Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 43

S.P. 16 - L.D. 7

An Act To Amend the Instruction Permit Process

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §1304, sub-§1, ķE,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 577, §18, is further amended to read:

E.  Unless the permittee is operating a motorcycle or moped, the permit requires the permittee to be accompanied by a licensed operator who:

(1) Has held a valid license for the immediately preceding at least 2 consecutive years;

(2) Is at least 20 years of age;

(3) Is occupying a seat beside the driver; and

(4) Is licensed to operate the class vehicle operated by the permittee.

The accompanying operator must adhere to all restrictions applied to the license when functioning as the permittee's accompanying operator. A person who meets the conditions of subparagraphs (2), (3) and (4) whose license was canceled or suspended for physical, mental or emotional reasons within the immediately preceding 2 consecutive years may act as an accompanying operator pursuant to this paragraph with the approval of the Secretary of State.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333