Maine LD 1121: An Act To Fund the Cold Case Homicide Unit in the Department of the Attorney General

LD 1121 (subjects: ATTORNEY GENERAL DEPT , POWERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1121&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Linda Valentino of York: (D – District 31) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

11 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/26/2015 Senate Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/31/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-92) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-92) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/20/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-92).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 94
(Yeas 144 – Nays 1 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 1121 as originally introduced. L.D. 1121 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-92) .

An Act To Fund the Cold Case Homicide Unit in the Department of the Attorney General

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. PL 2013, c. 585, 3 and 4 are repealed

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

State Police 0291

Initiative: Provides funding for 2 State Police Detective positions and one Forensic Chemist position and related All Other costs to establish a cold case homicide unit.

GENERAL FUND 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 3.000
Personal Services
$0 $243,648
All Other
$0 $88,372
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $332,020

HIGHWAY FUND 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$0 $131,194
All Other
$0 $47,585
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $0 $178,779

SUMMARY

This bill repeals the requirement that the Commissioner of Public Safety and the Attorney General pursue federal funding to establish a cold case homicide unit. The bill also repeals the provision of law that makes establishment of a cold case homicide unit contingent upon availability of federal funding. The provision of law directing the Attorney General in collaboration with the Commissioner of Public Safety to establish a cold case homicide unit is not repealed. The bill provides funding for the fiscal year 2016-17.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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