An Act To Prevent Offensive Touching of a Person Seeking Access to Public Facilities
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §214 is enacted to read:
§ 214. Unlawful contact during a security screening
A violation of this subsection is a Class D crime.
This bill creates the new Class D crime of unlawful contact during a security screening, which prohibits a person conducting a security screening of an individual seeking access to certain public buildings from touching certain areas of that individual without a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the individual possesses a prohibited item that may not be detectable without touching those areas. This prohibition does not apply to security screenings at correctional facilities.