Schumer proposes access to FBI fingerprint database - New York News

Schumer proposes access to FBI fingerprint database

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Senator Charles Schumer wants to make it easier for youth groups to do background checks on adults who work with kids.

The senator proposed establishing a new national database with access to FBI fingerprint checks and crime information from other states.

Schumer says under current law, most children's organizations in New York only have access to criminal records from New York state.

The proposal comes after recent child pornography charges against dozens of people in the New York City area, including a Boy Scout leader and a Little League coach.

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