CHAPTER NO. 685

HOUSE BILL NO. 3017

By Representative Pinion

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2490

By Senators Dixon, Womack, Henry, Springer, Harper

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 20, to authorize criminal background checks of certain persons seeking to establish a post-secondary educational institution.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-7-2005(a), is amended by adding a new subdivision to read as follows:

(9) Require as part of the application for initial authorization of a postsecondary educational institution a full set of fingerprints of all owners and the directors of the institution to enable a criminal background investigation to be conducted. The commission shall submit the completed fingerprint card to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is authorized to submit the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check. Dissemination of information provided to the commission as a result of this process shall be governed by Public Law 92-544.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 18, 1998

APPROVED this 30th day of March 1998