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107 STAT. 2490 PUBLIC LAW 103-209—DEC. 20, 1993 Public Law 103-209 103d Congress An Act Dec. 20, 1993 [H.R. 1237] National Child Protection Act of 1993. Intergovernmental relations. 42 USC 5101 note. 42 USC 5119. To establish procedures for national criminal background checks for child care providers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "National Child Protection Act of 1993". SEC. 2. REPORTING CHILD ABUSE CRIME INFORMATION. (a) IN GENERAL.—In each State, an authorized criminal justice agency of the State shall report child abuse crime information to, or index child abuse crime information in, the national criminal history background check system. (b) PROVISION OF STATE CHILD ABUSE CRIME RECORDS THROUGH THE NATIONAL CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM.—(1) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall, subject to availability of appropriations— (A) investigate the criminal history records system of each State and determine for each State a timetable by which the State should be able to provide child abuse crime records on an on-line basis through the national criminal history background check system; (B) in consultation with State officials, establish guidelines for the reporting or indexing of child abuse crime information, including guidelines relating to the format, content, and accuracy of criminal history records and other procedures for carrying out this Act; and (C) notify each State of the determinations made pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B). (2) The Attorney General shall require as a part of each State timetable that the State— (A) by not later than the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, have in a computerized criminal history file at least 80 percent of the final dispositions that have been rendered in all identifiable child abuse crime cases in which there has been an event of activity within the last 5 years; (B) continue to maintain a reporting rate of at least 80 percent for final dispositions in all identifiable child abuse crime cases in which there has been an event of activity within the preceding 5 years; and