Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 25 MRSA c. 318-A is enacted to read:
EXPIRED MARINE FLARES
The State Fire Marshal shall, within existing resources, establish a program for the safe collection, storage and disposal of expired marine flares and to provide public education regarding safe storage, collection and disposal of expired marine flares pursuant to this section.
This amendment replaces the bill. The amendment provides for the State Fire Marshal to establish, within existing resources, a program of storage, collection and disposal of expired marine flares. The amendment requires the State Fire Marshal to accept from owners and fire departments expired marine flares and to dispose of the expired flares safely. The amendment provides for public education to be undertaken by the State Fire Marshal in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Public Safety.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED