H.P. 316 - L.D. 408
An Act Regarding the Presumption of Violations of the Hunting-on-Sunday Prohibition
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10501, sub-§9, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. D, §7, is amended to read:
9. Possession of hunting equipment on Sunday. Possession of hunting equipment in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice in the State
or in a motor vehicle being operated on an unpaved highway or road located in an unorganized township on Sunday is prima facie evidence of a violation of section 11205, unless:
A. The hunting equipment is carried, securely wrapped, in a complete cover;
B. The hunting equipment is fastened in a case; or
C. The hunting equipment is carried in at least 2 separate pieces in such a manner that it can not be fired, unless the separate pieces are joined together. For the purpose of this subsection, a clip, magazine or cylinder of a firearm may not be considered a piece of the hunting equipment. Bows and arrows must be kept in a case or cover if broadheads or field points are kept attached to the arrows.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §10501, sub-§10, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. D, §7, is repealed.
Effective April 30, 2004, unless otherwise indicated.
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