Maine LD 574: An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse

LD 574 (subjects: ABUSE , DOMESTIC )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=574&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

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Burns of Washington, REFERRED to the Committee on Judiciary, in concurrence.
6/1/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/2/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/5/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/22/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 307V
88 having voted in the affirmative and 58 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse

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

Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA 4013, sub- 1, A, as amended by PL 2009, c. 257, 1, is further amended to read:

A. The Governor shall name the chair from among the following members:

(1) Two members, appointed by the Governor, who are representatives of the statewide coalition of domestic violence projects;

(1-A) Two members, appointed by the Governor, who are representatives of the statewide coalition of sexual assault centers;

(2) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of the mental health profession;

(3) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of victims of domestic violence;

(3-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of victims of sexual assault;

(4) Two members, appointed by the Governor, one of whom has experience representing victims of domestic abuse, who are attorneys with experience in domestic relations cases;

(5) One member, appointed by the Governor, who was a victim of domestic abuse and used the court system;

(5-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who was a victim of sexual assault and used the court system;

(6) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a district attorney or assistant district attorney;

(7) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is chief of a municipal police department;

(8) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a county sheriff or the sheriff’s designee;

(8-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is the statewide coordinator of a statewide coalition to end domestic violence;

(8-B) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is the executive director of a statewide coalition against sexual assault;

(8-C) The Attorney General or the Attorney General’s designee;

(8-D) The Chief of the Maine State Police or the chief’s designee;

(9) The Commissioner of Public Safety or the commissioner’s designee;

(9-A) The Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner’s designee;

(9-C) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s designee;

(9-D) The Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner’s designee;

(9-E) The Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner’s designee;

(9-F) One member, appointed by the Governor, who has experience working in batterers’ intervention programs;

(10) Up to 6 5 members-at-large, appointed by the Governor;

(11) Up to 4 members, appointed by the Governor, representing underserved populations; and

(12) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a tribal member and provides services through a tribal program to tribal members who are victims of domestic or sexual violence . ; and

(13) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is an executive director of a tribal coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence.

Sec. 2. Transition. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 4013, subsection 1, paragraph A, the members of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse serving immediately prior to the effective date of this Act continue to serve as members of the commission for the terms for which they were appointed until the Governor appoints their successors.

SUMMARY

This bill allows the designee of a county sheriff appointed to the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse to serve on the commission and replaces one at-large member with the executive director of a tribal coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence. The current at-large member will serve until the expiration of that member’s term.

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