Maine Revised Statutes

§6401. Suspension or revocation based on conviction or adjudication

1. Violation of marine resources laws.  Notwithstanding specific penalties authorized under this Part, the commissioner may suspend any licenses or certificates issued under this Part if a person is convicted or adjudicated in court of violating any section of the marine resources laws.
[ 2013, c. 468, §11 (AMD) .]
2. Length of suspension.  The suspension of a license or certificate may not exceed:
A. One year from the date of the first conviction or adjudication; [2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §17 (AMD); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
B. Two years from the date of the 2nd conviction or adjudication; and [2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §17 (AMD); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
C. Three years from the date of the 3rd or subsequent conviction or adjudication. [2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §17 (AMD); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §17 (AMD); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
3. Applicable standards.  Any conviction or adjudication occurring more than 7 years before the last conviction or adjudication may not be counted in determining lengths of suspension.
[ 2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §17 (AMD); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
4. Revocation following 6 or more violations.   The commissioner may permanently revoke any licenses or certificates of a license holder or certificate holder following the conviction or adjudication of the license holder or certificate holder for a 6th or subsequent violation of marine resources laws.
[ 2013, c. 468, §11 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1985, c. 43, (AMD). 2001, c. 421, §B17 (AMD). 2001, c. 421, §C1 (AFF). 2013, c. 468, §11 (AMD).