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Maine Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Tier 3: every 3m months, Tier 2: every 6 months, and Tier 1: annually.
§11282 sec. 7
Tier 3: register for life, Tier 2: 25 years, and Tier 1: 10 years
§ 11282 sec. 7
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes, tier I, tier II, and tier III.
§11273. Definitions, sections 17-19
Title 34-A: CORRECTIONS to statutes
§11273. Definitions, sections 17-19
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Sex Offender Management and Risk Assessment Advisory Commission
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
There are contact restrictions with minors under 14 if the registrants victim was under 14:
Prohibited contact with a minor; sex offender restricted zone §261
May charge a $25 annual fee §11287
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
Not removal but exceptions §11202-A
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Apparently none unless there 14 consecutive days or 30 days aggregate 11273.12
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Register within 3 days/inform LE within 24 hours 11283
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
The sexual offenses that require registration can be found in Title 34-A, §11203 (if the crime was committed before January 1, 2013) and in the definitions of “Tier 1 offense”, “Tier 2 offense” and Tier 3 offense” in Title 34-A, §11273 (if the crime was committed on or after January 1, 2013).
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
Unclear; this act created it, but no statute can be found
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes; never lost; may vote while incarcerated 112-14
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Search by number, type, or text
Advanced bill search
Best keywords are:
Sexual offense; sex offense registry; sex offender; sexual misconduct
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Identify by several methods and tracking
Tracking for bills affecting children LegiScan is the best alternative. This link is to search results for keyword “sexual” which seemed to do best.
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Criminal justice & public safety
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
45 Commerce Drive, Suite #1
42 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0042
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: