5-18D-28Criminal background checks for state contractors and subcontractors.

The state shall notify each current or prospective contractor or subcontractor that the awarding of a contract with the state has granted or will grant access to confidential information obtained from the United States Internal Revenue Service or an authorized secondary source. Each person who is granted access to the confidential information as a result of entering into a contract with the state shall submit to and successfully pass a state and federal criminal background investigation. The contractor or subcontractor shall submit to a fingerprint check by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation before being granted access to any confidential information. The appointing authority shall submit the completed fingerprint card to the Division of Criminal Investigation.

Each contract entered into by the state where access to confidential information obtained from the United States Internal Revenue Service or from an authorized secondary source is granted to a contractor or a subcontractor shall include terms regarding which party is responsible for payment of any fee charged for the cost of fingerprinting or the criminal background investigation and regarding the potential event that a disqualifying record is discovered through the background investigation process.

Source: SL 2017, ch 24, § 2.