Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: APPROP DPA 15-0-0-2

HB 2743: appropriation; address confidentiality program fund

Sponsor: Representative Hernandez C, LD 21

Caucus & COW


Appropriates $400,000 from the state General Fund (GF) in FY 2025 to the Address Confidentiality Program Fund (Fund).


The Address Confidentiality Program is administered by the Secretary of State and maintains the confidentiality of the actual address of a relocated victim of domestic violence, stalking or a sexual offense. The Address Confidentiality Program provides a substitute address and mail is forwarded by the Secretary of State to the real address (A.R.S. § 41-162).

The Fund consists of a $50 criminal assessment on individuals convicted of domestic violence, stalking or a sexual offense (A.R.S. §§ 12-116.05, 41-169). In the past, the Secretary of State has also received federal Victim of Crimes Act, or VOCA, funding for the Address Confidentiality Program. The FY 2024 General Appropriations Act also included a one-time appropriation of $250,000 from the GF for this purpose (Laws 2023, Ch. 133).


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteAppropriates a non-lapsing $400,000 from the GF in FY 2025 to the Fund. (Sec. 1)

2.   Expresses the intent of the Legislature that the appropriation be considered ongoing in future years. (Sec. 1)


Committee on Appropriations

1.   Changes the fund source from the GF to the Victim Compensation and Assistance Fund.

2.   Removes the ongoing legislative intent language.



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