LD 534 (subjects: LAW ENFORCEMENT , TRAINING )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=534&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Karen Gerrish of Lebanon: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough: (R – District 28) — e-mail
Rep. Andrew Gattine of Westbrook: (D – District 34) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Mark Dion of Portland: (D – District 43) — e-mail | Twitter
Rep. Michael McClellan of Raymond: (R – District 66) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Deborah Sanderson of Chelsea: (R – District 88) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Stephanie Hawke of Boothbay Harbor: (R – District 89) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/26/2015||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.
|2/26/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.|
|4/30/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Increase Crisis Intervention Training in the State
Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA 1219, sub- 2, B, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 431, 2, is amended to read:
To ensure municipal police departments and county sheriff departments are able to appropriately identify a mental health crisis and mental illness, beginning January 2017, at least 20% of law enforcement officers in each jurisdiction must have completed a recognized model of crisis intervention team training. This training must be provided by a nonprofit mental health entity. Beginning June 2017, municipal police or county sheriff officers who have not completed a recognized model of crisis intervention team training must be certified in mental health first aid;
Sec. 2. Rules. No later than December 15, 2015, the Department of Public Safety shall adopt rules, which are routine technical rules as described in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, that specify the Memphis model of crisis intervention team training, as described in a publication by Randolph Dupont et al., “Crisis Intervention Team Core Elements” (The University of Memphis, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, CIT Center, 2007) as the model of crisis intervention team training that must be completed by law enforcement officers pursuant to Title 34-B, section 1219, subsection 2, paragraph B.
This bill requires that, beginning January 2017, at least 20% of law enforcement officers in a municipal police department and in a county sheriff department must complete the so-called Memphis model of crisis intervention team training. Beginning June 2017, officers who have not completed this training must be certified in mental health first aid.
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