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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Criminal background check. Includes public libraries in the definition of "qualified entities" for purposes of criminal background checks. Requires qualified entities to conduct a background check under certain circumstances. Provides that a public library: (1) is not required to conduct a background check on employees or volunteers whose scope of work does not include contact with children; and (2) is required to perform a background check on a person who conducts a performance, presentation, or workshop for children less than 14 years of age. Specifies that a public library is not required to conduct a background check on an individual Criminal background check. Includes public libraries in the definition of "qualified entities" for purposes of criminal background checks. Requires qualified entities to conduct a background check under certain circumstances. Provides that a public library: (1) is not required to conduct a background check on employees or volunteers whose scope of work does not include contact with children; and (2) is required to perform a background check on a person who conducts a performance, presentation, or workshop for children less than 14 years of age. Specifies that a public library is not required to conduct a background check on an individual if the library or another library has conducted a background check within the previous year and certain other conditions are met. ... View more