Maine Revised Statutes

§6133. Inspection of documents and watercraft

1. Inspection powers.  Marine patrol officers may stop and board any watercraft at any time to inspect its documents, licenses and permits of the occupants of the watercraft and to conduct a safety inspection.
[ 1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Rules.  The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375, which:
A. Specify safety requirements for watercraft subject to inspection. Requirements may be incorporated by reference to other state or federal watercraft safety laws, rules or regulations; and [1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW).]
B. Define the procedure for a safety inspection. [1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Failure to submit to inspection.  Failure of an owner, operator or occupant of watercraft to submit to the inspection authorized by this section is a Class E crime and shall be grounds for the suspension, pursuant to chapter 617, of licenses issued under this Part to the person failing to submit.
[ 1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 713, §1 (NEW).