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  • NJ A5006
  • Increases fee for processing fingerprint criminal history record background checks.
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Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill increases the fee charged by the State Police to process a State criminal history record background fingerprint check. The fee currently is $30. The bill increases the fee to $45. Information regarding a person's criminal history may be released to governmental entities and private citizens and entities in certain noncriminal justice matters, including conducting background investigations for employment or licensing. The State Bureau of Identification (SBI) in the Division of State Police is responsible for disseminating criminal history record information for noncriminal justice purposes. Criminal history record information collected by criminal justice agencies and stored in computerized databases includes descriptions of arrests, indictments or other formal charges and disposition of charges, such as convictions, dismissals or acquittals, the sentence imposed, and correctional and release information. The SBI processes requests of authorized persons by cross-referencing the fingerprints or the name of the subject of the check with the fingerprints or names stored in computerized databases to determine if the subject has a criminal history. Under the bill, the fee for this fingerprint check is increased from $30 to $45. This fee has not been increased since 2003, while the administrative costs of conducting these background checks have increasingly risen over this period.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading  (on 12/11/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/11/2017 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
12/7/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (44-28-0)
6/26/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/26/2017 Assembly Budget Hearing (19:00 6/26/2017 A-4432 (1R), A-4784 (1R) and A-5038 are pending referral. * Revi)
6/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/7/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 44 28 8
Detail 6/26/2017 Assembly Budget Committee: Reported Favorably 10 3 0