Maine Revised Statutes

§6306. Consent to inspection; violation

1. Consent to inspection.  Any person who signs an application for a license or aquaculture lease or receives a license or aquaculture lease under this Part has a duty to submit to inspection and search for violations related to the licensed activities by a marine patrol officer under the following conditions.
A. Watercraft or vehicles and the equipment located on watercraft or vehicles used primarily in a trade or business requiring a license or aquaculture lease under this Part may be searched or inspected at any time. [2009, c. 229, §14 (AMD).]
B. Any other location where activities subject to this Part are conducted may be inspected or searched during the hours when those activities occur. [1987, c. 713, §2 (NEW).]
C. A location specified in paragraph B may be inspected at any time if a marine patrol officer has a reasonable suspicion of a violation of this Part. [1987, c. 713, §2 (NEW).]
D. No residential dwelling may be searched without a search warrant unless otherwise allowed by law. [1987, c. 713, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 229, §14 (AMD) .]
2. Seizure of evidence.  Any person who signs an application for a license or aquaculture lease or receives a license or aquaculture lease under this Part has a duty to permit seizure of evidence of a violation of marine resources laws found during an inspection or search.
[ 2009, c. 229, §14 (AMD) .]
3. Refusal.  Refusal to permit inspection or seizure is a basis for suspension of any or all licenses under this chapter or revocation of aquaculture leases.
[ 2009, c. 229, §14 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1987, c. 713, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 348, §4 (AMD). 2009, c. 229, §14 (AMD).