The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 54th Legislature, 1st Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 54th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session, which convenes in January 2020.
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A. An applicant for original licensure, license renewal, license reinstatement or temporary licensure pursuant to this chapter who has not previously done so must submit a full set of fingerprints to the board at the applicant's or licensee's expense for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-544. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation.
B. If the applicant or licensee has an unexpired clearance card issued by the department of public safety, the applicant or licensee may submit a copy of that document instead of submitting fingerprints.
C. Each applicant for license renewal or reinstatement shall submit a new set of fingerprints every five years after the initial fingerprint submission required in subsection A of this section.
D. On expiration of the clearance card issued by the department of public safety, an applicant must submit either a copy of the applicant's new clearance card or a set of fingerprints.
E. If the board does not have any evidence or reasonable suspicion that the applicant has a criminal history and the applicant otherwise satisfies the requirements of section 32-4122, the board may issue a license or a temporary license before it receives the results of a criminal records check.
F. The board shall suspend the license or temporary license of a person who submits an unreadable set of fingerprints and who does not submit a new readable set of fingerprints within twenty days after the board notifies the person of that fact.
G. This section does not affect the board's authority to otherwise issue, deny, cancel, terminate, suspend or revoke a license or a temporary license.