HB2497 S GOV AMT
The Committee on Government Organization moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2497--A Bill to amend and reenact §30-40-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to application for a real estate license; requiring applicants for real estate licensure to undergo criminal history record checks; declaring the criminal history record check requirement is not against public policy; requiring applicants to submit fingerprints for the criminal history record check; requiring applicants to authorize the use of fingerprints to conduct the criminal history record check; prohibiting the release of criminal history records except in certain limited circumstances; declaring that criminal history records are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act; requiring the applicant to pay the actual costs of the criminal history record check; requiring the commission to promulgate a legislative rule to make the procedures and requirements consistent with federal standards before implementing the requirement for criminal history record checks; and requiring the commission to issue a license without requiring a criminal history record check to an attorney in good standing.