Maine Revised Statutes

§4684-B. Additional protections

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "Building" means any structure having a roof or a partial roof supported by columns or walls that is used or intended to be used for shelter or enclosure of persons or objects regardless of the materials of which it is constructed. [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
B. "Health service" means any medical, surgical, laboratory, testing or counseling service relating to the human body. [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
C. "Physical obstruction" means rendering impassable ingress to or egress from a building or rendering passage to or from a building unreasonably difficult or hazardous. [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Violation.  It is a violation of this section for any person, whether or not acting under color of law, to intentionally interfere or attempt to intentionally interfere with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person of rights secured by the United States Constitution or the laws of the United States or of rights secured by the Constitution of Maine or laws of the State by any of the following conduct:
A. Engaging in the physical obstruction of a building; [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
B. Making or causing repeated telephone calls to a person or a building, whether or not conversation ensues, with the intent to impede access to a person's or building's telephone lines or otherwise disrupt a person's or building's activities; [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
C. Activating a device or exposing a substance that releases noxious and offensive odors within a building; or [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
D. After having been ordered by a law enforcement officer to cease such noise, intentionally making noise that can be heard within a building and with the further intent either:
(1) To jeopardize the health of persons receiving health services within the building; or
(2) To interfere with the safe and effective delivery of those services within the building. [1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1985, c. 417, §3 (NEW) .]
1995, c. 417, §3 (NEW).