H.P. 571 - L.D. 811
An Act to Amend the Law Regarding the Evaluation of Juvenile Sex Offenders
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 15 MRSA §3309-A, sub-§4, as amended by PL 1997, c. 752, §16, is further amended to read:
4. Juvenile adjudicated of gross sexual assault. After adjudication and before disposition when a juvenile is adjudicated of a juvenile crime that if committed by an adult would be gross sexual assault under Title 17-A, section 253, subsection 1, the court shall order the juvenile to undergo a diagnostic evaluation and may order the evaluation to take place at a detention facility described in section 3203-A, subsection 7, paragraph B.
Sec. 2. 15 MRSA §3309-B, as amended by PL 1997, c. 752, §17, is further amended to read:
§3309-B. Limitations on diagnostic evaluations in a secure detention facility
Except as provided in section 3309-A, subsection 4, the court may not order a juvenile to undergo a diagnostic evaluation at a detention facility
described in section 3203-A, subsection 7, paragraph B or a secure detention facility unless the juvenile meets the requirements of section 3203-A, subsection 4, paragraphs C and D, the facility is one in which the juvenile may otherwise be detained and the diagnostic evaluation is unable to take place outside the facility on either a residential or nonresidential basis.
Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.
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