Maine Revised Statutes

§12755. Tampering with department dam

1. Prohibition.  A person without authority from the commissioner may not:
A. Tamper with a department dam; [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. Open or close gates or sluiceways of a department dam; [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
C. Add or remove flashboards of a department dam; or [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
D. Otherwise damage or destroy a department dam. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
For purposes of this subsection, "department dam" means a dam owned or operated by the department, including dams in a fish hatchery or rearing station.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Penalty.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A person who violates this section 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, §299 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates this section 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, §299 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §299 (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, §B299 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).