Maine LD 1534: An Act To Reduce the Trafficking of Illegal Drugs in the State

LD 1534 (subjects: PUBLIC SAFETY DEPT , ADMINISTRATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1534&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/6/2016 Senate Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/7/2016 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/1/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED

READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-371) READ and ADOPTED
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/3/2016 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-371).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/8/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 485
(Yeas 98 – Nays 41 – Absent 12 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-371) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
3/9/2016 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” (S-371).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/15/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford 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 Reduce the Trafficking of Illegal Drugs in the State

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

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA c. 201 is enacted to read:

CHAPTER 201

MAINE STATE POLICE DRUG INTERDICTION UNIT

1751. Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit

1. Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit. The Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit, referred to in this chapter as “the drug interdiction unit,” is established within the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police. The purpose of the drug interdiction unit is to conduct drug trafficking patrols on state roads and ways and at access points to the State to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs in the State.
2. Members of drug interdiction unit. The drug interdiction unit must consist of at least 3 state police officers and a supervising state police officer, who must have attained at least the rank of sergeant in the State Police, all with training and experience in illegal drug interdiction techniques. The members of the drug interdiction unit must be appointed by the Chief of the State Police in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Safety.
3. Report. Beginning July 1, 2017, the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police shall annually report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice matters regarding the implementation and effectiveness of programs and initiatives undertaken by the drug interdiction unit.

Sec. 2. Implementation of Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit; report. The Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit, established pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 25, section 1751, must be implemented by the Commissioner of Public Safety no later than August 1, 2016. The Chief of the State Police shall report to the Governor and the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety when the appointments to the drug interdiction unit have been completed.

summary

This bill establishes the Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit in the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to conduct drug trafficking patrols on state roads and ways and at access points to the State to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs in the State. The drug interdiction unit consists of at least 3 state police officers and a supervising state police officer, all of whom must have training and experience in illegal drug interdiction techniques.

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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 1534 was last updated on 2016-05-13.
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