124.74 Criminal records check for employees with access to federal tax information.

(A) Division (B) of this section applies to any of the following individuals:

(1) An employee in the service of the state;

(2) A prospective employee for a position in the service of the state;

(3) A contractor of a state agency, board, or commission;

(4) A contractor, employee, or prospective employee of a board of county commissioners or a county department of job and family services, child support enforcement agency, or public children services agency.

(B) If an individual described in division (A) of this section has or, in the case of a prospective employee, will have access to or the use of federal tax information, the head of the state or county agency, department, board, or commission with which the individual is employed, will be employed, or is contracted shall request that the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation conduct a criminal records check based on the individual's fingerprints in accordance with section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The head of the agency, department, board, or commission shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check.

Such an individual, and the agency, department, board, or commission with which the individual is employed, will be employed, or is contracted, shall also comply with any separate request by the federal bureau of investigation to conduct a national criminal records check.

(C) A state or county agency, department, board, or commission may adopt any rules or policies necessary to implement this section.


Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 51, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.