H.P. 329 - L.D. 441
An Act To Establish the Civil Violation of Motor Vehicle Violation Resulting in Death
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2413-A is enacted to read:
A person commits the civil violation of motor vehicle violation resulting in death if that person, while operating a motor vehicle and committing a traffic infraction, causes the death of another person.
2. Pleading and proof.
The State must prove that the defendant's committing a traffic infraction while operating a motor vehicle caused the death under subsection 1. The court shall apply Title 17-A, section 33 in assessing any causation under this section.
A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $5,000 may be adjudged. Any portion of the fine adjudged may be satisfied by a court-ordered requirement of community service work. The court shall also impose a license suspension of no less than 14 days and up to 4 years.
Effective September 12, 2009