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H0038........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
                Requested by Department of Law Enforcement
CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS - Repeals, amends and adds to existing law to
provide for a central repository of criminal history records, fingerprints
and uniform crime information; and to provide reporting requirements of
criminal justice agencies and the courts.

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 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                    HOUSE BILL NO. 38

                                      BY MR. SPEAKER
                       Requested by: Department of Law Enforcement

 1                                        AN ACT
 3        67-2909, 67-2910, 67-2911 AND 67-2912,  IDAHO  CODE;  AMENDING  TITLE  67,
17        CITATION.

18    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

19        SECTION  1. That  Sections  67-2909,  67-2910,  67-2911 and 67-2912, Idaho
20    Code, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

21        SECTION 2.  That Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby  amended
22    by  the addition thereto of a  NEW CHAPTER , to be known and desig-
23    nated as Chapter 30, Title 67, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:

24                                      CHAPTER 30

26        67-3001.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this act:
27        (1)  "Administration of criminal justice" means performance of any of  the
28    following  activities:  detection,  apprehension, detention, pretrial release,
29    posttrial release, prosecution,  adjudication,  correctional  supervision,  or
30    rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders. The administration of
31    criminal  justice  includes criminal identification activities and the collec-
32    tion, storage and dissemination of criminal history record information.
33        (2)  "Bureau" means bureau of criminal identification in the Idaho depart-
34    ment of law enforcement.
35        (3)  "Court" means any court created by the constitution and laws  of  the
36    state of Idaho; and clerks of the district court.
37        (4)  "Criminal  history  records" means physical and automated information
38    on individuals collected or disseminated by the department of law  enforcement
39    as  a  result of arrest, detention, or the initiation of a criminal proceeding
40    by criminal justice agencies, including arrest record information, arrest fin-
41    gerprint impressions, conviction record information, correctional and  release


 1    information,  and  wanted  persons  record  information.   The  term shall not
 2    include statistical or analytical records, reports in  which  individuals  are
 3    not  identified  and  from  which  their identities are not ascertainable, and
 4    criminal intelligence information or criminal investigative information.
 5        (5)  "Criminal justice agency" means a governmental agency or  subdivision
 6    of  a  government  entity that performs the administration of criminal justice
 7    pursuant to a statute or executive order, and  that  allocates  a  substantial
 8    portion of its budget to the administration of criminal justice.
 9        (6)  "Department" means the Idaho department of law enforcement.
10        (7)  "Director" means director of the Idaho department of law enforcement.
11        (8)  "Disposition" means the formal conclusion of a criminal proceeding at
12    whatever stage it occurs in the criminal justice system.
13        (9)  "Pecuniary  benefit"  means  any benefit to a person or member of his
14    household in the form of money, property or commercial interests, the  primary
15    significance of which is economic gain.
16        (10) "Retainable  offense"  means:  (a)  A felony; or (b) A serious misde-
17    meanor as defined by rule adopted under section 67-3003(2), Idaho Code.
18        (11) "Subject of record" means the person who is or  may  be  the  primary
19    subject  of  a record of criminal justice information or any representative of
20    the person designated by power of attorney or notarized authorization.
21        (12) "Working day" means each day except  Saturday,  Sunday,  or  a  legal
22    state holiday.

23        67-3002.  CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS. (1) Criminal history records must con-
24    tain, but are not limited to, the following categories of information for each
25    event that is subject to fingerprinting under section 67-3004, Idaho Code:
26        (a)  Information relating to offenders;
27        (b)  Information relating to arrests;
28        (c)  Information relating to prosecutions;
29        (d)  Information relating to the disposition of cases by courts;
30        (e)  Information relating to sentencing;
31        (f)  Information relating to probation and parole status; and
32        (g)  Information  relating to offenders received by a correctional agency,
33        facility or other institution.
34        (2)  The elements of the above information  categories  shall  be  further
35    defined by rule adopted by the department. Rules relating to information main-
36    tained  and  reported  by  the court shall be made after consultation with and
37    approval by the Idaho supreme court.
38        (3)  To ensure positive identification and system integrity, criminal his-
39    tory records shall be supported by fingerprint impressions, which may be main-
40    tained manually, electronically or on  optical  disk.  The  records  shall  be
41    linked  to  an automated fingerprint identification system. For the purpose of
42    including prescribed information categories, the system  may  be  linked  with
43    databases  maintained by other state agencies.  Whenever possible, the report-
44    ing of information by criminal justice agencies relating to the above  catego-
45    ries  shall be conducted electronically or by magnetic medium.  Any technology
46    used in this process will conform to the standards, guidelines and conventions
47    established by the information technology resource management council.

