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IOWA LAW REQUIRING
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

692A.1  Definitions.
As used in this chapter and unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Aggravated offense" means a conviction for any of the following offenses:

a.  Sexual abuse in the first degree in violation of section 709.2.

b.  Sexual abuse in the second degree in violation of section 709.3.

c.  Sexual abuse in the third degree in violation of section 709.4, subsection 1.

d.  Lascivious acts with a child in violation of section 709.8, subsection 1.

e.  Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in violation of section 709.11.

f.  Burglary in the first degree in violation of section 713.3, subsection 1, paragraph "d".

g.  Kidnapping, if sexual abuse as defined in section 709.1 is committed during the offense.

h.  Murder, if sexual abuse as defined in section 709.1 is committed during the offense.

2.  "Convicted" or "conviction" means a person who is found guilty of, pleads guilty to, or is sentenced or adjudicated delinquent for an act which is an indictable offense in this state or in another jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent, but whose juvenile court records have been sealed under section 232.150, and a person who has received a deferred sentence or a deferred judgment or has been acquitted by reason of insanity." Convicted" or "conviction" does not mean a plea, sentence, adjudication, deferral of sentence or judgment which has been reversed or otherwise set aside.

3.  "Criminal or juvenile justice agency" means an agency or department of any level of government or an entity wholly owned, financed, or controlled by one or more such agencies or departments which performs as its principal function the apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, incarceration, or rehabilitation of criminal or juvenile offenders.

4.  "Criminal offense against a minor" means any of the following criminal offenses or conduct:

a.  Kidnapping of a minor, except for the kidnapping of a minor in the third degree committed by a parent.

b.  False imprisonment of a minor, except if committed by a parent.

c.  Any indictable offense involving sexual conduct directed toward a minor.

d.  Solicitation of a minor to engage in an illegal sex act.

e.  Use of a minor in a sexual performance.

f.  Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution.

g.  Any indictable offense against a minor involving sexual contact with the minor.

h.  An attempt to commit an offense enumerated in this subsection.

i.  Incest committed against a minor.

j.  Dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to minors in violation of section 728.2.

k.  Admitting minors to premises where obscene material is exhibited in violation of section 728.3.

l.  Stalking in violation of section 708.11, subsection 3, paragraph "b", subparagraph (3), if the fact-finder determines by clear and convincing evidence that the offense was sexually motivated.

m.  Sexual exploitation of a minor in violation of section 728.12, subsection 2 or 3.

n.  An indictable offense committed in another jurisdiction which would constitute an indictable offense under paragraphs "a" through "m".

5.  "Department" means the department of public safety.

6. 
"Other relevant offense" means any of the following offenses:

a.  Telephone dissemination of obscene materials in violation of section 728.15.

b.  Rental or sale of hard-core pornography in violation of section 728.4.

c.
Indecent exposure in violation of section 709.9.

d.  A criminal offense committed in another jurisdiction which would constitute an indictable offense under paragraphs "a" through "c" if committed in this state.

7.  "Residence" means the place where a person sleeps, which may include more than one location, and may be mobile or transitory.

8.  "Sexually violent offense" means any of the following indictable offenses:

a.  Sexual abuse as defined under section 709.1.

b.  Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in violation of section 709.11.

c.  Sexual misconduct with offenders in violation of section 709.16.

d.  Any of the following offenses, if the offense involves sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse:  murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, or manslaughter.

e.  A criminal offense committed in another jurisdiction which would constitute an indictable offense under paragraphs "a" through "d" if committed in this state.

9.  "Sexual exploitation" means sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist under section 709.15.

10.  "Sexually violent predator" means a person who has been convicted of an offense under the laws of this state or of another state which would qualify the person as a sexually violent predator under the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 14071(a)(3)(B), (C), (D), and (E).

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 1; 96 Acts, ch 1034, 58; 96 Acts, ch 1132, 1-3; 97 Acts, ch 33, 13; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 1-5; 99 Acts, ch 23, 1-3, 5; 99 Acts, ch 112, 2, 3

Internal References
  Referred to in 598.41A, 692A.2, 692A.13A

Footnotes
  Planning for development of single contact repository of information for employers, political subdivisions, and state agencies; 97 Acts, ch 101, 1


692A.2  Persons required to register.
1.  A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense against a minor, an aggravated offense, sexual exploitation, another relevant offense, or a sexually violent offense in this state or in another state, or in a federal, military, tribal, or foreign court, or a person required to register in another state under the state's sex offender registry, shall register as provided in this chapter. A person required to register under this chapter shall, upon a first conviction, register for a period of ten years commencing as follows:

a.  From the date of placement on probation.

b.  From the date of release on parole or work release.

c.  From the date of release as a juvenile from foster care or residential treatment.

d.  From the date of any other release from custody.

