Maine Revised Statutes

§472. Municipal volunteer parking enforcement programs

1. Programs established.  Each municipal police department, with the approval of the municipal officers, may establish a program or contract with the sheriff to carry out a program to deputize volunteer parking enforcement specialists to enforce handicapped parking restrictions in private lots within the municipality, pursuant to enforcement agreements entered into between the police department and the owners of those lots under section 3009, subsection 1, paragraph D.
[ 1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW) .]
2. Qualifications.  To qualify as a volunteer parking enforcement specialist, an applicant:
A. Must be at least 18 years of age; [1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW).]
B. Must successfully complete a criminal history check to standards officially adopted by the police department; and [1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW).]
C. Must successfully complete an examination and training program, as established in section 473, except that the police department may conduct the local orientation. [1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW).]
The police department should seek applicants who are handicapped.
[ 1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW) .]
3. Duties.  After an applicant has qualified under subsection 2, the police department shall deputize the applicant as a volunteer parking enforcement specialist. A volunteer parking enforcement specialist shall:
A. Issue parking citations, tickets or oral warnings to operators of motor vehicles parked in violation of any handicapped parking restriction in private parking lots, pursuant to agreements entered into under section 3009, subsection 1, paragraph D; and [1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW).]
B. Make referrals to a law enforcement agency when proper and appropriate. [1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 104, Pt. A, §11 (NEW); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §10 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 104, §§A11,C10 (NEW).