Maine LD 239: An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy

LD 239 (subjects: LAW ENFORCEMENT , CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=239&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Matthew Dana II of the Passamaquoddy Tribe: (U – District 153) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 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 Not to Pass Report FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 18
(Yeas 64 – Nays 80 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, on motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Minority Ought to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
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.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland Majority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/21/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Minority Ought to Pass Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/23/2015 Senate On motion by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy

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

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA 2802, as amended by PL 2013, c. 147, 7, is further amended to read:

2802. Board of trustees

There is created a board of trustees for the academy consisting of 17 18 members as follows: the Commissioner of Public Safety, ex officio, the Attorney General, ex officio, the Game Warden Colonel in the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, ex officio, the Commissioner of Corrections, ex officio, and the Chief of the State Police, ex officio, a law enforcement official representing the Wabanaki tribal governments of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Motahmikuk, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik and the Penobscot Nation and the following to be appointed by the Governor: a county sheriff, a chief of a municipal police department, 2 officers of municipal police departments who are not police chiefs, an educator who is not and has never been a sworn member of a law enforcement agency, a criminal prosecutor from one of the offices of the District Attorney, a representative of a federal law enforcement agency, 3 citizens each of whom is not and has never been a sworn member of a law enforcement agency, a municipal official who is not and has never been a sworn member of a law enforcement agency and one nonsupervisory corrections officer representing a state or county correctional facility. The law enforcement official representing the 5 Wabanaki tribal governments must be appointed by the tribal governments by a process determined by those governments that provides for the board membership to rotate among the tribal governments.

A designee of an ex officio member is a member of the board only during the term of office of the ex officio member who designated the designee. All of the other members of the board serve for a term of 3 years except that the Wabanaki law enforcement member serves for a term of 2 years. A trustee holds office for the term for which the trustee is appointed or until the trustee’s successor had has been appointed and qualified. Members of the board are entitled to compensation in accordance with Title 5, chapter 379. Any vacancy on the board of trustees must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but for the unexpired term.

summary

This bill provides a permanent seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for a representative of the 5 Wabanaki tribal governments. The tribal representative must be chosen for a 2-year term by a process determined by the tribal governments. The process must require that the position rotate among the 5 tribal governments.

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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.


This information about LD 239 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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