Maine Revised Statutes

§12552. Purchase of live smelts from unlicensed dealers

1. Prohibition.  A person licensed to deal in live baitfish pursuant to section 12551-A may not purchase live smelts from a person who does not hold a current license to sell live smelts issued pursuant to section 12551-A, subsection 3, paragraph A or C.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §260 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Penalty.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A person who violates subsection 1 commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §261 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates subsection 1 after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §261 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
The commissioner, subject to the hearing provisions of section 10902, shall revoke for a period of at least one year from the date of adjudication any licenses issued under section 12551-A to a person adjudicated of a violation of subsection 1.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §261 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B260,261 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).