H.P. 383 - L.D. 499
Sec. LLLL-1. 12 MRSA §10261 is enacted to read:
The Boat Launch Facilities Fund, referred to in this section as "the fund," is established within the department as a nonlapsing fund to be used by the commissioner to fund or assist in funding the establishment, improvement and maintenance of publicly owned boat launch facilities on inland waters. The commissioner may accept and deposit into the fund any monetary gifts, donations or other contributions from public or private sources. Funds deposited in the fund must be used for the purposes specified in this section.
Sec. LLLL-2. 29-A MRSA §456-C, as amended by PL 2005, c. 405, Pt. N, §1, is further amended to read:
The Secretary of State shall issue sportsman registration plates pursuant to section 468.
1. Sportsman registration plates.
The Secretary of State, upon receiving an application and evidence of payment of the registration fee required by section 501 and the excise tax required by Title 36, section 1482, shall issue a registration certificate and a set of sportsman plates to be used in lieu of regular registration plates. These plates must bear identification numbers and letters. Vanity plates may not duplicate vanity plates issued in another class of plate. The Secretary of State shall begin issuing sportsmen registration plates by April 1, 2008.
2. Initial registration fee.
A person may apply for the special registration plates by paying a sum of $20 credited to the Lifetime License Fund Boat Launch Facilities Fund established in Title 12, section 10251 10261.
3. Renewal fee.
In addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee prescribed by law, the annual renewal contribution for sportsman registration plates is $20 to be . Fifty percent of that sum is credited to the Lifetime License Fund fish hatchery maintenance fund established in Title 12, section 10251 10252, 15% is credited to the Boat Launch Facilities Fund established in Title 12, section 10261, 10% is credited to the Maine Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund established in Title 12, section 10253 and 25% is credited to the Support Landowners Program in Title 12, section 10108, subsection 4, paragraph A.
The Secretary of State shall issue a sportsman registration plate in a number or letter sequence or a combination of a number and letter sequence.
5. Design and approval.
Notwithstanding section 468, subsection 5, the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall submit a new proposed design for the sportsman registration plate every 6 years for approval or modification by the Secretary of State.
6. Transfer of fees.
The Secretary of State shall transfer the revenue from the issuance of the sportsman registration plates as provided in subsections 2 and 3 on a quarterly basis.
Sec. LLLL-3. 29-A MRSA §468, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 623, §5, is amended to read:
6. Numbering, lettering and duplicate plates.
The Except as provided in section 465-C, the Secretary of State shall issue a specialty license plate in a 3-number and 3-letter combination sequence. Vanity plates may not duplicate vanity plates issued in another class of plate.
Sec. LLLL-4. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account. On or before June 20, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $650,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Administrative Services - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife program for the construction of a departmental regional headquarters in Aroostook County.