Maine LD 1488: An Act To Establish the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program in Maine

LD 1488 (subjects: SUBSTANCE ABUSE , TREATMENT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1488&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Mark Dion of Portland: (D – District 43) — e-mail | Twitter

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
12/23/2015 House Received by the Clerk of the House on December 21, 2015.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY pursuant to Joint Rule 308.2 and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 401.
1/21/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro the Majority REFER to the Committee on JUDICIARY Report was ACCEPTED.
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/26/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Majority Report Accepted in concurrence
REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in concurrence
3/29/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative FREDETTE of Newport REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 528
(Yeas 91 – Nays 58 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-611) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-611).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/30/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-611) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-611), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/31/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2016 Senate On motion by Senator KATZ of Kennebec PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Establish the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program in Maine

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

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 200-K is enacted to read:

200-K. Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program, referred to in this section as “the program,” is established to address drug crimes by diverting low-level offenders into community-based treatment and support services. The program must include, but is not limited to, the provision of case management services to program participants in order to secure appropriate treatment and support services such as housing, health care, job training and mental health services for program participants. The Attorney General, in consultation with the district attorneys, shall adopt routine technical rules, as described in chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, to implement this section.

Sec. 2. Pilot projects. The Attorney General, in consultation with the district attorneys, shall implement the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 200-K by establishing 8 pilot projects in communities around the State.

Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ATTORNEY GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE

Administration – Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Provides funds for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 200-K.

GENERAL FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$0 $2,000,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $2,000,000

summary

This bill establishes the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program to address drug crimes by diverting low-level offenders into community-based treatment and support services. The program includes, but is not limited to, the provision of case management services to program participants in order to secure appropriate treatment and support services such as housing, health care, job training and mental health services for program participants. The Attorney General, in consultation with the district attorneys, is directed to implement the program by establishing 8 pilot projects in communities around the State.

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.


In The News…

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This information about LD 1488 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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