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Rhode Island Attorney General Wants Uber, Lyft Drivers Fingerprinted

Rhode Island’s attorney general wants to start fingerprinting Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as traditional taxi cab drivers. The state last year adopted a new law that officially legalized ride-hailing app companies and regulates them, but it didn’t include …

Uber, Lyft Drivers in Maryland Won’t Have to Submit Fingerprints

Uber and Lyft drivers in Maryland won’t have to submit their fingerprints for background checks after the ride-hailing companies complained about the proposal. The Maryland Public Service Commission announced Thursday that it has approved an alternative background check process for …

Kentucky Governor Orders Nursing Homes to Perform National Background Checks

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered nursing homes and other health care providers to run national background checks on all new employees or risk losing their license to operate in the state. Beshear signed the emergency regulation on Nov. 20. …

Investor Panel Eyes Improved Online Background Checks of Financial Professionals

A panel of investor advocates said on Thursday they were developing a proposal for U.S. securities regulators that will make it easier for retail investors to conduct online background checks of financial professionals before hiring them. The Securities and Exchange …

‘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 …