AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES AFFECTING THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT SYSTEM.
Amends Article 13 of Chapter 143B of the General Statutes (Department of Public Safety and various criminal background checks) by adding GS 143B-972.1 to (1) direct the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the NC Sheriffs Education and Training Standards Commission (Commissions) the criminal history of applicants seeking certification by either commission; (2) direct the Commissions to provide the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) fingerprints and relevant information of applicants for certification and already certified individuals; (3) direct individuals already certified by the Commissions to submit fingerprints to the SBI by June 30, 2022, for a State and national criminal history check; (4) direct the SBI to enroll all individuals whose fingerprints are collected under this section in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Rap Back service; (5) direct the SBI to maintain fingerprints collected under this section in the Statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS); and (6) direct the SBI to remove a certified individual’s fingerprint from SAFIS within 15 days of receiving notice that the certified individual has separated from employment. Effective December 1, 2021.
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