2.  If a person is placed on probation, parole, or work release and the probation, parole, or work release is revoked, the ten years shall commence anew upon release from custody. If the person who is required to register under this chapter is incarcerated for a crime which does not require registration under this chapter, the period of registration is tolled until the person is released from incarceration for that crime.

3.  A person who is required to register under this chapter shall, upon a second or subsequent conviction that requires a second registration, or upon conviction of an aggravated offense, or who has previously been convicted of one or more offenses that would have required registration under this chapter, register for the rest of the person's life.

4.  A person is not required to register while incarcerated, in foster care, or in a residential treatment program. A person who is convicted, as defined in section 692A.1, of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, a sexually violent offense, or an other relevant offense as a result of adjudication of delinquency in juvenile court shall be required to register as required in this chapter unless the juvenile court finds that the person should not be required to register under this chapter. If a juvenileis required to register and the court later modifies the order regarding the requirement to register, the court shall immediately notify the department. Convictions of more than one offense which require registration under this chapter but which are prosecuted within a single indictment shall be considered as a single offense for purposes of registration.

5.  A person who has been convicted of an offense under the laws of this state or of another state which would qualify the person as a sexually violent predator shall register as provided in this chapter for life.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 2; 96 Acts, ch 1134, 7; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 6; 99 Acts, ch 96, 50; 99 Acts, ch 112, 4-6



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692A.3  Registration process.
1.  A person required to register under this chapter shall register with the sheriff of the county of the person's residence within ten days of establishment of residence in this state or within ten days of any conviction for which the person is not incarcerated, a release from custody, or placement on probation, parole, or work release. A sheriff shall accept the registration of a nonresident of the county if the person required to register is a full-time or part-time student or is employed on a full-time or part-time basis in the county.

2.  A person required to register under this chapter shall, within ten days of changing residence within a county in this state or within ten days of a change in the person's name as a result of marriage, dissolution of marriage, or a legal name change, notify the sheriff of the county in which the person is registered of the change of address, name, and any changes in the person's telephone number in writing on a form provided by the sheriff. The sheriff shall send a copy of the change of information to the department within three working days of receipt of notice of the change. The sex offender registry shall maintain and make available information from the registry cross-referenced by name at the time of conviction and by name subsequent to any change.

3.  A person required to register under this chapter shall register with the sheriff of a county in which residence has been newly established and notify the sheriff of the county in which the person was registered, within ten days of changing residence to a location outside the county in which the person was registered. Registration shall be in writing on a form provided by the sheriff and shall include the person's change of address and any changes to the person's telephone number or name. The sheriff shall send a copy of the change of information to the department within three working days of receipt of notice of the change.

4.  A person required to register under this chapter shall notify the sheriff of the county in which the person is registered, within ten days of changing residence to a location outside this state, of the new residence address and any changes in telephone number or name. The sheriff shall send a copy of the change to the department within three working days of receipt of notice of the change. The person must register with the registering agency of the other state within ten days of changing residency, if persons are required to register under the laws of the other state. The department shall notify the registering agency in the other state of the registrant's new address, telephone number, or name.

5.  The collection of information by a court or releasing agency under section 692A.5 shall serve as the person's initial registration for purposes of this section. The court or releasing agency shall forward a copy of the registration to the department within three working days of completion of registration.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 3; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 7; 99 Acts, ch 112, 7, 8



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692A.4  Verification of address.
1.  The address of a person required to register under this chapter shall be verified annually as follows:

a.  On a date which falls within the month in which the person was initially required to register, the department shall mail a verification form to the last reported address of the person. Verification forms shall not be forwarded to the person who is required to register under this chapter if the person no longer resides at the address, but shall be returned to the department.

b.  The person shall complete and mail the verification to the department within ten days of receipt of the form.

c.  The verification form shall be signed by the person, and state the address at which the person resides. If the person is in the process of changing residences, the person shall state that fact as well as the old and new addresses or places of residence.

