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Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

MPBN | Maine Bill Bolsters Child Solicitation Law

Posted: February 06, 2012

Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 02/06/2012   The bill, initiated by Senate Democratic Leader Barry Hobbins, would prohibit...

Senator Gerzofsky on new 'spice' drug: 'We will have to deal with this'

Posted: January 09, 2012

Maine lawmakers hope to outsmart criminals with laws banning new ‘spice’ formulations By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service AUGUSTA, Maine —...

Senator Gerzofsky Comments on Banning New "Spice" Drug

Posted: January 08, 2012

Maine lawmakers hope to outsmart criminals with laws banning new ‘spice’ formulations By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service AUGUSTA, Maine —...

Maine Senate moves against fetal rights bill

Posted: June 06, 2011

Read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal. By Steve Mistler, Staff Writer Jun 06, 2011 12:41 pm AUGUSTA — The Senate Monday voted down a bill that...

SENATE DEFEATS ANTI-CHOICE BILL

Posted: June 06, 2011

AUGUSTA—Today the State Senate defeated a so-called “fetal rights” bill in a vote of 18 – 15. If passed,LD 1463 “An Act Regarding Offenses...

SENATOR STAN GERZOFSKY TO SERVE ON THE MAINE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES COMMISSION

Posted: June 01, 2011

AUGUSTA – Senator Stan Gerzofsky (D-Cumberland County) has recently been appointed by the President of the Senate to serve on the Maine Fire...

Bills would restructure sex offender registry, stiffen penalties against convicts

Posted: May 10, 2011

BANGOR DAILY NEWS By Kevin Miller, BDN Staff AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers heard testimony Monday on bills to stiffen penalties against sex offenders...

Hearing on Bill to Close Child Porn Loophole Scheduled for Monday

Posted: March 12, 2011

The hearing on Senator Bill Diamond's  (D-Cumberland County) legislation to close a loophole in the state's laws concerning child pornography will...

Maine Lawmaker Proposes to Close Child Porn Loophole

Posted: February 16, 2011

... A state senator is proposing to make it a crime to view child pornography online. Sen. Bill Diamond, a Windham Democrat, says while it's...

Fixing Maine’s Sex Offender Registry

Posted: January 20, 2011

... The sex offender registry is a useful tool for making people aware of the offenders that live in their community. It is a seriously flawed...