Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. In provisions requiring an applicant for employment with a school district to undergo a criminal background investigation, requires that the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records database be searched (now requires only the Illinois criminal history records database to be searched). Makes related changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the School Code, and Juvenile Court Act of 1987 with respect to criminal background investigations of applicants for employment with a school district. Changes references from criminal background investigation to criminal history records check. Provides that the school district or regional superintendent of schools shall submit an applicant's fingerprint images or other identifiers to the State Police when requesting a check. Provides for the State Police and FBI to furnish fingerprint-based criminal history records checks and records of convictions, until expunged (now, the State Police do a 7-year felony search). Provides that, subject to appropriation, the State Superintendent of Education shall reimburse schools districts and regional superintendents for fees paid to obtain checks. Effective immediately.