2.  Verification of address for a person who has been convicted of an offense under the laws of this state or of another state which would qualify the person as a sexually violent predator shall be accomplished in the same manner as in subsection 1, except that the verification shall be done every three months at times established by the department.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 4; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 8



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692A.5  Duty to facilitate registration.
1.  When a person who is required to register under this chapter is released from confinement from a jail, prison, juvenile facility, or other correctional institution or facility, or when such a person is convicted but not incarcerated, the sheriff, warden, or superintendent or, in the case of release from foster care or residential treatment or conviction without incarceration, the court shall do the following prior to release or sentencing of the convicted person:

a.  Obtain fingerprints, the social security number, and a photograph of the person if fingerprints and a photograph and the social security number have not already been obtained in connection with the offense that triggers registration. A current photograph shall also be required. Additional information for a person required to register as a sexually violent predator shall include, but not be limited to, other identifying factors, anticipated future places of residence, offense history, and documentation of any treatment received by the person for a mental abnormality or personality disorder.

b.  Inform the person of the duty to register.

c.  Inform the person that, within ten days of changing residence, registration with the sheriff in the county in which residence is established is required, if the residence is within the state.

d.  Inform the person that if the person moves the person's residence to another state, the person must give the person's new address to the sheriff's department in the county of the person's old residence within ten days of changing addresses, and that, if the other state has a registration requirement, the person is also required to register in the new state of residence, not later than ten days after establishing residence in the other state and to verify the address at least annually.

e.  Require the person to read and sign a form stating that the duty of the person to register under this chapter has been explained. If the person cannot read, is unable to write, or refuses to cooperate, the duty and the form shall be explained orally and a written record maintained by the person explaining the duty and the form.

f.  Inform the person that if the person is a nonresident of a state where the person is a full-time or part-time student or is employed on a full-time or part-time basis, the person must register with the sheriff of the county where the person is employed or attending school. Full-time or part-time means a period of time exceeding fourteen days or an aggregate period of time exceeding thirty days during any calendar year pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 14071(a)(3)(F).

2.  When a person who is required to register under this chapter is released from confinement from a jail, prison, juvenile facility, or other correctional institution or facility, or when such a person is convicted but not incarcerated, the sheriff, warden, or superintendent or, in the case of release from foster care or residential treatment or conviction without incarceration, the court shall verify that the person has completed initial registration forms, and accept the forms on behalf of the sheriff of the county of registration. The sheriff, warden, superintendent, or the court shall send the initial registration information to the department within three working days of completion of the registration. Probation, parole, work release, or any other form of release after conviction shall not be granted unless the person has registered as required under this chapter.

If the offender refuses to register, the sheriff, warden, or superintendent shall immediately notify a prosecuting attorney in the county in which the offender was convicted or, if the offender no longer resides in that county, in the county in which the offender resides of the refusal to register. The prosecuting attorney shall bring a contempt of court action against the offender in the county in which the offender was convicted or, if the offender no longer resides in that county, in the county in which the offender resides. An offender who refuses to register shall beheld in contempt and may be incarcerated following the entry of judgment by the court on the contempt action until the offender complies with the registration requirements.

3.  The sheriff, warden, or superintendent or, in the case the person is placed on probation, the court shall forward one copy of the registration information to the department and to the sheriff of the county in which the person is to reside within three days after completion of the registration.

4.  The court may order an appropriate law enforcement agency or the county attorney to assist the court in performing the requirements of subsection 1.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 5; 96 Acts, ch 1132, 4; 96 Acts, ch 1134, 8, 9; 97 Acts, ch 128, 4; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 9, 10; 99 Acts, ch 112, 9

Internal References
  Referred to in 692A.3, 692A.16



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692A.6  Registration fees and civil penalty for offenders.
1.  At the time of filing a registration statement, or a change of registration, with the sheriff of the county of residence, a person who is required to register under this chapter shall pay a fee of ten dollars to the sheriff. If, at the time of registration, the person who is required to register is unable to pay the fee, the sheriff may allow the person time to pay the fee, permit the payment of the fee in installments, or may waive payment of the fee. Fees paid to the sheriff shall be used to defray the costs of duties related to the registration of persons under this chapter.