48        67-3003.  DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. (1) The department shall  establish  a
49    bureau of criminal identification to:
50        (a)  Serve  as the state's central repository of criminal history records,
51        fingerprints, other criminal identification data and crime information;
52        (b)  Conduct criminal background checks as authorized by law or  rule  and
53        provide fingerprint identification services;


 1        (c)  Obtain  and  file  electronically  information  relating  to in-state
 2        stolen vehicles and in-state wanted persons;
 3        (d)  Establish and maintain an automated fingerprint  identification  sys-
 4        tem;
 5        (e)  Establish  a  uniform crime reporting system for the periodic collec-
 6        tion and reporting of crimes, and compile and publish statistics and other
 7        information on the nature and extent of crime in the state;
 8        (f)  Maintain, at the discretion of  the  director,  other  identification
 9        information,  which  may  include,  but is not limited to, palm prints and
10        photographs;
11        (g)  Cooperate with other criminal justice agencies of  the  state,  state
12        and  federal courts, the criminal record repositories of other states, the
13        federal bureau of investigation criminal justice information services, the
14        national law enforcement telecommunications system, and other  appropriate
15        agencies  and  systems,  in  the  operation  of  an  effective interstate,
16        national, and international system of criminal identification, records and
17        statistics; and
18        (h)  Develop and implement a training program to assist  criminal  justice
19        agencies  with  the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of this chap-
20        ter.
21        (2)  In accordance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code,  the  department
22    may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.

23        67-3004.  FINGERPRINTING AND IDENTIFICATION. (1) The bureau shall:
24        (a)  Obtain  and  file  fingerprints, descriptions and any other available
25        identifying data on persons who have been arrested, taken into custody, or
26        served a criminal summons in this state for a retainable offense;
27        (b)  Accept fingerprints  and  other  identifying  data  taken  by  a  law
28        enforcement  agency from a person arrested, taken into custody or served a
29        criminal summons for offenses other than a retainable offense;
30        (c)  Accept fingerprints and other identifying data taken in  the  process
31        of conducting a records review for criminal justice purposes; and
32        (d)  Have  the  capacity  to  conduct  crime  scene investigations for the
33        detection and identification of latent fingerprints.
34        (2)  The bureau shall develop an arrest fingerprint  card  and  procedures
35    for  the taking of fingerprints under this section.  The department shall dis-
36    tribute the card to appropriate criminal justice agencies in the state.
37        (3)  When a person is arrested for a retainable offense, with or without a
38    warrant, fingerprints of the person shall be  taken  by  the  law  enforcement
39    agency  with  custody  of the person. A law enforcement agency may contract or
40    make arrangements with a jail or correctional facility or other criminal  jus-
41    tice agency to take the required fingerprints from a person who is arrested or
42    taken into custody by the law enforcement agency.
43        (4)  At the initial court appearance or arraignment of a person for a fel-
44    ony  offense,  the  prosecuting  attorney  shall  ask the court to order a law
45    enforcement agency to fingerprint the person appearing before  the  court  who
46    has  not  been  previously fingerprinted for the same offense. The court shall
47    order the requested fingerprinting if it determines that such action  has  not
48    taken place.
49        (5)  When  a  person  is  sentenced  or otherwise adjudicated for a felony
50    offense, the prosecuting attorney shall ask the court to order a law  enforce-
51    ment  agency  to fingerprint the person appearing before the court who has not
52    been fingerprinted previously for  the  adjudicated  offense.   If  the  court
53    determines  that  fingerprints have not been taken, the court shall order that
54    the person, as a condition of sentence, adjudication,  suspended  or  withheld


