LD 22
Session - 127th Maine Legislature
LR 200
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Require Removal of Mooring Equipment

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §13074  is enacted to read:

§ 13074 Winter removal of mooring equipment from great ponds

1 Definitions   . As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A "Great pond" has the same meaning as in Title 38, section 480-B, subsection 5.
B "Mooring equipment" means equipment and related gear for holding fast a watercraft and includes, but is not limited to, anchors, chains, lines, floating docks and buoys.
2 Removal required.   Before December 1st of each year, a person who has established a mooring on a great pond shall remove all mooring equipment protruding above the surface of the great pond and may not reinstall the equipment until the following spring.
3 Penalty.   The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A A person who violates subsection 2 commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
B A person who violates subsection 2 after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.


This bill requires the removal of mooring equipment protruding above the surface of great ponds on or before December 1st of each year and establishes penalties.

Top of Page