Maine Revised Statutes

§231. Fireworks technician, proximate audience technician and flame effect technician license qualifications

A person may not act as a fireworks technician, proximate audience technician or flame effect technician unless the person meets the qualifications specified in this section and obtains a license. The person must: [2013, c. 56, §4 (AMD).]

1. Age.  Be at least 21 years of age;
[ 1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW) .]
2. Citizenship.  Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States;
[ 1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW) .]
3. Experience.  Have experience and training working under the direction of a technician during at least 5 displays, or comparable experience as determined by the department. The technician must hold the same license as applied for by the person;
[ 2013, c. 56, §4 (AMD) .]
4. Character.  Be of good moral character as determined by the department and not have been convicted of a crime that is punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year. In making the determination of good moral character, the commissioner shall consider matters recorded within the previous 5 years, including, but not limited to:
A. Records of incidents of abuse by the applicant of family or household members provided pursuant to Title 19-A, section 4012, subsection 1; [1999, c. 671, §12 (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. 671, §12 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]
C. Records of 3 or more convictions of the applicant for Class D or Class E crimes; [1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW).]
D. Records of 3 or more civil violations by the applicant; and [1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW).]
E. Records that the applicant has engaged in recklessness or negligence that endangered the safety of others; [1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
5. Examination.  Successfully complete a written examination administered by the department encompassing codes, rules and information specific to the license applied for; and
[ 2013, c. 56, §4 (AMD) .]
6. Application.  Submit an application to the department that contains:
A. The applicant's full name, full current address, social security number and date of birth; and [1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW).]
B. A statement granting the commissioner authority to check the criminal records of the applicant. [1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW) .]
1999, c. 671, §12 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2013, c. 56, §4 (AMD).