Maine LD 600: An Act To Conform Maine Law Regarding Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms with Federal Law

LD 600 (subjects: WEAPONS , POSSESSION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=600&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Richard Pickett of Dixfield: (R – District 116) — e-mail

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 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.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
6/12/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 227
(Yeas 109 – Nays 33 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-389) 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” (H-389).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-389) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (H-389) , in concurrence.
6/15/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 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. 420V
103 having voted in the affirmative and 43 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate LD 600 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 In Favor and 0 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 600 as originally introduced. L.D. 600 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-389) .

An Act To Conform Maine Law Regarding Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms with Federal Law

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

Sec. 1. 15 MRSA 393, sub- 1, D, as amended by PL 2007, c. 670, 5, is further amended to read:

D. Is subject to an order of a court of the United States or a state, territory, commonwealth or tribe that restrains that person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner, as defined in 18 United States Code, Section 921(a), of that person or a child of the intimate partner of that person, or from engaging in other conduct that would place the intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the intimate partner or the child, except that this paragraph applies only to a court order that was issued after a hearing for which that person received actual notice and at which that person had the opportunity to participate and that:

(1) Includes a finding that the person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or a child; or

(2) By its terms, explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against an intimate partner or a child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or

Sec. 2. 15 MRSA 393, sub- 1, E, as amended by PL 2009, c. 651, 1, is further amended to read:

E. Has been:

(1) Committed involuntarily to a hospital pursuant to an order of the District Court under Title 34-B, section 3864 because the person was found to present a likelihood of serious harm, as defined under Title 34-B, section 3801, subsection 4-A, paragraphs A to C;

(2) Found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity with respect to a criminal charge; or

(3) Found not competent to stand trial with respect to a criminal charge . ;

Sec. 3. 15 MRSA 393, sub- 1, F to K are enacted to read:

F. Is a fugitive from justice. For the purposes of this paragraph, “fugitive from justice” has the same meaning as in section 201, subsection 4;
G. Is an unlawful user of or is addicted to any controlled substance and as a result is prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(3);
H. Is an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States or who was admitted under a nonimmigrant visa and who is prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(5);
I. Has been discharged from the United States Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
J. Has, having been a citizen of the United States, renounced that person’s citizenship; or
K. Has been convicted in any court of a crime of domestic violence designated as a Class D or Class E crime or an equivalent crime of that jurisdiction.

SUMMARY

This bill amends Maine law prohibiting the possession of firearms to conform the law to federal law. This bill adds the following persons to the list of persons who may not possess firearms:

1. Fugitives from justice;

2. Persons who are unlawful users of or are addicted to any controlled substance and as a result are prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(3);

3. Aliens who are illegally or unlawfully in the United States or who were admitted under nonimmigrant visas and who are prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(5);

4. Persons who have been discharged from the United States Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

5. Persons who have renounced United States citizenship; and

6. Persons who have been convicted in any court of a crime of domestic violence designated as a Class D or Class E crime or an equivalent crime of that jurisdiction.

Patterns of Support

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