Section 15-20A-3

Applicability.

(a) This chapter is applicable to every adult sex offender convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5, without regard to when his or her crime or crimes were committed or his or her duty to register arose.

(b) Any adult sex offender shall be subject to this chapter for life.

(c) This chapter is applicable to juvenile sex offenders who are adjudicated delinquent pursuant to the Alabama Juvenile Justice Act, Sections 12-15-101 to 12-15-601, inclusive, formerly Sections 12-15-1 to 12-15-176, inclusive, Code of Alabama 1975, of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5.

(d) A juvenile sex offender adjudicated delinquent of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5 on or after July 1, 2011, shall be subject to this chapter for the duration of time as provided in Section 15-20A-28. A juvenile sex offender adjudicated delinquent of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5 prior to July 1, 2011, shall be subject to registration and verification pursuant to this chapter for 10 years from the last date of release on the sex offense subjecting the juvenile sex offender to registration, and the juvenile sex offender shall be subject to notification during the registration period if notification was previously ordered by the sentencing court.

(e) This chapter is applicable to youthful offender sex offenders who are adjudicated as a youthful offender pursuant to the Youthful Offender Act, Sections 15-19-1 to 15-19-7, of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5.

(f) A youthful offender sex offender adjudicated as a youthful offender of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5 on or after July 1, 2011, shall be subject to this chapter as provided in Section 15-20A-35. A youthful offender sex offender adjudicated as a youthful offender of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5 prior to July 1, 2011, shall be treated as follows:

(1) If the youthful offender sex offender was not previously adjudicated or convicted of a sex offense, he or she shall be treated as a juvenile sex offender adjudicated prior to July 1, 2011, pursuant to subsection (d).

(2) If the youthful offender sex offender was previously adjudicated or convicted of a sex offense, he or she shall be treated as an adult sex offender pursuant to subsection (b).

(Act 2011-640, p. 1569, §3.)