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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Jackson bill would stiffen penalties for domestic violence slayings

Posted: March 01, 2017

Bill would impose automatic life sentence to defendants who kill in act of domestic violence AUGUSTA — Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, presented a...

Sen. Diamond appointed to Criminal Justice, Government Oversight committees

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Criminal...

Comprehensive anti-drug bill becomes law after unanimous votes in House and Senate

Posted: January 19, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature on Tuesday voted unanimously to enact a law that represents a first step in combating the state’s deadly drug...

BILL FELONIZING POSSESSION OF FILED-OFF SERIAL NUMBERS GETS INITIAL SUPPORT FROM SENATE

Posted: June 04, 2015

Measure seeks to keep untraceable guns out of the hands of criminals   AUGUSTA -  A measure increasing the penalty for criminals possessing an...

PROPOSED BILL MAKES POSSESSION OF FILED -OFF SERIAL NUMBERS A FELONY

Posted: April 24, 2015

Measure seeks to keep untraceable guns out of the hands of criminals   AUGUSTA -  A measure that seeks to increase the penalty for criminals...

MEASURE PROHIBITING SHACKLING OF PREGNANT PRISONERS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 24, 2015

Currently Maine is failing when it comes to health of pregnant inmates AUGUSTA -  A measure that would ban the practice of shackling pregnant...

MEASURE WOULD PROHIBIT THE SHACKLING OF PREGNANT PRISONERS

Posted: April 17, 2015

Currently Maine is failing when it comes to health of pregnant inmates   AUGUSTA -  A measure that would ban the practice of shackling pregnant...

BILL TO STRENGTHEN CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY IN MAINE GAINS SUPPORT

Posted: March 30, 2015

“Silent Killer” could be prevented with more detectors   AUGUSTA - A bill that would require all buildings, including single family homes,...

BILL TO PROHIBIT FIREWORKS DURING OUTDOOR FIRE BAN RECEIVES BROAD SUPPORT

Posted: March 09, 2015

Senator Johnson urges “common sense” when using fireworks AUGUSTA –A measure that would prohibit the use of fireworks when the state has...

BILL TO PROHIBIT FIREWORKS DURING OUTDOOR FIRE BAN RECEIVES BROAD SUPPORT

Posted: March 09, 2015

Senator Johnson urges “common sense” when using fireworks AUGUSTA –A measure that would prohibit the use of fireworks when the state has issued...