This session, the Maine Legislature will consider LD 1765 - An Act to Establish the Criminal Law Revision Commission. If passed, this bill would create a commission to examine and revise all criminal statutes found within and outside of the Maine Criminal Code. In Maine, the last comprehensive study of our criminal laws was undertaken in the 1970s. As much has changed in our criminal justice system since that time, this is an important opportunity for us to not only re-examine our laws but also fundamentally re-align our criminal justice priorities.
Click over to the Kennebec Journal to read more about our thoughts on the importance of passing this bill, and our recomendations for what the commission could accomplish. Then call your legislators and tell them to support LD 1765.