An Act To Clarify Maine's Protection from Abuse Statutes
Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA §4002, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA §4007, sub-§1, ¶D, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 and affected by Pt. E, §2, is amended to read:
This bill clarifies that when a court directs a defendant in a protection from abuse case to refrain from having any direct or indirect contact with the plaintiff, this includes direct or indirect contact via social media, consistent with the ruling of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in State v. Heffron, 2018 ME 102, 190 A.3d 232.