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House Proceeding 06-13-06 on Jun 13th, 2006 :: 1:07:39 to 1:12:25
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that this man had been suspected of a similar incident in 1990 and arrested for attempted rape in 1994. this bill gives states direct access to federal fingerprint database to make sure that

Thomas E. Petri

1:07:39 to 1:07:58( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: convicted sex offenders never work in a school again. many school districts are experiencing a surge in growth that in turn increases the demand for qualified teachers and staff. schools are under

Thomas E. Petri

1:07:39 to 1:12:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

1:07:58 to 1:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: added pressure to expedite the hiring to meet this demand. h.r. 4894 streamlines this to the databases so the schools can be confident that they are hiring upstanding teachers and staff.

Thomas E. Petri

1:08:12 to 1:08:28( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the bill authorizes the attorney general to provide states with accurate fingerprint databases for perspective factuality, staff and volunteers who work with children. either the attorney general

Thomas E. Petri

1:08:28 to 1:08:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: or state may add a fee for this check. it may be released to the appropriate school official or state agency and any person who misuses the background information may be fined or imprisonned

Thomas E. Petri

1:08:47 to 1:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: for up to 10 years. i commend the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, for his work on this issue and urge my colleagues to support this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker

Thomas E. Petri

1:09:02 to 1:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i would like to address the house with as much time as i may consume. our work

Thomas E. Petri

1:09:17 to 1:09:31( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: on the house judiciary committee and particularly the subcommittee on crime, there is no doubt that one of the most prevalent issues that we address is a way to protect our children. whether it's

Thomas E. Petri

1:09:31 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: against sexual predators, whether it's against heinous acts that not only hurt them but kill them. and certainly we are aware of the far-reaching impact that the lack of structure and process

Thomas E. Petri

1:09:50 to 1:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: has on our educational system, particularly individuals who are working in our schools, primaryary, secondary and sports activities. so i am certainly in support of h.r. 4894 and clearly

Thomas E. Petri

1:10:12 to 1:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: i would argue that we have a better product. i don't want to be anywhere suggesting that we are not fighting for our children. i do want to offer the fact that as i indicated that we have a

Thomas E. Petri

1:10:29 to 1:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: better product that we can agree that the criminal background checks done on individuals working with children is something we all want, and certainly we want to be able to include those

Thomas E. Petri

1:10:43 to 1:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: who pose a threat. but we do want to have a criminal background check system, of course, that has the elements of some order and constitutional protections. might i just say to my colleagues

Thomas E. Petri

1:11:00 to 1:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: that a virgin of the language that is in this bill already passed twice in h.r. 3132 and h.r. 4172 that in a bipartisan way we agree with this. so i would like to thank my good friend from

Thomas E. Petri

1:11:16 to 1:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: nevada, mr. porter, for the agreement. as we do talk in particular -- about particular issues, we would recognize that it is important to be able to put in the processes that would question whether

Thomas E. Petri

1:11:31 to 1:11:45( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: all data is the kind of data that we should include for access by these institutional entities. i do believe as we move toward the senate and have a conference on this bill that we'll find

Thomas E. Petri

1:11:45 to 1:11:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: common ground so that what we put forward will protect our children absolutely and as well be a system that will be readily accessible to our institutions and at the same time give them the opportunity

Thomas E. Petri

1:11:59 to 1:12:13( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: that they need to ensure that those who are apt to injury, -- to injure, harm our children. we like the streamline process. we like the attorney general, if you will, able to handle the

Thomas E. Petri

1:12:13 to 1:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: fingerprints and data. i know that as we head toward conference or have an opportunity to make this bill the kind of bill that provides the support and safety in the employment place of our

James L. Oberstar

1:12:25 to 1:12:40( Edit History Discussion )

James L. Oberstar: educational institutions for all of our children. with that i'd like to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. mr. sensenbrenner: i would like to yield

James L. Oberstar

1:12:25 to 1:23:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James L. Oberstar

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