2.  In addition to any other penalty, at the time of conviction for a public offense committed on or after July 1, 1995, which requires a person to register under this chapter, the person shall be assessed a civil penalty of two hundred dollars, to be payable in the same manner as a fine. The clerk of the district court shall transmit money collected under this subsection each month to the treasurer of state, who shall deposit ten percent of the moneys transmitted by the clerk into the court technology and modernization fund, for use for the purposes established in section 602.8108, subsection 4, paragraph "a", and deposit the balance of the moneys transmitted by the clerk into the sex offender registry fund established under section 692A.11.

3.  The fees required by this section shall not be assessed against a person who has been acquitted by reason of insanity of the offense which requires registration under this chapter.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 6

Internal References
  Referred to in 692A.11

692A.7  Failure to comply--penalty.
1.  A willful failure to register as required under this chapter is an aggravated misdemeanor for a first offense and a class "D" felony for a second or subsequent offense. However, a person who willfully fails to register as required under this chapter and who commits a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, an other relevant offense, or a sexually violent offense is guilty of a class "C" felony. Any fine imposed for a second or subsequent offense shall not be suspended. The court shall not defer judgment or sentence for any violation of the registration requirements of this chapter. The willful failure of a person who is on probation, parole, or work release, or any other form of release to register as required under this chapter shall result in the automatic revocation of the person's probation, parole, or work release.

2.  In determining if a violation is a second or subsequent offense, a conviction for a violation of this section which occurred more than ten years prior to the date of the violation charged shall not be considered in determining that the violation charged is a second, third, or subsequent offense. Violations in any other states under sex offender registry provisions that are substantially similar to those contained in this section shall be counted as previous offenses. The court shall judicially notice the statutes of other states which are substantially equivalent to this section.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 7; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 11

692A.8  Determination of requirement to register.
1.  A person who is registered under this chapter may request that the department determine whether the offense for which the person has been convicted requires the person to register under this chapter or whether the period of time during which the person is obligated to register under this chapter has expired.

2.  Application for determination shall be made on forms provided by the department and accompanied by copies of sentencing or adjudicatory orders with respect to each offense for which the person asks that a determination be made.

3.  The department shall, within ninety days of the filing of the request, determine whether the person is required to register under this chapter.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 8

692A.9  Registration forms.
Registration forms shall be prepared by the department and shall include the registrant's name at the time of conviction and any change of name as a result of marriage, dissolution of marriage, or legal name change, the registrant's social security number, date of birth, the registrant's current address, and, if applicable, the registrant's telephone number. The forms may provide for the reporting of additional relevant information such as, but not limited to, fingerprints and photographs but shall not include information identifying the victim of the crime of which the registrant was convicted. Additional information for persons required to register as a sexually violent predator shall include, but not be limited to, other identifying factors, anticipated future places of residence, offense history, and documentation of any treatment received by the person for mental abnormality or personality disorder. Copies of blank forms shall be available upon request to any person from the sheriff.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 9; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 12



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692A.10  Department duties--registry.
The department shall perform all of the following duties:

1.  Develop and disseminate standard forms for use in registering of, verifying addresses of, and verifying understanding of registration requirements by persons required to register under this chapter. Forms used to verify addresses of persons required to register under this chapter shall contain a warning against forwarding of the forms and of the requirement to return the forms if the person to whom the form is directed no longer resides at the address listed on the form or the mailing.

2.  Maintain a central registry of information collected from persons required to register under this chapter, which shall be known as the sex offender registry.

3.  In consultation with the attorney general, adopt rules under chapter 17A which list specific offenses under present and former law which constitute criminal offenses against a minor under this chapter.

4.  Adopt rules under chapter 17A, as necessary, to ensure compliance with registration and verification requirements of this chapter, to provide guidelines for persons required to assist in obtaining registry information, and to provide a procedure for the dissemination of information contained in the registry. The procedure for the dissemination of information shall include, but not be limited to, practical guidelines for use by criminal or juvenile justice agencies in determining when public release of information contained in the registry is appropriate and a requirement that if a member of the general public requests information regarding a specific individual in the manner provided in section 692A.13 the information shall be released. The department, in developing the procedure, shall consult with associations which represent the interests of law enforcement officers. Rules adopted shall also include a procedure for removal of information from the registry upon the reversal or setting aside of a conviction of a person who is registered under this chapter.

