Section 34-25-22

Applications for original license; background checks; disclosure of information.

(a) Applications for original license shall be made to the board in writing under oath on forms prescribed by the board and shall be accompanied by the required fee, which is not refundable. Any such application shall require such information as in the judgment of the board will enable it to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for a license.

(b) An applicant shall provide the board with two complete sets of fingerprints to be sent to the State Bureau of Investigations to conduct a criminal history background check. The State Bureau of Investigations shall forward a copy of the applicant's prints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal background check.

(c) The request to the board shall contain the following information:

(1) Two complete functional sets of fingerprints, either cards or electronic, properly executed by a criminal justice agency or an individual properly trained in fingerprinting techniques.

(2) Written consent from the applicant for the release of criminal history background information to the board.

(d) The applicant shall pay all costs associated with the background checks required by this section.

(e) The board shall keep information received pursuant to this section confidential, except that such information received and relied upon in denying the issuance of a license in this state may be disclosed as may be necessary to support the denial or when subpoenaed from a court.

(Acts 1971, No. 2056, p. 3307, §9; Acts 1989, No. 89-269, p. 416, §3; Act 2016-189, §1.)