House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 143B-972 to allow the Legislative Services Office to disclose criminal history information obtained under the statute about a legislative employee serving directly at the direction of a legislator, to that legislator upon a formal written request; requires the legislator to keep that information confidential.
Bill Summaries: H343 (2019-2020 Session)
Summary date: Jun 26 2019 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 19 2019 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 120-32 to limit the Legislative Services Commission's authority to obtain a criminal history record check to prospective (was, current or prospective) employees, volunteers, or contractors of the General Assembly (was, those under the Legislative Services Officers' supervision and control) Makes conforming changes to new GS 143B-972, which sets out the provisions governing the Department of Public Safety's criminal record checks for the Legislative Services Commission. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Mar 12 2019 - View summary
Amends GS 120-32 to authorize the Legislative Services Commission to obtain a criminal history record check of any current or prospective employee, volunteer, or contractor who is under the Legislative Services Officers' (LSO) supervision and control. The record check is to be conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation as provided in new GS 143B-972. Provides that the criminal history report is not a public record.
Enacts new GS 143B-972 to allow the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide the LSO with the criminal history from the State and National Repositories of Criminal Histories the criminal history of any current or prospective employee, volunteer, or contractor of the Legislative Services Commission. Requires the LSO to provide the individual's fingerprints, consent form, and other required identifying information. Requires the LSO to keep all such information confidential. Allows DPS to charge a fee to offset costs of conducting the check.
Effective October 1, 2019.