Subsection (e) of section 167A of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 81, after the words “Fair Credit Reporting Acts” the following words :-
“; provided further, that fingerprints originally obtained by a state agency for purposes of a background check required by Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, as amended by Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, or by Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, shall be expunged from all state records after the person has ended his or her employment or service necessitating said background check; and provided further, that applicants subject to a background check required by Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, as amended by Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, or by Chapter 234, shall be given information explaining for what and by whom their fingerprints will be retained; and provided further that the department of criminal justice information services establish an optional process for any employee, whose background check has indicated no criminal record, to have their fingerprint cards and results expunged from the national crime information databases and from the state identification section of the state police; provided further that such employee electing to have his fingerprint cards and results expunged shall be subject to a fingerprint-based check no less than every 3 years to maintain employment."
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