HB 2623 Modifies provisions relating to background checks for certain individuals

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Current Bill Summary

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SCS/HB 2623 - Under this act, school districts shall ensure that a state criminal history background check consisting of open records is conducted on any person who is 18 years old or older who is not counted in the school district's average daily attendance when such person requests enrollment in a course that will take place on school property at a time when K-12 students are present.

Such background check shall be processed through the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the person seeking admission shall pay the fees for such background checks as provided in current law.

A person found to have been convicted of a crime or offense for which a certificate of license to teach would be revoked or not issued shall be prohibited from enrolling in the course.

This provision is identical to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2151 (2022) and SB 691 (2022) and similar to SCS/SB 136 (2021), HB 1483 (2020), and HCS/HB 836 (2019).

Under current law, the Department of Health and Senior Services requires all officers, managers, contractors, employees and support staff of licensed or certified medical marijuana facilities to submit fingerprints for background checks. Under this act, only employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers shall be required to submit fingerprints.

This provision is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HB 2331 (2022), SB 939 (2022), and HB 1736 (2022).

Additionally, this act modifies provisions of current law relating to background checks of individuals in connection with licensed residential care facilities and licensed child placing agencies. Current law requires officers, manager, and support staff to undergo background checks and this act removes that provision. This act requires the background check to include a state background check and removes the requirement to check the National Crime Information Center's National Sex Offender Registry.

This provision is identical to a provision in the SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2022) and similar to a provision in HCS/SS#2/SB 823 (2022).


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