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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Deschambault clergy sexual abuse prevention bill signed into law

Posted: April 16, 2019

AUGUSTA —On Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, that criminalizes...

Deschambault clergy sexual abuse bill receives unanimous committee support

Posted: April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, to criminalize clergy sexual abuse, received unanimous support from...

Committee unanimously approves Herbig bill to help attract, retain volunteer firefighters

Posted: April 09, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to help attract and retain volunteer firefighters and better protect Maine’s rural...

Carpenter’s bill to innovate the criminal justice system with the use of community reparations boards

Posted: April 08, 2019

AUGUSTA – On Monday, the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee heard a bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, that...

Herbig introduces bill to help attract, retain volunteer firefighters

Posted: March 25, 2019

Sen. Erin Herbig (front row, center), Rep. Tim Theriault (fourth from left) and Fire Chief Bill Gillespie (third from right), with other...

Diamond bill to help victims of sex trafficking moves forward

Posted: March 20, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to help young victims of sex trafficking, received committee approval on...

Herbig bill to help victims of sexual assault receives unanimous, bipartisan support in committee

Posted: March 20, 2019

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, a bill by Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to help victims of sexual assault and protect Maine communities was unanimously...

Herbig presents bill to help victims of sexual assault, protect Maine communities

Posted: March 11, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, would help victims of sexual assault and protect Maine communities by extending the...

Sen. Deschambault to chair the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing...

Sen. Carpenter to chair the Judiciary Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Aroostook, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing Committee...