LD 1729
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-457, Sponsored by
LR 2331
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by inserting after the enacting clause and before section 1 the following:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6041, sub-§2,  as enacted by PL 2009, c. 527, §1, is amended to read:

2. Sources of revenue.  The fund is capitalized by surcharges assessed under section 6502-A, subsection 7 and fees collected pursuant to section 6502-B, subsection 4. In addition to those revenues, the commissioner may accept and deposit in the fund money from any other source, public or private.’

Amend the bill in section 1 in §6502-B by striking out all of subsection 2 (page 1, lines 6 to 8 in L.D.) and inserting the following:

2 Licensed activity.   If rules adopted pursuant to subsection 5 allow vessels to possess or transport fish, the holder of a carrier license may possess or transport on the vessel listed on the carrier license Atlantic herring or Atlantic menhaden that the holder has not taken.

Amend the bill by adding after section 1 the following:

Sec. 2. Effective date. This Act takes effect on January 1, 2020.’

Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.


This amendment specifies that fees collected for a carrier license are a source of revenue for the Pelagic and Anadromous Fisheries Fund. It specifies that Atlantic herring and Atlantic menhaden are the only species that a person may possess or transport under a carrier license without having taken the fish. Lastly, it makes the legislation effective January 1, 2020.

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