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From the ECS State Policy Database
Background Checks


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
RISigned into law 07/2014P-12Background Checks for Contract Employees
H.B. 7219
Requires those persons who are contract employees of a private school or public school department, and certain individuals hired by a third party vendor who has contracted with the private school or public school department to provide services, to undergo a na...

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LASigned into law 05/2014Postsec.Aggravated Offense and Sexual Offense Against a Minor
H.B. 259
Requires the results of a criminal history records check requested by a postsecondary institution to include any aggravated offense, or any sexual offense against a victim who is a minor. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=912784&n=HB259%20Act...

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HISigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Licensing, Teacher Standards Board
S.B. 2331
Repeals a public-school employer's authority to refuse or revoke a teaching license based on a criminal background check. Amends membership, qualification, and appointment requirements for the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). Clarifies the powers and dut...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12Fingerprint Clearance Card for All School Personnel
S.B. 1391
Allows school districts to require noncertified and unpaid personnel (not including parents or guardians of students in the school district) to obtain a fingerprint clearance card. Allows charter schools to require all personnel to obtain a fingerprint clearan...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Information That May Not Be Reported in Background Check
S.B. 145
From bill summary: Clarifies that criminal history record information that does not relate to a conviction may not be released to an entity requesting an employment background check. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0145.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2014P-12
Postsec.
Autonomy and Responsibilities of Nonpublic Schools
S.B. 38
Clarifies the autonomy of nonpublic schools, including private, church, parochial, and religious schools offering educational instruction in grades K-12, as well as home-schooled students, and otherwise establishes that such nonpublic schools are not subject t...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Portable Background Check Clearance Cards
S.B. 6093
From bill digest: Allows an individual who holds a valid portable background check clearance card issued by the department of early learning to meet certain record check requirements by providing a true and accurate copy of their Washington state patrol and fe...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Criminal Background Checks
A.B. 389
Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction, when conducting an onsite review or investigation of a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency that may provide special education and related services to pupils with exceptional needs, to verify that the no...

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NHSigned into law 07/2013P-12Background Checks
H.B. 282
Requires criminal records checks of driver education instructors. Updates references relating to suspending or revoking a school license or driver education certificate. Authorizes background checks on candidates for employment or promotion at the department o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Criminal History Information and On-Campus Housing Applications
S.B. 146
Authorizes an institution of higher education to obtain criminal history record information for a student or prospective student applying to reside in on-campus housing. Permits such criminal history record information to be used only to evaluate current or pr...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Criminal Background Checks for Prospective Postsecondary Employees
H.B. 167
Requires a criminal background check for a prospective postsecondary employee to provide to the institution information on all prior arrests for any of certain sex offenses or crimes of violence, and information on convictions that have been dismissed. http://...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12Background Screening and ID Badges for Noninstructional Contractors on School Grounds
H.B. 21
Requires DOE to create uniform, statewide identification badge to be worn by noninstructional contractors signifying that contractor has met specified requirements. Requires school district to issue badge. Requires all districts to recognize the badge and for ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Multiple Components - Background Checks
H.B. 521
One of multiple components. Requires the review of the Child Protection and Vulnerable Abuse Registries each time an educator renews his or her professional license.  It also permits the Secretary of Education or a superintendent to share criminal background r...

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VTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Multiple Components - Board Chair and Superintendent Training
H.B. 521
One of multiple components. Requires annual joint training for a superintendent and the board chairs within the supervisory union.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/Act056.PDF...

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RISigned into law 05/2013P-12Background Checks for Volunteers
H.B. 5229, S.B. 347
Requires that individuals who are current/prospective volunteers of a school department and who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children and/or students on school premises would be required to undergo a state criminal background check.
http://webs...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Notification of Employee Charges, Convications
S.B. 283
Requires district attorneys to notify the state board when an employee is charged with a felony or violent misdemeanor and when the employee has been convicted or receives a suspended sentence or probationary term for a sex-related crime for which a teaching c...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013P-12Drug Tests for School Transportation Providers
S.B. 193
Requires every school transportation provider to have either an in-house drug and alcohol testing program that meets the federal requirements or be a member of a consortium that provides testing that meets the federal requirements. Requires each calendar year ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Contract for Electronic Fingerprinting
H.B. 2441
Allows the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to contract for electronic services related to fingerprint clearance cards (cards).
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/laws/0174.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Criminal History Record Checks
S.B. 244
Any person who has been employed as a full-time teacher by a school district in the state and applies for employment as a full-time teacher in another district in the state may not be required to have a national criminal history record check if the teacher pro...

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ORSigned into law 04/2013P-12Criminal Background Checks for Early Childhood Education Programs
S.B. 104
Makes amendment to include early childhood education programs be being able to request fingerprints and conduct a background check.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/SB104/Enrolled...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Teacher Licensure Hearings and Appeals
S.B. 2188 (Section 2)
Amends existing law to require that surrender or suspension of a teaching certificate or license by another state will result in immediate denial of licensure until such time that the records predicating the revocation, suspension or surrender in the prior sta...

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ORSigned into law 03/2013P-12Reporting of Misconduct By School Employees
H.B. 2184
Requires information requested by an education provider from other education providers who are recent employers of an applicant, and the information that education providers must provide upon request, apply to all of an applicant's conduct that is known by the...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12School Personnel Background Checks
S.B. 457
Revises laws governing background checks for educators, fiscal officers, nonlicensed school district staff, and student teachers. Adds staff from open enrollment charter schools to personnel required to submit information for background check.
http://www.arkl...

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MASigned into law 01/2013P-12An Act relative to background checks
H.B. 4307
Requires the Board of Education to conduct a fingerprint-based background test before issuing a teacher or child care license. Directs the board to develop procedures for dissemination of criminal background records to districts, townships, and school principa...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Criminal Background Checks for Any Mentors of Students
H.B. 7077
This act would require that individuals seeking to participate in any mentoring program whereby the individual would be working with a student or students as a mentor or in a mentoring situation would be required to undergo a criminal background check similar ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Unethical Conduct and Employment Decisions
H.B. 564
Provides more transparency and open communication between Idaho's public schools and the
Professional Standards Commission with regard to investigations and status of review of complaints
and charges of unethical conduct which may impact upon the employment de...

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AKAdopted 03/2012P-12Career or Technical Education Teaching Certificate
4 AAC 12.370, 372, 385
Revises the requirements for issuance of a limited career or technical education certificate (Type M), to include, a period of validity limited to 1 year (previously 4 years) with options for extension following the passage of a teacher competency exam; requir...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12
Postsec.
Teachers of Online Courses and College Partnership Laboratory Schools; Background Checks
H.B. 577
Clarifies that teachers of online courses and in college partnership laboratory schools shall, as a condition of employment requiring direct contact with students, provide written consent and the necessary personal information to obtain a search of the registr...

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ALSigned into law 03/2012P-12Criminal History Background Checks
S.B. 60
Makes clarifying changes to the laws governing certain criminal history background checks, and provides for permissive referrals for prosecution or for termination of employment. Clarifies which employees of the department of human resources are required to un...

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SDSigned into law 02/2012P-12Disclosure of Public Employee Contracts
S.B. 106
Allows for the public inspection or copying of any current or prior contract with any public employee and any related document that specifies the consideration to be paid to the employee.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/SB106ENR.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 02/2012P-12District Payment of Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 1124
Permits a school district, at the discretion of the school district, to pay the fees charged for any criminal background investigation that is required by law for a prospective employee. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/HB1124ENR.pdf ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 1240
Provides that upon request of a school, school district, community college district, or private school, any information obtained by a school district pursuant to provisions concerning criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide Sex Offender Dat...

