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House Bill 164

House Bill 164

Phil Haunschild
February 24, 2017

Bill description: This bill would allow the Department of Labor to do background checks on job applicants, interns and potential vendors.

Rating: -1

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments?

This bill would require fingerprinting services and background checks that would indirectly increase the cost for the State Department of Labor to hire any new employee. For the Idaho State Police, the fingerprinting services fee is $10 and $35 for processing. The FBI has an $18 processing fee. Applicants would be expected to pay the fees for these services. If a candidate has a criminal or civil record unrelated to the job requirements, they could be denied the position. The language in Subsection 72-1321(4) allows the Department to “determine which crimes disqualify the employee or applicant from contracting, employment, interning, or volunteering” and to “determine whether the employee or applicant has a criminal or other relevant record that would disqualify.”  (-1)

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