STATEHOUSE – State Representative Patrick W. Corey (R-Windham) has been reappointed to the 129th Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. The committee is among the most important legislative assignments, because it has oversight that includes the criminal and juvenile codes, public safety laws and firearms.
“Constitutional rights and protections are very important to me and all Maine citizens,” said Rep. Corey. “I am interested in ideas and policies that make Maine a better, more attractive place to live, work, start a business and raise a family.”
Committee jurisdiction also includes: Maine Bail Code; criminal law and criminal procedure; sentencing; Criminal Law Advisory Commission; Department of Public Safety; law enforcement; Criminal Justice Academy; victims’ rights; Department of Corrections; adult and juvenile corrections; intensive supervision; probation and parole; county jails; community corrections; Board of Corrections; operating under the influence; operating after suspension; habitual offenders; fire safety and arson; firearms; concealed firearms permits; private investigators; security guards; and Maine Emergency Management Agency."
Rep. Corey, a self-employed creative director and marketer, is serving his third term representing District 25: Windham (part). He previously served on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization and Implementation. He is now a member of the Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission.