Maine LD 126: An Act To Restrict Swim Areas

LD 126 (subjects: RECREATION , PROPERTY ACCESS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=126&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor:

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/22/2015 House Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/29/2015 Senate On motion by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
2/3/2015 Senate (Unfinished Business)
2/5/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
2/10/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/12/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to INDEFINITELY POSTPONING the Bill and accompanying papers.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Restrict Swim Areas

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 1900, sub- 1, B-1 is enacted to read:

B-1. “Entire length of the shore frontage” means the horizontal distance measured in a straight line between the 2 points at which the property lines of a property intersect with a shoreline.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA 1900, sub- 4, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 312, 1, is amended to read:

4. Issuance of permit. The director may issue a permit only to a qualified entity to establish and maintain a developed swim area or a swim line within the water safety zone designed to provide recreational swimming opportunities for the public.

Sec. 3. 12 MRSA 1900, sub- 8 is enacted to read:

8. Length of swim area. The director may not issue a permit under subsection 4 for a swim line or a developed swim area unless the length of the developed swim area or of the area delineated by a swim line is equal to or less than 50% of the entire length of the shore frontage of the property from which the developed swim area or the area delineated by a swim line extends or 200 feet, whichever is greater. The length of a developed swim area or of an area delineated by a swim line is measured parallel to the shore.

summary

This bill provides that the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may not issue a permit for a swim area the length of which, measured parallel to the shore, is more than 50% of the length of the shore frontage of the property from which the swim area extends or 200 feet, whichever is greater.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 126 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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