Maine Revised Statutes

§2473. Permits; requirements

A person may not possess, use, store or transport explosives without a permit. The commissioner shall issue a permit to an applicant who: [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]

1. Application.  Completes an application form furnished by the commissioner;
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2. Financial responsibility.  Includes proof in the application that the applicant maintains financial responsibility in the form of liability insurance or a surety bond as follows:
A. To obtain a permit with endorsements to possess, use or store explosives, a person must maintain financial responsibility in the form of liability insurance in an amount not less than $500,000; and [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
B. To obtain a permit with an endorsement for intrastate transportation of explosives, a person must comply with the requirements in rules adopted pursuant to section 2103-A or 2110, as applicable; [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
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3. Examination.  Passes a written examination administered by the Department of Public Safety;
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4. Citizenship.  Is a citizen or resident alien of the United States; and
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5. Character.  Demonstrates good moral character and has not been convicted of a crime punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year. The determination of good moral character must be made in writing by the commissioner, based upon evidence recorded by a governmental entity. The commissioner shall consider matters recorded within the previous 5 years, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. Records of incidents of abuse of family or household members by the applicant provided pursuant to Title 19-A, section 4012, subsection 1; [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
B. Records provided by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the failure of the applicant to meet child or family support obligations; [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]
C. Records of 3 or more convictions of the applicant for Class D or E crimes; [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
D. Records of 3 or more civil violations by the applicant; and [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
E. Records that the applicant has engaged in recklessness or negligence that endangered the safety of others. [1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
1999, c. 652, §9 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).