LD 314
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-14, Sponsored by
LR 854
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:

‘An Act To Simplify Apprenticeship Requirements for Student Lobster and Crab Fishing License Holders’

Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6422, sub-§1-A  is enacted to read:

1-A Validation of experience.   The commissioner shall allow a person who has not attained 18 years of age and who has a student lobster and crab fishing license to demonstrate program completion through documentation that the license holder has confirmable, dealer-reported landings of at least 4,000 pounds of lobster over a period of 100 days at sea to be completed over 2 separate seasons. Nothing in this subsection prohibits the commissioner from establishing additional methods by which a person with a student lobster and crab fishing license may demonstrate program completion.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6422, sub-§2,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 468, §4, is amended to read:

2. Length of program.   The Except as provided in subsection 1-A, the commissioner shall determine the length of time an apprentice is enrolled in the program, which must be a minimum of 2 years.

Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


Bureau of Marine Science 0027

Initiative: Provides an ongoing appropriation for one Marine Resources Scientist I position and All Other funding for a laptop, a cellular telephone, software and remote access costs.

GENERAL FUND 2019-20 2020-21
1.000 1.000
Personal Services
$36,428 $49,066
All Other
$2,291 $3,054
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $38,719 $52,120

Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.


This amendment removes the requirement that the Commissioner of Marine Resources allow a person with an apprentice lobster and crab fishing license to demonstrate apprentice program completion through lobster landings. It clarifies that the allowance for a student lobster and crab fishing license holder applies only to a license holder who is less than 18 years of age and that landings must be confirmable, dealer-reported landings. Lastly, it specifies that 4,000 pounds of lobster must be caught over the course of 100 days at sea to be completed over 2 separate seasons, and not over 2 years, as in the bill.

(See attached)

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