An Act To Prohibit the Unauthorized Dissemination of Certain Private Images
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §511-A is enacted to read:
§ 511-A. Unauthorized dissemination of certain private images
(1) The transfer or transmission of semen upon any part of the clothed or unclothed body of the depicted person;
(2) Urination within a sexual context;
(3) Bondage or sadomasochism in any sexual context;
(4) Simulated sexual acts; and
Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA §4005, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 201, §1, is further amended to read:
When a minor child in the care or custody of a family or household member or a dating partner has been abused by a family or household member or a dating partner, a person responsible for the child, as defined in Title 22, section 4002, subsection 9, or a representative of the department may seek relief by filing a petition alleging that abuse.
An adult who has been a victim of conduct defined as stalking in Title 17-A, section 210-A or described as sexual assault in Title 17-A, chapter 11 or described as unauthorized dissemination of certain private images in Title 17-A, section 511-A, whether or not the conduct was perpetrated by a family or household member or dating partner, may seek relief by filing a complaint alleging that conduct without regard to whether criminal prosecution has occurred. When a minor has been a victim of such conduct, the minor's parent, other person responsible for the child or a representative of the department may seek relief by filing a petition alleging that conduct.
When an adult who is 60 years of age or older or a dependent adult, as defined in Title 22, section 3472, subsection 6, or an incapacitated adult, as defined in Title 22, section 3472, subsection 10, has been the victim of abuse as defined in section 4002, subsection 1 or Title 22, section 3472, subsection 1 by an extended family member or an unpaid care provider, the adult victim, the adult victim's legal guardian or a representative of the department may seek relief by filing a complaint alleging the abusive conduct. For the purposes of this subsection, "extended family member" includes, but is not limited to: a person who is related to the victim by blood, marriage or adoption, whether or not the person resides or has ever resided with the victim. "Unpaid care provider" includes, but is not limited to, a caretaker who voluntarily provides full, intermittent or occasional personal care to the adult victim in the victim's home similar to the way a family member would provide personal care.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES, MAINE COMMISSION ON
Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services Z112
Initiative: Provides funds for an anticipated increase in indigent legal services.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$7,900||$7,900|