[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Foxborough by Art. V, § 1, Para. 49, of the General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 184.
If requested by the licensing authority, the Police Department may conduct state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history checks for individuals applying for the following licenses: hawking and peddling or other door-to-door salespeople, pawn dealers, and hackney drivers.
An applicant seeking such a license shall submit, at the request of the licensing authority, fingerprints taken by the Police Department along with a fee to be determined by the Chief of Police.
Upon receipt of the fingerprints and the appropriate fee, the Police Department will transmit the fingerprints to the State Police Identification Unit through the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS), formerly the Criminal History System Board (CHSB).
In rendering a fitness determination, the licensing authority, with the advice of the Police Department, shall decide whether the applicant has been convicted of, or is under pending indictment for, a crime which bears upon his/her ability or fitness to receive the license being applied for, any felony or a misdemeanor which involved force or threat of force, controlled substances, or was a sex-related offense.
The applicant may request and receive a copy of his/her criminal history record from the Police Department. Should the record subject seek to amend or correct his/her record, he/she must contact CHSB for a state record or the FBI for records from other jurisdictions maintained in its file.
The Police Department shall establish, by rule or regulation, a civilian fingerprinting system for the purpose of conducting state and national criminal history records checks of persons applying for licensures within the Town as required pursuant to this Civil Fingerprinting Persons Bylaw.
The fee charged to the applicant by the Police Department for the purpose of enforcing this bylaw shall be determined by the Chief of Police pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F. A portion of the fee, as specified in MGL c. 6, § 172B 1/2, shall be deposited into the Firearms Fingerprint Identity Verification Trust Fund, and the remainder of the fee may be retained by the Police Department for costs associated with the administration of the fingerprinting system.
The licensing authority is hereby authorized to deny any application for, or to revoke or suspend any license or permit, including renewals and transfers thereof, for any person whom the licensing authority reasonably determines is unfit to receive the license, due to information obtained pursuant to this bylaw.
This Civil Fingerprinting Persons Bylaw shall take effect on May 4, 2012.