An Act To Amend the Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch Regarding Railroad Trespass Civil Violations and Fines for Civil Violations
Sec. 1. 4 MRSA §171-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 733, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 23 MRSA §7007, sub-§3, ¶¶A to C, as amended by PL 2015, c. 204, §1, are further amended to read:
This bill permits violations of certain railroad trespass provisions to be handled by the District Court's violations bureau in the same way as traffic infractions are handled by changing the violations from civil violations to traffic infractions; under the bill, a violator may waive a court appearance and pay a fine for the violation through the District Court's violations bureau. The bill also establishes the duty of the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish the level of fines for other civil violations for persons charged who wish to waive a court appearance.