An Act To Require Criminal History Record Checks for All Prospective and Current Staff Members of the Office of the State Auditor
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §247 is enacted to read:
§ 247. Criminal history background checks for State Auditor employees
This bill requires all employees of and persons who may be offered employment by the Office of the State Auditor to consent to having their fingerprints taken for criminal background checks conducted by the Department of Public Safety, which include state and federal criminal history record information from the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. This bill allows the Office of the State Auditor to request subsequent criminal background checks as the office determines appropriate and establishes provisions relating to confidentiality and use of the information and the rights of the subjects of the fingerprinting and criminal background checks.