Maine Revised Statutes

§12753. Screens

1. Commissioner's authority.  The commissioner may:
A. Authorize, alter and remove the screening of any inland waters; and [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. Prohibit fishing within 500 yards of any screen installed by authority of the commissioner or the Legislature. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Tampering with screen.  A person may not take up, destroy or injure any screen installed pursuant to this section, unless the person is duly authorized by the commissioner.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §297 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
3. Penalty.  The following penalties apply to violations of subsection 2.
A. A person who violates subsection 2 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, §298 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates subsection 2 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, §298 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §298 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B297,298 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).