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SA 708. Mr. DEMINT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 687 proposed by Ms. MIKULSKI (for herself and Mr. ISAKSON) to the bill H.R. 1388, to reauthorize and reform the national service laws; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

Strike line 11 on page 212 and all that follows through line 21 on page 213 and insert the following:
``SEC. 189D. CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS.
``(a) In General.--Each entity selecting individuals to serve in a position in which the individuals receive a living allowance, stipend, national service educational award, or salary through a program receiving assistance under the national service laws, shall, subject to regulations and requirements established by the Corporation, conduct criminal history checks for such individuals.
``(b) Requirements.--A criminal history check under subsection (a) shall include--
``(1) a name-based search of the National Sex Offender Registry established under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.); and
``(2) submitting fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check.
``(c) Eligibility Prohibition.--An individual shall be ineligible to serve in a position described under subsection (a) if such individual--
``(1) refuses to consent to the criminal history check described in subsection (b);
``(2) makes a false statement in connection with such criminal history check;
``(3) is registered, or is required to be registered, on a State sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry established under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.); or
``(4) has been convicted of a crime of violence, as defined in section 16 of title 18, United States Code.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 25, 2009.)