Section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 202 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
(p) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other general or special law to the contrary, a person may, upon application on a form to be established by the department, request that the department return a letter certifying that the person has no available criminal offender record information. Within 5 business days of receiving an application pursuant to this subsection, the department shall search all available criminal offender record information, including conviction data, arrest data, sealed record data and juvenile data, pertaining to that person. If the search confirms that there is no available criminal offender record information pertaining to that person, the department shall, within 5 business days, send a dated letter to the person certifying that there is no available criminal offender record information pertaining to that person.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other general or special law to the contrary, in response to a requestor for a signed acknowledgement form pursuant to subsection (c), a subject may provide the requestor with a copy of a certification letter sent by the department pursuant to paragraph (1). If the subject provides the requestor with a valid certification letter dated by the department within 1 year before provision of the letter to the requestor, the requestor shall be considered to have: (i) obtained all available criminal offender record information pertaining to that person; and (ii) satisfied any requirement of this chapter or any other general or special law to obtain criminal offender record information for that person.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.