 1    imposition of sentence, probation, or release, submit to fingerprinting at the
 2    appropriate jail, correctional facility or other place.
 3        (6)  When  a  person  is  received  by  a state correctional facility, the
 4    department of correction shall ensure that legible fingerprints of the  person
 5    are taken and submitted to the department.
 6        (7)  When  the bureau receives fingerprints of a person in connection with
 7    an offense or incarceration, the department shall make a reasonable effort  to
 8    confirm within five (5) working days the identity of the person fingerprinted.
 9    In an emergency situation when an immediate positive identification is needed,
10    a  criminal  justice  agency  may  request the department to provide immediate
11    identification service.
12        (8)  If the arresting officer, the law enforcement agency that employs the
13    officer, or the jail or correctional facility where fingerprints were taken is
14    notified by the department that fingerprints taken under this section are  not
15    legible,  the  officer,  agency, or facility shall make a reasonable effort to
16    obtain a legible set  of  fingerprints.  If  legible  fingerprints  cannot  be
17    obtained  within  a  reasonable  period of time, and if illegible fingerprints
18    were taken under a court order, the officer or agency shall inform the  court,
19    which shall order the defendant to submit to fingerprinting again.
20        (9)  Any  person who is arrested, taken into custody, or served a criminal
21    summons and who subsequently is not charged by indictment or  information  may
22    have  the  fingerprint  record  taken in connection with the incident expunged
23    pursuant to the person's written request directed to the department.

25    CIES AND THE COURT. (1) Each criminal justice agency shall:
26        (a)  Transmit to the department, when and in the manner prescribed by this
27        chapter  and  any rules adopted pursuant thereto, all information required
28        by section 67-3002, Idaho Code, for  inclusion  in  the  criminal  history
29        records;
30        (b)  Provide  the  department  and  its accredited agents access to source
31        records and files for the purpose of assessing the accuracy, completeness,
32        and timeliness of the criminal history records maintained by  the  depart-
33        ment; and
34        (c)  Cooperate  with  the  department  so that it may properly perform the
35        duties that are mandated by this chapter.
36        (2)  When a law enforcement agency or jail facility fingerprints a  person
37    as  required by section 67-3004, Idaho Code, the agency or facility shall ini-
38    tiate the reporting process by transmitting  to  the  department  the  uniform
39    arrest  fingerprint  card  with the fingerprint impressions and identification
40    information within ten (10) working days after the arrest, charge or court-or-
41    dered booking. A law enforcement agency or  jail  facility  required  to  take
42    fingerprints  shall  ensure  that  the  process  control number on the uniform
43    arrest fingerprint card is transmitted to  the  appropriate  court  clerk  for
44    recording  in the court's automated information system.  When appropriate, the
45    law enforcement agency or jail facility shall report, in a  manner  and  in  a
46    form  prescribed  by the department, the disposition relating to the charge or
47    arrest.
48        (3)  The clerk of the court exercising jurisdiction over a  case  relating
49    to  a retainable offense shall report the court disposition of the case to the
50    department, in a manner and format determined by the department after  consul-
51    tation with and approval by the Idaho supreme court.
52        (4)  The  department of correction shall report, in a manner and on a form
53    prescribed by the department, information on an individual  committed  to  and
54    released from a state correctional facility.


 1        (5)  The  department of correction shall report, in a manner and on a form
 2    prescribed by the department, information on an individual  committed  to  and
 3    released from its supervision as a result of probation, parole, or other judi-
 4    cial action.
 5        (6)  With the approval of the department, a criminal justice agency or the
 6    court  may report required information by electronic medium either directly to
 7    the department or indirectly through a sharing of information via the  linkage
 8    of systems or databases.

 9        67-3006.  REPORTING OF UNIFORM CRIME INFORMATION. A law enforcement agency
10    shall  submit  to  the department, at the time, in the manner, and in the form
11    specified by the department,  data  regarding  crimes  committed  within  that
12    agency's  jurisdiction.  The department shall publish an annual report, avail-
13    able no later than July 1 of the following year,  containing  the  statistical
14    information  gathered under this section that relates to the number and nature
15    of criminal offenses, arrests, and clearances, and any other data the director
16    of the department finds appropriate relating to the method,  frequency,  cause
17    and prevention of crime.

