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First Regular Session of the 120th

H.P. 224 - L.D. 259

An Act to Offer Reciprocity Concerning Concealed Firearms Permits

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

     Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2001, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 917, §6, is amended to read:

     6. Licensed hunters and trappers. Firearms carried by any person engaged in conduct for which a state-issued hunting or trapping license is required and possessing the required license, or firearms carried by a resident person engaged in conduct expressly authorized by Title 12, section 7377, subsections 1 and 2. This subsection does not authorize or permit the carrying of a concealed or loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.; and

     Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2001, sub-§7 is enacted to read:

     7. Permit issued by another state. A firearm carried by a person to whom a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued by another state if a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued from that state has been granted reciprocity. The Chief of the State Police may enter into reciprocity agreements with 2 other states. Reciprocity may be granted to a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued from another state if:

     Sec. 3. Report. The Chief of the State Police shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice matters by January 15, 2003 regarding the costs and resources involved in entering into reciprocity agreements with other states pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 25, section 2001, subsection 7.

Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.

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