Criminal background checks
DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES – Amends existing law to provide for certain fingerprint and criminal history background checks.

RS30825 / H0490

This bill allows the division administrator, unless otherwise prohibited by law or rule, to conduct fingerprint criminal background checks as a requirement for licensure and registration, revises language concerning fingerprinting to align the procedures employed by the various boards and commissions governed by the division of occupational and professional licenses, and simplifies the fingerprinting process for applicants.

This legislation is anticipated to have no impact on the state’s General fund or any dedicated fund or federal fund.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/06 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/07 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
02/21 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/22 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/23 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, February 26, 2024
02/26 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/27 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/28 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 48-17-5
AYES – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Hansen), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Crane(13), Ehardt, Gallagher, Hawkins, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Monks, Price, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski, Young
Absent – Andrus, Crane(12), Galaviz, Green, Palmer
Floor Sponsor - Redman
Title apvd - to Senate
02/29 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/29 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Commerce & Human Resources
03/07 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/08 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/14 Read third time in full – PASSED - 24-10-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – VanOrden
Floor Sponsor - Harris
Title apvd - to House
03/15 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/18 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/18 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/18 Signed by President; returned to House
03/19 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/20 Delivered to Governor at 11:45 a.m. on March 19, 2024
03/20 Reported Signed by Governor on March 19, 2024
Session Law Chapter 101
Effective: 07/01/2024