HR.2083 - Protecting Students From Sexual And Violent Predators Act

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10/22/2013--Passed House amended. . Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act - Requires states that receive funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to: require criminal background checks for each school employee that include searches of the criminal registry or repository of the state in which the employee resides, the child abuse and neglect registries and databases of that state, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Sex Offender Registry; prohibit the employment of an individual who refuses to consent to, or who makes a false statement in connection with, a background check or who has been convicted of one of specified felonies or of a violent or sexual crime against a minor; require background checks to be periodically repeated or updated in accordance with state law or the policies of the state's local educational agencies (LEAs); provide school employees who have had a background check with a copy of the background check if they request one and a timely process to appeal the results of the background check if it blocks their service as a school employee; ensure that such policies and procedures are published on state and LEA websites; and allow an LEA to share the results of a recent background check on a school employee with another LEA that is considering that individual for employment. Prohibits states and LEAs from knowingly transferring or facilitating the transfer of any school employee if they know, or have substantive reason to believe, that such employee engaged in sexual misconduct with an elementary or secondary school student. Allows: (1) the Attorney General and state law enforcement officials to charge reasonable fees for conducting the background checks, and (2) states and LEAs to use ESEA administrative funds to pay such fees.

Received In The Senate And Read Twice And Referred To The Committee On Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions.
October 28th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The Title Of The Measure Was Amended. Agreed To Without Objection.
October 22nd 2013 @ 5:29 PM

On Motion To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill, As Amended Agreed To By Voice Vote.
October 22nd 2013 @ 5:29 PM

Debate - The House Proceeded With Forty Minutes Of Debate On H.r. 2083.
October 22nd 2013 @ 5:12 PM

Considered Under Suspension Of The Rules.
October 22nd 2013 @ 5:12 PM

Mr. Rokita Moved To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill, As Amended.
October 22nd 2013 @ 5:11 PM

Referred To The Subcommittee On Early Childhood, Elementary, And Secondary Education.
July 8th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The House Committee On Education And The Workforce.
May 22nd 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act (H.R. 2083) addresses mandatory criminal background checks for school employees. If passed, the bill would require state agencies that receive federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to conduct a criminal background check for all school employees; and prohibit employment to individuals who do not comply, present false statements, or have been convicted of a felony.

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Wednesday October 23rd 2013

H.R. 2083 would require state agencies that receive federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to perform a criminal background check on all school employees; and to prohibit employment to individuals who do not comply, present false statements, or have been convicted of a felony. An “employee” is defined as anyone seeking employment with a local educational agency or State educational agency, or who has a job duty that results in access to students, or who has a contract that provides services with a school or local educational agency. This would include teachers, administrators, and support staff such as cafeteria workers and janitors.

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Wednesday October 23rd 2013
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