The state has an online portal where individuals and businesses can request background check in Nebraka and receive a report. They have records split into three separate areas. The State Patrol handles criminal information, the Judicial Branch handles court dispositions and the Department of Motor Vehicles handles driving records. Each has its own website where users can pay a fee and get reports. NE is an open records state; however, some information provided to the public will be limited. Companies and individuals can sign up for a subscriber account for repeat use.
Nebraska criminal background check history reports will show arrests and dispositions but will not include: arrests, where no charges were filed, are only included during the most recent year, charges that were sent to diversion are only included during the most recent two years, charges that were dismissed or acquitted, any arrest where the person of interest was adjudicated in juvenile court will not be included.”
Minor traffic violations will also not be included in the criminal report.
The court reports will include “document images, case detail, trial outcome, parties to the case, court cost and fee information and payments made to the court. “
The DMV records contain driver license “status, convictions, accidents, and withdrawals for five years.”
There are a variety of reasons why someone would use a Nebraska state patrol background check information. They are often used for employment, tenant screening before renting property, with insurance, credit, and financing as well as adoption, foster care, and security clearances.
Public background checks are also available that combine information from various private and public sources to provide useful information for looking into a new neighbor or friend. People also use them for vetting roommates, finding family members, looking up their own information or before dating. Some of the information contained in these reports is:
Marriages and Divorces
Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership
Current and Past Addresses
Phone and Email Address
Relatives and Associates
Social Media Accounts and More
NE is an open-record state; however, reports provided to the public will be limited. Certain criminal information is removed from the records that are provided to employers and the public. For example, arrests, where no charges were filed, are automatically removed after one year. Arrests, where the subject completed a diversion program, will be removed two years after the date of arrest. Additionally, arrests that were discharged will be removed three years after the date of arrest.
The state does not have any laws requiring a state-level background check before purchasing a gun in the state. NE is not a point of contact for licensed gun dealers. Therefore they must follow federal law and contact the FBI and use NICS for a mandated background check before selling any firearms to buyers. Private sales are not regulated, and they do not require a background report either. For 2018, the state processed 632,319 total background check in the state. Two hundred seventy-four thousand seven hundred fifty-four of them were for handguns, 202,708 were for long guns, and 90,972 were for permits.
On average 74,477 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.
Nebraska background check laws pertain to the use of them in licensing and certifications. The state is mostly concerned with discrimination and governs how agencies and other licensing providers use them during the hiring process. Some types of industries that work with children or the elderly are required by law to use background checks when hiring new employees.
Even though NE does not govern how employers can use background information during the hiring process, they do restrict the use of criminal records for discrimination when licensing or providing permits to applicants. Employers are free to use background checks on how they see fit during the application and interview process. However, all Nebraska employers must comply with federal discrimination law: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when using background checks to determine eligibility when hiring.
According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use.
In 2017, there have been 69 victims of online romance scams in Nebraska, resulting in $0.6 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.
|Age Group||Count||Amount Loss|
|20 - 29||122||118,299|
|30 - 39||174||475,714|
|40 - 49||141||828,404|
|50 - 59||215||402,164|