Maine LD 531: An Act To Establish the Maine Fourth Amendment Protection Act

LD 531 (subjects: LAW ENFORCEMENT , PROCEDURES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=531&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 Senate Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Sent down for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate Reports READ
Senator BURNS of Washington moved to to ACCEPT Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report
On motion by Same Senator Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE of the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report
6/17/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
Subsequently, On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington The Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 282 25 Yeas – 9 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/18/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
6/18/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HOBBINS of Saco, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 291
(Yeas 82 – Nays 58 – Absent 11 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-275) 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-275).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/18/2015 Senate On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/23/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-275).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Establish the Maine Fourth Amendment Protection Act

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

Sec. 1. 15 MRSA c. 100-A is enacted to read:

CHAPTER 100-A

MAINE FOURTH AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT

671. Short title

This chapter may be known and cited as “the Maine Fourth Amendment Protection Act.”

672. Prohibition on assistance to federal agencies engaged in collection of electronic data or metadata

The State and its political subdivisions may not assist, participate with or provide material support or resources to enable or facilitate a federal agency in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data or metadata without:

1. Informed consent. That person’s informed consent;
2. Warrant. A warrant based upon probable cause that particularly describes the person, place or thing to be searched or seized; or
3. Legally recognized exception. Acting in accordance with a legally recognized exception to the warrant requirements.

summary

This bill prohibits the State and its political subdivisions from assisting, participating with or providing material support or resources to enable or facilitate a federal agency in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data or metadata without the person’s informed consent, without a warrant based upon probable cause that particularly describes the person, place or thing to be searched or seized or without acting in accordance with a legally recognized exception to the warrant requirements.

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.


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