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Arkansas Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

4 times yearly for “sexually dangerous;” twice yearly all others. A.C.A. § 12-12-907
Length of requirement: 15 yrs./life A.C.A. § 12-12-919

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

References to these levels are made in Act 64 of 2011, A.C.A. § 12-12-909, but a definition for the levels could not be found. See Verification of Residency - page 12.

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

Response needed.

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

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

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

Yes, but only for registrants not defined in section (a) below. They can be removed after 15 years.
A.C.A. § 12-12-919

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

Definition of residence is “A temporary residence or domicile in which a person resides for an aggregate of five (5) or more consecutive days during a calendar year” 12-12-903 (10)(B)(iv)

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

5 business days after the person establishes residency, an eviction, natural disaster, or any other unforeseen circumstance
A.C.A. § 12-12-904 (a)(2)

7 calendar days if the person moves to or returns to this state from another jurisdiction
A.C.A. § 12-12-904 (c)(ii)(D)(ii)(2)(A)

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?

A.C.A. Tit. 5, Subtit. 2., Ch. 14 Note (click the next arrow to continue with the statute information)
A.C.A. Tit. 5, Subtit. 2., Ch. 14
A.C.A. Tit. 5, Subtit. 3., Ch. 27 Note (click the next arrow to continue with the statute information)
A.C.A. Tit. 5, Subtit. 3., Ch. 27
A.C.A. § 5-70-101 (click the next arrow to continue with the statute information)
A.C.A. § 5-70-101

Does the state have lifetime supervision?


Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?


What are the state civil commitment laws?

Not applicable

Age of consent is 16 years old

A.C.A. § 5-14-127
A.C.A. § 5-14-127

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

Yes; age gap
A.C.A. § 5-14-110
Mistake of age defense
A.C.A. § 5-14-102

Info for State Advocates

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

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

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Search bills by key words:

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; sex offender; sex offender registration

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Set up account for bill tracking:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

(501) 682-2007 (800) 482-8982

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Arkansas Time After Time

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.

Other helpful information

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