OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5220

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THIRD-PARTY FINGERPRINTING SERVICES.

SUMMARY

This bill allows the emergency services and public protection commissioner to enter into one or more agreements with independent contractors to electronically take and transmit fingerprints and demographic information to the department for processing criminal history record checks.

Under the bill, the commissioner must require the contractor to (1) collect and remit the statutory fingerprinting fee (currently $15) to the State Police Bureau of Identification and (2) comply with terms and conditions she prescribes to ensure the security, privacy, confidentiality, and value of the fingerprints and demographic information transmitted to the agency. The commissioner may allow contractors to charge a convenience fee for fingerprinting, which must not exceed $15.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

23

Nay

2

(03/16/2018)