New State Laws Take Effect in Utah Cities

By Michael Klazema on 2/12/2012

In many Utah cities, like Centerville, a new state law is beginning to take effect. Centerville’s city council has finalized the procedures they will use in order to perform background checks on volunteers and employees who work with minors in the city. State law requires that a full criminal background check must be done on those who work with minors and the city has expanded this to include employees like baseball coaches and any other employees of the recreation department.

Each of the background checks will cost about $15 and fees for recreation in Centerville will go up slightly. Most parents do not seem to have an issue with this as they feel the background checks will keep their children safe. At this time, there are only plans to perform one background check per person which would take place when they are hired.

In this case, the city could benefit from using a third party background check company like They have several products that could assist the city of Centerville in their background checks such as the US Offender OneSEARCH. This is an instant report that would tell the city if their new employee or volunteer matches any person on lists of known offenders that amongst other committed sexual offenses in the US.

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