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First Regular Session of the 120th

H.P. 525 - L.D. 680

An Act to Bring the Crime of Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention into Conformity with the Maine Criminal Code

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §751-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 351, §3, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

     2. It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person reasonably believed that the person attempting to effect the arrest or detention was not a law enforcement officer.

Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.

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