Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:
‘An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Corrections Supervisors and Staff of Correctional Institutions by Providing a Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Aggravated Assaults against Them That Are Planned or in Which They Are Targeted’
Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §208, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment is the minority report of the committee. The amendment replaces the bill. The amendment provides for a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for an aggravated assault on a victim who is a law enforcement officer, a corrections officer or corrections supervisor or a member of the staff of a correctional institution who is in the performance of the victim's official duties if the defendant planned the assault prior to the assault or targeted that person because of that person's employment. The amendment provides a procedure and standards for the court to impose a sentence of imprisonment less than the mandatory minimum.