The Team Chaplain Must Be Fingerprinted — HB3076

Kaye Beach

Feb 14, 2012

Howard found a nasty bill!

From Howard Houchen’s Blog posted Feb 13, 2012

WOW!  My apologies to all but I let a DOOZIE slip by!  There are “bad bills”, “really bad bills”, “well intended bills with bad or misguided language”, and then there are ‘DOOZIE’S”.  These are the ones that sound very benign, benevolent even, yet the unforeseen (unspoken) consequences can be devastating.  HB3076 is a DOOZIE!

HB3076, authored  by Rep. Joe Dorman, passed the Oklahoma Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety on 12 Feb., 2012 on a unanimous 9 – 0 vote.  HB3076 begins with:

An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2011, Section 5-142, which relates to criminal history record checks; defining term; requiring board of education to request national criminal history check for any prospective volunteer; requiring school district to pay search fee; prohibiting future checks after prospective volunteer passes a check unless break in service occurs; and providing an effective date.”

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One response to “The Team Chaplain Must Be Fingerprinted — HB3076

  1. It’s sad that we live in an age where these things are necessary . . . but, sadly, they are. Even though 98% of volunteers are selfless, compassionate people, there are those few predators who would seek to sneak in. Some states have very inexpensive search procedures (through their state law agencies) and these costs are paid by the organization utilizing the volunteers.

    It can become a financial hardship . . . but, alas, as I said before, we live is a corrupt age…

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