An Act To Add Work Assignments to the Law Regarding Notification of a Defendant's Release or Escape
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §1175, first ¶, as amended by PL 2017, c. 386, §1, is further amended to read:
Upon complying with subsection 1, a victim of a crime of murder or of a Class A, Class B or Class C crime or of a Class D crime under chapters 9, 11 and 12 for which the defendant is committed to the Department of Corrections or to a county jail or is committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Health and Human Services either under Title 15, section 103 after having been found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or under Title 15, section 101-D after having been found incompetent to stand trial must receive notice of the defendant's unconditional release and discharge from institutional confinement upon the expiration of the sentence or upon release from commitment under Title 15, section 101-D or upon discharge under Title 15, section 104-A; must receive notice of any conditional release of the defendant from institutional confinement, including probation, supervised release for sex offenders, parole, furlough, work release, work assignment under Title 34-A, section 3033, funeral or deathbed visit, supervised community confinement, home release monitoring or similar program, administrative release or release under Title 15, section 104-A; and must receive notice of the defendant's escape from the Department of Corrections, the custody of the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the county jail to which the defendant is committed. For purposes of this section, "victim" also includes a person who has obtained under Title 19-A, section 4007 an active protection order or approved consent agreement against the defendant.
Sec. 2. 17-A MRSA §1175, sub-§3, ¶B, as amended by PL 2017, c. 128, §3, is further amended to read:
This bill adds work assignments for a defendant to the circumstances for which notification to the victim of a crime is required for a victim who has requested to be notified.