19    (1) The department shall:
20        (a)  Adopt  reasonable procedures to ensure that criminal justice informa-
21        tion it maintains is accurate and complete;
22        (b)  Notify a criminal justice agency known to have  received  information
23        of a material nature that is inaccurate or incomplete;
24        (c)  Provide  adequate  procedures and facilities to protect criminal jus-
25        tice information from unauthorized access and from accidental or  deliber-
26        ate damage; and
27        (d)  Provide   procedures  for  screening,  supervising  and  disciplining
28        department personnel in order to minimize the risk of security violations.
29        (2)  The department of health and welfare shall  furnish  monthly  to  the
30    department  without  fee a listing showing the name, date of birth, and social
31    security number of each Idaho resident  who  has  died  during  the  preceding
32    month.  The listing shall be used only for the administration of criminal jus-
33    tice and shall not be disseminated by the department.
34        (3)  The  department  shall  review  each year a sample of records held by
35    randomly selected agencies to verify adherence to  the  requirements  of  this
36    chapter and other applicable state and federal laws.
37        (4)  The  department  is  immune from any civil or criminal liability that
38    might arise based on the accuracy or completeness of any records  it  receives
39    from  the  federal  bureau  of  investigation,  if the department acts in good
40    faith.

41        67-3008.  RELEASE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION. (1) All units of
42    state, city and local governments, as well as any agency of the state  created
43    by  the  legislature  which require by statute, rule, or local or county ordi-
44    nance, fingerprinting of applicants or licensees,  are  authorized  to  submit
45    fingerprints to the bureau of criminal identification for examination and fur-
46    ther  submission,  if  necessary, to the federal bureau of investigation.  The
47    bureau of criminal identification shall be the state's sole source of  finger-
48    print  submissions for criminal justice and applicant or licensing purposes to
49    the federal bureau of investigation.
50        (2)  A public or private nonprofit, not-for-profit, or volunteer organiza-
51    tion may use fingerprints to access through the bureau,  for  comparison  pur-
52    poses,  criminal  history  records of any person who seeks employment with, is


 1    currently employed by, or volunteers or seeks to volunteer with the  organiza-
 2    tion and has or may have unsupervised access to any child for whom the organi-
 3    zation  provides  care.   The  background  check authorized by this subsection
 4    shall access the criminal history records maintained by the bureau and  avail-
 5    able through the federal bureau of investigation's identification and investi-
 6    gative services section.   The department shall establish by rule the fees and
 7    procedures  for  conducting  the background checks.   For the purposes of this
 8    subsection, the bureau of criminal identification is the authorized agency  to
 9    report,  receive, or disseminate information under the "National Child Protec-
10    tion Act of 1993" (42 U.S.C. 5119 et seq.).
11        (3)  The department may provide copies of or communicate information  from
12    criminal history records to the following:
13        (a)  Criminal justice agencies and the court;
14        (b)  A  person  or public or private agency, upon written application on a
15        form approved by the director and provided by the department,  subject  to
16        the following restrictions:
17             (i)   A  request for criminal history data must be submitted in writ-
18             ing or as provided by rule.  However, the department shall  accept  a
19             request  presented  in  person  if  it  is  from  an individual or an
20             individual's attorney and requests the individual's personal criminal
21             history record;
22             (ii)  The request must identify a specific person by name and date of
23             birth.  Fingerprints of the person named may be required to establish
24             positive identification;
25             (iii) A record of an arrest or charge that does not contain a  dispo-
26             sition after twelve (12) months from the date of arrest or charge may
27             only  be disseminated by the department to criminal justice agencies,
28             to the person who is the subject of the criminal  history  record  or
29             the person's attorney, or to a person requesting the criminal history
30             information with a signed release from the subject of record;
31             (iv)  Any  release  of  criminal history data by the department shall
32             prominently display the statement: "AN ARREST WITHOUT DISPOSITION  IS
34        (4)  Requests  for  criminal history record information from criminal jus-
35    tice agencies and the court shall take precedence  over  all  other  requests.
36    The  department  shall  adopt  rules to set forth the manner by which criminal
37    justice agencies and courts without direct terminal access to the law enforce-
38    ment telecommunications network established by section  19-5202,  Idaho  Code,
39    may request Idaho criminal history record information.
40        (5)  Unless  otherwise  provided by law, access authorized under this sec-
41    tion to criminal history records  does  not  create  a  duty  upon  a  person,
42    employer,  private  agency,  or  public agency to examine the criminal history
43    record of an applicant, employee or volunteer.
44        (6)  A person or private agency, or public agency, other than the  depart-
45    ment,  shall not disseminate criminal history record information obtained from
46    the department to a person or agency that is not a criminal justice agency  or
47    a court.
48        (7) Direct terminal access to criminal history record information is regu-
49    lated  by  chapter 52, title 19, Idaho Code, and the rules adopted pursuant to
50    that chapter.

