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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Senate unanimously passes Herbig bill to extend statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes

Posted: June 18, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, that would help Maine victims of sexual...

Carpenter bill to protect animals receives committee approval

Posted: May 03, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, LD 1090, "An Act To Update the Criminal Animal Welfare Laws," received approval from the...

Sen. Linda Sanborn introduces bill to establish substance use treatment programs in correctional facilities

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would establish substance use disorder treatment programs in Maine’s correctional...

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...