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MISigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluation/Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness
H.B. 4627
From Legislative Staff Summary - Specifies provisions that must apply to personnel decisions concerning teachers when a school district or intermediate school district (ISD) conducts a staffing or program reduction or otherwise makes a personnel determination ...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 07/2011P-12Regulations for Nonrenomination or Nonreelection of Teachers
S.B. 196
Amends the length of time required for a teacher to be entitled to the rights of notification and hearing for failure to be renominated or reelected. Declares that in cases of nonrenomination or nonreelection because of reduction in force, the reduction in for...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Background Checks at Certain Schools
H.B. 153 - Background Checks at Certain Schools
Requires that staff at a nonpublic school participating in the Jon Peterson special needs scholarship program or at a college-preparatory boarding school undergo criminal background checks. Permits the chief administrator of a registered private provider parti...

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PASigned into law 06/2011P-12Multiple Sections - Certification
H.B. 1352
Creates a new avenue for mid-career professionals to joing the teaching ranks through the use of "residency" certificates that allow for a streamlined process for professionals with expertise in key fields, such as science and mathematics, to earn a teaching c...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Drivers Education and Background Checks
H.B. 2678
Directs the Sunset Advisory Commission to review the education agency's jurisdiction and control over driver education and driving safety schools, and to report to the legislature and governor whether another state
agency should have jurisdiction and control o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Security-Sensitive Positions and Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 2937
Amends definition of "security-sensitive position" to include any employee who has access to (1) another person's personal information or identifying information or (2) the financial information of the employer or another person. Adds the Texas Higher Educatio...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Eligibility to Provide Services under Contract with a School
S.B. 1042
Specifies that contracting or subcontracting entities may not allow an employee to provide services at a school if the employee has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that would by statute prevent a person from being employed by a district, charter scho...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Training on Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation for Staff at Postsecondary Programs for Minors
S.B. 1414
Defines "campus program for minors" as a program operated by or on the campus of a public or private/independent institution of higher education that is not a day camp, and offers recreational, athletic, religious or educational activities for at least 20 camp...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Seniority Should Not Be Used in Hiring Decisions
S.B. 7 - Seniority Should Not Be Used in Hiring Decisions
(Does not apply to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), as CPS already requires hiring for new and vacant positions to be based on seniority.) Specifies that selection of a candidate for a new or vacant teaching position must be based on consideration of factors incl...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Criminal Background Checks
A.B. 393
Requires the board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school to adopt a policy requiring the licensed employees of the school district or charter school to report information concerning arrests for or convictions of cert...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Extends Employment Reference Immunity to School Employees
H.P. 1030
Extends employment reference immunity to employees of local school districts. Provides that an employee of a school district t who discloses information about a former employee's job performance or work record to a prospective employer of the former employee i...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Written Notices of Termination
H.B. 731
Eliminates the requirement that written notices of termination for K-12 teachers in public schools contain a statement of prior authorization by a majority vote of the local school board with the name of the teacher recorded.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/10...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Substitute Teachers
S.B. 1674
Authorizes substitute teachers to be employed and paid by a local education agency (LEA) or by a third party provider. Substitute teachers employed by a third party provider shall receive the same unemployment benefits as substitute teachers employed by local ...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher License Revocation
S.B. 363
Amends and adds certain crimes for which the department of education must revoke the licence of a school employee. Requires applicants for certain licensed health professions to submit to a national criminal history background check. Requires the department to...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12Offenses Disqualifying Employment and Revoking Licenses
H.B. 1121
Adds criminal offenses and circumstances that disqualify individuals from employment at districts and schools, based primarily on background checks. The bill also describes offenses and circumstances that prompt suspending or revoking a license, certificate or...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Adds Protected Classes to Law on Discrimination in the Employment of Public School Employees
H.B. 202
Conforms the provisions of state law relating to discrimination in the employment of public school employees to other provisions of state law governing discrimination in employment by adding ancestry, age, marital status, and sexual orientation as protected cl...

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NYSigned into law 04/2011P-12Assistance in Background Checks at Private Schools
A.B. 6611
Allows nonpublic schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A06611%09%09&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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DESigned into law 04/2011P-12Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force
S.B. 16
Implements the recommendations of the Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force. Creates an estimated unit count each March, which the Department of Education will conduct using existing resources. The state will guarantee that school districts receive unit funds for...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Ethics
H.B. 201
Oversight moved from the state board of education to the Professional Standards Commission. School districts - employees - Amends and adds to existing law to revise procedures, processes and fees before the Professional Standards Commission; to provide for an ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Layoff and Teacher Tenure
S.B. 73
Prohibits districts from using a last-hired-first-fired layoff policy when terminating school district employees. Permits a district to consider the results of an employee's performance evaluation and a school's personnel needs when terminating an employee. Du...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Transfers
S.B. 736 - Teacher Transfers
Provides that before transferring a teacher, the district superintendent must provide the principal of the receiving school with the teacher's student performance records. Permits a principal to refuse the placement unless the instructor has a performance rati...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Rehiring of Retired Employee
S.B. 127
Identifies conditions under which a retiree's retirement allowance may not be cancelled if a retiree is reemployed by a participating employer within a year of the retiree's retirement date. Directs the state retirement office to cancel a retiree's retirement ...

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IDRejected by voters 03/2011P-12Renewable Contracts
S.B. 1108
Section 33-515 states that it is the intent of the legislature that after January 31, 2011, no new employment contract between a school district and a certificated employee shall result in the vesting of tenure, continued expectations of employment or property...

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ILSigned into law 12/2010P-12Authorizations for Substitute Teachers
H.B. 5863
Authorizes a fee, not to exceed the cost of the background check, to be charged to applicants seeking employment as a substitute teacher. Provides that in order to substitute teach in the public schools, a person holding valid certification must register as a ...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Heritage Schools
S.B. 1116
Applies specified background check procedures to heritage schools, which serve children between the ages of 5 and 18 who attend a public or private full-time school, and offer foreign language education or tutoring and cultural education relating to a foreign ...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Informing Private Schools of Action Against Credentialholders
A.B. 2685
Existing law requires the commission on teacher credentialing to send on a monthly basis to each private school a list of all teachers who have had their state teaching credential revoked or suspended. New provision instead requires the commission to make avai...

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CASigned into law 07/2010P-12Background Checks
A.B. 346
Amends Section 45125.01. Adds to existing provision allowing a single district or county superintendent to act on behalf of multiple districts to run a background check if a person is an applicant for employment, or is employed on a part-time or substitute bas...

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NHSigned into law 07/2010P-12Notification of Continuation of Employment
H.B. 1411
This bill requires the superintendent to notify, in writing, all qualified education support personnel and non-certified school district employees who have completed their probationary employment period of the intent to continue or not to continue that employm...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Career Employees Resigning Without Agreement of Superintendent
H.B. 1377
Requires superintendents to report to the state board of education on career employees who resign without the written agreement of the superintendent and have been recommended for dismissal; Provides that the employee will be viewed as having consented to: (1)...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12National Criminal History Record Check
S.B. 2199
Allows a local board to request in writing to the state board that a national criminal history record check be conducted on any school employee and requires that one be conducted for a prospective employee.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2009-10bills/SB/SB...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12List of Registered Sex Offenders
H.B. 651
Replaces requirement that the department of education (DOE) annually send each school a list of all registered sex offenders with requirement that DOE provide each school with access to such information. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb651.pdf...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Requires Criminal Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks
H.B. 4248
Criminal Record Search: Requires individuals hired by a local school board to serve in any capacity in a public school to undergo a criminal record search conducted by the local school district using records maintained by the state law enforcement division; re...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Personal Leave Restrictions
S.B. 2630
Requires approval by the director of schools or the director's designee for a teacher to take personal leave on days when professional development, in-service training, or parent-teacher conferences are scheduled, according to a school calendar adopted by the ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Interscholastic Athletics
H.B. 327
Requires the state board of education or any agency designated by the state board to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations that permit the hiring of a nonteaching or noncertified person in a coaching position. Requires that ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Background Checks on Existing Teachers in Private Schools
H.B. 447
Permits private, parochial and church schools to require a national and state criminal background check on each certified teacher once every five years of employment after the initial check. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB447/bill.doc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Background Checks for School Applicants, Employees and Volunteers
H.B. 81
Modifies provisions regarding criminal background checks for employees of, or volunteers at, school districts, charter schools and private schools. Defines "contract employees" (staffing service employees) and includes them among school employees who must unde...

