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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
2 RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS AND CRIME INFORMATION; REPEALING SECTIONS
3 67-2909, 67-2910, 67-2911 AND 67-2912, IDAHO CODE; AMENDING TITLE 67,
4 IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW CHAPTER 30, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, TO
5 DEFINE TERMS, TO PROVIDE THE CONTENTS OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS, TO SET
6 FORTH DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES
7 FOR FINGERPRINTING AND IDENTIFICATION FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PURPOSES, TO
8 SET FORTH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, TO PROVIDE
9 FOR REPORTING OF UNIFORM CRIME INFORMATION, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES ENSUR-
10 ING COMPLETE, ACCURATE AND SECURE INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RELEASE
11 AND AUTHORIZED USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL
12 PENALTIES, TO AUTHORIZE FEES FOR NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND TO PRO-
13 VIDE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING CHAPTER 3,
14 TITLE 9, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 9-340G, IDAHO CODE,
15 TO EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO
16 THE ACT; AND AMENDING SECTION 18-8306, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A CORRECT
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20 Code, be, and the same are hereby repealed.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
25 CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS AND CRIME INFORMATION
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-
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
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-
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.
24 67-3005. RECORDS AND REPORTING -- DUTIES OF OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGEN-
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
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
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.
18 67-3007. COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY AND SECURITY OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS.
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
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
33 NOT AN INDICATION OF GUILT."
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)
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
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:
29 9-340G. EXEMPTION FROM DISCLOSURE -- CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS. Criminal
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:
35 18-8306. NOTICE OF DUTY TO REGISTER AND INITIAL REGISTRATION. (1) When a
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
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
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
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H003