An Act Regarding the Disclosure of Intelligence and Investigative Record Information
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 16 MRSA §806, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 267, Pt. A, §3, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 16 MRSA §806, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
4. A counselor or advocate. A sexual assault counselor, as defined in section 53-A, subsection 1, paragraph B, or an advocate, as defined in section 53-B, subsection 1, paragraph A. A person to whom intelligence and investigative record information is disclosed pursuant to this subsection:
A. May use the information only for planning for the safety of the victim of a sexual assault or domestic or family violence incident to which the information relates;
B. May not further disseminate the information;
C. Shall ensure that physical copies of the information are securely stored and remain confidential;
D. Shall destroy all physical copies of the information within 30 days after their receipt;
E. Shall permit criminal justice agencies providing such information to perform reasonable and appropriate audits to ensure that all physical copies of information obtained pursuant to this subsection are maintained in accordance with this subsection; and
F. Shall indemnify and hold harmless criminal justice agencies providing information pursuant to this subsection with respect to any litigation that may result from the provision of the information to the person.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, Second Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.