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Schumer: Federal background checks for organizations involving children

ALBANY - Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing new legislation that would let child-serving organizations perform federal background checks on employees and volunteers.

Current laws allow most children's organizations to only have access to the New York State database.

Senator Schumer says a federal check is important so people with a criminal past in another state dont sneak through the cracks.
Schumers bipartisan legislation would impact summer camps, day care centers, and other not-for-profit organizations.