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American Samoan Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

American Samoa requires tier I offenders to register for 15 years, tier II offenders to register for 25 years and tier III offenders to register for life. Appendix I. American Samoa Territory Statutes
https://smart.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh231/files/media/document/american-samoa.pdf

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION & RELATED REQUIREMENTS (UNITED STATES TERRITORIES AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION) AMERICAN SAMOA. 4 Am. Samoa Code Ann. § 46.2801 (2011) Registration of persons convicted of offenses against a victim who is a child (Page4).
Official links needed!
https://ndaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Sex-Offender-Registry_US-Territories-and-Federal_2013.pdf

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Response needed.

Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?

Response needed.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

None known.
Link needed.

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No)

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

Am. Samoa Code Ann. § 46.2803 (2011). Continued registration not required when underlying conviction is reversed, vacated, or set aside (Page 7).
No statute number found.
https://ndaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Sex-Offender-Registry_US-Territories-and-Federal_2013.pdf

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting your state?

No statutes found.

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to your state to live or to attend school?

46.2801(b) and (c), (d)(2), 10 days to register within a move
46.2801(d)(8) offenders who reside in American Samoa for school or employment for more than 14 days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year
https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=744&Itemid=172

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.
Link needed.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.
Link needed.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

None.
Link needed.

Sexual abuse is defined as 16 or under
https://new.asbar.org/code-annotated/46-3604-rape/

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Response needed.

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Misdemeanors in American Samoa - you never lose the right to vote if convicted of a misdemeanor, even while incarcerated.
You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.

Felony convictions in American Samoa - you lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a felony. Your rights can be restored.
https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/American-Samoa

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

American Samoa Sex Offender Registry
https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/

How does the state’s legislative process work?

OFFICIAL PORTAL OF THE U.S. TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA
https://www.americansamoa.gov/

Court Information
https://new.asbar.org/category/about-the-bar/court-information/

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

American Samoa bills / bill tracker

Sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

American Samoa Legal Affairs
https://www.legalaffairs.as.gov/

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

AMERICAN SAMOA LEGISLATURE (FONO)
List of Senate and House of Representatives
https://www.americansamoa.gov/fono

investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and human trafficking
https://aequitasresource.org/resources/

American Samoa Government Agencies A to Z
https://www.americansamoa.gov/directors>

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

American Samoa Sex Offender Registration Office Contact Us:
American Samoa
Box 7 OAG-EOB
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-4163
https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/
https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Response needed.

Other helpful information

American Samoa Sex Offender Registry FAQ’s
https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/FAQs.aspx

American Samoa Sex Offender Registry Resources
https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/Resources.aspx

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

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Other helpful information

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american_samoa.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/19 11:41 by rkdbus