A. The attendance officer may enforce the law relating to:

Terms Used In This Law

  • adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a person who has custody of a child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101

1. School attendance of children between the ages of six and sixteen years.

2. The provisions of section 15-802, subsection E, and section 15-803.

3. Employment of children between the ages of six and sixteen years.

B. The attendance officer may:

1. Issue a citation to an adult or child who is alleged to be in violation of laws specified in subsection A of this section to appear before a court of competent jurisdiction and shall advise the person to whom the citation is issued that failure to appear at the time and place specified in the citation may result in the issuance of a warrant for the person’s arrest. A citation that is issued to a child under eighteen years of age shall require the child’s parent or person having custody to appear with the child at the time and place specified in the citation. The attendance officer shall notify the child’s parent or person having custody that the citation was issued and that the parent or person having custody is required to appear in court with the child and shall give proof of the notice to the court.

2. Issue a citation on an Arizona traffic ticket and complaint form for any violation of laws specified in subsection A of this section.

3. Report a violation of a law specified in subsection A of this section to the local law enforcement agency and request an investigation of the violation. The law enforcement agency shall, when sufficient cause exists, refer the matter for prosecution.

4. Enter all places where children may be employed to investigate and enforce the law.