Maine Revised Statutes

§13201. Limits on local regulation

A municipality or political subdivision of the State may not enact any ordinance, law or rule regulating or charging a fee for the hunting, trapping or fishing for any species of fish or wildlife; the possession or use of any equipment expressly permitted for use in hunting under this Part; the operation, registration or numbering of all-terrain vehicles, watercraft or snowmobiles or any other subject matter relating to all-terrain vehicles, watercraft or snowmobiles regulated under chapter 935 or 937 or under any other provisions of this Part, except that a municipality may regulate the operation of all-terrain vehicles on municipal property and on rights-of-way and easements held by that municipality. For purposes of this section, except as provided in subsection 3, the regulation of fishing includes the regulation of ice fishing shacks. This section does not prohibit: [2013, c. 199, §1 (AMD).]

1. Firearm discharge.  The enactment of any ordinance generally regulating the discharge of firearms in a municipality or any part of a municipality;
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Certain rules.  The adoption of rules as authorized in section 13051; or
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Ice fishing shacks.  The enactment of any ordinance regulating ice fishing shacks on:
A. Sources of public water supply as provided under Title 22, section 2642 except that a municipality or political subdivision of the State may not impose a fee on ice fishing shacks on sources of public water supply; or [2011, c. 519, §1 (AMD).]
B. Coastal waters as defined in section 6001, subsection 6 except that a municipality or political subdivision of the State may not impose a fee on ice fishing shacks on coastal waters. [2011, c. 519, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 519, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §B421 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2011, c. 519, §1 (AMD). 2013, c. 199, §1 (AMD).