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Maine Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act    
Last updated: March 2018

Maine enacted its Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) statutes in 1992 (later renamed Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA). This legislative history includes legislation affecting current and former Maine statutes 34-A MRS §§11001-11405; however, laws related to sex offender community notification and sex offenders, generally, can be found in other titles and sections of the statutes. Please contact a Law Librarian if you need help finding additional statutes.


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1992 LD 2315

An Act to Ensure Continuing Knowledge of the Identity and Whereabouts of Convicted Sex Offenders
Enacted with amendment:

H-1271
PL 1991, c. 809


Enacted:
34-A MRS §§11001-11004
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
1993 LD 460

An Act to Amend the Sex Offender Registration Act
Enacted with amendment:

H-263
PL 1993, c. 193

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11003(4)(C-1)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11002(1)
34-A MRS §11003(1), (2)

Repealed:
34-A MRS §11003(4)(C)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1996 LD 1510

An Act to Make Comprehensive Changes to the Sex Offender Laws
Enacted with amendment:

S-516
PL 1995, c. 680

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11001-A
34-A MRS §11005
34-A MRS §§11101-11105
34-A MRS §11121
34-A MRS §§11141-11144
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1998 LD 2072

An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Sex Offenders
Enacted with amendments:

 H-1056
 S-730
PL 1997, c. 768

Amended:
34-A MRS §11142(1)(D)
House, March 26, 1998
p. H-1970

House, April 7, 1998
p. H-2241
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1999 LD 1721

An Act to Create the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999
Enacted with amendments:

S-332
H-679
PL 1999, c. 437


Enacted:
34-A MRS §§11201-11203
34-A MRS §§11221-11227
34-A MRS §§11251-11252
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2001 LD 855

An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations…for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003
Enacted with amendments:

H-724
H-740
H-747
S-367
S-368
PL 2001, c. 439,
Pt. OOO-5 to OOO-15


Enacted:
34-A MRS §11203(1-A)
34-A MRS §11203(1-B)
34-A MRS §11203(4-A)

34-A MRS §11222(2-A)
34-A MRS §§11253-11256

Amended:
34-A MRS §§11201-11202
34-A MRS §11203(6)(B)
34-A MRS §11203(8)(B)
34-A MRS §11225(1)
34-A MRS §11227

Repealed:
34-A MRS Chapter 11
34-A MRS Chapter 13
34-A MRS §11251
House, June 18, 2001
p. H-1437-H-1453

House, June 18, 2001
p. H-1454-H-1460

House, June 19, 2001
p. H-1465-H-1473

House, June 19, 2001
p. H-1482-H-1483

House, June 19, 2001
p. H-1484-H-1489

Senate, June 19, 2001
p. S-1212-S-1214

Senate, June 19, 2001
p. S-1218-S-1222

House, June 20, 2001
p. H-1503-H-1509

House, June 20, 2001
p. H-1512
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Annual Report on Utilization of State Research & Development Appropriations for Operations, State Research Capital Bonds, and University R&D Revenue Bonds...(Dec. 2001)

Report:  Final Report of the Education Funding Reform Committee (Dec. 2001)

Report:  Feasibility of a Single-Payer Health Plan Model for the State of Maine: Final Report (Dec. 2002)

Report:  Preliminary Report of the Health Care System and Health Security Board (Jan. 2003)

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)

Report:  Final Report of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (Jan. 2012)


News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2001 LD 1740  

An Act to Implement Recommendations of the MCJUSTIS Board Pursuant to the Study Required by Resolve 1997, c. 105
Enacted with amendment:

H-596
PL 2001, c. 383


Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(6)(B)
34-A MRS §11203(7)(A)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2002 LD 2022

An Act to Clarify the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999
Enacted with amendment:

H-865
PL 2001, c. 553

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11203(4-B)
34-A MRS §11222(1-A)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(7)(A), (7)(B)
34-A MRS §11225(1)-(3)
34-A MRS §11227

Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11222(2-A)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)
Yes
2003 LD 1514

An Act to Amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws
Enacted with amendment:

H-420
PL 2003, c. 371

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11221(8)-(10)
34-A MRS §11228

Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(5)
34-A MRS §11203(6)(A)
34-A MRS §11203(8)
34-A MRS §11221(1)(B)
34-A MRS §11222(1)
34-A MRS §11222(2)(B)
34-A MRS §11222(5)
34-A MRS §§11223-11224
34-A MRS §11254

Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11221(6)

Repealed:
34-A MRS §11221(5)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2003 LD 1567

An Act to Implement Recommendations of the MCJUSTIS Policy Board Concerning the Drafting of Crimes and Civil Violations Pursuant to Resolve 1997, c. 105 as Amended
Enacted with amendment:

H-557
PL 2003, c. 452, §S-1


Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11227
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2004 LD 1903

An Act To Further Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management and Incarceration of Prisoners
Enacted with amendments:

H-860
H-884
S-601
PL 2003, c. 711,
Pt. C-4 to C-28

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11203(1-C), (3-A)
34-A MRS §11203(4-C), (4-D)
34-A MRS §11203(9), (10)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11201
34-A MRS §11203(1-A), (1-B)
34-A MRS §11203(4)
34-A MRS §11203(4-A)
34-A MRS §11203(5)
34-A MRS §11203(8)
34-A MRS §11221(1)(A), (1)(F)
34-A MRS §11221(2)
34-A MRS §11221(6)
34-A MRS §11221(9), (10)
34-A MRS §§11222-11226
34-A MRS §11227(1), (2), (3), (6)
34-A MRS §§11253-11256

Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11202
34-A MRS §11203(2)
34-A MRS §11203(6)(B)
34-A MRS §11203(7)(A)
House, March 3, 2004
p. H-1292

House, April 8, 2004
p. H-1567-H-1577

House, April 13, 2004
p. H-1633-H-1637

House, April 14, 2004
p. H-1658-H-1659

House, April 16, 2004
p. H-1714-H-1715
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Commission to Improve Community Safety and Sex Offender Accountability (Jan. 2004)

Report:  Report of the Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management and Incarceration of Prisoners Part 1: Immediate Needs (Jan. 2004)

Report:  Report of the Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management and Incarceration of Prisoners Part 2: Final Report (June 2005)

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2005 LD 1433

An Act to Amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999
Enacted with amendments:

H-607
S-387
PL 2005, c. 423

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11204
34-A MRS §11221(11)
34-A MRS §11222(2-C)
34-A MRS §11225-A

Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(1-A)
34-A MRS §11203(4-A)
34-A MRS §11203(6)(C)
34-A MRS §11203(7)(B)
34-A MRS §11203(8)(B)
34-A MRS §11221(1)(A)
34-A MRS §11221(6)
34-A MRS §11221(9)(B)
34-A MRS §11222(1-A)(A)
34-A MRS §11222(1-B)
34-A MRS §11222(3), (4)
34-A MRS §11223

Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11202
34-A MRS §11224
34-A MRS §11227

Repealed:
34-A MRS §11203(6)(A)
34-A MRS §11221(7)
34-A MRS §11222(5)
34-A MRS §11225
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2006 LD 1831

An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies To Maintain Public Sex Offender Registry Websites
Enacted with amendment:

H-867
PL 2005, c. 545

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11221(12)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11221(11)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)
Yes
2006 LD 2055

An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine


Enacted with amendments:

H-1085    H-1111
H-1101    H-1112
H-1102    H-1118
H-1103    H-1119
H-1110



PL 2005, c. 683,
Pt. B-28

Amended:
34-A MRS § 11222(1-A)
House, May 24, 2006
p. H-1813

House, May 24, 2006
p. H-1814-H-1815

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2009 LD 1157

An Act To Improve the Use of Information Regarding Sex Offenders
Enacted with amendment:

S-264
PL 2009, c. 365

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11202-A
34-A MRS §11203(4-E)
34-A MRS §11203(6)(D)
34-A MRS §11227(7)

Amended:
34-A MRS §§11201-11202
34-A MRS §11203(1-A)
34-A MRS §11203(4)
34-A MRS §11203(4-A)
34-A MRS §11203(4-D)
34-A MRS §11203(5)
34-A MRS §11203(6)(B), (6)(C)
34-A MRS §11203(7), (8)
34-A MRS §§11222-11223
34-A MRS §11224(1)
34-A MRS §11225-A(6)
34-A MRS §11227(6), (7)
34-A MRS §11228
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Court Opinion:  State v. Johnson, 2005 ME 46, 870 A.2d 561 but cf. 2006 ME 35, 894 A.2d 489  

