| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-213, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 1 in subsection 2-A in the 2nd to last line (page 1, line 6 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " within the last 5 years"
Amend the bill in section 2 in subsection 3 in the 3rd line (page 1, line 12 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " within the last 5 years"
Amend the bill in section 4 in §59-C by striking out all of subsection 1 (page 1, lines 32 to 36 and page 2, lines 1 to 10 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill by striking out all of section 37 and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 37. Legislative findings; legislative intent.
1. Legislative findings. The Legislature finds that:
2. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the Legislature to protect the public health and the safety of all youth of the State, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and those youth seeking to examine or understand their sexual orientation or gender identity, by prohibiting the advertising, offering and administering of therapy designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, also known as conversion therapy, to individuals under 18 years of age in the State.’
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment is the majority report of the committee. The amendment clarifies the definition of "conversion therapy." The bill provides that evidence that a certified school psychologist or guidance counselor has advertised, offered or administered conversion therapy to a child within the last 5 years is grounds for discipline; the amendment retains this provision but removes the 5-year limitation. The amendment also removes a similar 5-year limitation added by the bill to the current law that provides that evidence that an applicant for such a certification has injured the health or welfare of a child through abuse or exploitation is grounds for a denial of the certification. The amendment also adds an additional finding and makes other clarifying changes to the legislative findings and intent section.
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