Maine Revised Statutes

§12955. Special hide dealer's license

1. License required.  A person may not engage in an activity for which a special hide dealer's license may be issued under subsection 2 without a valid special hide dealer's license unless the person holds a valid license issued under section 12954.
Each day a person violates this subsection, that person commits a Class E crime for which a minimum fine of $50 and an amount equal to twice the applicable license fee must be imposed.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Issuance.  The commissioner may issue a special hide dealer's license to any person who maintains a place of business for the butchering of wild animals within this State. The special hide dealer's license permits a holder commercially to sell or barter the heads or untanned hides of deer or moose that are butchered in the license holder's place of business.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Expiration.  All licenses issued under this section are valid for a period commencing August 1st and ending December 31st of the year in which the license is issued.
[ 2005, c. 477, §24 (AMD) .]
4. Fee.  The annual fee for a special hide dealer's license is $12.
[ 2005, c. 12, Pt. III, §37 (AMD) .]
4-A. Record-keeping requirements.  The following provisions apply to the keeping and filing of records.
A. A licensee shall:
(1) Keep a true and complete record, in such form as is required by the commissioner, of all hides bartered or sold; and
(2) Retain records required under this subsection for at least 3 years. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §351 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
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 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.
Each day a person violates this subsection is a separate offense. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §351 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §351 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
5. Record inspection.  Records retained under subsection 4-A must be open for inspection by the commissioner or the commissioner's agent.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §352 (RPR) .]
6. License violation. 
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §353 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B351-353 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2005, c. 12, §III37 (AMD). 2005, c. 477, §24 (AMD).