Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/51

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PUBLIC LAW 105-251—OCT. 9, 1998 112 STAT. 1881 from the response and, if no information authorized for release remains, an appropriate "no record" response is communicated to the requesting official. ARTICLE V—RECORD REQUEST PROCEDURES (a) POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION.— Subject fingerprints or other approved forms of positive identification shall be submitted with all requests for criminal history record checks for noncriminal justice purposes. (b) SUBMISSION OF STATE REQUESTS. — Each request for a criminal history record check utilizing the national indices made under any approved State statute shall be submitted through that State's criminal history record repository. A State criminal history record repository shall process an interstate request for noncriminal justice purposes through the national indices only if such request is transmitted through another State criminal history record repository or the FBI. (c) SUBMISSION OF FEDERAL REQUESTS. — Each request for criminal history record checks utilizing the national indices made under Federal authority shall be submitted through the FBI or, if the State criminal history record repository consents to process fingerprint submissions, through the criminal history record repository in the State in which such request originated. Direct access to the National Identification Index by entities other than the FBI and State criminal history records repositories shall not be permitted for noncriminal justice purposes. (d) FEES. — A State criminal history record repository or the FBI- CD may charge a fee, in accordance with applicable law, for handling a request involving fingerprint processing for noncriminal justice purposes; and (2) may not charge a fee for providing criminal history records in response to an electronic request for a record that does not involve a request to process fingerprints. (e) ADDITIONAL SEARCH.— (1) If a State criminal history record repository cannot positively identify the subject of a record request made for noncriminal justice purposes, the request, together with fingerprints or other approved identifying information, shall be forwarded to the FBI for a search of the national indices. (2) If, with respect to a request forwarded by a State criminal history record repository under paragraph (1), the FBI positively identifies the subject as having a III Systemindexed record or records— (A) the FBI shall so advise the State criminal history record repository; and (B) the State criminal history record repository shall be entitled to obtain the additional criminal history record information from the FBI or other State criminal history record repositories. ARTICLE VI—ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPACT COUNCIL (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.— There is established a council to be known as the "Compact Council", which shall have the authority to promulgate rules and procedures governing the use of the III