Maine LD 1683: An Act To Increase Penalties for the Use of Violence against Firefighters

LD 1683 (subjects: CRIMES , ASSAULT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1683&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Scott Cyrway of Kennebec: (R – District 16) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/29/2016 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.
3/29/2016 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/6/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 609 Yeas 20 – Nays 15 – Excused 0 – Absent 0 PREVAILED

READ ONCE

Committee Amendment “A” (S-472) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-472)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/7/2016 House Reports READ.
Representative GIDEON of Freeport moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
Subsequently, Representative GIDEON of Freeport WITHDREW her motion to ACCEPT the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-472) 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” (S-472).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/8/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/12/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence

Bill Text

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An Act To Increase Penalties for the Use of Violence against Firefighters

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

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 752-C, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 470, 1, is amended to read:

2. As used in this section, “emergency medical care provider” includes hospital personnel assisting in an emergency and emergency medical services persons, defined in Title 32, section 83, subsection 12 , but does not include a firefighter as defined in section 752-E, subsection 2.

Sec. 2. 17-A MRSA 752-E is enacted to read:

752-E. Assault on a firefighter

1. A person is guilty of assault on a firefighter if that person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to a firefighter while the firefighter is providing emergency services.
2. As used in this section, “firefighter” means a municipal firefighter or volunteer firefighter as defined in Title 30-A, section 3151, subsections 2 and 4, respectively. As used in this section, “provide emergency services” has the same meaning as in Title 30-A, section 3151, subsection 1-A.
3. Assault on a firefighter is a Class C crime.

SUMMARY

This bill establishes the Class C crime of assault on a firefighter and specifies that the current crime of assault on an emergency medical care provider does not apply to a firefighter.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 1683 was last updated on 2016-05-13.
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