Maine LD 256: An Act To Allow Nonresident College Students To Obtain Resident Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses

LD 256 (subjects: HUNTING , LICENSES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=256&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Paul Davis of Piscataquis: (R – District 4) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Davis of Piscataquis REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-170) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-170) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/4/2015 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-170).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/22/2015 Senate LD 256 In Senate, June 22, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 33 IN FAVOR and 0 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/22/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 327V
115 having voted in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, with 9 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 256 as originally introduced. L.D. 256 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-170) .

An Act To Allow Nonresident College Students To Obtain Resident Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 10752, sub- 7 is enacted to read:

7. Nonresident student enrolled in an institution of higher education. A nonresident enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education is eligible for any trapping, fishing, hunting or combination fishing and hunting license or permit under this Part at the resident fee and has the same privileges as a resident of this State in regard to trapping, hunting and fishing.

In order to obtain a resident trapping, hunting, fishing or combination fishing and hunting license or permit, a nonresident student must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner or the commissioner’s agent that the person is enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education and that the person has been enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education for at least one semester prior to applying for a resident license or permit.

For purposes of this subsection, “institution of higher education” means an institution of higher education located in this State that meets the requirements of and conforms to the definitions contained in the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 United States Code, Section 1001(a) and the regulations, guidelines and procedures promulgated by the Secretary of Education pursuant to that Act.

summary

This bill provides that a nonresident enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education in this State is eligible for any trapping, fishing, hunting or combination fishing and hunting license or permit at the resident fee and has the same privileges as a resident of this State in regard to trapping, hunting and fishing.

Patterns of Support

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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 256 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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