DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Teacher background checks. Exempts a postsecondary educational institution from paying a fee for a limited criminal history record of a student in the institution's school of education before the student begins the student's field or classroom experience. Requires an expanded criminal history background check for a person seeking to obtain or renew a teaching license or certificate, and allows a person to submit a copy of an expanded background check to the department if the original expanded background check was performed in the previous six months and the person has not been arrested or convicted since the original background check was performed. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally make a material misstatement or material omission in support of an application for or the renewal of a teaching license. Requires the department to revoke the license of a person who is a sex or violent offender.