Federal tax information - fingerprint-based criminal history record checks required for individuals with access to information - appropriation. Fingerprint-based criminal history record checks (record checks) are required 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 requirements. The state agency may collect the fingerprints of the individuals or may use the fingerprinting services of another agency or entity authorized by law to collect. The state agency pays 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 pays the costs of the record checks to the Colorado bureau of investigation.
A state agency that receives federal tax information from the federal government is prohibited from sharing that information with another agency that refuses or fails to comply with the requirement to conduct record checks.
The act appropriates funds to affected state agencies to implement its requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)