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Question: What bills were signed into law that impact foster care?

SB 1072 – signed by the Governor March 16, 2018

Overview: Makes it so any employee that has access to DCS information have a level 1 fingerprint clearance card

Relating to DCS and fingerprinting.
1. Clarifies that a DCS IT employee, contractor or subcontractor must have a level I fingerprint clearance card if the employee has access to DCS information as a part of their job duties. (Sec. 1)

Previous Law
An IT employee of a contractor or subcontractor must have, or applied for, a level I fingerprint clearance card in order to access DCS information in any state data system. The contractor or subcontractor is responsible for the costs of obtaining the employee’s level I fingerprint clearance card and may charge these costs to the fingerprinted employee. DCS may allow the cost of obtaining a level I fingerprint clearance card to be included as an allowable cost in a contract. (A.R.S. § 8-463)


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