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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART G

Sec. G-1. 12 MRSA §6304, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §1, is further amended to read:

2. Duplication.   Licenses that have been lost or destroyed must be reissued at a cost of $5 $6.

Sec. G-2. 12 MRSA §6421, sub-§7-A,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 615, §9, is further amended to read:

7-A. Fee.   Except as provided in subsection 8, the fee for the license is:
A.  Fifty-six Sixty-five dollars for a resident Class I license for applicants under 18 years of age;
A-1.  Three hundred and thirty-six eighty-seven dollars for a nonresident Class I license for applicants under 18 years of age;
B.  One hundred and thirteen thirty-five dollars and seventy-five cents for a resident Class I license for applicants 18 years of age or older;
B-1.  Six hundred and eighty-two Seven hundred ninety dollars and seventy-five cents for a nonresident Class I license for applicants 18 years of age or older;
C.  Two hundred twenty-eight seventy-two dollars and fifty cents for a resident Class II license;
C-1.  Thirteen hundred seventy-one Fifteen hundred eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents for a nonresident Class II license;
D.  Three hundred forty-one Four hundred seven dollars and twenty-five cents for a resident Class III license;
D-1.  Two thousand forty-seven three hundred sixty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents for a nonresident Class III license;
E.  Fifty-six Sixty-five dollars for a resident apprentice lobster and crab fishing license for applicants under 18 years of age;
E-1.  Three hundred thirty-six eighty-seven dollars for a nonresident apprentice lobster and crab fishing license for applicants under 18 years of age;
F.  One hundred and fourteen thirty-two dollars for a resident apprentice lobster and crab fishing license for applicants 18 years of age or older;
F-1.  Six hundred and eighty-two Seven hundred eighty-five dollars and seventy-five cents for a nonresident apprentice lobster and crab fishing license for applicants 18 years of age or older;
G.  Fifty-six Sixty-five dollars for a student lobster and crab fishing license;
H.  Fifty-six Sixty-five dollars for a noncommercial lobster and crab fishing license; and
I.  Five hundred ninety dollars and twenty-five cents for a nonresident lobster and crab landing permit.

Sec. G-3. 12 MRSA §6421, sub-§8,  as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 138, §1, is amended to read:

8. Exception.   The fee for a license for an applicant 70 years of age or older is:
A.  For a Class I or an apprentice lobster and crab fishing license, $57 $66;
B.  For a Class II lobster and crab fishing license, $114 $136; and
C. For a Class III lobster and crab fishing license, $170 $203.

Sec. G-4. 12 MRSA §6451, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 615, §12, is further amended to read:

1. Allocation of license fees.   Ten dollars of each $113.75 $135.75 fee, $10 of each $114 $132 fee, $20 of each $170 $203 fee, $20 of each $228.50 $272.50 fee, $30 of each $341.25 $407.25 fee, $30 of each $336 $387 fee, $60 of each $682.75 $785 fee, $60 of each $790.75 fee, $120 of each $1,371.50 $1,587.50 fee, $180 of each $2,047.25 $2,369.25 fee, $5 of each $56 $65 fee and $5 of each $57 $66 fee for each lobster and crab fishing license must be allocated to the Lobster Fund, which must be used for the purposes of lobster biology research, of propagation of lobsters by liberating seed lobsters and female lobsters in Maine coastal waters and of establishing and supporting lobster hatcheries.

Sec. G-5. 12 MRSA §6501, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §6, is further amended to read:

5. Fees.   Fees for commercial fishing licenses are:
A.  Forty-one Forty-eight dollars for resident operator;
B.  One hundred eleven twenty-eight dollars for resident operator and all crew members; and
C.  Four hundred eighteen eighty-one dollars for nonresident operator and all crew members.

Sec. G-6. 12 MRSA §6505-A, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §7, is further amended to read:

4. Fees.   Fees for elver fishing licenses are:
A.  For a person who is a resident, $91 $105; and
B.  For a person who is a nonresident, $384 $442.

Fifty dollars of each license fee collected under this subsection accrue accrues to the Eel and Elver Management Fund established in section 6505-D.

Sec. G-7. 12 MRSA §6505-B, sub-§1, ¶A,  as amended by PL 2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §30 and affected by Pt. C, §1, is further amended to read:

A.  Fifty Fifty-eight dollars per net or trap for the use of an elver fyke net or Sheldon eel trap, except that the fee under this paragraph does not apply to an elver fyke net or Sheldon eel trap a person utilizes pursuant to section 6505-A, subsection 5.

Sec. G-8. 12 MRSA §6505-B, sub-§3,  as amended by PL 2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §30 and affected by Pt. C, §1, is further amended to read:

3. Dip net fee.   A person may not utilize a dip net to fish for or take elvers without paying a fee of $50 $58 per dip net annually.

