An Act To Fairly Compensate Registration Stations for Bear, Deer, Moose and Turkey Registrations
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10264, last ¶, as amended by PL 2011, c. 668, §3, is further amended to read:
Notwithstanding section 10801, subsection 4, $2 $1 of each deer registration fee collected under section 12301-A, subsection 3, paragraph C must be deposited in the fund. Fifty percent of the funds deposited in the fund from the deer registration fees must be used for predator control purposes and 50% of the deposited fees must be used to enhance deer habitat. The commissioner may accept and deposit into the fund monetary gifts, donations or other contributions from public or private sources for the purposes specified in this section. The fund must be held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts. The department shall report annually to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over inland fisheries and wildlife matters on the fund and its utilization.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §12301-A, sub-§3, ¶C, as amended by PL 2013, c. 387, §5, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §12301-A, sub-§3, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 387, §6, is amended to read:
This bill amends the law governing registration of harvested animals to have registration agents retain $4 of each registration seal for a bear, deer or moose. It also increases the amount collected for each wild turkey registered to $3, leaving the amount retained at $2.