Maine Revised Statutes

§6301. General provisions

1. Resident license.  Any individual who has been domiciled in Maine for the 6 months preceding the date of application is eligible for a resident license. A corporation is eligible for a resident license if it has been created and exists under the laws of Maine and it has existed in Maine during the 6 months preceding the date of application. A firm or partnership is eligible if all of its officers or partners have been domiciled in Maine for the 6 months preceding the date of application.
For the purposes of this chapter, a resident is a person who:
A. If registered to vote, is registered in Maine; [1991, c. 692, (NEW).]
B. If licensed to drive a motor vehicle, has made application for a Maine motor vehicle operator's license; [1991, c. 692, (NEW).]
C. If the owner of one or more motor vehicles located within the State, has registered at least one of the motor vehicles in Maine; and [1991, c. 692, (NEW).]
D. If required to file a Maine income tax return on the previous April 15th, filed a Maine income tax return. [1991, c. 692, (NEW).]
[ 1991, c. 692, (AMD) .]
2. Expiration.  A license or certificate issued by the commissioner expires on December 31st of the year in which it is issued, except that:
A. A depuration certificate issued under section 6856 expires on April 30th of each year; [1993, c. 80, §1 (NEW).]
B. A shellfish license issued under section 6601 expires on April 30th of each year; [1993, c. 497, §1 (AMD).]
C. A marine worm digger's license issued under section 6751 expires on April 30th of each year; [1995, c. 492, §1 (AMD).]
D. A shellfish sanitation certificate issued under section 6856 expires on May 31st of each year; [2005, c. 434, §3 (AMD).]
E. A marine worm dealer's license issued under section 6853 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
F. A marine worm dealer's supplemental license issued under section 6853 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
G. A retail seafood license issued under section 6852 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
H. A wholesale seafood license with a lobster permit issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
I. A wholesale seafood license issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
J. A wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin buyer's permit issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
K. A wholesale seafood license with a sea urchin processor's permit issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
L. A wholesale seafood supplemental license issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
M. A shellfish transportation license issued under section 6855 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
N. A shellfish transportation supplemental license issued under section 6855 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
O. A lobster meat permit issued under section 6857 expires on March 31st of each year; [1995, c. 492, §3 (NEW); 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF).]
P. A lobster transportation license issued under section 6854 expires on March 31st of each year; [1999, c. 491, §1 (AMD); 1999, c. 491, §9 (AFF).]
Q. A lobster transportation supplemental license issued under section 6854 expires on March 31st of each year; [2009, c. 523, §1 (AMD); 2009, c. 561, §7 (AMD).]
R. A wholesale seafood license with a shrimp permit issued under section 6851 expires on March 31st of each year; [2011, c. 420, Pt. A, §9 (RPR).]
S. An enhanced retail certificate issued under section 6852, subsection 2-A expires on March 31st of each year; [2011, c. 598, §16 (AMD).]
(Paragraph S as enacted by PL 2009, c. 523, §3 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 12, SECTION 6301, SUBSECTION 2, PARAGRAPH V)
T. A seaweed buyer's license issued under section 6803-A expires on March 31st of each year; [RR 2009, c. 2, §23 (COR).]
U. [2015, c. 68, §2 (RP).]
V. (REALLOCATED FROM T. 12, §6301, sub-§2, ¶S) A lobster processor license issued under section 6851-B expires on March 31st of each year; [2017, c. 296, §3 (AMD).]
W. A commercial green crab only license issued under section 6808 expires on April 30th of each year; and [2017, c. 296, §4 (AMD).]
X. An aquaculture license issued under section 6810-B expires on April 30th of each year. [2017, c. 296, §5 (NEW).]
[ 2017, c. 296, §§3-5 (AMD) .]
3. Nontransferable.  A license or certificate shall not be transferable.
[ 1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW) .]
4. Supplemental license.  A supplemental license may only be issued for an establishment or vehicle which is owned, leased or rented by the license holder.
[ 1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW) .]
5. Information.  When application information concerning any person, establishment or vehicle named in a license or certificate changes, the holder shall immediately notify the commissioner in writing within 3 business days or the license or certificate shall become void.
[ 1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW) .]
6. Ownership identified.   If a license issued under chapter 625 is issued to a firm, corporation or partnership, the individual who owns the highest percentage of that firm, corporation or partnership must be identified on the license application. When 2 or more individuals own in equal proportion the highest percentages of a firm, corporation or partnership, each of those owners must be identified.
[ 2013, c. 282, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1985, c. 52, §1 (AMD). 1991, c. 692, (AMD). 1993, c. 80, §1 (AMD). 1993, c. 497, §§1,2 (AMD). 1995, c. 492, §§1-3 (AMD). 1995, c. 492, §5 (AFF). 1999, c. 491, §§1,2 (AMD). 1999, c. 491, §9 (AFF). 2005, c. 434, §3 (AMD). RR 2009, c. 2, §§22-24 (COR). 2009, c. 523, §§1-3 (AMD). 2009, c. 561, §§7-11 (AMD). 2011, c. 420, Pt. A, §9 (AMD). 2011, c. 598, §16 (AMD). 2013, c. 282, §1 (AMD). 2013, c. 492, §§1-3 (AMD). 2015, c. 68, §2 (AMD). 2017, c. 296, §§3-5 (AMD).