Maine Revised Statutes

§12155. Importation permit for wildlife

1. Permit required.  Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to this Part, a person may not:
A. Introduce or import wildlife into the State; or [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §204 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. Receive or possess wildlife introduced or imported into the State. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §204 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
This subsection does not apply to a person who has a valid permit issued under this section.
Each day a person violates this subsection that person commits a Class E crime for which a minimum fine of $50 and an amount equal to twice the applicable license fee must be imposed.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §204 (RPR) .]
2. Issuance.  The commissioner may issue a written permit to any person, permitting that person to:
A. Introduce or import wildlife into the State; and [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. Receive or possess wildlife introduced or imported into the State. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Application.  Each applicant for a permit to import wildlife into the State shall submit a written application in the form required by the commissioner. The application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $25.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Restrictions.  A permit issued pursuant to this section does not authorize the permittee to import any species of live wild turkey, hybrid wild turkey or wild turkey-domestic turkey cross or the eggs of these species.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §B204 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).

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