Bill Text: AZ HB2116 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Engrossed

Bill Title: Probation credits; work time credit

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-05-17 - Senate Committee of the Whole action: Retained [HB2116 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-HB2116-Engrossed.html




House Engrossed


probation credits; work time credit





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session








An Act


amending section 13-924, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to probation.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Section 13-924, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE13-924. Probation; earned time credit; work time credit; applicability; definitions

A. The court may adjust the period of a probationer's supervised probation on the recommendation of an adult probation officer for earned time credit and work time credit.

B. Earned time credit equals twenty days for every thirty days that a probationer does all of the following:

1. Exhibits positive progression toward the goals and treatment of the probationerís case plan.

2. Is current on payments for court ordered restitution and is in compliance with all other nonmonetary obligations.

3. Is current in completing community restitution.

C. Work time credit equals thirty days for every thirty days that a probationer is engaged in eligible employment.† A probationer must provide supporting documentation to the supervising probation officer within five business days after completing thirty days of eligible employment. The supervising probation officer must verify the probationer's employment through the SUPPORTING documentation that is provided by the probationer and by any other means that the court determines is necessary to verify the work.† the probation officer must document any request for work time credit that is denied.

C. D. Any earned time credit and work time credit awarded pursuant to this section shall be revoked if a probationer is found in violation of a condition of probation.

D. E. This section does not apply to a probationer who is currently:

1. On lifetime probation.

2. On probation for any class 2 or 3 felony.

3. On probation exclusively for a misdemeanor offense.

4. Required to register pursuant to section 13-3821.

E. F. This section has no effect on the ability of the court to terminate the period of probation or intensive probation pursuant to section 13-901, subsection E at a time earlier than originally imposed.

G. For the purposes of this section:

1. "Eligible employment" means any occupation or combination of occupations for which a person can provide supporting documentation verifying at least one hundred thirty wage-earning hours in any thirty-day period.

2. "Supporting documentation" means an employment record, pay stub, employment letter, contract or other reliable means of verifying employment.† END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Effective date

This act is effective from and after December 31, 2022.

Sec. 3. Short title

This act may be cited as the "Earning Safe Reentry Through Work Act of 2022".