(b) In order to determine an applicant's suitability for employment, the commissioner shall require every applicant or employee who is or may be in a position involved in the examination, processing or issuance of a driver's license or identification card, or who would have access to affect any document or record related to an applicant or holder of a driver's license or identification to furnish a full set of fingerprints to facilitate a criminal background check of the applicant. The commissioner shall submit the fingerprints to the state Criminal Identification Bureau along with the applicant's identifying information. Prior to hiring a prospective applicant the commissioner shall request that the State Police submit the fingerprints and identifying information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check and that the commissioner may not hire the prospective applicant until the results of the national background check are available for evaluation.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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