Maine Revised Statutes

§13062. Certificate of number for motorboats carrying passengers for hire

1. Certificate required.  A person may not operate a motorboat carrying passengers for hire without a certificate of number as required under this section.
A. A person who violates this subsection 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, §372 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A person who violates this subsection 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, §372 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §372 (RPR) .]
2. Application.  Before a motorboat may carry passengers for hire, the owner of the motorboat shall apply for and obtain from the commissioner a certificate of number authorizing its use for that purpose. This section applies to all motorboats carrying passengers for hire as defined in section 13001, subsection 17, except those subject to federal inspection requirements that have or are required to have a current valid federal inspection certificate on board.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Issuance.  Before the certificate of number required under subsection 1 is issued, the owner shall satisfy the commissioner that the boat is safe to operate and will be maintained in safe condition.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Examinations.  The commissioner may cause a motorboat carrying passengers for hire to be examined from time to time.
[ 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, §B372 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).