LD 1413
PUBLIC Law, Chapter 282

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An Act To Allow an Attorney To Speak or Provide a Written Statement for a Victim at Sentencing

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §1174, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 680, §5, is amended to read:

1.    The victim must be provided the opportunity to participate at sentencing by:
A.  Making an oral statement in open court; or
B.  Submitting a written statement to the court either directly or through the attorney for the State. A written statement must be made part of the record.

An attorney for the victim may submit a written statement or make an oral statement on the victim's behalf.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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