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Idaho Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
18-8304 - APPLICATION OF CHAPTER – RULEMAKING AUTHORITY
What information must registrants provide?
18-8305 - CENTRAL REGISTRY – NOTICE TO AGENCIES
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
SVP written form monthly; home visit bi-annually; in person yearly Others written form quarterly; in person yearly. Homeless must check in weekly. 18-8308
Duration life 18-310(1); petition can be made after 10 yrs. in some situations; see removal process.
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Assessing Sex Offenders
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
18-8307(2) Registration fee
18-8327 - Prohibited Employment
18-8324 Community Notification
18-8329 - Prohibited Access to School Children - and exceptions
18-8331 - Prohibited Group Dwelling - and exceptions
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
18-8310 - RELEASE FROM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS – EXPUNGEMENT
18-8310A - DISTRICT COURT TO RELEASE FROM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS – EXPUNGEMENT
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Appears to be none.
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Must comply 18-8304
Within 2 working days 18-8307(4)(b)
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?
18-1501 - INJURY TO CHILDREN
18-1505B - SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT
18-1506 - SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN YEARS
18-1507 - SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD
18-1508 - LEWD CONDUCT WITH MINOR CHILD UNDER SIXTEEN
18-1508A - SEXUAL BATTERY OF A MINOR CHILD SIXTEEN OR SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE
18-1509 - ENTICING OF CHILDREN
18-1509A - ENTICING A CHILD THROUGH USE OF THE INTERNET OR OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICE
18-6104 - RAPE
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
Speaks to mental illness, not those w/ sexual offense conviction. S18-212
What is the age of consent?
Statute 18-1506 would indicate 16 years
However this definition in statute 18-1507(b) indicates 18 years
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Yes; actor must be 18 or older 18-1506
And statute 18-1508A shows there must be a gap of five years for anyone 16 or 17 years old
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
After prison, parole, probation 18-310
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 by variety of methods including key words
Best keywords are:
Sexual; sexual offender; sex offender registration
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Senate Judiciary and Rules
House Judiciary, Rules and Administration
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
Central Sex Offender Registry
700 S. Stratford Dr., Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83642
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Idaho Human Rights
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: