Regulatory efforts to streamline criminal background checks have some industry representatives objecting to the system of fingerprinting producers and others.[@@]
The new model act, sponsored by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City. Mo., aims for states to gain access to FBI criminal records and help weed out potential rogue producers.
In addition, it would allow states to use a central repository for fingerprint information, which now exists as the National Insurance Producer Registry under the aegis of the NAIC.
The model act could receive NAIC approval by the end of the year.
However, some industry representatives feel portions of the model act may be premature until the technology is in place for universal electronic fingerprinting.