Maine LD 534: An Act To Increase Crisis Intervention Training in the State

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


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Richard Malaby of Hancock: (R – District 136) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
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)

Bill Text

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An Act To Increase Crisis Intervention Training in the State

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

Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA 1219, sub- 2, B, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 431, 2, is amended to read:

B. Systems for the evaluation of serious mental illness, within 24 hours of contact with the criminal justice system, of persons charged with minor crimes and timely referral of those persons identified as seriously mentally ill or as having a mental health crisis to appropriate community mental health programs ; .

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.

summary

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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