An Act To Specify That Theft by Deception Includes False Claims Regarding Military Service
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §354, sub-§2, ¶A, as repealed and replaced by PL 2001, c. 383, §34 and affected by §156, is amended to read:
A. Creates or reinforces an impression that is false and that the person does not believe to be true, including false claims that the person is a veteran or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force and false impressions as to identity, law, value, knowledge, opinion, intention or other state of mind; except that an intention not to perform a promise, or knowledge that a promise will not be performed, may not be inferred from the fact alone that the promise was not performed;37-B MRSA §509, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
6. Release of information about military status; false claims. Upon request by a law enforcement officer or a prosecutor, the bureau may release information regarding a person's military service for the purposes of investigating alleged false claims of service or decoration awarded for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.