Maine Revised Statutes

§13063. Operator's license to carry passengers for hire

1. Prohibition.  A person may not operate a motorboat carrying passengers for hire without an operator's license to carry passengers for hire as required in 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, §373 (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, §373 (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, §373 (RPR) .]
2. Application.  Every operator of a motorboat, other than a licensed Maine guide certified in watercraft safety, carrying passengers for hire, except those operators who have been issued and have or are required to have in their possession a current valid federal operator's license, shall obtain an operator's license to carry passengers for hire from the commissioner as provided in this section before operating a motorboat carrying passengers for hire.
A. The operator shall make written application for the license to carry passengers for hire on forms provided by the commissioner. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. The commissioner shall cause operators applying for a license to carry passengers for hire for the first time to be examined as to their qualifications. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Issuance.  The commissioner shall issue the license to carry passengers for hire to applicants who have satisfactorily passed the examination.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Fee.  The fee for an operator's license to carry passengers for hire is $1.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
5. Renewal.  The commissioner may grant a renewal of license to carry passengers for hire upon written application and payment of the $1 fee without examination.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
6. Expiration.  Every license to carry passengers for hire expires on December 31st of the year for which issued.
[ 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, §B373 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).