HB1684 (2018) Detail

Relative to criminal background checks for emergency medical services license applicants.


CHAPTER 88

HB 1684 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2354

10/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1684

 

AN ACT relative to criminal background checks for emergency medical services license applicants.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7; Rep. White, Graf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the requirement for a criminal history background check for applicants for emergency medical services licensure or relicensure by removing certain procedural requirements and exempting persons employed as law enforcement officers.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2354

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to criminal background checks for emergency medical services license applicants.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

88:1  Emergency Medical Services; Criminal History Background Checks.  RSA 153-A:10-a is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

153-A:10-a  Criminal History Record Checks For Provider Licensure and Relicensure.

I.  Every applicant for initial licensure, reinstatement after license action from the division, or license renewal after lapsing, shall complete a criminal history records check prior to such licensure, reinstatement, or renewal conducted through department of safety records and through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Upon completion of the records check, the department of safety shall release copies of the criminal history records to the division.

II.  If, after 2 attempts, a set of fingerprints is invalid due to insufficient pattern, the division may, in lieu of the criminal history records check, accept a statewide criminal history records background check from the appropriate state identification bureau, or equivalent, from every state where the person has lived or worked during the past 10 years.

III.  The division shall maintain the confidentiality of all criminal history records information received pursuant to this section.  The applicant shall bear the cost of a criminal history record check.

IV.  An applicant for licensure under RSA 153-A:11 who is currently employed as a certified law enforcement officer in this state in a position which requires a criminal history records check, shall not be subject to the requirement in paragraph I for completion of a criminal history records check prior to initial or renewal of licensure.

88:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

HB1684 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1684 Revision: 4005 Date: May 30, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
HB1684 Revision: 3509 Date: April 19, 2018, 2:49 p.m.
HB1684 Revision: 2202 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 19
Feb. 1, 2018 Public Hearing: 02/01/2018 02:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 6, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2018 02:30 PM LOB 306
Feb. 16, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/16/2018 01:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 27, 2018 Executive Session: 02/27/2018 LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 17-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 9 P. 22
March 6, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 40
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7
April 11, 2018 Hearing: 04/11/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 16
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/19/2018; SC 17
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
May 25, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/25/2018; Chapter 88; Eff. 7/24/2018