An Act To Permit the Use of Firearm Noise Suppression Devices in Hunting and To Provide for a Chief Law Enforcement Officer's Certification for Certain Firearms
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11214, sub-§1, ¶C, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §11214, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 25 MRSA §2013 is enacted to read:
§ 2013. Chief law enforcement officer's certification; certain firearms
This bill accomplishes the following.
1. It removes the prohibition on the use of firearm noise suppression devices when hunting and provides that a person who is otherwise lawfully hunting may use such devices.
2. It establishes a procedure for a person to obtain a chief law enforcement officer's certification under federal law for the approval of an application to transfer or make a firearm, requires that the certification be provided in a timely fashion unless the applicant is ineligible, limits the personal information required from the applicant, establishes a right to an appeal in the case of a denial and clarifies that under the Maine Tort Claims Act the chief law enforcement officer or an employee of the chief law enforcement officer making the certification is immune from liability.