On August 11th Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the Joseph R. Beau Biden III Child Protection Act. The new law strengthens background check requirements for employees, contractors and volunteers of child serving entities. The new law requires fingerprint background checks through the State Bureau of Identification and the FBI. It also requires employers to obtain a Child Protection Registry Check. A child serving entity is defined as any of the following:
The law allows private schools and youth camps to perform a name based Delaware Criminal background check for employees, volunteers and contractors through the Delaware Justice Information System and an out of state criminal record check using private, third party providers, providing that the out of state criminal record check includes a social security trace search and county-based criminal record search in the counties where the individual has resided within the past 10 years.
The new law takes effect in 240 days. The full text of the legislation can be found here