CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
18-8306. Notice of duty to register and initial registration. (1) When a person is sentenced for an offense identified in section 18-8304, Idaho Code, the prosecuting attorney shall seek and the court shall order a designated law enforcement agency to immediately photograph that person and obtain fingerprints and palm prints unless the person has been photographed and has provided fingerprints and palm prints previously for the same offense. Fingerprints, palm prints and photographs may be taken at the jail or correctional facility to which the person is remanded or sentenced. The fingerprints, palm prints and photographs taken pursuant to this subsection shall be submitted to the department as provided in section 67-3005, Idaho Code.
(2) A person convicted of an offense identified in section 18-8304, Idaho Code, and released on probation without a sentence of incarceration in a county jail or correctional facility, including release pursuant to a withheld judgment or release from any mental institution, shall be notified by the sentencing court of the duty to register pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and the offender shall register in accordance with this chapter no later than two (2) working days after sentence is imposed or judgment is withheld. The written notification shall be a form provided by the department and approved by the attorney general and shall be signed by the defendant. The court shall retain one (1) copy, provide one (1) copy to the offender, and submit one (1) copy to the central registry within three (3) working days of release.
(3) With respect to an offender convicted of a sexual offense identified in section 18-8304, Idaho Code, and sentenced to a period of immediate incarceration in a jail or correctional facility and subsequently released, placed on probation, or paroled, the department of correction or jail shall provide, prior to release from confinement, written notification of the duty to register and the offender shall register prior to his or her release. The written notification shall be a form provided by the department and approved by the attorney general and shall be signed by the offender. The department of correction or jail shall retain one (1) copy, provide one (1) copy to the offender, and submit one (1) copy to the central registry within three (3) working days of release.
(4) The sheriff of each county shall provide written notification, on a form provided by the Idaho transportation department and approved by the attorney general, of the registration requirements of this chapter to any person who enters this state from another jurisdiction and makes an application for an identification card or a license to operate a motor vehicle in this state. The written notice shall be signed by the person and one (1) copy shall be retained by the sheriff’s office and one (1) copy shall be provided to the person.
(5) The notification form provided by the department and approved by the attorney general shall:
(a) Explain the duty to register, the procedure for registration and penalty for failure to comply with registration requirements;
(b) Inform the offender of the requirement to provide notice of any change of address within Idaho or to another jurisdiction within two (2) working days of such change and of the immediate notification requirements set forth in subsections (2) and (3) of section 18-8309, Idaho Code;
(c) Inform the offender of the requirement to register in a new jurisdiction within two (2) working days of changing residence to that jurisdiction, becoming employed in that jurisdiction or becoming a student in that jurisdiction; and
(d) Obtain from the offender and agency or court, the information required for initial registration in the central registry as set forth in section 18-8305, Idaho Code, and any other information required by rules promulgated by the department.
(6) The official conducting the notice and initial registration shall ensure that the notification form is complete, that the offender has read and signed the form, and that a copy is forwarded to the central repository within three (3) working days of the registration.
(7) No person subject to registration shall willfully furnish false or misleading information when complying with registration and notification requirements of this chapter.
(8) An offender required to register under this chapter shall initially register in the jurisdiction in which he or she was convicted as well as any other jurisdiction requiring registration under this chapter. If the jurisdiction in which the offender is initially required to register is Idaho, the offender shall register in the county in which he or she primarily intends to reside. The county of initial registration shall then notify the department, which shall notify any other county or jurisdiction in which the offender is required to register.
[18-8306, added 1998, ch. 411, sec. 2, p. 1279; am. 1999, ch. 249, sec. 4, p. 647; am. 1999, ch. 302, sec. 2, p. 755; am. 2004, ch. 126, sec. 2, p. 429; am. 2011, ch. 311, sec. 5, p. 887.]