Criminal Background Checks


By request dated June 26, 2000, Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr. and Representative Michael P. Lawlor, Co-Chairmen of the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly asked the Connecticut Law Revision Commission to undertake a review of statutes that require criminal background checks as a condition of licensing or for other purposes. The review was to consider the context for and policy behind the statutes and, if possible, recommend ways in which the provisions may be made more consistent.

In response to this request, the Commission formed the Criminal Background Checks Study Committee. The members of the committee are Mary Anne O'Neill, Chair; Jon P. FitzGerald; Robert W. Grant; the Honorable John Maloney; Arthur J. O'Neill and Edmund Schmidt.