Maine Revised Statutes

§6023. Deputy commissioner

The commissioner shall designate a deputy commissioner, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner. The deputy commissioner shall be responsible, under the direction of the commissioner, for the administration and enforcement of the marine resources' laws and shall have all the powers of a marine patrol officer. He shall serve as the commissioner in the commissioner's absence or disability or if the office of the commissioner becomes vacant. The commissioner may appoint an appropriate administrative officer in the department to perform the functions of the commissioner if both the commissioner and deputy commissioner are disabled or absent. [1979, c. 541, Pt. B, §73 (AMD).]

1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1979, c. 541, §B73 (AMD).