Maine Revised Statutes

§12909. Whitewater guide license

1. Eligibility.  A person may not act as a whitewater guide unless that person is 18 years of age or older and has procured a license from the commissioner pursuant to this section.
A. A person who violates this subsection 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. 655, Pt. B, §329 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §329 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Rules.  The commissioner shall by rule establish the requirements for a whitewater guide's license.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Examination.  All initial applicants for a whitewater guide's license are required to pass an examination developed and administered by the commissioner.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Fee.  The fee for an examination is $100 and is not refundable. An applicant may retake the examination once without paying an additional examination fee. A whitewater guide's license is a 3-year license. The fee for a whitewater guide's license is $89.
[ 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, §32 (AMD) .]
5. Renewal.  A whitewater guide whose license is not suspended or revoked may renew that license upon the payment of the license fee. An examination is required for any person who has not held a valid whitewater guide's license within the previous 3 years.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
6. Nonrenewal, suspension or revocation.  A whitewater guide's license is subject to nonrenewal, suspension or revocation for good cause shown, including, but not limited to, unsafe practices, falsification of reports or serious or continued violation of this chapter, subject to Title 5, chapter 375.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §330 (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, §§B329,330 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2005, c. 12, §III32 (AMD).