An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Discharge of a Firearm or Crossbow near a Dwelling or Building
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11209, as amended by PL 2009, c. 340, §14, is further amended to read:
§ 11209. Discharge of firearm or crossbow near dwelling or building
This subsection may not be construed to prohibit a person from killing or taking a wild animal in accordance with sections 12401 and 12402.
For purposes of this subsection, "building" means any residential, commercial, retail, educational, religious or farm structure that is designed to be occupied by people or domesticated animals or is being used to shelter machines or harvested crops.
For purposes of this subsection, "projectile" means a bullet, pellet, shot, shell, ball, bolt or other object propelled or launched from a firearm or crossbow.
This bill defines "projectile" to clarify what may be discharged within 100 yards of a building or residence when hunting.