2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 9

(HB 1020)

Background checks for information
and telecommunications employees authorized.


        ENTITLED, An Act to authorize background investigations for current and potential employees of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and information technology contractors and subcontractors.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That chapter 1-33 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    The commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications may require any information technology employee, new employee, or contractor to pass a background investigation. The background investigation may be criminal or of another nature. The state and federal criminal background investigation shall be by means of a fingerprint check by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The bureau shall submit the completed fingerprint card to the Division of Criminal Investigation before the new employee or contractor enters into service. Any person whose employment is subject to the requirements of this section may enter into service on a temporary basis pending receipt of results of the background investigation. Any person whose employment or contract is subject to the requirements of this section shall pay any fee charged for the background investigation.

     Signed February 3, 2017
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