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PUBLIC LAW 103-209—DEC. 20, 1993 107 STAT. 2491 (C) take steps to achieve 100 percent disposition reporting, including data quality audits and periodic notices to criminal justice agencies identifying records that lack final dispositions and requesting those dispositions. (c) LIAISON. —An authorized agency of a State shall maintain close liaison with the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the National Center for the Pirosecution of Child Abuse for the exchange of technical assistance in cases of child abuse. (d) ANNUAL SUMMARY. —(1) The Attorney General shall publish an annual statistical simmiary of child abuse crimes. (2) The annual statistical summary described in paragraph (1) shall not contain any information that may reveal the identity of any particular victim or alleged violator. (e) ANNUAL REPORT.— The Attorney General shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, publish an annual summary of each State's progress in reporting child abuse crime information to the national criminal history background check system. (f) STUDY OF CHILD ABUSE OFFENDERS.—(1) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shall begin a study based on a statistically significant sample of convicted child abuse ofiTenders and other relevant information to determine— (A) the percentage of convicted child abuse offenders who have more than 1 conviction for an offense involving child abuse; (B) the percentage of convicted child abuse ofiTenders who have been convicted of an offense involving child abuse in more than 1 State; and (C) the extent to which and the manner in which instances of child abuse form a basis for convictions for crimes other than child abuse crimes. (2) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Reports. Act, the Administrator shall submit a report to the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives containing a description of and a summary of the results of the study conducted pursuant to paragraph (1). SEC. 3. BACKGROUND CHECKS. 42 USC 5119a. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) A State may have in efiTect procedures (established by State statute or regulation) that require qualified entities designated by the State to contact an authorized agency of the State to request a nationwide background check for the purpose of determining whether a provider has been convicted of a crime that bears upon an individual's fitness to have responsibility for the safety and well-being of children. (2) The authorized agency shall access and review State and Federal criminal history records through the national criminal history background check system and shall m£^e reasonable efforts to respondto the inquiry within 15 business days. (b) GUIDELINES. —The procedures established under subsection (a) shall require— (1) that no qualified entity may request a background check of a provider under subsection (a) unless the provider first provides a set of fingerprints and completes and signs a statement that—