|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1375||LR 20(03)|
|An Act To Prohibit Certain Sexual Acts and Sexual Contact by Law Enforcement Officers in Performance of Official Duties and To Amend the Law on Obstructing Criminal Prosecution|
|Fiscal Note for
Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-285)
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
Class B crimes; increases correctional and judicial costs.
Establishes new Class C crimes; increases correctional and judicial costs.
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
The Department of Corrections has not indicated a need for additional funding at this time.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This bill creates a new variant of gross sexual assault as a Class B crime for certain situations involving law enforcement officers. It also expands Class C crimes by adding to the conduct that is prohibited as obstructing criminal prosecution giving "anything of benefit" to another with the intent to induce the other person to refrain from initiating or continuing with a criminal prosecution.|