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124th Legislature

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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART OO

Sec. OO-1. 12 MRSA 10206, sub-3, C, as amended by PL 2007, c. 44, 1, is further amended to read:

C.All revenues collected under the provisions of this Part relating to watercraft, including chapter 935, including fines, fees and other available money deposited with the Treasurer of State, must be distributed as undedicated revenue to the General Fund and the Department of Marine Resources according to an allocation rate that directly relates to the administrative costs of the Division of Licensing and Registration. Three Eight dollars of each motorized watercraft registration is dedicated to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and is not subject to the split with another agency as required under this paragraph. The Legislature shall appropriate to the department in each fiscal year an amount equal to the administrative costs incurred by the department in collecting revenue under this subsection. Those costs must be verified by the Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. The allocation rate must also allow for any necessary year-end reconciliation and accounting distribution. The allocation rate must be jointly agreed to by the department and the Department of Marine Resources and approved by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of the Budget.

The fees outlined in section 13056, subsection 8, paragraphs A and B for watercraft operating on inland waters of the State each include a $10 fee for invasive species prevention and control. This fee is disposed of as follows:

(1) Sixty percent of the fee must be credited to the Invasive Aquatic Plant and Nuisance Species Fund established within the Department of Environmental Protection under Title 38, section 1863; and

(2) Forty percent of the fee must be credited to the Lake and River Protection Fund established within the department under section 10257.

Sec. OO-2. 12 MRSA 11109, sub-3, as amended by PL 2007, c. 168, 2 and 3 and affected by 8 and amended by c. 203, 7 to 9, is further amended to read:

3.Hunting licenses; combination licenses; fees. Hunting licenses, combination licenses and fees are as follows.
A.A resident junior hunting license, for a person 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age, is $7. Notwithstanding the permit fees established in subchapter 3, a resident junior hunting license includes all permits, stamps and other permissions needed to hunt at no additional cost.
B.A resident hunting license, for a person 16 years of age or older, is $21 $25.
C.A resident small game hunting license, for a person 16 years of age or older, which permits hunting for all legal species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat, is $14.
D.A resident combination hunting and fishing license is $38 $42.
E.A resident combination archery hunting and fishing license is $38 $42.
E-1.A resident apprenticeship hunter license, which includes a bear hunting permit and a wild turkey hunting permit under sections 11151 and 11155 respectively, is $21 $25.
F.A nonresident junior hunting license, for a person 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age, is $27 $34.
G.A nonresident small game hunting license, which permits hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat, is $67 $74.
H.A nonresident 3-day small game hunting license, valid for 3 consecutive hunting days, which permits hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat for the 72-hour period specified on the license, is $42 $49.
I.A nonresident big game hunting license, which permits hunting of all legal species subject to the permit requirements in chapter 915, subchapter 3, is $102 $114.
J.A nonresident combination hunting and fishing license is $137 $149.
K.An alien small game hunting license, which permits hunting of all species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat, is $72 $79.
L.An alien big game hunting license, which permits hunting of all legal species subject to the permit requirements in chapter 915, subchapter 3, is $127 $139.
M.An alien combination hunting and fishing license is $178 $190.
N.A license to use leashed dogs to track wounded animals, which permits a person to use one or more leashed dogs to track a lawfully wounded deer, moose or bear, is $27.
O.A nonresident small game apprenticeship hunter license, which permits the hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat, is $67 $74.
P.A nonresident big game apprenticeship hunter license, which permits the hunting of all legal species and includes a bear hunting permit and a wild turkey hunting permit under sections 11151 and 11155 respectively, is $102 $114.

Sec. OO-3. 12 MRSA 11109, sub-5, as amended by PL 2005, c. 397, Pt. E, 7, is further amended to read:

5.Muzzle-loading permits and fees. Muzzle-loading hunting permits and fees are as follows:
A.A resident muzzle-loading hunting permit is $13;
B.A nonresident muzzle-loading hunting permit is $62 $69; and
C.An alien muzzle-loading hunting permit is $72 $79.

