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Sara Gideon on Homeland Security

 

 


Make sure that services vets have earned remain available

Sara worked to identify gaps in services and benefits provided to our state's veterans so that veterans can access the services they need. Sara will make sure that the high-quality services our veterans have earned are available to them. Whether it is G.I. Bill benefits, quality health care at the VA, including access to mental health and women's health services, or job training and education, Sara believes that we have to fight for those who have risked their lives to protect us.
Source: 2020 Maine Senate campaign website SaraGideon.com , Jun 4, 2020

Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones

LD415: An Act To Require a Warrant To Obtain the Location Information of a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Device

Veto message:This bill simply goes too far. To obtain location data on a cell phone currently, police obtain a court order. This allows them to access historic--not real-time--location data. Many crimes would not have been solved if this law had been in place.

Summary by the ACLU: "We are thrilled that the legislature recognized the importance of protecting Mainers' privacy and stepped up to make sure this bill became law," said the Executive Director of the ACLU of Maine. "As technologies advance, it's important that the law keeps up. With these warrant requirements in place, privacy protections in Maine are among the strongest in the nation."

Legislative outcome:Vetoed by Gov. LePage 7/8/13; Override Passed House 125-17-9, Roll Call #442 on 7/9; Rep. Gideon voted YES; Passed Senate 22-11-2, Roll Call #369 on 7/9.

Source: ACLU on Maine legislative voting records: LD415 , Jul 9, 2013

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