Senator Zenzinger, sponsor, explained HB19-1166, concerning name-based criminal history record checks, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain persons and entities to submit to a name-based criminal history record check as a condition of employment, appointment, registration, licensure, or certification.
Kris Geraths, representing Background Information Services, testified in support of the bill. She explained how a name-based criminal history record is more complete than a fingerprint one.
Alonzo Martinez, representing the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, testified in favor of the bill. He discussed how fingerprint background checks only show arrests, not final dispositions. He answered questions from the committee about background checks and the scope of the bill.