A House committee in Kansas amended a fingerprinting bill originally introduced by the Senate. Originally applying only to new hires, now all school district employees are required to get a fingerprint and criminal background check every five years. This amendment would include all 60,000 public school district employees including recently hired and employees that were hired before the bill is enacted. One unresolved issue with the legislation is what party would be paying the $3 million cost of the directive. The House committee seeks to allow the local school boards the option to pay while the Senate wants the employees pay the $50 fee.