An Act To Clarify the Enforcement Role of the Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine
Sec. 1. 8 MRSA §522, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 352, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 8 MRSA §523, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 352, §2, is amended to read:
§ 523. Powers of authority
In furtherance of its purpose, the authority shall, no later than March 1 October 15, 2010:
Sec. 3. 8 MRSA §528, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 352, §2, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 8 MRSA §529 is enacted to read:
§ 529. Powers of board
Sec. 5. 8 MRSA §530 is enacted to read:
§ 530. Refusal, suspension or revocation of certificate; grounds
The board may, after notice of an opportunity for hearing in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 4, refuse to issue or renew and may suspend or revoke a certificate described under section 523, subsection 1. The following are grounds for an action to refuse to issue, suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a certificate issued under section 523, subsection 1:
Sec. 6. 8 MRSA §531 is enacted to read:
§ 531. Complaint investigation; confidentiality
Complaints and investigative records of the authority relating to a violation of this chapter or any rule adopted by the authority are confidential to the same extent provided for licensing boards and commissions under Title 10, section 8003B.
Sec. 7. 8 MRSA §532 is enacted to read:
§ 532. Fines; enforcement
The board may, after a hearing under Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 4, impose a fine of not more than $500 for each violation against a person who violates this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter or who participates in a mixed martial arts competition, exhibition or event without the certificate described under section 523, subsection 1. The Attorney General may bring an action in Superior Court to enjoin a martial arts competition, exhibition or event from occurring for which the promoter's fee has not been paid or a participant who does not meet the qualifications of this chapter from participating in the competition, exhibition or event.
Sec. 8. 17-A MRSA §515, sub-§2-A, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 352, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 9. Retroactivity. That section of this Act that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 8, section 523 is retroactive to March 1, 2010.