2021 Maine Criminal Justice Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 30, 2021 ME LD 1592 Establishes Decriminalization of Prostitution and Strengthens Laws Against Sexual Exploitation Veto Override Failed - House (76 - 70)
June 16, 2021 ME LD 1592 Establishes Decriminalization of Prostitution and Strengthens Laws Against Sexual Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 10, 2021 ME LD 1668 Requires the Closure of the Long Creek Youth Development Center "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (81 - 57)
June 7, 2021 ME LD 1555 Appropriates Funds for Broadband Internet Infrastructure for Marginalized Groups Bill Passed - House (84 - 61)
March 11, 2021 ME LD 2 Requires the State Legislature to Assess the Racial Impact of Pending Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
March 11, 2021 ME LD 1 Establishes a COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)

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