Maine LD 43: An Act To Make False Claims of Military Service a Crime

LD 43 (subjects: CRIMES , FRAUD )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=43&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Bradlee Farrin of Norridgewock: (R – District 111) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 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.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
3/25/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/26/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-21).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/31/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-21) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
4/1/2015 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” (H-21), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/2/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 43 as originally introduced. L.D. 43 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-21) .

An Act To Make False Claims of Military Service a Crime

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

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 910 is enacted to read:

910. False claims of military service status

1. A person is guilty of a false claim of military service status if, with the intent to solicit aid, sell or attempt to sell property or otherwise solicit an amount of more than $10, the person:

A. Falsely claims to be a veteran or member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force;
B. Falsely claims to have served in any war or conflict in which the United States was engaged; or
C. Orally, in writing or by wearing a military decoration or rank, falsely claims to have been awarded the military decoration or rank.

2. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, “military decoration” means any decoration or medal awarded by the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force, including a service medal, ribbon, button or badge or a rosette of a service medal, ribbon, button or badge or a colorable imitation of a service medal, ribbon, button, badge or rosette.
3. A false claim of military service status is a Class E crime.

SUMMARY

This bill creates the criminal offense of false claims of military service status, which is a Class E crime. A person is guilty of a false claim of military service status if, with the intent to solicit aid, sell or attempt to sell property or otherwise solicit an amount of more than $10, the person falsely claims to be a veteran or member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force, falsely claims to have served in any war or conflict in which the United States was engaged or orally, in writing or by wearing a military decoration or rank, falsely claims to have been awarded the military decoration or rank.

Patterns of Support

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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 43 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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