2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:587.2 - Institutions of postsecondary education; criminal history information
§587.2. Institutions of postsecondary education; criminal history information
A. Each institution of postsecondary education may require any applicant or prospective employee to supply fingerprint samples and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.
B. When a criminal history records check is requested pursuant to Subsection A of this Section, the institution of postsecondary education shall be provided with state or national criminal history record information, or both, from the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information and the Federal Bureau of Investigation relative to the applicant prospective employee whose fingerprints have been obtained by the institution pursuant to this Section. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information shall, upon request and after receipt of fingerprint cards and other identifying information as required by the bureau from the institution, make available to the institution all prior arrests for any sex offense, aggravated offense, or any sexual offense against a victim who is a minor as defined in R.S. 15:541 or any crime of violence as enumerated in R.S. 14:2(B) and conviction information for any offense contained in the bureau's criminal history record and identification files, which pertains to the applicant or prospective employee, including convictions dismissed pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893 or 894. In addition, when the institution of postsecondary education requests such criminal history record information, the bureau shall forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check and make such conviction information available to the institution, which pertains to the applicant or prospective employee.
C. For each request for a criminal history records check, the institution shall include a statement signed by the applicant or prospective employee specifying his permission for such information to be released. The request shall be on a form prepared by the bureau and signed by a responsible officer or official of the institution making the request.
D. Any recipient of such information as provided in this Section shall maintain the confidentiality of such criminal history information in accordance with applicable federal or state law.
E.(1)(a) The costs of providing the information required under this Section shall be charged by the bureau, as specified in R.S. 15:587(B) to the institution for furnishing information contained in the bureau's criminal history record and identification files, including any additional cost of providing the national criminal history records check, which pertains to the applicant or prospective employee.
(b) The institution may impose any or all of such fees or costs on the person seeking employment with the institution of postsecondary education.
(2) All fees collected by the bureau pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the Criminal Identification and Information Fund pursuant to R.S. 15:598.
F. The provisions of this Section shall apply to all institutions which are part of the Louisiana State University System, the Southern University System, the University of Louisiana System, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Acts 1997, No. 579, §1; Acts 1999, No. 550, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1052, §1; Acts 2013, No. 133, §1; Acts 2014, No. 326, §1.