North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Update: North Star on the Hill

In early May, Andy joined representatives of other camps to lobby in Washington D.C. for The Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA), which was passed in the Senate this week. Co-sponsored by Senators Al Franken and Orrin Hatch, the CPIA makes it easier for organizations such as camps to access FBI background checks when hiring, which is the only true National background check database.

This is a great update and the next step forward for a bill which would help camps and similar organizations hire employees who are suitable to work with children. CPIA would also help keep the costs of these background checks reasonable in the future. The Senate's version of the bill will be voted on in the House before being signed into law.

To learn more, you can read Senator Franken's release or view his tweets on the subject.