Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires fingerprint-based criminal history record checks (record checks) for every applicant, contractor, employee, or other individual who has or may have access to federal tax information received from the federal government by a state agency in accordance with federal internal revenue service publication 1075. The state agency is authorized to collect the fingerprints of the individuals or to use the fingerprinting services of another agency or entity authorized by law to collect them and is required to pay the costs of the record checks to the Colorado bureau of investigation.
A state agency that receives federal tax information from the federal government and shares that information with a county department or another state agency may authorize and require the county department or other state agency to conduct record checks for all of its applicants, employees, contractors, or other individuals who may have access to the shared information. The county or other state agency is required to pay the costs of the record checks to the Colorado bureau of investigation.
The bill prohibits a state agency that receives federal tax information from the federal government from sharing that information with another agency that refuses or fails to comply with the requirement to conduct record checks.
The bill appropriates funds to affected state agencies to implement its requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)