5.  Submit sex offender registry data to the federal bureau of investigation for entry of the data into the national sex offender registry.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 10; 96 Acts, ch 1034, 59; 99 Acts, ch 112, 10, 11

692A.11  Sex offender registry fund.
A sex offender registry fund is established as a separate fund within the state treasury under the control of the department. The fund shall consist of moneys received as a result of the imposition of the penalty imposed under section 692A.6 and other funds allocated for purposes of establishing and maintaining the sex offender registry, conducting research and analysis related to sex crimes and offenders, and to perform other duties required under this chapter. Notwithstanding section 8.33, unencumbered or unobligated moneys and any interest remaining in the fund on June 30 of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 11

Internal References
  Referred to in 692A.6



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692A.12  Duties of the sheriff.
The sheriff of each county shall comply with the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted by the department pursuant to this chapter.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 12

692A.13  Availability of records.
Information contained in the sex offender registry is a confidential record under section 22.7, subsection 9, and shall only be disseminated or redisseminated as provided in section 692A.13A or as follows:

1.  The department, sheriff, or a police department may disclose information to criminal or juvenile justice agencies for law enforcement or prosecution purposes.

2.  A department listed under section 692A.13A or a juvenile court officer conducting a risk assessment may disclose information to government agencies which are conducting confidential background investigations.

3.  The department or a criminal or juvenile justice agency may release relevant information from the registry except as otherwise provided in section 692A.13A, subsection 3, to members of the general public concerning a specific person who is required to register under this chapter as follows:

a.  Any person may contact a sheriff's office or a police department in writing to request information regarding any person required to register. A request for information shall include the name and one or more of the following identifiers pertaining to the person about whom information is sought:

(1)  The person's date of birth.

(2)  The person's social security number.

(3)  The person's address.

b.  A county sheriff or a police department shall also provide to any person upon request, access to the list of all registrants in that county who have been classified as "at-risk" in this state, however, records of persons protected under 18 U.S.C. 3521 shall not be disclosed.

c.  Upon the appropriation of sufficient funds, the department shall provide electronic access to relevant information from the registry for the following:

(1)  Persons who commit a criminal offense against a minor, an aggravated offense, sexual exploitation, a sexually violent offense, or an other relevant offense on or after the effective date of this Act and who have been assessed to be a "moderate-risk" or "high-risk".

(2)  Persons who committed an offense prior to July 1,1999, and who have been assessed to be a "moderate-risk" or "high-risk" and whose opportunity to request a hearing regarding the assessment of risk has lapsed.

4.  The department may disseminate departmental analyses of information contained in the sex offender registry to persons conducting bona fide research, if the data does not contain individually identified information, as defined under section 692.1.

5.  Criminal history data contained in the registry may be released as provided in chapter 692 or used by criminal or juvenile justice agencies as an index for purposes of locating a relevant conviction record.

6.  A criminal or juvenile justice agency shall not initiate affirmative public notification regarding an individual who has been convicted of kidnapping or false imprisonment, and the crime did not involve attempted sexual abuse or sexual abuse, and the person has not committed another offense that would require the person to register.

7.  Notwithstanding sections 232.147 through 232.151, records concerning convictions for criminal offenses against a minor, sexual exploitation, other relevant offenses, or sexually violent offenses which are committed by a minor may be released in the same manner as records of convictions of adults.

8.  The department shall provide information for purposes of the single contact repository established pursuant to section 135C.33, in accordance with rules adopted by the department.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 13; 96 Acts, ch 1034, 60; 96 Acts, ch 1132, 5; 98 Acts, ch 1169, 13-15; 98 Acts, ch 1223, 31; 99 Acts, ch 23, 4, 5; 99 Acts, ch 112, 12-18; 99 Acts, ch 192, 32

Internal References
  Referred to in 692A.10, 692A.13A

692A.13A  Risk assessment and public notification.
1.  The department of corrections, the department of human services, and the department of public safety shall, in consultation with one another, develop methods and procedures for the assessment of the risk that persons required to register under this chapter pose of reoffending. The department of corrections, in consultation with the department of human services, the department of public safety, and the attorney general, shall adopt rules relating to assessment procedures. The assessment procedures shall include procedures for the sharing of information between the department of corrections, department of human services, the juvenile court, and the division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety, as well as the communication of the results of the risk assessment to criminal and juvenile justice agencies. The assignment of responsibility for the assessment of risk shall be as follows:

a.  The department of corrections or a judicial district department of correctional services shall perform the assessment of risk for persons who are incarcerated in institutions under the control of the director of the department of corrections, persons who are under the supervision of the department of corrections or a judicial district department of correctional services, and persons who are under the supervision or control of the department of corrections or a judicial district department of correctional services through an interstate compact.

