An Act To Allow Municipalities To Enforce New Noise Ordinances on Existing Shooting Ranges
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §3011, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 433, §3, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §3011, sub-§5 is enacted to read:
Current law prohibits the application of a municipal noise control or other ordinance to an existing sport shooting range. This bill gives the Commissioner of Public Safety the power to authorize the application of a municipal noise ordinance to a sport shooting range that existed prior to the adoption of the ordinance. The Commissioner of Public Safety is required to adopt major substantive rules to establish the criteria and the process for the authorization process.