Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 60

S.P. 25 - L.D. 66

An Act To Amend Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species List by Removing the Bald Eagle

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §12803, sub-§3, ķU,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 573, §6 and affected by §8 and c. 655, Pt. C, §§3 and 6, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §12810  is enacted to read:

§ 12810.   Delisted species

1 Definition.   For purposes of this section, "delisted species" means a species that was listed as a state endangered or threatened species under section 12803 and after 2007 was removed from that list by the Legislature. The following is a delisted species:
A Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.
2 Prohibited acts regarding delisted species.   Except as otherwise authorized by the commissioner pursuant to this Part, a person may not intentionally:
A Import into the State or export out of the State a delisted species. A person who violates this paragraph commits a Class D crime;
B Hunt, trap or possess a delisted species within the State. A person who violates this paragraph commits a Class D crime;
C Process, sell, offer for sale, deliver, carry, transport or ship, by any means whatsoever, a delisted species or any part of a delisted species. A person who violates this paragraph commits a Class D crime; or
D Feed, set bait for or harass a delisted species. A law enforcement officer, as defined in Title 25, section 2801-A, subsection 5, must issue a warning to a person who violates this paragraph for the first time. A person who violates this paragraph after having previously been given a warning under this paragraph commits a Class D crime.

Effective September 12, 2009

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