An Act To Establish the Crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Transferring Illegal Drugs through Breast Milk
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §554, sub-§1, ¶B-3, as amended by PL 2015, c. 358, §3, is further amended to read:
B-3. Being the parent, foster parent, guardian or other person having the care and custody of a child, knowingly deprives the child of necessary health care, with a result that the child is placed in danger of serious harm. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or
Sec. 2. 17-A MRSA §554, sub-§1, ¶B-4 is enacted to read:
B-4. Knowingly transfers a scheduled drug under chapter 45 or a metabolite of a scheduled drug under chapter 45 to a child through breast milk. Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime; or
This bill establishes the Class C crime of endangering the welfare of a child by knowingly transferring a scheduled drug or a metabolite of a scheduled drug to a child through breast milk.