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ALSigned into law 03/2010P-12Sex Offenders Barred from Driving School Buses
H.B. 144
Adds new Section 36-6-49.25. Relates to commercial driver licenses issued by the department of public safety. Effective July 2010, prohibits the issuance or renewal of a commercial driver's license with an endorsement authorizing the license holder to drive a ...

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ALSigned into law 02/2010P-12Alabama Educator Code of Ethics
S.J.R. 9
Provides that after determining the state board's proposed July 2009 amendment to Rule 290-4-1, creating the "Alabama Educator Code of Ethics," was ambiguous and incapable of being enforced as currently drafted, the legislative joint committee disapproved the ...

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ILAdopted 01/2010P-12Certification of Persons with Certificates Previously Denied, Suspended or Revoked
23 IAC 25.485
Requires each applicant for issuance, renewal or registration of an Illinois certificate or for the addition of another credential (e.g., endorsement, approval, designation) to indicate whether he/she has ever had a certificate denied, suspended or revoked in ...

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UTAdopted 01/2010P-12Arrests/Convictions of Current or Prospective Licensees
R277-516
Revised provision clarifies that the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) must review reports received from the department of public safety (DPS) regarding arrests/convictions of current or prospective licensees (prior language referred only to reviewing data...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Background Checks of School Bus/Van Drivers
H.B. 19 - School Bus/Van Drivers
Directs the department to amend rule 3301-83-23 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that took effect August 27, 2009, and that specifies the offenses that disqualify a person for employment as a school bus or school van driver and establishes rehabilitation ...

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UTAdopted 11/2009P-12Background Checks During Teacher Licensure Renewal
R277-501
Provides a new section that requires all licensed Utah educators when renewing their Utah educator licenses to submit fingerprints for a background check to the department of public safety (DPS). Requires the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) to provide DP...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Certificate to Supervise or Coach Student Activity
A.B. 1025
Requires a noncertified candidate, prior to assuming a paid or volunteer position to supervise, direct, or coach a pupil activity program sponsored by, or affiliated with, a school district, to obtain a specified clearance certificate from the Commission on Te...

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UTAdopted 09/2009P-12Background Checks and Reporting of Employee Arrests
R277-516
Provides procedures for requiring licensed public education employees to report certain types of arrests, including sex-, drug- or alcohol-related arrests, to employers within 48 hours or as soon as possible. Require school districts and charter schools to con...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1977 - Charter Schools
Requires charter schools to run criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database of applicants for employment. Increases from 14 to 30 days the time period for the state board to approve cha...

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OHRule Adoption 08/2009P-12Employment of Individuals with Criminal Convictions
OAC 3301-20-01, -03, -83-23
Rescinds and establishes new rules regarding employment of individuals in positions that require a license and licensure of individuals with certain criminal convictions or other alternative dispositions.
--Employment of individuals in positions that require a...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Teacher Conduct, Licensure Suspension and Revocation
S.B. 2071
Provides that it is a state attorney's duty to notify the state superintendent of education, the applicable regional superintendent of schools, and the superintendent of the employing school district or the chief school administrator of the employing nonpublic...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.291, 3319.391 and 3327.10
Provides that an individual applying for any certificate, license or permit or for the renewal of any certificate, license or permit is not required to undergo a criminal records check if the individual underwent a criminal records check for such purposes less...

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ALAdopted 07/2009P-12Alabama Educator Code of Ethics
290-4-1
Adds section creating the Alabama Educator Code of Ethics. Identifies nine areas of standards of conduct, including teacher/student relationships, background checks and confidentiality of the content of student records and standardized tests. Requires educator...

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NYSigned into law 07/2009P-12Employee's Conditional Status
A.B. 8564
Clarifies that a district, charter school, or BOCES employee's conditional status ends 45 days after notification of clearance for employment (pursuant to the employee's background check), or when the prospective employer is notified of a determination by the ...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Background Checks and Disclosure Requirements
H.B. 741
Addresses the hiring of employees by local public school boards and the disclosure of information of certain instances of sexual misconduct, abuse, and neglect committed by applicants.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=667511...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Preliminary Evaluation of License Eligibility
H.B. 963
Adds new Subchapter D, "Preliminary Evaluation of License Eligibility" to Chapter 53, Occupations Code. Authorizes an individual to request a licensing authority to issue a letter evaluating the individual's eligibility for a license, if the individual plans t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Background Checks
H.B. 2730 - Sections 6.11, 9A.03
Requires an entity subcontracting with a district, charter school or shared services agreement to obtain a criminal record information for employees who will have direct contact with students. Bars contracting or subcontracting entities from allowing an employ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Abuse and Teacher Certification
H.B. 2876
Relates to the authority of an administrative law judge to order the release of information concerning a child abuse and neglect investigation. Provides that on a motion of one of the parties in a case before an administrative law judge relating to the license...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher Ethics
S.B. 47
Allows Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to issue public reprimand or to suspend or revoke right to apply for license or registration of student teacher based on certain criteria; removes time limitation on requirement that commission take action rega...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Background Checks
S.B. 66
Allows Department of Education to conduct criminal records checks of person who is employed or applying for employment by department or who is providing services or seeking to provide services to department. Chapter 438
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Fingerprinting
S.B. 46
Allows Department of Education to require fingerprints of all new hires of school districts or private schools; requires department to determine whether person knowingly made false statement on the criminal history form; allows school districts and private sch...

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IDAdopted 06/2009P-12Uniformity
IDAPA 08.02.02
Amends rules relating to uniformity. Includes definitions and addresses the process of obtaining a criminal history check for applicants for certification, school district employees, substitute teachers, student teachers and individuals who have unsupervised c...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Background Checks for Teacher Preparation Candidates
S.B. 270
Requires each applicant for admission to a teacher preparation program at a two-year or four-year institution to complete a criminal history background check. Requires institution publications that describe teacher preparation program requirements or applicati...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Modifies School Background Check Requirements
H.B. 523
Modifies school background check requirements relating to disciplinary actions. Deletes a portion of the provision relating to sexual misconduct or attempted sexual misconduct between a teacher and a student. Provides that disciplinary action does not include ...

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ORSigned into law 05/2009P-12Background Checks
H.B. 2062
Requires applicant for position with school district to submit list of current and past employers and to provide written authorization and release of information and documentation from those employers; requires school district to conduct background check on ap...

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INSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Background Checks, Student Discipline
H.B. 1462
Exempts a postsecondary educational institution from paying a fee for a limited pre-employment criminal history record; requires school corporations, charter schools and accredited nonpublic schools to conduct an expanded criminal history background check for ...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1852
Eliminates the requirement that the Washington State Patrol charge school districts and educational service districts for only the incremental costs associated with checking fingerprints. Chapter 170
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Checks for all Public School Employees and Bus Drivers
H.B. 1450
Enhances the safety of children by requiring central registry checks for all public school employees and bus drivers.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1173.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Background Check for Parent Members of School Councils
S.B. 148
Requires a criminal records check for parent members of school-based decision making councils. Allows members to serve prior to the report being received, but but requires the member to be removed from the council if the report documents a record of a sex crim...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Reasonable Steps to Determine Subjects of a Case of Child Abuse
H.B. 1679
Clarifies that a local school board must take reasonable steps to determine whether an applicant, who has resided in another state within the last five years, was the subject of a founded case of child abuse and neglect in the relevant state by contacting such...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Child Abuse Reporting
H.B. 4252
Provides that if a school district employee has made a report of suspected child abuse to the department of children and family services involving the conduct of a current or former district employee, and another school district requests information on the job...

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IDAdopted 08/2008P-12UNIFORMITY
IDAPA 08.02.02
Amends rules relating to uniformity. Includes definitions and addresses the process of obtaining a criminal history check for applicants for certification, school district employees, substitute teachers, student teachers and individuals who have unsupervised o...

