Maine Revised Statutes

§2806. Sport shooting ranges

1. Acquisition of property near existing range.  Except as provided in this subsection, a person may not maintain a nuisance action for noise against a shooting range located in the vicinity of that person's property if the shooting range was established as of the date the person acquired the property. If there is a substantial change in use of the range after the person acquires the property, the person may maintain a nuisance action if the action is brought within 3 years from the beginning of the substantial change.
[ 1995, c. 231, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Establishment of shooting range near existing property.  A person who owns property in the vicinity of a shooting range that was established after the person acquired the property may maintain a nuisance action for noise against that shooting range only if the action is brought within 5 years after establishment of the range or 3 years after a substantial change in use of the range.
[ 1995, c. 231, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Dormant shooting range.  If there has been no shooting activity at a range for a period of 3 years, resumption of shooting is considered establishment of a new shooting range for purposes of this section.
[ 1995, c. 231, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Application.  This section does not limit nuisance actions against shooting ranges established after the effective date of this section.
[ 1995, c. 231, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 231, §1 (NEW).

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