S.P. 113 - L.D. 339
An Act to Address Violence in Schools
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §§6804 and 6806, as enacted by PL 1981, c. 693, §§5 and 8, are amended to read:
§6804. Disturbing schools
A person who enters the property of a public or private school
building or another place of instruction during or out of school hours, while the teacher or student is present, and willfully interrupts or disturbs the teacher or student by loud speaking, rude or indecent behavior, signs or gestures, or engages in hostile, aggressive or threatening behavior toward a student, teacher, administrator or other staff member, or willfully interrupts a school by prowling about the building, making noises, throwing missiles at the schoolhouse or disturbing the school, shall commit commits a civil offense and shall forfeit not less than $2 $200 nor more than $20 $500.
§6806. Defacing schoolhouses; outbuildings
A person who defaces, damages or destroys the walls, benches, seats, blackboards or other parts of a schoolhouse or school outbuildings,
by obscene pictures, language, marks or descriptions, commits a civil offense and shall pay a fine of not more than $10 double the damages.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §6807, as amended by PL 1983, c. 806, §62, is further amended to read:
§6807. Liability for injury to books or appliances
If a public school student loses, destroys or unnecessarily injures a schoolbook or appliance furnished to the student at the expense of the school administrative unit, the student's parent
shall must be notified. If the loss or damage is not made good to the satisfaction of the school board within a reasonable time 45 working days, they the board shall report the case to the assessors of the municipality in which the student resides. The municipal assessors shall include in the next municipal tax of the delinquent parent the value replacement costs of the book or appliance, to be assessed and collected as other municipal taxes, and the money collected must go the municipality.
Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
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