Sec. OO-4. 12 MRSA 11109, sub-7, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 5, is further amended to read:

7.Archery hunting licenses; combination licenses; fees. Archery hunting licenses, combination licenses and fees are as follows:
A.A resident archery license is $21 $25;
B.A resident combination archery hunting and fishing license is $38 $42;
C.A nonresident archery license is $62 $74; and
D.An alien archery license is $72 $84.

Sec. OO-5. 12 MRSA 11109, sub-9, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 419, 5 and affected by 12, is amended to read:

9.Crossbow licenses and fees. Crossbow hunting licenses and fees are as follows:
A.A resident crossbow hunting license is $25;
B.A nonresident crossbow hunting license is $48 $55; and
C.An alien crossbow hunting license is $72 $79.

Sec. OO-6. 12 MRSA 11151, sub-3, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 7, is further amended to read:

3.Issuance; permit fee. The commissioner, through the commissioner's authorized agent, shall issue a bear hunting permit to an eligible person. The annual fee for each permit issued is $27 for residents and $67 $74 for nonresidents.

Sec. OO-7. 12 MRSA 11154, sub-3, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 9, is further amended to read:

3.Moose hunting permit fee. The fee for a moose hunting permit is $52 for a resident and $477 $484 for a nonresident or alien.

Sec. OO-8. 12 MRSA 11155, sub-1-B, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 11, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

1-B. Issuance; permit fee. The commissioner, through the commissioner's authorized agent, shall issue a combined fall and spring wild turkey hunting permit that allows an eligible person to take one male wild turkey in the spring and one wild turkey in the fall. The fee for a combined fall and spring wild turkey hunting permit is $20 for residents and $54 for nonresidents and aliens. The holder of a combined fall and spring wild turkey hunting permit is eligible to purchase a 2nd spring wild turkey permit that allows the taking of one additional male wild turkey at a cost of $20 for residents, nonresidents and aliens.

Sec. OO-9. 12 MRSA 12201, sub-6, C, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 23, is further amended to read:

C.A nonresident trapping license is $310 $317.

Sec. OO-10. 12 MRSA 12301-A, sub-3, C, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, 226 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

C.Collect $5 and retain $1 for each seal from the person registering a bear, deer, moose or wild turkey. The remaining $4 must be returned to the department by the agent pursuant to section 10801, subsection 3.

Sec. OO-11. 12 MRSA 12501, sub-6, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, 24, is further amended to read:

6.Schedule of fees. The fees for fishing licenses are as follows.
A.A resident fishing license is $21 $25.
B.A resident combination hunting and fishing license is $38 $42.
C.A resident combination archery hunting and fishing license is $38 $42.
D.A nonresident junior fishing license, for persons 12 years of age or older and under 16 years of age, is $9 $16.
E.A 3-day fishing license for a resident or nonresident, valid for the 72-hour period specified on the license, is $23.
F.A nonresident 7-day fishing license, valid for 7 days from date indicated on license, is $36 $43.
G.A nonresident 15-day fishing license, valid for 15 days from date indicated on license, is $40 $47.
H.A nonresident season fishing license for persons 16 years of age or older is $52 $64.
I.An alien season fishing license for persons 16 years of age or older is $72 $84.
J.A one-day fishing license for a resident or nonresident, valid for the 24-hour period indicated on license, is $11.

Sec. OO-12. 12 MRSA 12912, sub-1, A, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, 336 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

A.Each outfitter shall:

(1) Pay a user fee of $1 $2 per passenger, excluding guides, carried by the outfitter on any whitewater trip; and

(2) Pay this fee by the 30th day of the month following the month in which the passengers were carried.

Sec. OO-13. 12 MRSA 13056, sub-1-A, B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, 361 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

B.The following penalties apply to violations of this subsection.

(1) A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 $200 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.

