147-75.1. Criminal record checks for the Department of State Treasurer.

(a) The Department of State Treasurer may obtain from the State and National Repositories of Criminal Histories or from any other lawful source the criminal history of any of the following individuals:

(1) A current or prospective permanent or temporary employee of the Department of State Treasurer.

(2) A contractor with the Department of State Treasurer.

(3) An employee or agent of a contractor with the Department of State Treasurer who is performing or will perform work for the Department of State Treasurer.

(4) A volunteer of the Department of State Treasurer.

(5) Any other individual otherwise engaged by the Department of State Treasurer who will have access to health or financial information or data maintained by the Department of State Treasurer that is confidential or otherwise nonpublic.

(b) The Department of State Treasurer may deny employment to or dismiss any individual identified under subdivisions (1), (2), (4), and (5) of subsection (a) of this section who refuses to consent to a criminal history record check or to the use of fingerprints or other identifying information required by the State or National Repositories of Criminal Histories. Any refusal shall constitute just cause for the employment denial or the dismissal from employment.

(c) The Department of State Treasurer may extend a conditional offer of employment pending the results of a criminal history record check authorized by this section. (2020-29, s. 9.)