Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 257

S.P. 289 - L.D. 742

An Act To Amend the Composition of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse

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

Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA §4013, sub-§1, ķA,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 397, Pt. A, §14, is further amended to read:

A.  The Governor shall name the chair from among the following members:

(1) Two members, appointed by the Governor, who are representatives of the statewide coalition of domestic violence projects;

(1-A) Two members, appointed by the Governor, who are representatives of the statewide coalition of sexual assault centers;

(2) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of the mental health profession;

(3) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of victims of domestic violence;

(3-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a representative of victims of sexual assault;

(4) Two members, appointed by the Governor, one of whom has experience representing victims of domestic abuse, who are attorneys with experience in domestic relations cases;

(5) One member, appointed by the Governor, who was a victim of domestic abuse and used the court system;

(5-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who was a victim of sexual assault and used the court system;

(6) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a district attorney or assistant district attorney;

(7) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is chief of a municipal police department;

(8) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a county sheriff;

(8-A) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is the statewide coordinator of a statewide coalition to end domestic violence;

(8-B) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is the executive director of a statewide coalition against sexual assault;

(8-C) The Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee;

(8-D) The Chief of the Maine State Police or the chief's designee;

(9) The Commissioner of Public Safety or the commissioner's designee;

(9-A) The Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee;

(9-C) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee;

(9-D) The Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner's designee;

(9-E) The Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner's designee;

(9-F) One member, appointed by the Governor, who has experience working in batterers' intervention programs; and

(10) Up to 8 6 members-at-large, appointed by the Governor . ;

(11) Up to 4 members, appointed by the Governor, representing underserved populations; and

(12) One member, appointed by the Governor, who is a tribal member and provides services through a tribal program to tribal members who are victims of domestic or sexual violence.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333