NY Senate OKs Bill Allowing Criminal Checks On Contractors

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- New York's Republican-controlled Senate has passed a union-backed bill allowing the state to conduct criminal background checks on government contractors, but concerns that such a law could cost people jobs hurts its chances in the Assembly, people familiar with the legislation told Law360 on Friday. 

The bill would add a section to the state's finance law giving state officials the power to take fingerprints from contracted employees and use them to conduct state and FBI checks. It also would require contracted employers to tell their workers...
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