40:48-1.4 Criminal history record check requested by municipality, authority for.
34. a. A municipality may enact an ordinance providing that an authorized municipal official or officer may request a criminal history record background check of any person for an official governmental purpose, including, but not limited to, employment, licensing and the procurement of services. The ordinance shall provide that the person shall submit to being fingerprinted in accordance with applicable State and federal laws, rules and regulations. The ordinance shall further provide that the official or officer is authorized to exchange fingerprint data with and receive criminal history record information from the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
b.In order to obtain criminal history record information pursuant to the provisions of an ordinance, the official or officer shall submit fingerprint data to the State Bureau of Identification. The bureau shall receive all criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and shall disseminate that information to the officer or official.
c.The municipality shall transmit the fees for the criminal history record background check to the State Bureau of Identification.
d.Pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the Attorney General may promulgate regulations to effectuate the provisions of this section.
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