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HOUSE BILL NO. 545
INTRODUCED BY S. GALLUS
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING A NURSING HOME HIRING A NURSING HOME WORKER OR A NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR TO PAY A PARTIAL COST OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK; SUBMITTING THE IMPOSITION OF THE FEE TO THE ELECTORATE; PROVIDING A CONTINGENT VOIDNESS PROVISION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Cost-sharing for fee of background check. Of the total $50 fee for a criminal history background check on applicants seeking employment in a nursing home as a nursing home worker or a nursing home administrator as provided for in [LC 1192], $20 must be paid by the nursing home seeking to hire an applicant as a nursing home worker or a nursing home administrator.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission to electorate. This act shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the next tax election by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
SHALL THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK FEE TAX BE INCREASED ANNUALLY BY $20 IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER?
 FOR imposing a $20 fee toward the cost of a criminal background check on a facility seeking to hire a nursing home worker or administrator.
 AGAINST imposing a $20 fee toward the cost of a criminal background check on a facility seeking to hire a nursing home worker or administrator.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Contingent voidness. If Constitutional Initiative No. 75, enacting Article VIII, section 17, of the Montana constitution, is declared invalid, then this act is void.
NEW SECTION. Section 4. Effective date. If approved by the electorate, this act is effective January 1, 2000.
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