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Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Legislative Policy
 

One of the primary activities of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is to track issues that directly impact our criminal justice stakeholders and to provide reliable criminal justice data and policy guidance for Arizona's elected leaders and policymakers.

As a non-partisan entity, it is our goal to bring together criminal justice stakeholders to understand how policy changes may impact local, county, and state law enforcement agencies.

As such, over the last several years, ACJC has been successful in improving criminal justice systems across various state agencies, closed loopholes in laws, and are currently working on ways to improve the delivery of our criminal justice data to policy makers and researchers.


2019
SB 1250 Injunction against Harassment; Sexual Violence- provides greater protections for victims of sexual assault in the injunctions against harassment process.

2018
HB 2247 Amends statutory reporting requirements for ACJC required Sexual Assault Report.
HB 2249 Complete overhaul of Arizona’s Orders of Protection and Injunction Against Harassment Processes.

2017
HB 2085 Requires fingerprints be taken for theft and shoplifting be attached to the sentencing order.
HB 2087 Continues ACJC until July 1, 2025.
HB 2375 Increases protection for victims utilizing the Victim Compensation Program by creating a stay of debt collection process and requiring that health care providers agree to accept payment from the victim compensation program as payment in full for services.

2016
HB 2154 Improves public safety by cleaning up the definition of failure to appear by combining duplicative provisions in current statute and defining the county sheriff as the “booking agent” for all felonies and misdemeanor domestic violence, sexual assault, and DUI charges.
SB 1210 Allows for greater flexibility in the use of Resource Center Funds to support the important criminal justice research and reporting by ACJC’s Statistical Analysis Center.
SB 1211 Allows for greater flexibility in how the Victim Compensation and Assistance Fund can expend funds across both program areas to meet the needs of the Arizona’s victims of crime.

2015
SB 1295 Requires the courts to permanently affix a defendant’s fingerprint to the sentencing document, if no fingerprint was taken, it requires the booking agency to take finger print.
SB 1373 Provides for an indicator to law enforcement for individuals with a mental health court ruling.

2014
HB 2322 Allows for the automatic transmission of mental health court rulings into and out of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
 

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission monitors and provides recommendations for constitutional, statutory and administrative revisions that are necessary to maintain a cohesive and effective criminal justice system.


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