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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at https://narsol.org/wiki-response/

Arizona Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 113-3821
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

What information must registrants provide?

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 113-3821 I,J,O
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Cannot locate frequency in the statutes, but we found these two links indicating annually, with some as often as every 3 months.
https://www.allenlawaz.com/arizona-sex-offender-registration-requirements/
https://www.bncjlaw.com/Blog/2016/December/How-Does-the-Arizona-Sex-Offender-Registration-A.html

10yrs/life; Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 113-3812 M
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes. There are three levels: one, two, and three.
ARS 13-3825
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03825.htm

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Yes.
“Arizona Sex Offender Assessment Screening Profile for Regulatory Community Notification”
http://azrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/AZ-Sex-Offender-Assessment-Screening-Profile.pdf (link to official state website needed!)

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

Level I classification Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3827A.1.
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03827.htm

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

Community notification Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3825
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03825.htm
Fees 13.3821Q
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm
Update driver’s license yearly Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3821 J.
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm
Residency restricted for some offenders Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3727
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03727.htm

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

Very limited to young offenders who are not on probation. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3826,
http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03826.htm
And for persons under 22 who meet certain criteria. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-923
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00923.htm

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

Understood to be within 10 days of being in the state, but cannot find in statute; Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3821
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

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

14 consecutive days or 30 aggregate days Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3821E
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

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?

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1401 - 13-1425; click ‘next section’ to continue
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01401.htm
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 11-3201 – Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3212 ff
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03201.htm

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

Yes. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-902 E.
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00902.htm

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Age of Consent is 18; Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13=1405
http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01405.htm

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

Yes. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1407F
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01407.htm

Info for State Advocates

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

Automatic voting restoration upon completion of sentence and payment of all fines for first-time, single felony offenders. Second time felony offenders may apply for restoration with their county after completion of their sentence. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-905 and 13-906
https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00906.htm

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

How does the state's legislative process work?

How can I locate and track legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Search by keyword:
https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/SearchKeywords
Search by bill number:
https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview
Can scan through topics and choose ones sex offender related to follow:
https://www.azleg.gov/sessionlaws/

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; sex offender; sex offender registration

Sign up for notifications of bill movement:

You can track individual bills here:
https://legiscan.com/AR

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Most important are Senate Appropriations; Senate Judiciary; House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety, Infrastructure and Resources; and House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. Members are searchable from the “Committee Overview” link, which updates with each new session.
https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/CommitteeOverView?SessionID=119

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office:

Arizona Dept of Public Safety
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: 602.223.2000
https://www.azdps.gov/node/20985

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Arizona Reform Sexual Offense Laws
http://azrsol.org/

Other helpful state groups:

Response needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Arizonans for Rational Sex Offense Laws
623-296-2904
P.O. Box 10551
Phoenix, AZ 85064
http://azrsol.org/

Other helpful information

arizona.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/09 17:23 by zyin