Criminal History Background Checks; Request for Comments
Section 6403 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-458, 118 Stat. 3638, 3758-60 (2004) requires the Attorney General to report to Congress on statutorily required criminal history record checks conducted by the Department of Justice. As part of this report, the Attorney General is required to make certain recommendations to Congress for improving, standardizing, and consolidating the existing statutory authorizations, programs, and procedures for the conduct of criminal history record checks for non- criminal justice purposes, such as licensing and employment. In developing this report, the Attorney General must consult with representatives of state criminal history repositories, the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council, appropriate representatives of private industry, and representatives of labor. Therefore, to provide a means of input to these named parties, and to allow for broader public input on the issues that will be addressed in the report, the Department of Justice is publishing this notice seeking public comment on the development of the required report.