Maine LD 150: An Act To Provide Anger Management Courses or Additional Imprisonment for Domestic Violence Offenders

LD 150 (subjects: CRIMES , ABUSE AND NEGLECT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=150&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Frances Head of Bethel: (R – District 117) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
4/9/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/14/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-54).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
4/21/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot TABLED until Later in Today’s Session, pending PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-54), in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
4/23/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/28/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/29/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/30/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Under suspension of the Rules On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-67) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) READ and ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-67) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-67) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/6/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-54) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-67) thereto.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/13/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 150 as originally introduced. L.D. 150 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 (H-54) S-A to C-A (S-67) .

An Act To Provide Anger Management Courses or Additional Imprisonment for Domestic Violence Offenders

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

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 1160 is enacted to read:

1160. Anger management

1. In addition to any sentence that the court orders pursuant to this Part, for a person convicted for the first time of a domestic violence offense under section 207-A, 209-A, 210-B, 210-C or 211-A, the court shall enter the following orders for participation in an anger management course provided by an anger management program certified by the Department of Corrections, referred to in this section as “the department,” pursuant to Title 19-A, section 4015:

A. An order that the offender must participate in a level one anger management course; and
B. An order that the offender is prohibited from all contact with the victim of the crime until the offender has completed the anger management course and the department has received notice of completion of the course from the anger management program.

2. In addition to any sentence that the court orders pursuant to this Part, for a person convicted for the 2nd domestic violence offense under section 207-A, 209-A, 210-B, 210-C or 211-A, the court shall enter the following orders for participation in an anger management course provided by an anger management program certified by the department pursuant to Title 19-A, section 4015:

A. An order that the offender must participate in a level 2 anger management course; and
B. An order that the offender is prohibited from all contact with the victim of the crime until the offender has completed the anger management course and the department has received notice of completion of the course from the anger management program.

3. In addition to any sentence that the court orders pursuant to this Part, for a person convicted for a 3rd or subsequent domestic violence offense under section 207-A, 209-A, 210-B, 210-C or 211-A, the court shall enter an order of imprisonment for 2 days per weekend for 6 consecutive weekends, which must commence upon completion of any other sentence of imprisonment.
4. Waiver of participation in an anger management course ordered under subsection 1 or 2, waiver of completion of a term of imprisonment ordered under subsection 3 and waiver of a fee under subsection 5 may be ordered by the court on the basis of undue hardship.
5. An offender who has been ordered to participate in an anger management course under subsection 1 or 2 must pay a fee in an amount to be established by rule of the Department of Corrections pursuant to Title 19-A, section 4015, which must be credited to the department and dedicated to cover the cost of the anger management course.

Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA 4015 is enacted to read:

4015. Certification of anger management programs

The Department of Corrections, referred to in this section as “the department,” shall, in consultation with the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse under section 4013, establish standards and procedures for certification of anger management programs to provide level one and level 2 anger management courses for persons convicted of domestic violence crimes under Title 17-A, sections 207-A, 209-A, 210-B, 210-C and 211-A and ordered to participate in anger management courses pursuant to Title 17-A, section 1160. The level one anger management course must be of a duration of 2 weekends. The level 2 anger management course must be of a duration of 4 weekends. The department, in consultation with the commission, shall review and certify programs that meet the standards. The department shall adopt rules to implement this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Sec. 3. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2016.

summary

This bill provides for anger management courses or specified jail time in addition to the sentences for certain domestic violence offenders. The bill directs the Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse, to develop standards and procedures for certification of anger management programs and to certify those programs. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2016.

Patterns of Support

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