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DEAdopted 07/2008P-12Criminal Background Checks for Student Teaching
14 DAC 746
Proposes rule requiring student teachers to have criminal background checks prior to placement in a school setting.
http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/700/746.pdf...

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DEAdopted 07/2008P-12Criminal Background Checks
14 DAC 745
Proposes rule addressing criminal background check for public school related employment.
http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/700/745.pdf ...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1007
Provides that background checks must indicate whether a person has been arrested for a criminal offense. Eliminates provision that record of all criminal convictions provided to a local school board must be limited to convictions during a maximum of 10 years p...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Criminal History Checks for Teacher Preparation Program Candidates
S.B. 3285
Requires all students wishing to enter approved teacher training programs shall be required to: (1) Supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Burea...

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OHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Employee Misconduct
H.B. 428
Requires the state board or state superintendent to automatically revoke or deny an educator license, without an administrative hearing, for anyone convicted of, if found guilty of or has plead guilty to certain offenses. Requires prosecutors to notify the sta...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Background Checks
S.B. 2807
Clarifies that any person, corporation, or other entity who enters or renews a contract, or contracts with any person or entity who enters or renews a contract, with a school, local board of education, or child care program is responsible for obtaining crimina...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Background Checks for School Employees
H.B. 1344
Requires the Department of Education to respond to a background query concerning a prospective employee within a certain amount of time; directs a school district to report to the department after a dismissal or resignation as a result of an allegation of unla...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Background Checks on Prospective Employees
S.B. 2597
Requires school boards to seek information from prospective employees and the Board of Teaching about disciplinary actions against the employees; provides a school hiring authority may hire or allow an individual to provide a service to a school pending comple...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Background Checks and Investigations for School Employees
S.B. 208
Concerns criminal background investigations of school employees; adds to the list of entities able to conduct inquiries concerning prospective employees, the governing board of a charter school or institute charter school; relates to whether a person's educato...

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AZSigned into law 05/2008P-12fingerprinting
H.B. 2694
Relates to fingerprinting of contracted school employees; provides that fingerprints submitted shall be used to conduct a State and National criminal records check and the Department of Public Safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the Federal Bureau o...

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AZSigned into law 05/2008P-12Background Checks
H.B. 2042
Provides that a person who is employed by a school district or charter school or who is an applicant for employment at either, who is arrested for or charged with various crimes including sexual assault of a child or adult or certain violent crimes against chi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Ability to Search for Criminal Conduct
S.B. 1601
Finds that licensed child care facilities and other organizations serving children, together with all parents and guardians, should be able to easily search for criminal conduct of potential employees, workers, volunteers, and babysitters, and readily identify...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Background Checks for Coaches
S.B. 2369
Requires all K-12 athletic coaches undergo criminal history background checks. Requires the school hiring authority to notify parents and guardians about the school hiring authority's policy regarding a criminal background check on employees and other individu...

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KSSigned into law 04/2008P-12School Safety Violations and Teaching License Issuance/Renewal to Offenders
S.B. 470
Repeals definition of "school safety violation." Rewrites provision relating to a student found in possession of a weapon or illegal drug at school or on school
property, or who has engaged in an act or behavior at school or on school property that resulted in...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Background Checks and Hiring Restrictions
H.B. 652
Prohibits a county board of education from knowingly hiring or retaining any individual who has been convicted of specified crimes including violent crimes and child abuse.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/bills/hb/hb0652t.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Fingerprints
H.B. 2566
Provides that any person who participates in a teacher preparation program that is approved by the State Board of Education or any person who is contracted by this state, by a school district or by a charter school to provide tutoring services shall obtain a f...

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IDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Background checks
S.B. 1515
Makes an additional appropriation to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for criminal history checks; makes an additional appropriation to the State Police for the Support Services Program for criminal history checks. Chapter 373...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12Background checks
H.B. 566
Amends existing law relating to criminal history checks for school district employees or applicants for certificates; requires additional individuals as specified to undergo a criminal history check; clarifies provisions of a criminal history check; provides a...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Employee Backgrounds
H.B. 1242
Prohibits the employment of an applicant for employment requiring direct contact with students if such applicant is the subject of a founded case of physical or sexual abuse of a child. Additionally, requires the dismissal of a teacher who while employed by a ...

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OHSigned into law 11/2007P-12Background Checks
H.B. 190 - Multiple Components
• Requires school districts, educational service centers, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to request criminal records checks for all job applicants and employees, not merely those whose duties entail the care of children.
• Re...

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ILAdopted 09/2007P-12Testing, Professional Development and Background Checks at Special Education Facilities
23 IAC 401.10 thru .260 (non seq.)
Amends policies regarding the assessment of special education students at nonpublic, public out-of-state, public residential or private special education facilities. Transfers authority for the oversight of such assessment from the state board of education to ...

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ILSigned into law 09/2007P-12Criminal Sexual Offense by an Employee
H.B. 3512
Amends the Privacy of Child Victims of Criminal Sexual Offenses Act. Provides that when a criminal sexual offense is committed or alleged to have been committed by a school district employee or any individual contractually employed by a school district, that c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Background Checks of Private School Employees
S.B. 143
Provides that a nonpublic elementary or secondary school may not obtain Nonpublic School Recognition status unless the school requires all applicants for employment with the school, after July 1, 2007, to authorize a fingerprint-based criminal history records ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Contract with a Third Party for Non-Instructional Services
H.B. 1347
Adds to provisions allowing a local board of education to contract with a third party for non-instructional services currently performed by any employee or bargaining unit member or to lay off such educational support personnel. Extends date of written notice ...

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ALAdopted 08/2007P-12Teacher Education
AAC 290-3-3
Repeals and replaces rules to require background clearance for admission to the internship and to clarify field experience requirements for graduate programs. Adds an option for teachers of American Sign Language. Prepares individuals for certification in Spor...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1659
Authorizes criminal history record checks of employees of and applicants for employment with the department of public instruction.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H1659v4.html...

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NYAdopted 07/2007P-12Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 80-1.11, 87.1 through .10 nonseq.
Sets forth the requirements and procedures for the fingerprinting and criminal history record check of prospective school employees of nonpublic and private elementary schools. Pages 19-20 of 48: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/aug15/pdfs/rules.p...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Section on Background Checks
H.B. 842, Sec. 111
Part of this large bill requires the state department of prescribe a method for applicants to submit a set of fingerprints to the FBI.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2007&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNb...

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NHSigned into law 07/2007P-12Background Checks for Volunteers
H.B. 37
Requires a school administrative unit, school district or charter school to adopt a policy designating certain categories of volunteers as designated volunteers who may be required to undergo a background investigation and a criminal history records check. All...

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TNSigned into law 07/2007P-12Automatic Revocation of Teaching Certificate
S.B. 1730
Provides that the state board shall automatically revoke the license of a licensed teacher or administrator without the right to a hearing upon receiving verification of the identity of the teacher or administrator together with a certified copy of a criminal ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Background checks fo Teacher Training Candidates
H.B. 2076
Provides that all students wishing to enter teacher training programs are required to agree to the release of investigative records to the teacher training program administrator, supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check and si...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Criminal Cases Involving Teachers
A.B. 313
Requires the department of education to establish a procedure for the notification, tracking and monitoring of the status of criminal cases involving licensed teachers and other licensed educational personnel.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/AB/AB313_EN....

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Criminal Background Checks
S.B. 9
Requires a national criminal history background check for all certified public school employees. Current non-certified employees are required to submit to a statewide criminal review, while non-certified employees hired on or after January 1, 2008 will be requ...

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ORSigned into law 05/2007P-12Disclosure of Suspected Child Abuse
S.B. 380
Upon request from a law enforcement agency, the Department of Human Services or the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, a school district is required to provide the records of investigations of suspected child abuse by a school employee or former schoo...

