Bill Text: AZ SB1696 | 2023 | Fifty-sixth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Sexually explicit materials; government; prohibition

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2023-06-05 - Governor Vetoed [SB1696 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2023-SB1696-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: sexually explicit materials; government; prohibition





State of Arizona


Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session





SB 1696


Introduced by

Senators Hoffman: Kern, Wadsack; Representatives Jones, McGarr, Smith









An Act


amending title 38, chapter 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding article 11; relating to sexually explicit materials.





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

Section 1. Title 38, chapter 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 11, to read:


START_STATUTE38-539.01. Sexually explicit materials; prohibition; violation; classification; definitions

A. An office, board or commission of this state or a political subdivision of this state shall not expose minors to sexually explicit materials and shall prohibit its contractors from exposing minors to sexually explicit materials.

B. A facility or property owned, leased or managed by a person or entity prescribed by subsection A of this section may not be used for filming or facilitating sexually explicit acts.

C. A person that violates this section is guilty of a class 5 felony.

D. For the purposes of this section:

1. "Sexual conduct" means acts of masturbation, sexual intercourse or physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks or the female breast.

2. "Sexual excitement" means the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.

3. "Sexually explicit materials" includes textual, visual or audio materials or materials accessed via any other medium that depict any of the following:

(a) Sexual conduct.

(b) Sexual excitement.

(c) Ultimate sexual acts.

4. "Ultimate sexual acts" means sexual intercourse, vaginal or anal, fellatio, cunnilingus, bestiality or sodomy. END_STATUTE