2015 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 7 - Postsecondary and Higher Education Generally
Part 1 - Miscellaneous Provisions
§ 49-7-149 - Kristen Azevedo Act -- Criminal history check for employees of student housing.
(a) This section shall be known as and may be cited as the "Kristen Azevedo Act."
(b) All persons applying at public institutions of higher education for employment in housing facilities owned or operated by such institutions, who shall have access to student rooms or apartments, including students applying to become resident assistants or resident directors, before being employed in such position, shall be required to:
(1) Supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Tennessee bureau of investigation (TBI) and the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) or other vendor contracted for the same purposes; and
(2) Agree that the results of the criminal history records check will be sent to the institution.
(c) No person whose name is reported to be on the state's or another state's sex offender registry shall be hired to work in a position permitting such person access to students' rooms or apartments in a student housing facility owned or operated by a public institution of higher education.
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