Utah House considering bill to require background checks for referees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah House committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider a bill that would require high school referees to get a criminal background check.Under House Bill 99 anyone who wants to get certified to officiate a high school sport would have to pay for a background check first.Referees would also have to submit a set of fingerprints that law enforcement could check against its criminal records in the future.The proposal would apply to private and public school officials.Rep. Laura Black, a Sandy Democrat, is sponsoring the legislation.

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