Maine LD 253: An Act To Improve Permit Oversight for the Cutting of Christmas Trees and Evergreen Boughs

LD 253 (subjects: FORESTRY , PRACTICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=253&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Edgecomb of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-50) READ and ADOPTED.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/29/2015 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” (S-50).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/30/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-50).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/5/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/6/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 253 as originally introduced. L.D. 253 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 (S-50) .

An Act To Improve Permit Oversight for the Cutting of Christmas Trees and Evergreen Boughs

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 8842-A, sub- 1, A, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 452, Pt. F, 40 and affected by Pt. X, 2, is amended to read:

A. Cut Christmas trees or evergreen boughs on land of another without securing and possessing written permission or a bill of sale from the owner or the owner’s authorized agents. Only one such permit is needed per work crew. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime; or

SUMMARY

This bill requires all members of a work crew with permission to cut Christmas trees or evergreen boughs on the property of another to possess a copy of the landowner’s permission.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 253 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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