Changes to Jessica Lundsford Act – HB 21

Changes to Jessica Lundsford Act – HB 21

Florida contractors with projects in the public education sector will no longer need to submit employee badge applications to each and every school district where work is performed.

During the 2013 Legislative Session, HB 21 was approved, and placed into law effective July 1, 2013.

The bill requires the Department of Education (DOE) to create a uniform, statewide identification badge signifying that a noninstructional contractor has satisfied the specified background screening requirements.

At present, there is no required uniform, statewide identification badge that signifies that a non-instructional contractor has satisfied background screening requirements. School districts generally issue their own identification badges or proof of clearance. Non-instructional contractors will be charged a fee for the statewide identification badge, as set by DOE. Currently school districts that issue identification badges set their own fee. 

Read the complete bill here:
HB 21 Background Screening for Noninstructional Contractors on School Grounds

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