The proposed bill mandates the Arizona Department of Education to create and manage a computerized database for storing certified electronic copies of high school diplomas issued by school districts, charter schools, or accommodation schools in the state starting from January 1, 2026. These electronic diplomas must be convertible to a portable document format (PDF) and include all the information present on the original diploma.

Additionally, the bill outlines that the Department of Education will establish procedures for individuals to request certified electronic copies of their diplomas from the database, provided they can prove their identity. The department is also authorized to charge fees for producing these electronic copies. The term "high school diploma" as used in this bill includes diplomas issued under specific sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 15-249.19