What We Are Doing for February
This year WAR is working on getting the correct information out to the public and media in AZ and other States by:
1. Telling private stories to different media organizations – Vicki told her sons story to Inside Edition. Many places will change names for privacy.
2. Have a public meeting (100 people) in down town Phoenix near ASU Law School and show the film Untouchables and invite ACLU, Probation, Ira Ellman (Law Professor), and Shauna who are in the movie and have a discussion – Panel about the problems faced by today’s registrants. Movie is 105 minutes but Vicki will speed it up and take parts out. The purpose is to get the correct facts out instead of the misguided ones out in the public today. It will be held on a Tuesday or Thursday around March 31st. Details are still being worked out. Adds will be in the paper before hand.
3. Went over proposed legislation for this year with 6 new bills. The most concerting is SB1162 a new statue that would monitor all electronic devices in your home for all registrants with monitoring system – you would have to send in all the serial numbers of your devices TV, Smart Phone. Computer etc.
Please follow new bills on Legiscan and write letters to your legislature about the problem this bill and others would cause. It takes 5 months to create a bill and 5 years to fix it.
There is one Bill involved in Hate Crimes Training SB1022 and one member in our AZ Group would like to talk to the Attorney General and Governor about what damage can occur to Registrants after Community Notifications. Her husband was changed from a level 1 to a level 2 something that happens frequently in AZ after you move.
AZ Legislative Updates Offenders on Federal Supervised Release Hits All-Time High
In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
All information is confidential and we do not distribute any data whatsoever.
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