H.R. 1441: Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act of 2013

Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Blaine Luetkemeyer
Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 09, 2013
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1331 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 01, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 9, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 09, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

9% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To provide for background checks of persons working in the electronic life safety and security systems industry, and for other purposes.


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7 cosponsors (6R, 1D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to establish a method to permit employers in the electronic life safety and security systems industry to request a fitness determination based on state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history background checks.
Requires the Attorney General to:
inform such employers about how to request background checks; complete a check of the national criminal history records system; establish procedures for the secure receipt of criminal history records; make determinations regarding whether the criminal history records received in response to a background check indicate a criminal history that may bear on the employee's or prospective employee's fitness for employment in such industry based on whether that individual has, during the preceding 10 years, been convicted of or imprisoned for a felony or an offense involving dishonesty, false statement, or the use of force against another; convey such fitness determination to the employer requesting the background check; provide an affected employee or prospective employee his or her criminal history records and notification of the right to challenge the accuracy or completeness of such records or to withdraw consent to participate in the determination; collect fees from employers to offset fitness determination costs; and issue regulations to ensure the enforcement of nondisclosure requirements for criminal history records.

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