Maine Revised Statutes

§101. Violations relating to pulling events

1. Conducting pulling event without permit.  A person that conducts, causes to be conducted or sponsors a public or private pulling event between animals or pairs of animals within the State without a permit from the commissioner commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
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2. Prohibition on participating in pulling events.  A person who has been convicted of a violation of Title 17, section 1031 or has been adjudicated to have committed a civil violation of section 4011 within the previous 5 years may not participate as an animal owner or handler or in any other capacity, directly or indirectly, in a pulling event. A person who participates in a pulling event in violation of this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Permit revocation.  The commissioner may, in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, revoke or refuse to renew a permit to hold a pulling event:
A. If after receiving notice from the department the sponsor of a pulling event allows a person to participate as an owner or handler or in any other capacity, directly or indirectly, in a pulling event within 5 years of that person's being convicted of a violation of Title 17, section 1031 or being adjudicated of a civil violation of section 4011; or [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
B. When the commissioner has received written notification from the Pull Events Commission of violations of laws or rules at a pulling event conducted under a permit held by that sponsor. [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).