Maine Revised Statutes

§13052. Commissioner's powers and duties regarding watercraft

1. Register watercraft.  The commissioner shall annually register watercraft and issue certificates, licenses and permits as provided in this chapter.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2. Promote safety.  The commissioner shall promote safety for persons and property in connection with the use and operation of watercraft.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
3. Federal grants.  The commissioner may participate in such federal grants in aid as may be forthcoming to the State from the federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, Public Law 92-75, as amended.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
4. Coast Guard report.  The commissioner shall make an annual report to the Coast Guard as required under federal law of the certificates of number issued by the commissioner.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
5. Registration list distribution.  The commissioner shall distribute a list of registrations issued as follows.
A. When the legal residence of an applicant is a municipality within the State, the commissioner shall mail annually a list of registrations to the tax collector of that municipality. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
B. When the legal residence of the applicant is outside of the State and the boat is situated within a municipality in the State, the commissioner shall mail annually a list of registrations to the tax collector of that municipality. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
C. In all other cases, the commissioner shall send a list of registrations annually to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services. [2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
6. Information to federal officials or agencies.  The commissioner shall transmit any information compiled or otherwise available to the commissioner pursuant to sections 13069-A, 13069-B and 13069-C to an authorized official or agency of the United States, in accordance with any request duly made by that official or agency.
[ 2005, c. 436, §2 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2005, c. 436, §2 (AMD).