Status Summary

Passed in the Senate. Received in the House, held at desk on 10/16/2017. (updated 12/4/18)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Orrin Hatch

S 705 amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for organizations that serve children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

The program originally was authorized as a pilot program by the Adam Walsh Act in 2006, in which background checks revealed that six percent of applicant volunteers had a criminal history for violations such as child sexual abuse, child cruelty, murder, and serious drug offenses.