REFERENCE TITLE: lifetime probation; sexual offenses; termination





State of Arizona


Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session





SB 1155


Introduced by

Senators Shamp: Carroll, Gowan;  Representative Smith









An Act


amending title 13, chapter 9, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding sections 13-912 and 13-922; relating to probation.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 13, chapter 9, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding sections 13-912 and 13-922, to read:

START_STATUTE13-912. Modification of lifetime probation; sexual offenses; applicability

A. Notwithstanding any other law, a person who is placed on lifetime probation for a sexual offense may not petition the court for an order terminating probation before the following expiration of time:

1. for a class 2 or 3 felony conviction, twenty years after the date that the person was placed on probation.

2. For a class 4, 5 or 6 felony conviction, ten years after the date that the person was placed on probation.

B. This section does not apply to a person who requests an annual probation review hearing pursuant to section 13-923. END_STATUTE

START_STATUTE13-922. Probation termination or modification; sexual offenses; criminal records check

If a person is placed on probation for a felony sexual offense, the probation department shall complete an investigation of arrest notifications and warrant checks to determine whether the person has any current or pending criminal charges before recommending a modification or early termination of the person's PROBATION sentence.  The court may not issue an order terminating or modifying the person's probation sentence if there is a current or pending criminal charge against the person. END_STATUTE