This subsection does not apply to a dip net a person utilizes pursuant to section 6505-A, subsection 5.

Sec. G-9. 12 MRSA §6505-B, sub-§5,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 536, Pt. A, §8, is amended to read:

5. Disposition of fees.   All fees Fees collected under this section accrue to the Eel and Elver Management Fund established in section 6505-D . as follows:
A Fifty dollars per net or trap for the use of an elver fyke net or Sheldon eel trap; and
B Fifty dollars per dip net.

Sec. G-10. 12 MRSA §6505-C, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §8, is further amended to read:

4. Fees.   The fee for an eel harvesting license is $108 $125.

Sec. G-11. 12 MRSA §6535, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §9, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   Fees for licenses issued under this section are:
A.  For a sea urchin and scallop diving tender license, $111 $133; and
B.  For a 30-day temporary sea urchin and scallop diving tender license, $31 $36.

Sec. G-12. 12 MRSA §6536, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §10, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a scallop diving tender license is $111 $136.

Sec. G-13. 12 MRSA §6601, sub-§5,  as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 466, Pt. A, §34, is amended to read:

5. Fee.   Except as provided in subsection 5-A, the fee for a commercial shellfish license is $115 $133.

Sec. G-14. 12 MRSA §6601, sub-§5-A,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 466, Pt. A, §35, is further amended to read:

5-A. Exception.   The fee for a commercial shellfish license for applicants 70 years of age or older is $57.50 $67.

Sec. G-15. 12 MRSA §6602, sub-§5,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 54, §2, is amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a surf clam boat license is $230 $265.

Sec. G-16. 12 MRSA §6651, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 692, §3, is further amended to read:

1. Fees to be paid into fund.   Sixty-five percent of all fees Fees from shellfish licenses, mussel hand-raking and boat licenses, shellfish transportation licenses and wholesale seafood licenses must be paid into the Shellfish Fund . The Shellfish Fund may receive any other money, including any other gift, grant or other source of revenue. as follows:
A Seventy-four dollars and seventy-five cents from a commercial shellfish license;
B One hundred forty-nine dollars and fifty cents from a mussel boat license;
C Seventy-four dollars and seventy-five cents from a mussel hand-raking license;
D Two hundred ninety-nine dollars from a shellfish transportation license;
E Ninety-seven dollars and fifty cents from a shellfish transportation supplemental license;
F Two hundred fifty dollars and twenty-five cents from a wholesale seafood license; and
G Forty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents from a wholesale seafood supplemental license.

The Shellfish Fund may receive any other money, including any other gift, grant or other source of revenue.

Sec. G-17. 12 MRSA §6701, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §13, is further amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a scallop license is $111 $143.

Sec. G-18. 12 MRSA §6702, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 607, Pt. A, §2, is further amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a scallop dragging license is $111 $143.

Sec. G-19. 12 MRSA §6703, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §15, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a noncommercial scallop license is $10 $18.

Sec. G-20. 12 MRSA §6731, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §16, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a mahogany quahog license is $111 $128. Fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in the General Fund.

Sec. G-21. 12 MRSA §6745, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §17, is further amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a hand-raking mussel license is $115 $133.

Sec. G-22. 12 MRSA §6746, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §18, is further amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a mussel boat license is $230 $265.

Sec. G-23. 12 MRSA §6748, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §19, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a handfishing sea urchin license is $111 $152.

Sec. G-24. 12 MRSA §6748-A, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §20, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a sea urchin dragging license is $111 $152.

Sec. G-25. 12 MRSA §6748-D, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §21, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a sea urchin hand-raking and trapping license is $111 $152.

Sec. G-26. 12 MRSA §6751, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 1991, c. 528, Pt. T, §12 and affected by Pt. RRR and amended by c. 591, Pt. T, §12, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a marine worm digger's license is $43 $50.

Sec. G-27. 12 MRSA §6791, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 1977, c. 661, §5, is amended to read:

1. Deposit of license revenues.   All revenues Revenues from marine worm licenses shall must be paid into the Marine Worm Fund . The fund shall be maintained by the commissioner. as follows:
A Forty-three dollars from a marine worm digger's license;
B Fifty-five dollars from a marine worm dealer's license; and
C Twenty-two dollars from a supplemental marine worm dealer's license.

The fund must be maintained by the commissioner.

Sec. G-28. 12 MRSA §6801-A, sub-§5,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 27, §1, is amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a sea cucumber drag license is $111 $128.

Sec. G-29. 12 MRSA §6803, sub-§3,  as amended by PL 1999, c. 501, §2, is further amended to read:

3. Fees.   The fee schedule for seaweed permits is as follows:
A.  Fifty Fifty-eight dollars for a resident seaweed permit;
B.  Two hundred thirty dollars for a nonresident seaweed permit;
C.  Twenty-five Twenty-nine dollars for a resident supplemental seaweed permit; and
D.  Fifty Fifty-eight dollars for a nonresident supplemental seaweed permit.