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NJSigned into law 05/2007P-12Background Checks for School Volunteers
A.B. 515
Permits criminal history record check for unpaid volunteers in schools and requires applicant to be reimbursed for costs of check; permits the reimbursement of paid school personnel for such costs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A1000/515_R1.PDF...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Background Checks
S.F. 277 (Section 11)
Requires that a national background check be conducted of any teacher who holds a license other than an initial license issued by the board of educational examiners before a district enters into an initial contract with such a teacher. Also requires a review o...

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AZSigned into law 04/2007P-12Background Checks
S.B. 1045
Increases the types of offenses precluding receipt of fingerprint clearance card from the Board of Fingerprinting; includes crimes of sexual conduct involving minors, welfare fraud, identity related crimes, cruelty to animals, prostitution, negligent homicide,...

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AZSigned into law 04/2007P-12Charter schools, background checks
H.B. 2041
Relates to charter schools, fingerprinting and a civil penalty if a charter school fails to comply with fingerprinting requirements. New provision provides that penalties shall be assessed by reducing the amount of state aid that the charter school would other...

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ORSigned into law 04/2007P-12Criminal Records Checks
H.B. 2047
SECTION 1. ORS 326.603 is amended to read:(1) For the purposes of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check, the Department of Education may require the fingerprints of: (a) A school district or private school contractor, whether part-time or ful...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Ethics
S.B. 274 (Teacher Certification)
Sections 23 and 24 of the act amend the provisions of Arkansas Code 6-17-410 and 6-17-414 concerning issuance of new teacher licenses, and employment of nonlicensed personnel who have criminal backgrunds. Act adds new criminal offenses to the list of offense...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Background Checks for Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools
S.B. 5382
Authorizes Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation record checks for Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded school employees and applicants for employment using the same processes as used by school districts and Educational Service Distric...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12School Volunteer Background checks
S.B. 210
Requires background checks for certain volunteers, contractors and contractor employees. Requires reports of school employee misconduct. Provides that settlement agreement confidentiality provisions do not relieve responsibility for reporting.
http://legis.sta...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12Sexual Misconduct Involving a Student
LAC 28:CXV.501
Requires any district, prior to hiring any employee, to request from the applicant's current or previous employer any documentation regarding any sexual misconduct engaged in by the applicant involving a student. Also requires the applicant's current or previo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Modifies Charter School Provisions
H.B. 164
Modifies charter school application and authorization provisions; modifies certain requirements for charter schools, including those relating to charter school assets, school closures, and application, enrollment and withdrawal of a student from a charter scho...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 196
Directs the state Board of Regents to adopt a policy requiring an applicant for a position in a higher education institution that involves
significant contact with a minor or a position that is security sensitive to submit to a criminal background check as a c...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Requires School Contractors Verify Employee Sex Offender Status
H.B. 1707, S.B. 1346
Provides that as a condition of awarding a contract for the provision of services that require the contractor or his employees to have direct contact with students on school property during regular school hours, the school board must require the contractor to ...

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MISigned into law 12/2006P-12Teacher Background Checks and Certificate Revocation
H.B. 6173
Revises the provisions concerning the background checks for and revocation of teaching certificates by school districts, intermediate school districts, public school academies, or nonpublic schools. Public Act 680
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2...

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MISigned into law 12/2006P-12Background Checks for Child Care Providers
H.B. 6174
Requires that criminal history checks and criminal record checks for child care providers be performed only once if the person remains licensed continuously and is required to follow school code procedures if child care service is operated in a school. Public ...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Transfer of Confidential Information, Professional Misconduct
H.B. 79-- Secs. 5153.175, 5126.253
Requires that information about professional misconduct or child abuse or neglect committed by a person licensed by the State Board of Education be submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction; requires a criminal records check prior to renewing an ed...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Standards for Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...

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DEAdopted 10/2006P-12Criminal Background Checks for School Employees
14 IAC 745
Clarifies rules regarding criminal background check for public school related employment; includes charter schools; requires a criminal background check when employees change school districts and or change between school districts and charter schools; changes ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Authorizes Fingerprint Background Checks
A.B. 11399
Authorizes nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools to require their prospective employees to submit fingerprints through the commissioner of education for the purpose of criminal background checks....

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NYSigned into law 08/2006Postsec.Background Checks for People Attending Flight Training Schools
A.B. 2122
Relates to background checks for people attending flight training schools. Establishes when an applicant to an aeronautical facility, flight school or institution of higher learning shall be disqualified from receiving air or flight instruction....

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WVSigned into law 07/2006P-12Child Abuse Prevention Programs & Background Checks
H.B. 101A
Relates to the Child Protection Act with provisions requiring county boards of education, to the extent funds are provided, to establish programs for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and child assault to be provided to pupils, parents and school perso...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Transfer of Teacher Criminal Records
H.B. 509
Ensures that teachers who are convicted of crimes will have the conviction data transmitted to the employing school district....

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1082
Requires local boards, prior to hiring any employee, to sign sign a statement that:

(1) Provides procedures for the disclosure of information by the applicant's current or previous employer, if such employer is a public school board, on all instances of sexu...

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IAEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006P-12Renewal of Licenses
IAC 282-17.1(272), 17.1(1), 17.1(2)
Requires the Board to review the sex offender registry information, the central registry for child abuse information, and the dependent adult abuse records for every applicant for renewal of the initial, standard, master educator, professional administrator, a...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Background Checks
S.B. 2272 - Section 9
Gives board of educational examiners authority to require that a background investigation be conducted by the division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety on all initial applicants for licensure. Mandates that the board also require a...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Background Check Release Form
H.B. 867 - Section 18
Requires the release form from the Vermont criminal information center to be signed by an applicant for initial certification and to include a statement informing the applicant of:
(1)  the right to challenge the accuracy of the record by appealing to the Verm...

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AZVetoed 04/2006P-12Background Checks for Charter School Employees
H.B. 2118
Concerns charter schools; relates to fingerprint checks; provides that a teacher employed by a school district or a charter school shall be issued a permanent fingerprint clearance card on the teacher's second renewal of the card provided that the teacher does...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Sex Offenders
H.B. 713
Adds to existing law to prohibit access to school children by any person currently registered or required to register under the Idaho Sex Offender Registration Act; provides exceptions; provides a penalty. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0713.html...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Background Checks for Nonpublic School Employees
S.B. 111
Prohibits nonpublic schools from knowingly employing an individual with specified criminal convictions, including child sexual abuse, if that individual works with or has access to students; requires the State Department of Education to revoke the certificate ...

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MISigned into law 03/2006P-12State Conviction List
H.B. 5675
Directs the department of information technology, the department of education and the department of state police to develop and implement an automated program that does a comparison of the department's list of individuals holding a teaching certificate or stat...

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IASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Background Checks on Nursing Students
H.B. 2464
Authorizes an approved nursing education program to initiate criminal and child and dependent adult abuse record checks of students and prospective students. Provides that, if a student has a criminal record or a record of founded child or dependent adult abu...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Condition of Employment
H.B. 1109
Provides that school boards must require, as a condition of employment for all public school employees performing services on a contract basis, certification that the employee has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation, ...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Sex Offenders
S.B. 246
Prohibits a sex offender from working or volunteering on school property, at a youth program center, or at a public park. Creates new section defining "offender against children."
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2006/SE/SE0246.1.html...

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KYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Rank I Rating
H.B. 125
Prohibits the Education Professional Standards Board from awarding a a Rank I rating to a teacher who used national board certification to qualify if the certificate is revoked for misconduct or voided for other reasons. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/HB125...

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MISigned into law 09/2005P-12Criminal records check
S.B. 601
In addition to the criminal history check required under section 1230, the board of a school district or
intermediate school district or the governing body of a public school academy or nonpublic school shall request the
department of state police to conduct a...

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MI(H) PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR 9/16/2005 @ 2:54 PM 09/2005P-12Criminal background checks
H.B. 4402
Criminal background checks on school employees.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2005-PA-0129.pdf...

