Text: S.1896 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/19/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1896


To permit access to Federal crime information databases by educational agencies for certain purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 19, 2005

Mr. Santorum introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To permit access to Federal crime information databases by educational agencies for certain purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Schools Safely Acquiring Faculty Excellence Act of 2005”.

SEC. 2. Access to Federal crime information data bases by educational agencies for certain purposes.

(a) In general.—The Attorney General of the United States shall, upon request of the chief executive officer of a State, conduct fingerprint-based checks of the national crime information databases (as defined in section 534(e)(3)(A) of title 28, United States Code), pursuant to a request submitted by a local educational agency or State educational agency in that State, on individuals under consideration for employment by the agency in a position in which the individual would work with or around children. Where possible, the check shall include a fingerprint-based check of State criminal history databases. The Attorney General and the States may charge any applicable fees for these checks.

(b) Protection of information.—An individual having information derived as a result of a check under subsection (a) may release that information only to an appropriate officer of a local educational agency or State educational agency, or to another person authorized by law to receive that information.

(c) Criminal penalties.—An individual who knowingly exceeds the authority in subsection (a), or knowingly releases information in violation of subsection (b), shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined under title 18, United States Code, or both.

(d) Definition.—In this section, the terms “local educational agency” and “State educational agency” have the meanings given to those terms in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).