Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Denise Carman

Bill Number: HB090

Bill Title: Education Background Check Amendments

Bill Grade: D

Bill Sponsors: Rep. Stephen Handy

Bill Summary:

Bill requires all public schools, and private schools who accept disabled students on a state-sponsored scholarship, to subject employees and many volunteers to a nationwide FBI fingerprint-based background check.

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Anti-Local Control

How?: Requires schools to subject parent volunteers and employees to federal background check.

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Decreases Parental Rights

How?: Parents can't, for example, drive a carload of children on a field trip w/o undergoing fingerprinting and federal background check.

Does it help/hurt children?: Helps Children

How?: Can conceivably protect children from the out-of-state offender who would not be detected by an in-state background check.

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