Report:  Final Report of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Study of Sex Offender Registration Laws (Nov. 2008)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2010 LD 1822

An Act To Further Amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999
N/A PL 2009, c. 570

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11222(4-A)
34-A MRS §11222(4-B)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11202-A
34-A MRS §11222(4)
34-A MRS §11225-A(1)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Court Opinion:  State of Maine v. Eric S. Letalien, 2009 ME 130, 985 A.2d 4

Court Opinion:  Smith v. Doe, 538 U.S. 84 (2003)
Yes
2011 LD 624

An Act To Require a Person Who Commits a Sex Offense against a Dependent or Incapacitated Adult To Register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999
Enacted with amendment:

S-286
PL 2011, c. 423

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11203(6-A)

No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2011 LD 1025

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry
Enacted with amendments:

S-180
S-242
PL 2011, c. 307

Amended:
34-A MRS §11221(9)(A)
Senate, June 3, 2011
p. S-1064
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2011 LD 1317

An Act Concerning Sex Offender Registry Information
Enacted with amendments:

H-466
H-497
PL 2011, c. 299

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11221(9-A)
34-A MRS §11221(13)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11221(10)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2011 LD 1480

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

H-656    H-670
H-657    H-674
H-667  
H-668
H-669  
PL 2011, c. 420,
Pt. C §§ 4, 5


Amended:
34-A MRS §11222(4-A)(C)
34-A MRS §11222(4-B)(C)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2012 LD 1514

An Act To Amend the Sex Offender Registration Laws
Enacted with amendment:

H-873
PL 2011, c. 663

Enacted:
34-A MRS Chapter 17
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Initial Report of the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Commission (Jan. 2013)
Yes
2012 LD 1673

An Act To Prohibit Verbal Sexual Solicitation of a Child
Enacted with amendment:

S-504
PL 2011, c. 597

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11203(6-B)

Amended:

34-A MRS §11203(6)(B)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2012 LD 1856

An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission
Enacted with amendment:

H-872
PL 2011, c. 604


Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(6)(B)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 701

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Probation and Remove References to the Intensive Supervision Program of the Department of Corrections
Enacted with amendment:

S-44
PL 2013, c. 133


Amended:
34-A MRS §11203(1-A)
34-A MRS §11273(3)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 1493

An Act To Revise the Laws Concerning Criminal History Record Information and Intelligence and Investigative Information
Enacted with amendment:

H-360
PL 2013, c. 267


Amended:
34-A MRS §11221(8)
34-A MRS §11221(10)
34-A MRS §11281(6)
No debate.Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2015 LD 379

An Act To Create the Sex Offender Management and Risk Assessment Advisory Commission
Enacted with amendment:

S-31
PL 2015, c. 86


Enacted:
34-A MRS, Chapter 19
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2015 LD 1112

An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Acts of 1999 and 2013
N/A PL 2015, c. 280

Enacted:
34-A MRS §11222(4-C)
34-A MRS §11273(16)(F)

Amended:
34-A MRS §11202-A(1)(A), (E), (F)
34-A MRS §11222(2-A), (2-B)
34-A MRS §11222(4), (4-A), (4-B)
34-A MRS §11225-A(1)(B)
34-A MRS §11273(15)(A)
34-A MRS §11273(16)(D), (E)
34-A MRS §11281(1), (7)
34-A MRS §11282(6)
34-A MRS §11282(7)(A), (7)(B)
34-A MRS §11288(2), (3)

Repealed and Replaced:
34-A MRS §11225-A(5)
34-A MRS §11228
34-A MRS §11285(8)
34-A MRS §11289
House, June 30, 2015
p. H-1138

Senate, June 30, 2015
p. S-1378
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2015 LD 1439

An Act To Establish a Secure Internet-based Background Check Center for Providers of Long-term Care, Child Care and In-home and Community-based Services
Enacted with amendment:

S-274
PL 2015, c. 299


Amended:
34-A MRS §11221(13)(A)
34-A MRS §11281(12)(A)
House, June 30, 2015
p. H-1154-H-1155

Senate, June 30, 2015
p. S-1357-S-1358
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2017 LD 138

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry
Enacted with amendment:

S-37
PL 2017, c. 65 Amended:
34-A MRS §11273(14)(A)
34-A MRS §11273(15)(A)
Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes