Sec. X-1. 14 MRSA §5604 is enacted to read:
§5604. Monetary sanctions
1. Designation. A monetary sanction authorized by law and imposed by the court for a civil violation may be designated a "fine," "penalty," "forfeiture," "surcharge" or "assessment" or may be designated by another similar term.
2. Civil violation. Use of the terminology under subsection 1 in describing a monetary sanction for a civil violation does not limit or prohibit the application of Title 17-A, section 4-B, subsection 3.
Sec. X-2. Effective Date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2004 except that section of this Part that enacts the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 14, section 5604 takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the First Regular Session of the 121st Legislature.
Effective July 1, 2004, unless otherwise indicated.
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