Maine LD 156: An Act To Lower the Eligibility Age for a Junior Hunting License

LD 156 (subjects: HUNTING , YOUTH LICENSES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=156&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Gary Hilliard of Belgrade: (R – District 76) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis, REFERRED to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in concurrence.
5/5/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative SHAW of Standish, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-105).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/6/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
Unfinished Business
5/7/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/12/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/13/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/14/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/19/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/20/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/21/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/26/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/27/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 98 26 Yeas – 6 Nays- 3 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) READ
Senate Amendment “B” (S-123) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) As Amended By Senate Amendment “B” (S-123) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-123) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/28/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-105) as Amended by Senate Amendment “B” (S-123) thereto
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/1/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/2/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 156 as originally introduced. L.D. 156 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-105) S-B to C-A (S-123) .

An Act To Lower the Eligibility Age for a Junior Hunting License

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 10853, sub- 8, as amended by PL 2013, c. 136, 1, is further amended to read:

8. Members of federally recognized nation, band or tribe. The commissioner shall issue a hunting, trapping and fishing license, including an archery hunting license under this chapter, and including permits, stamps and other permission needed to hunt, trap and fish, to a person, 10 8 years of age or older, who is an enrolled member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians or the Aroostook Band of Micmacs that is valid for the life of that person without any charge or fee pursuant to section 11109, if the person presents certification from the respective reservation governor or the Aroostook Micmac Council stating that the person described is an enrolled member of a federally recognized nation, band or tribe listed in this subsection. Holders of these licenses are subject to this Part, including, but not limited to, a lottery or drawing system for issuing a particular license or permit. Members of a federally recognized nation, band or tribe listed in this subsection are exempt from the trapper evaluation program required for a license under section 12201 and the archery hunter education course under section 11106.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA 11102, as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, 9 and repealed and replaced by c. 655, Pt. B, 111 and affected by 422, is amended to read:

11102. Age limitation for obtaining hunting license

A person under 10 8 years of age is ineligible to obtain a hunting license.

Sec. 3. 12 MRSA 11106, sub- 1, B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, 2 and affected by c. 614, 9, is amended to read:

B. A resident or nonresident 10 8 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with bow and arrow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license.

Sec. 4. 12 MRSA 11106-A, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 419, 3 and affected by 12, is amended to read:

2. Junior license. A resident or nonresident 10 8 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license.

Sec. 5. 12 MRSA 11107, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2005, c. 397, Pt. E, 5, is further amended to read:

2. Junior license. A person 10 8 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may obtain a muzzle-loading permit from the commissioner or the commissioner’s authorized agent if the person possesses a valid junior hunting license.

Sec. 6. 12 MRSA 11108, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2005, c. 419, 4 and affected by 12, is further amended to read:

1. On certain land. Notwithstanding section 11109, subsection 1 as it applies to this subchapter, a resident over 10 8 years of age and a member of the resident’s immediate family over 10 8 years of age, as long as the hunter’s license to hunt is not under suspension or revocation, may hunt without a license, including, but not limited to, an archery hunting license, a crossbow hunting license and a muzzle-loading license, on a single plot of land:

A. To which they are legally entitled to possession;
B. On which they are actually domiciled;
C. That is used exclusively for agricultural purposes; and
D. That is in excess of 10 acres.

Sec. 7. 12 MRSA 11108-C, sub- 2 and 3, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 538, 20, are amended to read:

2. Eligibility. A resident or nonresident who is at least 10 8 years of age and under 16 years of age may obtain a junior hunting license, which allows that person to hunt subject to the conditions set out in this section.
3. Supervision of junior hunters. A hunter who is at least 10 8 years of age and under 16 years of age may not hunt unless that person holds a junior hunting license and is in the presence of and under the effective control of an adult supervisor.

Sec. 8. 12 MRSA 11109, sub- 3, A, as amended by PL 2013, c. 538, 21, is further amended to read:

A. A resident junior hunting license, for a person 10 8 years of age or older and under 16 years of age, is $7. Notwithstanding the permit fees established in subchapter 3, a resident junior hunting license includes all permits, stamps and other permissions needed to hunt at no additional cost. A resident junior hunting license does not exempt the holder of the license from lottery-related application requirements under this Part.

Sec. 9. 12 MRSA 11109, sub- 3, F, as repealed and replaced by PL 2013, c. 538, 22, is amended to read:

F. A nonresident junior hunting license, for a person 10 8 years of age or older and under 16 years of age, is $34. A nonresident junior hunting license does not exempt the holder of the license from lottery-related application requirements under this Part.

SUMMARY

This bill lowers the eligibility age for a junior hunting license from 10 years of age to 8 years of age.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 156 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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