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Los Angeles Mayor Requests Background Checks

LCT Staff
Posted on July 7, 2004

LOS ANGELES – Criminal background checks may soon be necessary for bus, van and limousine drivers at Los Angeles International Airport.

Mayor James Hahn requested the requirement after the defeat of state legislation that would have required background checks for all professional drivers that serve airports and railroad terminals in California.

Los Angeles sponsored the legislation, which was introduced by Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles. Airport officials said they will work to comply with Hahn's request.

"We're obviously going to react quickly, but it's too soon to say how long it will take to implement the program," airport spokesman Paul Haney said.

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