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rkdbus [State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration]
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 A.S.C.A. § 46.2801-46.2803, §46.2805\\ A.S.C.A. § 46.2801-46.2803, §46.2805\\
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=744&Itemid=172+[[https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=744&Itemid=172|https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=744&Itemid=172]]
  
 === What information must registrants provide? === === What information must registrants provide? ===
  
-A.S.C.A§ 46.2801(a)\\ +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 lifeAppendix IAmerican Samoa Territory Statutes\\ 
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7264:462801-registration-of-persons-convicted-of-offenses-against-a-victim-who-is-a-child&catid=744:chapter-28-registration-of-offenders&Itemid=172+[[https://smart.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh231/files/media/document/american-samoa.pdf|https://smart.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh231/files/media/document/american-samoa.pdf]]
  
 === How frequently must they register? And for how long? === === How frequently must they register? And for how long? ===
  
-Per new law, registration is every 180 days for 25 years. Tier II offenders may have their registration periods reduced to 10 years if they maintain clean record for 10 consecutive years.\\+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 victim who is a child (Page4).\\
 Official links needed!\\ Official links needed!\\
-https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/323881/american-samoa-now-has-sex-offender-registry+[[https://ndaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Sex-Offender-Registry_US-Territories-and-Federal_2013.pdf|https://ndaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Sex-Offender-Registry_US-Territories-and-Federal_2013.pdf]]
  
 === Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers? === === Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers? ===
  
-=== Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)? ===+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? === === Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who? ===
  
-None known.+None known.\\ 
 +Link needed.
  
 === Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No) === === Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No) ===
 +
 +Page 3 to 5.\\
 +[[https://smart.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh231/files/media/document/american-samoa.pdf|https://smart.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh231/files/media/document/american-samoa.pdf]]
  
 === Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process? === === Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process? ===
  
-For Tier 2 citizens, Tier 2 offenders may have their registration periods reduced to 10 years if they maintain a clean record for 10 consecutive years.\\+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.\\ No statute number found.\\
-https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/341556/american-samoa-amends-act-governing-sex-offender-registration+[[https://ndaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Sex-Offender-Registry_US-Territories-and-Federal_2013.pdf|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? === === What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting your state? ===
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 46.2801(b) and (c), (d)(2), 10 days to register within a move\\ 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\\ 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+[[https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=744&Itemid=172|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 ===== ===== State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration =====
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 === What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences? === === What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences? ===
  
-46.3604 Rape\\ +[[https://new.asbar.org/section/title-46-criminal-justice/chapter-36-sexual-offenses/|https://new.asbar.org/section/title-46-criminal-justice/chapter-36-sexual-offenses/]]
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7347:46.3604-Rape.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3610 Sexual Assault\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7348:46.3610-Sexual-assault.&catid=750&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3611 Sodomy\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7349:46.3611-Sodomy.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3612 Deviate Sexual Assault\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7350:46.3612-Deviate-sexual-assault.&catid=750&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3615 Sexual abuse in the first degree\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7351:46.3615-Sexual-abuse-in-the-first-degree.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3616 Sexual abuse in the second degree\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7352:46.3616-Sexual-abuse-in-the-second-degree.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3617 Indecent exposure\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7353:46.3617-Indecent-exposure.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172\\ +
-46.3618 Child molesting\\ +
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7354:46.3618-Child-molesting.&catid=750:chapter-36-sexual-offenses&Itemid=172+
  
 === Does the state have lifetime supervision? === === Does the state have lifetime supervision? ===
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 === What is the age of consent? === === What is the age of consent? ===
  
-Age 17.\\ 
-Rape is defined as 16 or under\\ 
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7347:46.3604-Rape.&catid=750&Itemid=172\\ 
 Sexual abuse is defined as 16 or under\\ Sexual abuse is defined as 16 or under\\
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7348:46.3610-Sexual-assault.&catid=750&Itemid=172+[[https://new.asbar.org/code-annotated/46-3604-rape/|https://new.asbar.org/code-annotated/46-3604-rape/]]
  
 === Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people? === === Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people? ===
  
-No.\\ +Response needed
-Link needed.+
  
 ===== Info for State Advocates ===== ===== Info for State Advocates =====
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 === Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored? === === Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored? ===
  
-NoTerritories are not permitted to vote in the Federal election, regardless of criminal status (U.SCONSTartIV, § 3, cl2)Unknown regarding territory/local elections.+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 felonyYour rights can be restored.\\ 
 +[[https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/American-Samoa|https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/American-Samoa]]
  
-<font inherit/inherit;;inherit;;inherit font-weight: bold;>What does the state say about persons who are required to register?</font>+=== What does the state say about persons who are required to register? ===
  
-Registration of offenders\\ +American Samoa Sex Offender Registry\\ 
-https://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7264:462801-registration-of-persons-convicted-of-offenses-against-a-victim-who-is-a-child&catid=744&Itemid=172+[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/]]
  
 === How does the state’s legislative process work? === === How does the state’s legislative process work? ===
  
-How a Bill Becomes Law\\ +OFFICIAL PORTAL OF THE U.S. TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA\\ 
-http://www.samoanews.com/local-news/how-bill-becomes-law-american-samoas-fono-legal-counsel-explains-process+[[https://www.americansamoa.gov/|https://www.americansamoa.gov/]]\\ 
 +\\ 
 +Court Information\\ 
 +[[https://new.asbar.org/category/about-the-bar/court-information/|https://new.asbar.org/category/about-the-bar/court-information/]]
  
 === How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues? === === How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues? ===
  
-May search by bill # or key word\\ +[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/Resources.aspx|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/Resources.aspx]]
-[[http://www.ilga.gov/|http://www.ilga.gov/]]\\ +
-Search by bill title or choose subject\\ +
-[[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/illinois/6585|https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/illinois/6585]]+
  
 === Best keywords are: === === Best keywords are: ===
  
-Response needed.+American Samoa bills / bill tracker
  
 === Sign up for notifications of bill movement: === === Sign up for notifications of bill movement: ===
  
-Response needed.+Bill Tracker\\ 
 +[[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/american_samoa/6395|https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/american_samoa/6395]]
  
 === Most important legislative committees for our issues are: === === Most important legislative committees for our issues are: ===
 +
 +American Samoa Legal Affairs\\
 +[[https://www.legalaffairs.as.gov/|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|https://www.americansamoa.gov/fono]]
 +
 +investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and human trafficking\\
 +[[https://aequitasresource.org/resources/|https://aequitasresource.org/resources/]]
 +
 +American Samoa Government Agencies A to Z\\
 +[[https://www.americansamoa.gov/directors|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/]]\\
 +[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx]]
 +
 +=== NARSOL state affiliate website or blog: ===
  
 Response needed. Response needed.
  
-<font inherit/inherit;;inherit;;inherit font-weightbold;>Contact info for state legislators can be found at:</font>+=== Other helpful information === 
 + 
 +American Samoa Sex Offender Registry FAQ’s\\ 
 +[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/FAQs.aspx|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/FAQs.aspx]]\\ 
 +\\ 
 +American Samoa Sex Offender Registry Resources\\ 
 +[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/Resources.aspx|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/Resources.aspx]]
  
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Territorial_constitutional_officers_of_American_Samoa 
  
 ===== Other Useful State Information ===== ===== Other Useful State Information =====
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 === Contact information for state registry office === === Contact information for state registry office ===
  
-https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/\\ +[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/]]\\ 
-https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx+[[https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx|https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/ContactUs.aspx]]
  
 === NARSOL state affiliate website or blog: === === NARSOL state affiliate website or blog: ===
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