STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS AND CRIME INFORMATION
67-3003. Duties of the department. (1) The department shall establish a bureau of criminal identification to:
(a) Serve as the state’s central repository of criminal history records;
(b) Conduct criminal background checks as authorized by law or rule and provide fingerprint identification services;
(c) Obtain and electronically file information relating to in-state stolen vehicles and in-state wanted persons;
(d) Establish and maintain an automated fingerprint identification system;
(e) Establish a uniform crime reporting system for the periodic collection and reporting of crimes, and compile and publish statistics and other information on the nature and extent of crime in the state;
(f) Maintain, pursuant to department rule, other identification information, which may include, but is not limited to, palm prints and photographs;
(g) Cooperate with other criminal justice agencies of the state, state and federal courts, the criminal records repositories of other states, the federal bureau of investigation criminal justice information services, the national law enforcement telecommunications system, and other appropriate agencies and systems, in the operation of an effective interstate and national system of criminal identification, records and statistics;
(h) Develop and implement a training program to assist criminal justice agencies with the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of this chapter; and
(i) Obtain and electronically transmit to the national instant criminal background check system (NICS), in accordance with federal law, information relating to eligibility to receive or possess a firearm pursuant to state or federal law. Upon notification to the department that the basis for which any such information previously transmitted to the NICS does not apply or no longer applies, the department shall, as soon as practicable, notify the NICS of such change and shall update, correct, modify or remove such information from the NICS database.
(2) In accordance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, the department may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter. Rules relating to information maintained and reported by the court shall be made after consultation with and approval by the Idaho supreme court.
[67-3003, added 1999, ch. 249, sec. 2, p. 640; am. 2010, ch. 267, sec. 2, p. 675.]