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MI(H) PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR 9/16/2005 @ 2:58 PM 09/2005P-12Criminal history checks
H.B. 4930
If a person who is employed in any capacity by a school district, intermediate school district, public
school academy, or nonpublic school; who has applied for a position with a school district, intermediate school district,
public school academy, or nonpublic...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Extension of Background Checks
H.B. 3451
The Illinois State Police will be required to conduct, in addition to a fingerprint-based background check, a check of the Sex Offender Registry (SOR) under the Sex Offender and Child Murderer Community Notification Law, and a check of all valid and recorded o...

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LASigned into law 07/2005P-12Prohibits Hiring Those Convicted of Certain Crimes
H.B. 178
Prohibits, except under certain circumstances, city, parish, and other local public school boards and nonpublic schools and school systems from hiring specified persons who have been convicted of or pled nolo contendere to certain crimes as provided in present...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Individual Contracts for Teaching Positions
S.B. 1516 (Section 8)
Authorizes a local superintendent, with the local board's approval, to issue individual contracts for teaching positions.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=1516...

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MSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Contract personnel with contact with students
H.B. 1377
Contract personnel with contact with students; revise procedure for criminal background checks....

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Education
S.B. 1044 (sections 1-10)
Incorporates references to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Expands the definition of "cause" for purposes of waiving or suspending a teacher's license. Among changes to definition, includes knowingly falsifying or directing another to ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Student Criminal History Background Check
H.B. 2595
Allows criminal history background checks of certain students and prospective students. Allows electronic dissemination of criminal history information to institutions of higher education for students enrolled in, and prospective students seeking enrollment to...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1059
Exempts volunteers and guest speakers engaged in instructional or supervisory work in a charter school from having a valid fingerprint clearance card provided they are accompanied in the classroom by a person with a valid fingerprint clearance card.
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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Charter Schools
H.B. 2596
Allows charter schools to hire personnel who have not yet received a fingerprint clearance card provided the charter school has followed specified procedures.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2596...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 88
Permits a school district superintendent to require a national criminal history background check for a certificated job applicant who has resided in Kentucky twelve months or less; requires any national history background check results to be sent to the hiring...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Sex Offender Registration Act
S.B. 2607
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections and the Sex Offender Registration Act, including amending the definition of school to include public or private, trade or professional institution. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Criminal Background Investigation
H.B. 3977
Amends the School Code, the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code and the Juvenile Court Act with respect to criminal background investigations for applicants for employment with a school district. Provides for reimbursement to school...

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CASigned into law 07/2004P-12School Employees: Sex Offenses
A.B. 891
Relates to existing law which sets forth the duties of various private and public entities, including, but not limited to, county boards of education and school districts, with regard to the employment and certification of persons who have been convicted of sp...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Criminal Background Check/Employment of Personnel
ADE 172
Establishes rules regarding criminal background checks for employment of personnel in school districts, criminal background check for fraudulent acts by fiscal officers of public school districts, and the Board's authority to allow employment eligibility in ce...

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AKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Teacher Background Check
S.B. 179
Relates to criminal history records and background checks; allows persons to teach in the public schools for up to five months without a teaching certificate if the person has applied for a certificate and the application has not been acted upon by the Departm...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Prior Criminal Record in Education Employment
H.B. 96
Allows the state board to disqualify an applicant for employment or for a license, permit or certificate for an occupation, trade or profession based solely on the applicant's possession of a prior criminal record. Legislative digest: http://www.legis.state.la...

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OKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Teacher Employment
S.B. 922
To be licensed as a teacher, requires both a national and state crimial history records check. The applicant is responsible for costs of records. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04SB/sb922_enr.rtf...

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GAVetoed 05/2004P-12Criminal Checks and Code of Ethics
H.B. 198
Requires local school boards to adopt a code of ethics; requires local units of administration to request a criminal check of teachers, principals, and other certificated professional personnel within 10 working days of hire. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12School District Substitute Teacher Contractors
S.B. 2498
Provides that private firms under contact with school districts to provide substitute teachers during the temporary absence of the regularly employed teacher shall request that the school district conduct a criminal background check on the contract employee. T...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Sexual Offenses
S.B. 2097
Concerns sexual offenses; makes the name and address of any college in this state at which a sexual offender is employed or attends public information and available by October 1, 2004, on the Tennessee Internet home page for convictions occurring on or after J...

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SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2004P-12Initial Education Certification Applicants
S.B. 154
Relates to an applicant for initial education certification being required to undergo a state fingerprint review; revises the time when the applicant shall undergo the review, the manner of the review and the individuals to whom this provision applies.http://w...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12Nonlicensed Employee Data
S.B. 62
Requires a school district to submit the name, date of birth, and social security number from the fingerprint form for each nonlicensed employee of the school district to the Department of Education; directs the department to create and maintain a database; re...

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MISigned into law 04/2004P-12Teacher Conviction Suspension
H.B. 5476
Requires order summary suspension of teacher's certificate, school administrator's certificate or state board approval of a person who has been convicted of any felony; amends provisions regarding powers and duties of the state board of education.

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Teacher Certificates Revocation
H.B. 4552
Relating to grounds for the revocation of teacher certificates. http://129.71.164.29/Bill_Text_HTML/2004_SESSIONS/RS/House/H_BILLS/hb4552%20enr.htm...

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MNSigned into law 03/2004P-12Civil Actions
H.F. 480
Relates to civil actions; provides protection for disclosure of job reference information; requires disclosure of data between school districts and charter schools relating to acts of violence or inappropriate sexual contact with students.
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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Access to School Employee Discipline Records
S.B. 5533
Relates to providing increased access to information on disciplinary actions taken against school employees; relates to providing known information regarding employees' sexual misconduct when those employees attempt to transfer to different school districts....

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Complaint Against School Employees Investigation
S.B. 6171
Regards investigation of complaints against school employees of sexual misconduct or physical abuse towards a child....

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Criminal Records Check
H.B. 1122
Concerns a criminal records check as a condition for initial employment of noncertified personnel in school districts; allows the state board of education to grant a waiver to allow employment eligibility. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/pub...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Fiscal Officer Criminal Background Check
H.B. 1140
Requires criminal background checks for fraudulent acts by fiscal officers of public school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1140.pdf...

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PASigned into law 12/2003P-12Background Checks and Educational Improvement Tax Credit
S.B. 80
Amends the Public School Code. Amends provisions related to background checks of prospective employees, tax levy and limitations, per capita taxes, tuition for certain exceptional children in charter schools for the deaf and blind, Head Start supplemental assi...

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NYSigned into law 09/2003P-12Background Checks-Supplemental Education Services
S.B. 5546
Requires that a criminal background check be performed on any individual who is employed by a supplemental education services provider....

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Crimes: School Employees
A.B. 608
Requires the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol and arresting law enforcement to give notices to specified school officials upon the arrest of a school employee for specified controlled substances or sex offenses, including the Commission on Teacher...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Criminal History Records Checks
H.B. 564
Amends various Acts relating to criminal history records checks. Provides that applicants for various occupations, including prospective school employees, submit fingerprints to the Department of State Police. Provides for a fee for the records check. http://w...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Professional Personnel Register
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Requires the department to maintain a professional personnel register and certificate revocation/felony conviction files.
http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2003-PA-0145.pdf...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Criminal Records Checks of School Employees
OAR 581-022-1730, -1732
Amends rules to authorize the Department of Education to conduct on behalf of a school district or a private school criminal records checks of potential school employees, other than teachers, who will have direct, unsupervised contact with children. Provides a...

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WIVetoed 07/2003P-12Unpardoned Felons
A.B. 41
Permits an educational agency to refuse to employ or to terminate from employment an unpardoned felon....

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12Safeguard Children
S.B. 993
Enhances the ability of the State Board of Education to safeguard schoolchildren through automatic revocation of teacher certificates upon conviction of certain crimes, and the use of investigative services as needed....

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NYSigned into law 07/2003P-12Conditional Employment of Prospective Employees
S.B. 5059
Authorizes the division of criminal justice services is authorized to submit the fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation for a national criminal history record check. ...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Job Sharing
H.B. 346 (multiple provisions)
Requires the state board to adopt rules to facilitate job-sharing positions for classroom teachers, as the term "job-sharing" is defined in this section. Rules must allow a classroom teacher in a job-sharing position to receive paid legal holidays, annual vaca...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees
H.B. 778
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a felony offense against the public morals.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB778&doct...

