlock phones. Instead of typing in the four-digit passcode each time, you can tap your finger on the home button. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

(WLNS) – Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to assist law enforcement with identifying special needs children.

The new law will create a fingerprint database of every child in the state with special needs, who may not be able to identify themselves.

Guardians of the children will be required to pay for both the fingerprint and photo of the child for the records.

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