Code of Alabama § 38-13-6 - Fees

Section 38-13-6

Fees.

(a) A nonrefundable fee to be paid for the criminal history background information check shall conform to the guidelines promulgated pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5119, the National Child Protection Act of 1993, and state law.

(b) The Department of Public Safety may charge a fee in the amount prescribed in Section 32-2-61, of Title 32, for the cost of processing the request. The Department of Public Safety shall charge no larger fee for requests than charged for requests received from those entities. The fee charged for criminal history background information checks shall not exceed the statutory and regulatory amounts set under existing guidelines and no additional administrative fees, except for the cost of mailings, shall be charged which would increase the cost of the criminal history background information check.

(c) An applicant for employment shall be responsible for the cost of the criminal history background information check. An applicant shall not be required to pay the fee until the prospective employing entity is prepared to consider the applicant and request a criminal history background information check. The chief executive officer of the prospective employing entity may pay the fee of an applicant.

(d) For any volunteer or applicant for a volunteer position, the fee for the criminal history background information check may be paid by the volunteer or by the entity requesting volunteer work.

(e) An applicant for a license or approval shall pay the fee for the criminal history background information check at the time the application for the license is submitted; except as provided herein, the Department of Human Resources may pay the fee for adult and child foster care applicants and child adoption applicants.

(f) For an employing entity that requests a criminal history background information check on a current employee, the employing entity shall pay the fee for the criminal history background information check. The employee may be required to pay the fee or a portion thereof provided there shall be no violation of federal minimum wage requirements.

(g) A fee paid for which a criminal history background information check is not performed shall be refunded to the applicant, the individual, or the entity requesting the criminal history background information check.

(Act 2000-775, p. 1775, §6.)

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