H.P. 516 - L.D. 655
An Act to Clarify the Rights of Residents Within Wildlife Sanctuaries
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §7654, sub-§3, as amended by PL 1981, c. 644, §30, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §7654, sub-§8, ¶¶B and C, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 420, §1, are amended to read:
B. Notwithstanding subsections 1
, and 2 and 3:
(1) If the commissioner determines that the public health and safety
is are threatened by diseased animals within Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary, he the commissioner may authorize the use of firearms or any other device he deems the commissioner determines appropriate to eliminate diseased animals;
(2) The Augusta Water District may use Carleton Pond in the Readfield and Winthrop Sanctuary as it
deems determines necessary; and
Those subsections Subsections 1 and 2 apply only to such lands within the Readfield and Winthrop Sanctuary as that are or may be hereafter fenced.
subsections subsection 1 and 3: (1) The Camden Rifle Club may establish and maintain a rifle range for target practice within the limits of Megunticook Lake and Vicinity Sanctuary, this target practice to be held under the regulations of the United States War Department as established by the national board for the promotion of rifle practice in the United States; and
(2) The use of firearms on Megunticook Lake and Vicinity Sanctuary is prohibited only from the first day of April of each year to the 30th day of September following.
Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
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