Maine LD 149: An Act To Protect Private Property and Livestock from Fireworks

LD 149 (subjects: FIRE SAFETY , FIREWORKS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=149&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Frances Head of Bethel: (R – District 117) — e-mail | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
4/7/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/9/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Protect Private Property and Livestock from Fireworks

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

Sec. 1. 8 MRSA 223-A, sub- 8, C and D are enacted to read:

C. A person may not use consumer fireworks where noise from the fireworks would disturb livestock or poultry or within 1/4 mile of a property where livestock or poultry are present without the consent of that property’s owner. As used in this paragraph, “livestock” has the same meaning as in Title 7, section 81, subsection 8 and “poultry” has the same meaning as in Title 7, section 81, subsection 9.
D. A person may not allow debris from the use of consumer fireworks to enter or land on the property of a person who has not given consent for the debris to enter or land on that property.

summary

This bill prohibits the use of consumer fireworks where noise from the fireworks would disturb livestock or poultry or within 1/4 mile of a property where livestock or poultry are present without the consent of that property’s owner and prohibits a person from allowing debris from the use of consumer fireworks to enter or land on the property of a person who has not given consent for the debris to enter or land on the property.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 149 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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