Proposed bill would require background checks for mall Santas

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Ho, ho, huh?

It turns out that mall Santa Clauses are not required to pass a background check before working in New York malls.  

A bill proposed by state Sen. James Skoufis would require employers to run background checks on costumed holiday workers – such as Santa and the Easter Bunny.

Currently, it's up to an employer whether or not a background check is performed.

The new law seeks to crack down on child sex offenders from getting those jobs and would make it a criminal offense for an employer who failed to comply.

 

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