An Act To Create a Penalty for Harvesting Scallops in a Conservation Area
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6404-G is enacted to read:
§ 6404-G. Suspension based on 2 or more convictions of scallop fishing in a conservation area
The commissioner shall suspend the license authorizing the activity in which the person was engaged at the time of the violation for any person adjudicated of a 2nd or subsequent violation of section 6626. The suspension must be for one year from the date of adjudication.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6626 is enacted to read:
§ 6626. Scallop conservation areas
Notwithstanding section 6174, subsection 3, a person who violates a rule adopted pursuant to section 6171 regarding a scallop conservation area commits a civil violation for which the penalties under this section apply.