Maine LD 206: An Act To Clarify Restrictions on Disclosure of E-9-1-1 System Information

LD 206 (subjects: TELECOMMUNICATIONS , 9-1-1 EMERGENCY SYSTEM )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=206&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Barry Hobbins of Saco: (D – District 14) — e-mail | Twitter

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Representative HOBBINS for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2, reports that the Bill be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.
Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218, in 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” (H-165)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/21/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-165) 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-165), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/26/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/9/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 181V
135 having voted in the affirmative and 12 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate LD 206 In Senate, June 10, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 IN FAVOR and 0 OPPOSED, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 206 as originally introduced. L.D. 206 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-165) .

An Act To Clarify Restrictions on Disclosure of E-9-1-1 System Information

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

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA 2929, sub- 2, B, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 291, 3, is amended to read:

B. A public safety answering point may disclose confidential information to a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency criminal justice agency, as defined in Title 16, section 803, subsection 4, for the purpose purposes of criminal investigations the administration of criminal justice, as defined in Title 16, section 803, subsection 2, and the administration of juvenile justice, as defined in Title 15, section 3308-A, subsection 1, paragraph A, related to an E-9-1-1 call;

Sec. 2. 25 MRSA 2929, sub- 4, B and C, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 291, 3, are amended to read:

B. To a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency criminal justice agency, as defined in Title 16, section 803, subsection 4, for the purpose purposes of criminal investigations the administration of criminal justice, as defined in Title 16, section 803, subsection 2, and the administration of juvenile justice, as defined in Title 15, section 3308-A, subsection 1, paragraph A, related to an E-9-1-1 call;
C. To designees of the bureau director for the purpose of system maintenance and quality control; and

Sec. 3. 25 MRSA 2929, sub- 4, C-1 is enacted to read:

C-1. To a person accused of a crime or that person’s agent or attorney for trial and sentencing purposes if authorized by:

(1) The responsible prosecutorial office or prosecutor; or

(2) A rule or order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

As used in this paragraph, “agent” means a licensed professional investigator or an expert witness, or a parent, foster parent or guardian if the accused person has not attained 18 years of age; and

summary

This bill amends the confidentiality provisions regarding the E-9-1-1 system as follows:

1. It replaces reference to a law enforcement officer with reference to a criminal justice agency;

2. It replaces reference to a criminal investigation with reference to the administration of criminal justice and the administration of juvenile justice; and

3. It allows release of audio recordings of E-9-1-1 calls to a person accused of a crime or that person’s agent or attorney for the purposes of trial and sentencing if authorized by the prosecutor or prosecutorial office or a rule or order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

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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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