Maine Revised Statutes

§419-C. Prevention of the spread of invasive aquatic plants

1. Prohibition.  A person may not:
A. Transport any aquatic plant or parts of any aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, on the outside of a vehicle, boat, personal watercraft, boat trailer or other equipment on a public road; [1999, c. 722, §2 (NEW).]
B. Possess, import, cultivate, transport or distribute any invasive aquatic plant or parts of any invasive aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, in a manner that could cause the plant to get into any state waters; [2003, c. 627, §6 (AMD).]
C. After September 1, 2000, sell or offer for sale in this State any invasive aquatic plant; or [2003, c. 627, §6 (AMD).]
D. Fail to remove any aquatic plant or parts of any aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, from the outside of a vehicle, boat, personal watercraft, boat trailer or other equipment on a public road. [2003, c. 627, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 627, §§6, 7 (AMD) .]
2. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture not to exceed $500 may be adjudged for the first violation and a forfeiture not to exceed $2,500 may be adjudged for a subsequent violation.
[ 2001, c. 434, Pt. A, §6 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 722, §2 (NEW). 2001, c. 434, §A6 (AMD). 2003, c. 627, §§6,7 (AMD).

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