b.  The department of human services shall perform the assessment of risk for persons who are confined in institutions under the control of the director of human services, persons who are under the supervision of the department of human services, and persons who are under the supervision or control of the department of human services through an interstate compact.

c.  The division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety shall perform the assessment of risk for persons who have moved to Iowa but are not under the supervision of the department of corrections, a judicial district department of correctional services, or the department of human services; federal parolees or probationers; persons who have been released from a county jail but are not under the supervision of the department of corrections, a judicial district department of correctional services, a juvenile court officer of the judicial branch, or the department of human services; and persons who are convicted and released by the courts and are not incarcerated or placed under supervision pursuant to the court's sentencing order. Assessments of persons who have moved to Iowa and persons on federal parole or probation shall be performed on an expedited basis if the person was classified as a person with a high degree of likelihood of reoffending by the other jurisdiction or the federal government.

d.  A juvenile court officer shall perform the assessment of risk for a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent for a criminal offense listed in section 692A.1 and who is under the juvenile court officer's supervision.

2.  Each department under subsection 1 or each juvenile court officer conducting the assessment of risk shall notify the offender as to the determination of the assessment conducted by that department or officer. An appeal of an assessment of risk determination performed by a department shall be made in accordance with chapter 17A. An appeal of an assessment of risk determination performed by a juvenile court officer shall be made in accordance with rules adopted by the department of public safety in consultation with the judicial branch.

3.  The department of public safety shall be responsible for disclosing the assessment of risk information to a criminal or juvenile justice agency for law enforcement, prosecution, or for public notification purposes. A department, or a criminal or juvenile justice agency, may release the offender's name, address, a photograph, locations frequented by the offender, and relevant criminal history information from the registry and other relevant information. The degree of public notification utilized by a criminal or juvenile justice agency shall be determined as follows:

a.  For offenders classified as "low-risk", registry information may be distributed to a criminal or juvenile justice agency or to members of the public upon requests made through a criminal or juvenile justice agency or by electronic access as provided in section 692A.13, subsection 3.

b.  For offenders classified as "at-risk", including" moderate-risk" or "high-risk", registry information may be provided to any criminal or juvenile justice agency and to the public which includes public and private agencies, organizations, public places, public and private schools, child care facilities, religious and youth organizations, neighbors, and employers. However, if an offender is classified as "high-risk", information may also be provided to neighborhood associations or at community meetings. Registry information may be distributed to the public by printed materials, visual or audio press releases, and by a criminal or juvenile justice agency's web page. The scope of notification may include where the registrant resides, works, attends school, or frequents.

Section History: Recent form
  99 Acts, ti 112, 19

Internal References
  Referred to in 692A.13, 901.4

692A.14  Cooperation with registration.
Each agency of state and local government which possesses information relevant to requirements that a person register under this chapter shall provide that information to the court or the department upon request. All confidential records provided under this section shall remain confidential, unless otherwise ordered by a court, by the lawful custodian of the records, or by another person duly authorized to release such information.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ti 146, 14

692A.15  Immunity for good faith conduct.
Criminal or juvenile justice agencies, officials, and employees of criminal or juvenile justice agencies and state agencies and their employees shall be immune from liability for acts or omissions arising from a good faith effort to comply with this chapter.

Section History: Recent form
  95 Acts, ch 146, 15; 96 Acts, ch 1034, 61

692A.16  Applicability of chapter.
1.  The registration requirements of this chapter shall apply to persons convicted of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, an other relevant offense, or a sexually violent offense prior to July 1, 1995, who are released on or after July 1, 1995, who are participating in a work release or institutional work release program on or after July 1, 1995, or who are under parole or probation supervision by a judicial district department of correctional services on or after July 1, 1995.

2.  Persons required to register under subsection 1 shall register for a period of ten years commencing with the later of either July 1, 1995, or the date of the person's release from confinement, release on work release or institutional work release, or release on parole or probation. For persons released from confinement, registration shall be initiated by the warden, sheriff, or superintendent in charge of the place of confinement in the same manner as provided in section 692A.5. For persons who are under parole or probation supervision, the person's parole or probation officer shall inform the person of the person's duty to register and shall obtain the registration information from the person as required under section 692A.5.

Section History: Recent form
  98 Acts, ch 1169, 16; 99 Acts, ch 96, 51

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