2019 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 20A - Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.
Section 15-20A-7 - Registration information - Required.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 15-20A-7 (2019)
Section 15-20A-7Registration information - Required.

(a) The following registration information, unless otherwise indicated, shall be provided by the sex offender when registering:

(1) Name, including any aliases, nicknames, ethnic, or tribal names.

(2) Date of birth.

(3) Social Security number.

(4) Address of each residence.

(5) Name and address of any school the sex offender attends or will attend. For purposes of this subdivision, a school includes an educational institution, public or private, including a secondary school, a trade or professional school, or an institution of higher education.

(6) Name and address of any employer where the sex offender works or will work, including any transient or day laborer information.

(7) The license plate number, registration number or identifier, description, and permanent or frequent location where all vehicles are kept for any vehicle used for work or personal use, including land vehicles, aircraft, and watercraft.

(8) Any telephone number used, including land line and cell phone numbers.

(9) Any email addresses or instant message address or identifiers used, including any designations or monikers used for self-identification in Internet communications or postings other than those used exclusively in connection with a lawful commercial transaction.

(10) A current photograph.

(11) A physical description of the sex offender including physical appearance, physical characteristics, and identifying marks such as scars and tattoos.

(12) Fingerprints and palm prints.

(13) A DNA sample. The DNA sample may be collected by the probation officer, sheriff, chief of police, or other responsible agency. Prior to collecting a DNA sample, the responsible agency shall determine if a DNA sample has already been collected for the sex offender by checking the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry website, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences DNATracker site, or with the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. If a DNA sample has not been previously collected for the sex offender, the responsible agency shall coordinate for the collection of a DNA sample with the sheriff of the county in which the registration is occurring. The collection of a DNA sample should be performed using materials recommended or provided by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. The DNA sample shall be immediately forwarded by the entity collecting the sample to the Department of Forensic Sciences.

(14) A photocopy of the valid driver license or identification card.

(15) A photocopy of any and all passport and immigration documents.

(16) Any professional licensing information that authorizes the sex offender to engage in an occupation or carry out a trade or business.

(17) A full criminal history of the sex offender, including dates of all arrests and convictions, status of parole, probation, or supervised release, registration status, and outstanding arrest warrants.

(18) A list of any and all Internet service providers used by the sex offender.

(19) Any other information deemed necessary by the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency.

(b) The registering agency is not required to obtain any of the following information each time the sex offender verifies his or her required registration information if the registering agency verifies the information has already been collected and has not been changed or altered:

(1) A current photograph.

(2) Fingerprints or palm prints.

(3) A DNA sample.

(4) A photocopy of the valid driver license or identification card.

(5) A photocopy of any and all passport and immigration documents.

(c) The registration information shall be transmitted to the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency in a manner determined by the secretary of the department and promulgated in rule by the secretary upon recommendation of an advisory board consisting of representatives of the office of the Attorney General, District Attorneys Association, Chiefs of Police Association, Sheriffs Association, and the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. The advisory board members shall not receive any compensation or reimbursement for serving on the advisory board.

(d) The required registration information shall include a form explaining all registration and notification duties, including any requirements and restrictions placed on the sex offender. This form shall be signed and dated by the sex offender. If the sex offender fails to sign the form, the designee of the registering agency shall sign the form stating that the requirements have been explained to the sex offender and that the sex offender refused to sign.

(e) All required registration information shall be stored electronically in a manner determined by the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency and shall be available in a digitized format by the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to anyone entitled to receive the information as provided in Section 15-20A-42.

(f) Any person who knowingly fails to provide the required registration information, or who knowingly provides false information, pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a Class C felony.

(Act 2011-640, p. 1569, §7; Act 2015-463, p. 1506, §1; Act 2017-414, §5.)
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