Maine LD 22: An Act To Require Removal of Mooring Equipment

LD 22 (subjects: RECREATION , WATERCRAFT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=22&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor:

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/13/2015 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.
1/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis, REFERRED to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in concurrence.
4/7/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/9/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-34).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-34) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/16/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-34), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
5/12/2015 House Bill RECALLED From Governor (Pursuant to Joint Order – House Paper 948.)
On motion of Representative SHAW of Standish, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
On further motion of same Representative, under FURTHER suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-34).
On further motion of the same Representative, TABLED pending PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-34).
Later today assigned.
5/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/13/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/14/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative SHAW of Standish, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (H-34).
On further motion of the same Representative, House Amendment “A” (H-137) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-34) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-34) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-137) thereto ADOPTED.
Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-34) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-137) thereto
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 Senate On motion by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-34) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-137) thereto , in concurrence.
5/20/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/21/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 22 as originally introduced. L.D. 22 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-34) H-A to C-A (H-137) .

An Act To Require Removal of Mooring Equipment

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 13074 is enacted to read:

13074. Winter removal of mooring equipment from great ponds

1. Definitions . As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Great pond” has the same meaning as in Title 38, section 480-B, subsection 5.
B. “Mooring equipment” means equipment and related gear for holding fast a watercraft and includes, but is not limited to, anchors, chains, lines, floating docks and buoys.

2. Removal required. Before December 1st of each year, a person who has established a mooring on a great pond shall remove all mooring equipment protruding above the surface of the great pond and may not reinstall the equipment until the following spring.
3. Penalty. The following penalties apply to violations of this section.

A. A person who violates subsection 2 commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
B. A person who violates subsection 2 after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

summary

This bill requires the removal of mooring equipment protruding above the surface of great ponds on or before December 1st of each year and establishes penalties.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 22 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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