An Act To Protect Shooting Ranges
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11209, sub-§1, ¶A, as amended by PL 2015, c. 71, §1, is further amended to read:
A. Unless a relevant municipal ordinance provides otherwise and except as provided in subsection subsections 3 and 4 and sections 12401 and 12402, discharge a firearm, including a muzzle-loading firearm, or crossbow or cause a projectile to pass as a result of that discharge within 100 yards of a building or residential dwelling without the permission of the owner or, in the owner's absence, of an adult occupant of that building or dwelling authorized to act on behalf of the owner; or
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §11209, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
4. Sport shooting ranges. Unless otherwise prohibited, a person may discharge a firearm on a sport shooting range as defined in Title 30-A, section 3011, subsection 1 that is within 100 yards of a building if the sport shooting range was established and in regular operation prior to the erection of the building.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.