An Act To Create the Crime of Intentional Interference with Business Operations
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §406 is enacted to read:
§ 406. Intentional interference with business operations
(1) Is informed by a law enforcement officer that the person is violating paragraph A;
(2) The law enforcement officer orders the person to stop violating paragraph A; and
(3) The person fails or refuses to obey the order of the law enforcement officer.
A violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or
This bill creates the crime of intentional interference with business operations, which is committed when a person intentionally hinders, impairs or obstructs or attempts to hinder, impair or obstruct the performance of a business operation, including damaging or rendering inoperable property of an organization, including buildings, equipment or critical infrastructure, on private or public property, on a private or public way or within a railroad right-of-way or energy infrastructure corridor. Intentional interference with business operations is a Class E crime, except that a person who refuses to stop interfering when ordered to do so by a law enforcement officer commits a Class D crime. If, at the time of the violation, the person has 2 or more prior Maine convictions for intentional interference with business operations, the person commits a Class C crime.