(2) A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

Sec. OO-14. 12 MRSA 13056, sub-8, A, as amended by PL 2007, c. 44, 2, is further amended to read:

A.For a watercraft requiring or whose owner requests a certificate of number and that is equipped with a motor having a manufacturer's horsepower rating of:

(1) Ten horsepower or less, the fee is $20 $25 for operating on inland waters of the State and $10 $15 for operating only on tidal waters of the State;

(2) Greater than 10, but not more than 50 horsepower, the fee is $25 $30 for operating on inland waters of the State and $15 $20 for operating only on tidal waters of the State; and

(3) Greater than 50 horsepower but not more than 115 horsepower, the fee is $31 $36 for operating on inland waters of the State and $21 $26 for operating only on tidal waters of the State.

Sec. OO-15. 12 MRSA 13056, sub-8, B, as amended by PL 2007, c. 44, 3, is further amended to read:

B.For a personal watercraft requiring or whose owner requests a certificate of number and watercraft equipped with a motor having a manufacturer's horsepower rating of 115 horsepower or greater, the fee is $39 $44 for operating on inland waters of the State and $29 $34 for operating only on tidal waters of the State.

Sec. OO-16. 12 MRSA 13058, sub-1, as amended by PL 2007, c. 44, 4, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

1. Prohibition. A person exempt from the certificate of number requirement pursuant to section 13056, subsection 2, paragraph B may not place or operate a motorboat, personal watercraft or seaplane on the inland waters of the State unless a valid lake and river protection sticker issued annually under subsection 3 is permanently affixed to:
A. Each side of the bow of a motorboat or personal watercraft above the water line and approximately 3 inches behind the validation sticker required under section 13056; and
B. Each outside edge of a seaplane’s pontoons so that the entire sticker is visible above the water line when the seaplane is resting on the water.

This sticker is nontransferable.

Sec. OO-17. 12 MRSA 13058, sub-3, as amended by PL 2007, c. 44, 5, is further amended to read:

3.Nonresident motorboat and personal watercraft lake and river protection sticker and resident and nonresident seaplane lake and river protection sticker; fee. No later than January 1st of each year, the commissioner shall provide each agent authorized to register watercraft or issue licenses with a sufficient quantity of lake and river protection stickers for motorboats and personal watercraft not registered in the State and for all seaplanes, whether or not registered in the State, for that boating season. The sticker must be in 2 parts so that one part of the sticker can be affixed to each side of the bow of a motorboat or personal watercraft not registered in the State or to each outside edge of a seaplane's pontoons. The fee for a sticker issued under this subsection is $20 for a motorboat or personal watercraft not registered in the State. Each agent shall retain $1 for each sticker sold by that agent for which a fee is required. A motorboat or a , personal watercraft or seaplane owned by the Federal Government, a state government or a municipality is exempt from the fee established in this subsection.

Sec. OO-18. 12 MRSA 13104, sub-1, F, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, 386 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

F.The following penalties apply to violations of this subsection.

(1) A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 $200 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.

(2) A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

Sec. OO-19. 12 MRSA 13104, sub-3, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, 2 and affected by c. 614, 9, is amended to read:

3.Form of registration. The snowmobile registration must be in such form as the commissioner may determine except that the commissioner shall develop a single form of registration that can be used for either the 3-day or seasonal nonresident registrations.

Sec. OO-20. 12 MRSA 13104, sub-4, B, as amended by PL 2007, c. 556, 3, is further amended to read:

B.For nonresidents:

(1) Forty-three dollars for a 3-consecutive-day registration. A person may purchase more than one 3-day registration in any season; and

(2) Fifty-eight dollars for a 10-consecutive-day registration. A person may purchase more than one 10-day registration in any season; and

(3) Eighty-eight dollars for a seasonal registration.

The registration for a snowmobile owned by a nonresident must specify the dates for which the registration is valid.

Sec. OO-21. 12 MRSA 13155, sub-1-A, B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, 406 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

B.The following penalties apply to violations of this subsection.

(1) A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 $200 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.

(2) A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

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