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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?

Article 3 Registration of Sex Offenders and Offender Monitoring
13-3821
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

What information must registrants provide?

Article 3 Registration of Sex Offenders and Offender Monitoring
13-3821
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03821.htm

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Article 3 Registration of Sex Offenders and Offender Monitoring
13-3821
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=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
http://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03825.htm

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

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?

No.

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?

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/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00923.htm

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 will be moving to your state to live or to attend school?

Move to State to live: 72 hours
Go to school: 14 consecutive days or 30 days per calendar year
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3821E
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=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?

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Age of Consent is 18, although there doesn’t appear to be a statute. There are only criminal statutes which criminalize sexual contact with people under 18 ; Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13=1405
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01405.htm

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

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3826
https://www.azleg.gov/viewDocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03826.htm

Allows for certain offenders to get off the registry - very limited to young offenders who are not on probation
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1407 (f) – Age difference defense
https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01407.htm

Info for State Advocates

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

All civil rights lost upon conviction of any felony. Civil rights restored (other than fire arm) automatically for first-time offenders upon completion of sentence; those convicted of two or more felonies may regain rights only through judicial set-aside or pardon. Federal offenders are eligible for relief, but those convicted in other states are not.

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?

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/BillOverview?SessionID=117

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

House Members
http://www.azhouse.gov/
Senate Members
http://www.azsenate.gov/

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office:

Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Compliance (602) 255-0611
https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/sex-offender#contact

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

AZRSOL & Fearless Groups
http://azrsol.org/

Other helpful state groups:

The R.I.S.E. Project:
http://www.impact-4-life.com/

Reinventing Reentry:
http://www.reinventingreentry.org/

St. Joseph’s the Worker:
https://www.sjwjobs.org/

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

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