Some changes are being made to state sex offender registration laws, including a requirement that homeless offenders register every three months, Department of Public Safety officials announced Tuesday.
The changes become effective on Sept. 21 and include the following:
• Transient sex offenders must register at least every 90 days with authorities in their jurisdictions.
• Electronic fingerprints can be affixed to sex offender registration forms.
• The Motor Vehicle Division must provide daily address updates to the Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Compliance Unit for offenders with address changes.
• Offenders moving into Arizona from other states must provide a DNA sample at the time of registration.
Also, anyone convicted on or after Nov. 1 of certain dangerous crimes against children will be required to be monitored with a global positioning system to track his or her movements throughout probation.
According to the DPS sex offender Web site, there are about 11,000 registered sex offenders in Arizona.
For more information on sex offenders in Arizona, or to search for those living in your area, go to the DPS site at