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OR House Supports Simplified Background Checks

Today Volunteers and Employees in human service and education positions in Oregon must navigate a costly, inconsistent, slow and often redundant background screening system. On February 27, 2012 the Oregon House passed legislation to help create a unified and efficient system for criminal background checks in Oregon. HB 4091 will address redundant processes and requirements and clearance incompatibilities between state agencies, and aims to improve the thoroughness of some requirements.

The bill now moves to the Oregon Senate for consideration.