Sec. 2-89. Authority to obtain criminal history record information.
Pursuant to the authority of Sections 15.2-1505.1 and 19.2-389 of the Code of Virginia 1950, as amended, in the conduct of investigations of applicants for public employment with the city, permits or licenses, or for public employment with the Lynchburg school system, whenever, in the interest of the public welfare or safety, it is necessary to determine if the past criminal conduct of a person would be compatible with the nature of the employment, permit or license under consideration, the city manager or the superintendent of schools or their designees shall be authorized to request the chief of police or other appropriate person to obtain the criminal history records of such applicant from the Virginia Criminal Records Exchange, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or other appropriate sources, and the chief of police or other appropriate person shall be authorized to obtain and disseminate such criminal history record to the city manager or the superintendent of schools or their designees. If an applicant is denied employment because of information appearing in his criminal history record, the applicant shall be notified that information from his criminal history record contributed to such denial. (Ord. No. O-91-228, 9-24-91; Ord. No. O-11-089, 7-12-11)
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