The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 54th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 55th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2021.
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A. An application for a license, permit, title or registration made to the department and a document required by law or by the department to accompany the application is a public record, except a medical report and a report voluntarily submitted by a physician or a registered nurse practitioner as defined in section 28-3005, except as provided by section 28-455 and except as otherwise provided by law.
B. If the department is required or authorized to revoke, suspend or cancel a driver license or to suspend vehicle registrations pursuant to chapter 9 of this title, it shall notify the holder by a written notice that includes a citation to the statute or rule under which the action is authorized or required. The department shall retain a copy of the notice. The copy of the notice shall contain a certification that the original notice was mailed and the date the notice was mailed. The copy of the notice is a public record. If the copy is addressed to a licensee at the address last shown on the department's records, as evidenced by the person's driver license application or subsequent notification pursuant to section 28-448 by the person of a different address, it is presumed, unless otherwise shown by clear and convincing evidence, that the person to whom the notice was addressed received the original notice.
C. The department may place notes, date stamps, identifying numbers or other information on an application, a record of conviction or any other record as is necessary to ensure the accuracy of the record and to expedite its handling. The information does not affect the validity of a record, except that the markings are not considered a part of the record for evidentiary purposes unless proven accurate by other records of the department or other competent evidence.