Sec. G-30. 12 MRSA §6803, sub-§4,  as corrected by RR 1999, c. 1, §17, is amended to read:

4. Disposition of fees.   All fees Fees collected under this section accrue to the Seaweed Management Fund established in section 6806 . as follows:
A Fifty dollars for a resident seaweed permit;
B Two hundred dollars for a nonresident seaweed permit;
C Twenty-five dollars for a resident supplemental seaweed permit; and
D Fifty dollars for a nonresident supplemental seaweed permit.

Sec. G-31. 12 MRSA §6804, sub-§7,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 248, §10, is further amended to read:

7. Fees.   Fees for the commercial northern shrimp license are as follows:
A.  Thirty-three Thirty-eight dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2;
B.  Eighty-nine One hundred three dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; and
C.  Three hundred and thirty-four eighty-five dollars for a nonresident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2.

Sec. G-32. 12 MRSA §6804, sub-§8,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 248, §10, is further amended to read:

8. Disposition of fees.   All fees Fees for commercial northern shrimp licenses must be deposited in the Shrimp Management Fund established in section 6805 . as follows:
A Thirty-three dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2;
B Eighty-nine dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; and
C Three hundred thirty-four dollars for a nonresident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2.

Sec. G-33. 12 MRSA §6808, sub-§6,  as enacted by PL 2001, c. 186, §1, is amended to read:

6. Fees.   The fee for a commercial green crab only license is $33 $38 for a resident license and $66 $76 for a nonresident license, which authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2.

Sec. G-34. 12 MRSA §6808, sub-§7,  as enacted by PL 2001, c. 186, §1, is amended to read:

7. Disposition of fees.   All fees Fees for commercial green crab only licenses must be deposited in the Green Crab Management Fund established in section 6809 . as follows:
A Thirty-three dollars for a resident commercial green crab only license; and
B Sixty-six dollars for a nonresident commercial green crab only license.

Sec. G-35. 12 MRSA §6810-A, sub-§8,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 169, §1 and affected by §3, is amended to read:

8. Fee.   The fee for a marine harvesting demonstration license is $25 $26.

Sec. G-36. 12 MRSA §6851, sub-§6,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §22, is further amended to read:

6. Fees.   The fees are as follows:
A.  Three hundred eighty-five Four hundred forty-three dollars for a wholesale seafood license or a wholesale seafood license with a lobster permit, sea urchin buyer's permit, shrimp permit or sea urchin processor's permit; and
B.  Seventy-five Eighty-seven dollars for each supplemental license.

Sec. G-37. 12 MRSA §6851-A, sub-§4,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 508, §1, is amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a limited wholesale shellfish harvester's license is $100 $115.

Sec. G-38. 12 MRSA §6852, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §23, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for a retail seafood license is $106 $122.

Sec. G-39. 12 MRSA §6853, sub-§6,  as amended by PL 1991, c. 528, Pt. T, §16 and affected by Pt. RRR and amended by c. 591, Pt. T, §16, is further amended to read:

6. Fee.   The fee for a marine worm dealer's license is $55 $64 and the fee for a supplemental license is $22 $26.

Sec. G-40. 12 MRSA §6854, sub-§6,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §24, is further amended to read:

6. Fees.   The fee for a lobster transportation license is $271 $312 and the fee for a supplemental license is $54 $63.

Sec. G-41. 12 MRSA §6855, sub-§6,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §25, is further amended to read:

6. Fees.   The fee for a shellfish transportation license is $460 $529 and the fee for a supplemental license is $150 $173.

Sec. G-42. 12 MRSA §6857, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §26, is further amended to read:

5. Fee.   The fee for a lobster meat permit is $138 $159.

Sec. G-43. 12 MRSA §6863, sub-§3,  as enacted by PL 1991, c. 876, §2, is amended to read:

3. Fee.   The annual fee for a cultchless American oyster growers license is $10 $12.

Sec. G-44. 12 MRSA §6864, sub-§4,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. WW, §27, is further amended to read:

4. Fee.   The fee for an elver dealer's license is $1,054 $1,213 and the fee for each supplemental license is $54 $63.

Sec. G-45. 12 MRSA §6864, sub-§5,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 536, Pt. A, §10 and affected by §13, is amended to read:

5. Disposition of fees.   All fees collected under this section accrue to the Eel and Elver Management Fund established in section 6505-D, except that $217 $376 accrues to the General Fund for each elver dealer's license sold under this section and $43 $52 accrues to the General Fund for each supplemental license sold under this section.

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