An Act Regarding the Repeal of a Provision of Law Allowing Certain Nonresidents To Hunt Deer before the Open Season on Deer
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11401, sub-§1, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 401, §1, is amended to read:
This paragraph is repealed on September 15, 2018.
This bill is reported out by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 1249. The bill removes the provision of law that repeals on September 15, 2018 the law that allows a nonresident who owns 25 or more acres of land in the State and leaves that property open to hunting, who holds a valid hunting license and who is not otherwise prohibited from hunting deer to hunt deer on the Saturday preceding the first day of the open season on deer.
The committee has not taken a position on the substance of this bill. By reporting this bill out, the committee is not suggesting and does not intend to suggest that it agrees or disagrees with any aspect of this bill. The committee is reporting the bill out for the sole purpose of having a bill printed that can be referred to the committee for an appropriate public hearing and subsequent processing in the normal course. The committee is taking this action to ensure clarity and transparency in the legislative review of the proposals contained in the bill.