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Nebraska Now Offering Online Criminal History Background Checks

  Nebraska Now Offering Online Criminal History Background Checks

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- March 27, 2013

Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that Nebraska criminal history background
check requests are now available online through the Nebraska State Patrol.

“This new service will allow citizens with computer access and the proper
information to request a name-only criminal history check anytime day or
night,” said Gov. Heineman. “This is just one more example of how state
government is providing more efficient, faster services for our citizens.”

Previously Nebraskans requesting a name-only criminal history background check
would need to submit their request in person, through the mail or by fax.
Response to the request could take three to 10 days depending on mail service.

“More than 75 percent of the individuals who request name-only criminal
history checks do not have a criminal background,” said Col. David Sankey,
Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “By automating this service,
those individuals will receive an immediate response. At the same time we will
speed up the process for others whose request may need more research.”

With the new online site Nebraskans needing a name-only criminal history
background check need only log onto www.ne.gov/go/crime_report and provide the
requested information. A credit card will be required as a form of payment for
the $18.00 fee.

Convenient features of the online service include:

  *Online 24x7x365: Individuals and businesses checking for criminal history
    in Nebraska can access the self-serve portal to input requests anytime,
    from their home or office.
  *No Record Instant Response: Can be downloaded, saved or printed from
    receipt page. Available for up to 14 days from fulfillment of request.
  *Electronic Notifications: Customer receives email notifications of status
    changes on requests requiring further research.

In 2012, the Nebraska State Patrol processed 33,337 requests for name-only
criminal history background checks. Since 2009, more than 128,000 requests
have been processed.

Users can find out more about online Government services in Nebraska through:

RSS feeds: http://www.nebraska.gov/rss.xml

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nebraskagov

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nefanpage

About Nebraska.gov

Nebraska.gov (http://www.Nebraska.gov) is managed by Nebraska Interactive, LLC
part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Nebraska
Interactive works with state agencies to enable them to conduct state business
online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:

Nebraska.gov
Carmen Easley, 402-471-2154
Director of Marketing and Operations
carmen@egov.com
 
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