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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 172B1/2: Local fingerprint submission requirement for applicants for licenses in specified occupations

Section 172B1/2. Municipalities may, by local ordinance, require applicants for licenses in specified occupations to submit a full set of fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a state and national criminal history records check pursuant to sections 168 and 172 and 28 U.S.C. § 534. Fingerprint submissions may be submitted by the licensing authority to the identification unit within the department of state police through the criminal history systems board, or its successor, for a state criminal records check and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal records check.

Municipalities may, by local ordinance, establish the appropriate fee charged to applicants for administering a fingerprinting system. For the purposes of section 2LLL of chapter 29, $30 of the fee shall be deposited into the Firearms Fingerprint Identity Verification Trust Fund and the remainder of the fee may be retained by the licensing authority for costs associated with the administration of the system.