51        67-3009.  CRIMINAL PENALTIES. (1) It is unlawful for a person for personal
52    gain to willfully request, obtain, or seek to obtain criminal history  records
53    under  false  pretenses; willfully communicate or seek to communicate criminal
54    history records to any agency or person not authorized to receive the informa-


 1    tion by law; or willfully falsify criminal history information.   A  violation
 2    of this subsection is a misdemeanor.
 3        (2)  It  is  unlawful  for  a person to solicit, accept or agree to accept
 4    from another any pecuniary benefit as consideration  for  falsifying  criminal
 5    history  records  or  for requesting, obtaining, or seeking to obtain criminal
 6    history records for a purpose not authorized by law.  A violation of this sub-
 7    section is a felony, and the punishment shall be a fine  up  to  ten  thousand
 8    dollars  ($10,000)  and  imprisonment in a state prison not exceeding five (5)
 9    years.

10        67-3010.  FEES AUTHORIZED. The department by rule shall establish and col-
11    lect fees for taking fingerprints and for processing a  request  for  criminal
12    record  review  when  the purpose is other than the administration of criminal
13    justice or except when the  information  is  requested  by  the  court.    The
14    department may also collect and account for fees charged by the federal bureau
15    of investigation (FBI) for processing fingerprints forwarded to the FBI by the
16    department.

17        67-3011.  NONCOMPLIANCE  WITH  REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (1) If any criminal
18    justice agency subject to the fingerprinting and reporting requirements  under
19    section  67-3005,  Idaho   Code,  fails  to comply with such requirements, the
20    director may order the bureau to deny the agency access  to  criminal  history
21    records  until  the  agency  comes into compliance with reporting requirements
22    prescribed by this chapter.
23        (2)  On the request of a criminal justice agency, the department may  pro-
24    vide the agency with technical staff assistance to achieve or maintain compli-
25    ance with reporting requirements.

26        SECTION  3.  That  Chapter  3,  Title  9,  Idaho Code, be, and the same is
27    hereby amended by the addition thereto of a  NEW SECTION  ,  to  be
28    known and designated as Section 9-340G, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:

30    history records, as defined by section 67-3001(4), Idaho Code, and compiled by
31    the department of law enforcement, are exempt from  disclosure  and  shall  be
32    released only in accordance with chapter 30, title 67, Idaho Code.

33        SECTION  4.  That  Section 18-8306, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
34    amended to read as follows:

36    person  is sentenced for an offense identified in section 18-8304, Idaho Code,
37    the prosecuting attorney shall seek and the court shall order a designated law
38    enforcement agency to immediately fingerprint that person  unless  the  person
39    has  been  fingerprinted  and  photographed  previously  for the same offense.
40    Fingerprints and photographs may be taken at the jail or correctional facility
41    to which the person is remanded or sentenced. The fingerprints and photographs
42    taken pursuant to this subsection shall be submitted to the department as pro-
43    vided in section 67- 2911  3005 , Idaho Code.
44        (2)  A person convicted of an offense identified in section 18-8304, Idaho
45    Code, and released on probation without  a  sentence  of  incarceration  in  a
46    county jail or correctional facility, including release pursuant to a withheld
47    judgment or release from any mental institution, shall be notified by the sen-
48    tencing court of the duty to register pursuant to the provisions of this chap-
49    ter.  The  written notification shall be a form provided by the department and


