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‘Drafting Error’ Leads to Veto of Missouri Health Insurance Navigator Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation. The vetoed bill would have …

Missouri Legislature OKs Criminal Checks for Health Advisers

Despite a federal court order against their current law, Missouri legislators voted to toughen requirements even further for people seeking to work as insurance guides under President Barack Obama’s health care law. A bill given final approval by the Republican-led …

Mississippi Insurance Chief Urges Background Checks on Home Security Personnel

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said he’d like to see security system sales people subject to background checks. The Picayune Item reported that Chaney told a local civic club this past week that the checks would prevent criminals from impersonating …

Group Sues to Block Tennessse Rules on Health Navigators

A health care advocacy group is suing to halt emergency rules enacted in Tennessee to require background checks for people giving advice on new insurance marketplaces going into effect next week. The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of the …

Illinois Governor Signs Gun Law on Background Checks, Thefts

Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The law closes a background check loophole for the sale or transfer of …

Background Checks, Fingerprinting of North Dakota Agent Applicants to Begin Sept. 1

The North Dakota Insurance Department announced that as of Sept. 1, 2013, anyone applying to become a North Dakota resident insurance producer must undergo a criminal background check, including fingerprinting. This requirement is the result of the passage of Senate …

Daycare Operators Prepare for Tougher Indiana Rules

Childcare providers across Indiana are scrambling to find money to pay for broader criminal background checks of employees and educate staff about new rules to improve safety and prevent child abuse ahead of a July 1 deadline. Indiana lawmakers this …

EEOC Updates Best Practices for Using Criminal Records in Hiring

Recognizing that technology has changed hiring procedures and also that more people are coming in contact with the criminal justice system, the federal government has updated its guidelines for employers who use arrest and conviction records in their hiring decisions …

New Mexico Nominee Withdraws Over Liability for Background Check

The former U.S. senator and astronaut who withdrew his name from consideration as New Mexico’s next energy secretary is defending his stance on background checks for top state government officials. Harrison Schmitt used an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal to …