House Bill 204

151st General Assembly (Present)

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Lieu/Substituted 3/17/22
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Bill Details

5/20/21
Sen. Poore
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL HISTORIES FOR POTENTIAL OR CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF CHILD SERVING ENTITIES.
This Act provides a means by which private schools and youth camps operated by private schools can obtain criminal background checks for potential employees and volunteers under the auspices of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248) and authorizes the SBI and DELJIS to provide Delaware criminal history information subsequent to the original background check without the requirement of a new criminal background check. When the federal “rap back system” becomes available, the SBI may provide subsequent federal criminal history information for individuals who have had a background check performed. This Act also authorizes the Superintendent of State Police to promulgate regulations that would permit, in limited circumstances, re-use of a criminal background check. This Act also clarifies that the Department of Education is a child serving entity and its employees are obligated to undergo background checks This Act also makes minor stylistic changes and changes to make the current law conform to the Legislative Drafting Manual. .
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