In connection with the administration of this article, the commissioner is authorized to request, receive and review criminal history information through the division of criminal justice services, referred to as “the division” for the purposes of this section, with respect to any person seeking authorization under this article to undertake a hemp pilot project or a hemp license; and/or each individual who has substantial management responsibility for the authorized or licensed activity or those in control of the entity, including principals, officers, or other such persons. Those persons for whom criminal history information is sought shall promptly submit to the division his or her fingerprints in such form and in such manner as specified by the division, for the purpose of conducting a search identifying criminal convictions and pending criminal charges and returning a report thereon in accordance with the procedures and requirements established by the division pursuant to the provisions of article thirty-five of the executive law, which shall include the payment of the specified processing fees for the cost of the division’s full search and retain procedures and a national criminal history record check for such information. The commissioner, or his or her designee, shall submit such fingerprints and the processing fee to the division. The division shall forward to the commissioner a report with respect to the person’s previous criminal convictions and pending criminal charges, if any, or a statement that the person has no such previous criminal history according to its files. Fingerprints submitted to the division pursuant to this section may also be submitted to the federal bureau of investigation for a national criminal history record check as described in this section. If additional copies of fingerprints are required, the person to be fingerprinted shall furnish them upon request.