SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 2 of chapter 284 of the acts of 2014, is hereby further amended by inserting after paragraph (25) the following paragraph:-
(26) The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association may obtain from the department data permitted under section 172M.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 172L, as inserted by section 3 of chapter 284 of the acts of 2012, the following section:-
Section 172M. Notwithstanding section 172 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association shall obtain all available criminal offender record information from the department prior to accepting any person as an employee, volunteer, vendor or contractor who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children 18 years of age or less, which shall include any game official enrolled, listed, or otherwise allowed to officiate an athletic event by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Information obtained under this section shall not be disseminated for any purpose other than to further the protection of children.
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