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March 26, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 722 proposed by Senator Burr to Amendment SA 687.
March 26, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Proposed amendment SA 722 withdrawn in Senate.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 722. Mr. BURR proposed an amendment to amendment SA 687 proposed by Ms. Mikulski ( for herself and Mr. Isakson) to the bill H.R. 1388, entitled ``The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.''; as follows:


On page 213, line 21, strike ``Code.'.'' and insert the following: ``Code.
``(d) Special Rule for Individuals Working With Vulnerable Populations.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--Notwithstanding subsection (b) or any other provision of law, on and after the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of the Serve America Act, a criminal history check under subsection (a) for each individual described in paragraph (2) shall, except in a case approved for good cause by the Corporation, include--
``(A) a drug test for controlled substances, as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802);
``(B) the searches described in subsection (b)(1) and subparagraph (A) of subsection (b)(2); and
``(C) the background check described in subsection (b)(2)(B).
``(2) INDIVIDUALS WITH ACCESS TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS.--An individual described in this paragraph is an individual who--
``(A) serves in a position in which the individual receives a living allowance, stipend, national service educational award, or salary through a program receiving assistance under the national service laws; and
``(B) as a result of such individual's service in such position, has or will have access, on a recurring basis, to--
``(i) children age 17 years or younger;
``(ii) individuals age 60 years or older; or
``(iii) individuals with disabilities.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 26, 2009.)