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MEVetoed 06/2003P-12Fingerprinting
H.P. 667 (LD 890)
Restricts fingerprinting of educational personnel to new hires. Specifies that statistics and other information gathered during fingerprinting and background checks of educational personnel are public information, but that dissemination of such information mu...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Criminal Conviction and Background Checks
H.B. 1114
Requires courts to report felony convictions to the Department of Education when the convicted person is a current or former employee of a school district or charter school in Colorado or the person holds an educator license or authorization. The reporting req...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12
S.B. 296 (multiple provisions)
Specifies that all valid teaching certificates issued prior to September 1988 are exempt from the professional development requirement that follows. Narrows types of teacher licences available to an initial professional certificate and a career continuous pro...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Substitute Teacher Fingerprinting
H.P. 749 (LD 1032)
Beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, requires a person employed as a substitute teacher and a person who is a regular school employee and who also needs fingerprinting and a criminal history record check to be issued a temporary approval card by the Depar...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Criminal History Checks
H.B. 1469
Relates to criminal history checks for licensing of bailbondsman, security guards and private investigator licensure, school district teacher employment, members of the Horse Racing Commission, members of the Alcoholic Law Enforcement Commission, precious meta...

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WASigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Registration of Sex Offenders
H.B. 1712
Revises provisions relating to registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders; requires such offenders who gain employment or student status at an institution of higher education to register with the sheriff of the county of residence or location of th...

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12Background checks, criminal acts, contract and license termination, liability,
H.B. 1620
Revises policies a school may adopt concerning criminal history checks; requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses; revises grounds ...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Requirement to Report School Employee Nonrenewal or Termination Due to Alleged or Actual Misconduct
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires any local board, superintendent or head of any nonpublic school to report to the state educational examiners board every instance of revocation or nonrenewal of a school employee's contract due to alleged or actual misconduct, as well as the resignati...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Temporary Contract to Fill Military Leave Vacancy
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Allows a temporary contract to be issued to a teacher to fill a vacancy created by a leave of absence occasioned by a teacher's taking of military leave. Such temporary contract must automatically terminate when the former incumbent returns from military leav...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Grounds for Disqualification from or Revocation of Teaching License
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires the state board of educational examiners to disqualify an individual from obtaining a teaching license or revoke the teaching license of any individual who pleas guilty or is found guilty of "sexual exploitation by a school employee," regardless of th...

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TNSigned into law 04/2003P-12Persons Working With Children
H.B. 1314
Clarifies that criminal history records check for persons working with children will include check conducted by federal bureau of investigation along with Tennessee bureau of investigation; clarifies that federal bureau of investigation will be reimbursed for ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Private School Use of Criminal Background Check System
H.B. 742
Adds that any nonpublic school accredited or approved by the state board may use the procedures established in statute for criminal background checks of public school employees, and must pay the same fees for these checks as public school employees.
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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Reporting Convictions
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-10A-5 by adding a requirement for superintendents to report to the department any known conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude of a licensed school employee that results in any type of action against the employee. Th...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Criminal Background Investigations
S.B. 157
Clarifies and revises certain provisions concerning criminal background investigations of school district employees and student teachers....

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2002P-12Fingerprint Checks
OAC 210:209-9-91
Establishes emergency rules regarding teacher education and certification. Changes rules to require all first-time Oklahoma teachers to have on file with the State Board of Education a current Oklahoma criminal history and a national fingerprint-based criminal...

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NJSigned into law 12/2002P-12Bus Drivers
S.B. 1709
Provides for notification of charges pending for a disqualifying crime or offense against a public or nonpublic school employee or school bus driver who has previously undergone a criminal history background check....

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MASigned into law 11/2002P-12Background Checks for School Employees, Volunteers and Contractors
S.B. 2436
Defines enticement. Requires any organization offering activities or programs to children age 18 or younger and that uses volunteers to obtain all available criminal offender record information from the criminal history systems board before accepting the indi...

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MTRule Adoption 11/2002P-12
ARM New Rule I thru III, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI; 10.55.602 thru .710 (non-seq); 10.57.101 thru .801 (non-seq.); Repeal 10.57.103 thru .406 (non-seq); New Rule I/Criminal History Background Check
Establishes rules regarding criminal history background check, substitute teachers, teacher license classification, definition of 'immoral conduct', investigation, and reporting of the surrender, denial, revocation or suspension of a license. Addresses accred...

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UTAdopted 09/2002P-12Denial of License Due to Background Check Offenses
R686-104
Provides procedures and an appeals process for an individual seeking a Utah educator license for the first time. Provides for submission of information, including a background check, evaluation of materials. UTAH REG 25222 (SN)...

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AZSigned into law 08/2002P-12Background Checks and Fingerprinting of Charter School Staff
S.B. 1008E
Requires that upon the conviction of a person of an offense in this title or of any felony, if the person is teaching in a charter school, a copy of the judgment and sentence, and of the opinion of the court or magistrate, if any opinion is filed, shall be sen...

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TNSigned into law 06/2002P-12Bus Driver Certificates
H.B. 2106
Prohibits issuance of certificate to drive school bus in this state if applicant has been convicted of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, or aggravated vehicular assault within 5 years of application for certificate....

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12Criminal Records Checks
S.B. 2468
This act would permit an applicant for employment with a private school or public school department to apply for a national and state criminal records check with the state police or their local police department. Such applicants are now required to apply to th...

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12Background Checks
H.B. 7143
Requires applicants for employment with a school to apply to local state police and state police departments as well as the Bureau of Criminal Investigations of the Attorney General. This act would take effect upon passage....

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 1459
Expands inquiry process at nonpublic schools from applicants to include employees of such schools. If nonpublic school employee is subject of inquiry, he/she must submit a complete set of his/her fingerprints to the governing board of the school. Requires depa...

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MNSigned into law 05/2002P-12Required Disclosure of Employee Impropriety; Employer Immunity
H.B. 3092
Provides employer immunity for reference checks for residential service and programs for children, juveniles, and persons with developmental disabilities; includes personal care provider organizations, day training and habilitation services, and board and lodg...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Background Checks
S.B. 21
Amends the State Child Protection Act; subjects all employees with unsupervised access to children in an education setting to criminal history background information checks; provides for check procedure; allows checks to be performed on current employees, cont...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Attendance Officers
H.B. 643
Requires fingerprinting and background checks for newly hired school attendance officers....

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Employees Criminal Background Check
S.B. 2223
School employees criminal history record check requirement; include school attendance officers and delete repealer....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Voluntary Background Checks at Nonpublic Schools
H.B. 595
Permits nonpublic schools that have voluntarily been certified by the Board of Education to conduct national and state criminal background checks on new certified hires. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/record/02rs/HB595/bill.doc...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Bus Driver's Licenses and Training Schools
H.B. 190
Relates to commercial driver licenses and commercial driver training schools; requires all persons applying for a license to operate a CDL driver training school, and all persons applying to be a CDL driver training instructor to undergo a criminal history bac...

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MNSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Bus Driver Background Checks
S.B. 2949
Modifies procedures for school bus driver background checks....

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Licensee Investigations and Proceedings
H.B. 2482
Expands the board of educational examiners' authority with regard to licensee disciplinary investigations and proceedings....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Bus Driver's License Requirements
H.B. 189
Requires all new applicants and persons initially renewing a commercial drivers license (CDL) to undergo a criminal background check; allows a person who is not a resident to be issued a CDL instruction permit and CDL if the person is enrolled in a truck drivi...

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GASigned into law 04/2002P-12National Board Teacher Licensure and Professional Standard Commission Investigations
S.B. 368
Modifies language relating to teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Modifies language relating to duties, membership, compensation and preliminary investigations of violations by the Professional Standards Commission. Pe...