 1    approved by the attorney general and shall be signed  by  the  defendant.  The
 2    court  shall  retain  one  (1) copy, provide one (1) copy to the offender, and
 3    submit one (1) copy to the central registry within three (3) working  days  of
 4    release.
 5        (3)  With  respect to an offender convicted of a sexual offense identified
 6    in section 18-8304, Idaho Code, and sentenced to a period of incarceration  in
 7    a  jail  or  correctional facility and subsequently released, placed on proba-
 8    tion, or paroled, the department of correction or jail shall provide, prior to
 9    release from confinement, written notification of the duty  to  register.  The
10    written  notification  shall be a form provided by the department and approved
11    by the attorney general and shall be signed by the offender. The department of
12    correction or jail shall retain one (1) copy, provide  one  (1)  copy  to  the
13    offender,  and  submit  one (1) copy  to the central registry within three (3)
14    working days of release.
15        (4)  The sheriff of each county shall provide written notification,  on  a
16    form provided by the department of transportation and approved by the attorney
17    general,  of  the  registration requirements of this chapter to any person who
18    enters this state from another jurisdiction and makes  an  application  for  a
19    license  to operate a motor vehicle in this state. The written notice shall be
20    signed by the person and one (1) copy  shall  be  retained  by  the  sheriff's
21    office and one (1) copy shall be provided to the person.
22        (5)  Notification  of the duty to register as set forth in subsections (2)
23    and (3) of this section shall constitute an initial registration for the  pur-
24    pose of establishing a record in the central registry.
25        (6)  The  notification form provided by the department and approved by the
26    attorney general shall:
27        (a)  Explain the duty to register, the procedure for registration and pen-
28        alty for failure to comply with registration requirements;
29        (b)  Inform the offender of the  requirement  to  provide  notice  of  any
30        change of address within Idaho or to another state within five (5) days of
31        such change;
32        (c)  Inform  the  offender  of  the requirement to register in a new state
33        within ten (10) days of changing residence to that state; and
34        (d)  Obtain from the offender and agency or  court,  information  required
35        for  initial  registration in the central registry, as prescribed by rules
36        promulgated by the department.
37        (7)  The official conducting the notice  and  initial  registration  shall
38    ensure  that the notification form is complete, that the offender has read and
39    signed the form, and that a copy is forwarded to the central repository within
40    the required time period.
41        (8)  Information required for initial registration in the central registry
42    shall include, but is not limited to: name and aliases of the offender; social
43    security number; physical descriptors; current address or physical description
44    of current residence; offense for which convicted, sentence and conditions  of
45    release; treatment or counseling received; and risk assessment or special cat-
46    egory of offender.
47        (9)  No  person  subject  to registration shall willfully furnish false or
48    misleading information  when  complying  with  registration  and  notification
49    requirements of this chapter.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT  OF  PURPOSE
The purpose of this proposed legislation is to provide a strong
statutory foundation for the state's central repository of
fingerprints and criminal history data.  It provides for the 
collection, storage and dissemination of criminal history and
related law enforcement information.  To ensure accountability, it
defines the data elements of an individual's criminal history and
specifies reporting responsibilities.  To promote record accuracy
and completeness, it authorizes periodic data quality reviews and
sanctions for noncompliance with reporting requirements.  It
establishes an expanded criteria for conducting background checks
based on a subject's name or fingerprints through access to the
highly sensitive and changeable criminal history information.  It
provides penalties for misuse of criminal history records.

The current statute has changed little since 1972.  The last
decade, however, has seen enormous changes in the use of, and
attitude towards, automated information.  Arrest and disposition
data and fingerprint images are now being transmitted
electronically to the central repository.  In recent years,
numerous laws have been enacted at the state and federal levels to
greatly expand background check requirements for certain
professions and positions of trust.  Significant statutory revision
is needed to reflect these technological and policy changes.
The proposed legislation does not require activities that are
additional to any not already being performed by criminal justice
agencies and the courts.  No fiscal impact is therefore envisioned
for those agencies and the courts currently submitting fingerprints
and criminal history information to the central repository.

The training and data quality review of reporting agencies by
existing staff would incur additional travel expenses, which are
estimated at $5,000 annually.  These expenses, however,  would be
defrayed by ongoing federal grant funds dedicated to criminal
history record improvement.

Name:          John Lewis, Assistant Director
Agency:   Department of Law Enforcement
Phone:         884-7100

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