Maine Revised Statutes

§6402-B. Suspension based on 2 or more convictions of possessing illegal lobsters

Notwithstanding section 6401, subsection 2, the commissioner shall suspend the lobster and crab fishing license of any license holder or the nonresident lobster and crab landing permit of a permit holder convicted of a 2nd or subsequent offense of possessing a lobster in violation of section 6431, 6436, 6438-A or 6952-A if the conviction of the 2nd or subsequent offense involved possession of 5 or more illegal lobsters. If the 2nd offense occurs on the same day as the first offense, the commissioner may waive the mandatory suspension. [2009, c. 394, §4 (AMD).]

1. Second offense.  For a 2nd conviction the commissioner shall suspend the license for at least one year from the date of conviction and may suspend the license for up to 3 years.
[ 1995, c. 315, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Third or subsequent offense.  For a 3rd or subsequent conviction, the commissioner shall suspend the license for 3 years from the date of conviction and may permanently revoke the license holder's license.
[ 1995, c. 315, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Offenses after July 1, 1994.
[ 2009, c. 394, §4 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 550, §1 (NEW). 1995, c. 315, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 201, §2 (AMD). 2009, c. 394, §4 (AMD).