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INVetoed 03/2002P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1202
Requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses; makes changes in the grounds for which teachers' licenses may be revoked and contracts m...

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MEPublic Law No. 03/2002P-12Education Leave Advisory Board
H.B. 1616
Terminates the Educational Leave Advisory Board; declares the educational leave program for state employees to be in public interest....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001P-12Background Checks for Private School Teachers
H.B. 5288
States any person seeking employment with a private school who has not previously been employed by a private school or public school department in Rhode Island in the last 12 months shall undergo a national and state criminal background check; exempts those hi...

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MEVetoed 06/2001P-12Repeals Requirement for Background Checks
S.B. 322
(LD 1090) Repeals the law requiring background checks and fingerprinting of school employees; corrects cross-references to the repealed provisions....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Requirement for Background Checks
S.B. 117
Requires in a criminal history review of a school employee the reporting of all felonies and all offenses against a minor of which a person has been convicted or pled nolo contendere....

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Sports Coaches
H.B. 2781
Relates to youth sports coaches and supervisors; requires youth sports providers to create and adopt a list of crimes that would preclude individuals from coaching or supervising youth sports activities; provides for criminal background checks for such individ...

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KYSigned into law 05/2001P-12Criminal Records Checks for Volunteers
H.B. 204
Relates to criminal records checks; provides that any criminal records checks for school volunteers are valid for five years unless school board determines an additional check is needed earlier based on hearsay or actual evidence; provides that students in an ...

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WVSigned into law 04/2001P-12FBI Backgrount Checks
H.B. 3049
Applicants for initial license must be fingerprinted by state police and then have prints forwarded to the FBI for national criminal history record check. Applicant pays the cost. ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2001P-12Criminal Records
H.B. 1253
Relates to requirement of filing of criminal history record for teacher licensure; requires certain notification about school employees....

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NDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Designees May Do Fingerprint Checks
H.B. 1225
Allows fingerprint checks to be done by a law enforcement officer or a properly trained designee of a
law enforcement officer....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Exchange of Background Check Information
H.B. 2588
Authorizes local school boards to exchange information obtained from a criminal history records check of an applicant, if the applicant has requested and given permission in writing that another school board to which he has applied for employment may be inform...

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Illegal substances
S.B. 63
Revises the definition of illegal substances for purposes of revoking or refusing to issue a certificate to a teacher or administrator; permits revocation or refusal to issue a certificate for certain offenses involving moral turpitude, including certain traff...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1996
Provides that criminal histories obtained by school boards for those who are offered or accept permanent, temporary, full or part time school board employment, address all felony and misdemeanor convictions and equal offenses in other states; provides that rep...

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Background Check Exemptions
S.B. 91
Exempts certain school district employees from the requirement for certain background checks....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Background Check Transfers
S.B. 117, S.B. 91
Any school district employee who is employed by more than one school district is only required to obtain one criminal background investigation, if the background investigation was conducted no more than five years before the person is first employed by the add...

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NYSigned into law 07/2000P-12Fingerprinting, Criminal History Checks
S.B. 1031
Relates to the protection of pupils in educational settings from abuse and maltreatment; requires the fingerprinting and criminal history records checks of prospective employees of school districts, charter schools and boards of cooperative educational service...

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NYSigned into law 07/2000P-12Payment for Background Checks
S.B. 8239
Relates to fingerprinting and criminal history records checks as they apply to persons applying for a position in a school district and the payment of fees for said searches....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Background Screening of School Health Employees
S.B. 2034
Relates to health care; relates to kidney dialysis patients; relates to the Children's Medical Services Program; relates to the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program; relates to Biomedical Research Program within the Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund; develops an im...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Background Checks on School Board Members
H.B. 3840
Public Act No. 91-728; Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code; makes changes concerning the ineligibility of persons to be elected to a local school council, the criminal background investigation of local school council members, a local ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2000P-12Criminal Histories
H.B. 304
Modifies the crimes that prevent a person from being hired by a school administrative units, school district and charter school; modifies the procedures for criminal history records checks by school administrative units, school districts and charter schools....

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HISigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher/Staff Background Checks
H.B. 2098
Requires the Department of Health to conduct criminal history records checks for employees, applicants, providers, and subcontractors in positions which necessitate direct contact with clients when providing non-witnessed direct mental health services; require...

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12Investigative Information Confidential
S.B. 292
Provides for the designation of investigative information possessed by the board of educational examiners as privileged and confidential; relates to licensee discipline....

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ILSigned into law 05/2000P-12Safety, School Report Cards, Background Checks, Summer School
H.B. 4587
Public Act No. 91-4587; Amends the School Code to provide that the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program shall provide funding for school report cards and criminal background investigations; adds the Summer Bridges program to the progra...

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MESigned into law 05/2000P-12Requires State to Pay for Background Checks
S.B. 951
Public Law No. 791., (LD 2490)Requires the State to pay the costs of the fingerprinting and background checks of current and prospective elementary and secondary school employees....

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12Background Checks
S.B. 228
Authorizes school districts and nonpublic schools to perform certain criminal and abuse record checks....

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MSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Background Checks
S.B. 2658
Requires fingerprinting and criminal records background checks for new public school licensed and nonlicensed employment applicants and for current employees on phased-in basis; prohibits employment or continued employment of persons determined through such ch...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Background Checks for University Health Care Employees
H.B. 485
Relates to campus police departments of colleges or universities in this State which offers medical, nursing, or health care education, or which operate a hospital facility, including the University of Alabama in Birmingham and the University of South Alabama,...

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ALSigned into law 04/2000P-12
Postsec.
Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 132
Relates to the Child Protection Act of 1999; relates to criminal background checks; removes from the definition of a Local Employing Board all 2-year schools under the auspices of the State Board of Education and all 4-year institutions from the State....

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MEVetoed 04/2000P-12Modifies Background Checks
S.B. 987
(LD 2540)Proposes to effect current law that requires teachers and other school employees in public schools or approved private schools to undergo fingerprinting and state and national criminal history record checks....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Background Checks/Private School Employees
H.B. 542
Provides for criminal history checks for private or parochial school employees or contractors upon request....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Background Checks
H.B. 522
Requires that charter schools shall comply with the requirement that all school employees undergo a criminal history check....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Fingerprinting
H.B. 2220
Relates to school employees; states a person applying for a certificate shall have a valid class one or class two fingerprint clearance card....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Background Checks for Volunteers
H.B. 136
Requires state criminal records checks of adult volunteers in public schools who have contact with students on a regularly scheduled or continuing basis; permits school boards to pay costs of criminal records checks....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Fingerprinting
S.B. 1116
Relates to criminal screening of school employees; provides that a person applying for the renewal of a certificate shall have a valid class one or class two fingerprint clearance card; allows the Superintendent of Public Instruction to issue waivers of state ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Background Checks for Private Kindergartens
S.B. 1477
Requires that any person who owns, operates or is employed by a private school for educational purposes for children four through six years of age or a private kindergarten shall comply with the criminal history checks as required for basic day care licenses....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Teacher Licensing/
H.B. 303
Relates to disclosure of information relating to prior school employment; provides that an applicant for a teacher's license provide the licensing authority with an affidavit listing the higher education institutions attended by the applicant, and whether the ...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Speed of Response
H.B. 865
Requires the Department of Social Services to respond to requests by local school board in cases where there is no match within the central registry of a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect regarding applicants for employment within 10 business days of...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1238
Directs all school boards to require, as a condition of employment, fingerprinting for applicants who are offered or who accept school board employment, whether on a temporary, permanent, or part- or full-time basis; requires the submission of the fingerprints...

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1200
Requires criminal background checks of school employees; prohibits employment of certain persons in schools....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Background Checks
H.B. 1187
Background checks are required of all school personnel and are required of all certificated personnel upon any application for certificate renewal. ...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Background Checks
H.B. 1097
Requires applicants who are offered or who accept permanent or temporary, part-time or full-time employment with the school board to submit to fingerprinting and a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange of the Federal Burea...

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