Maine Revised Statutes

§6203-A. Public Access to Maine Waters Fund

1. Fund established.  There is established the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund that is administered by the board. The Public Access to Maine Waters Fund consists of the proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized for the purposes set forth in subsection 3 and funds received as contributions from private and public sources for those purposes. The Public Access to Maine Waters Fund must be held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts. Eligible investment earnings credited to the assets of the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund become part of the assets of that fund. Any balance remaining in the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund at the end of a fiscal year must be carried forward for the next fiscal year.
[ 1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW) .]
2. Fund available.  The Public Access to Maine Waters Fund is available to state agencies and designated cooperating entities upon authorization of the board for the purposes identified in subsection 3.
[ 1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW) .]
3. Fund proceeds.  The proceeds of the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund may be applied and expended to:
A. Acquire property or interests in property abutting fresh or coastal waters when public access to those waters does not exist or when the board determines that existing points of public access are not sufficient; and [1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW).]
B. Provide minor capital improvements on lands acquired by proceeds from the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund to provide public access or improve accessibility, as long as these improvements do not exceed 5% of the appraised value of the acquired property. [1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 728, §5 (NEW).