Bill Summary for S 379 (2019-2020)

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Jun 3 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 379 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE TREASURER, THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LEGISLATIVE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND TO RELATED STATUTES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS OF ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, OR CONTRACTORS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Intro. by Wells, Johnson.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Adds the following provisions.

Amends GS 120-32 to authorize the Legislative Services Commission (LSC) to obtain a criminal record check of a prospective employee, volunteer, or contractor of the NCGA. Requires the check to be conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation and provided to the Legislative Services Officer. Specifies that the report is not a public record.

Enacts new GS 143B-972 allowing the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to give the Legislative Services Officer the criminal history, from the State and National Repositories of Criminal histories, for any prospective employee, volunteer, or contractor of the NCGA. Requires providing DPS with the individual’s fingerprints and a signed form consenting to the record check and use of fingerprints and other identifying information required by the State and National Repositories and any additional information required by DPS. Requires the fingerprints to be forwarded to the State Bureau of Investigation for a search of the State’s criminal history record file and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check. Requires the Legislative Service Office to keep information obtained under this statute confidential. Allows DPS to charge a fee, not to exceed the cost of locating, editing, researching and retrieving the information. Effective October 1, 2020.

Amends the act’s long title.

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