Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 17 MRSA §2806, sub-§§1 and 2, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 231, §1, are amended to read:
Sec. 2. 17 MRSA §2806, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 231, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA §3011, sub-§§2 and 3, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 231, §2, are amended to read:
Sec. 4. 30-A MRSA §3011, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
This amendment, which is the majority report, strikes the bill and replaces it with changes to current law concerning sport shooting ranges. It does the following.
1. It expands sport shooting range immunity from nuisance lawsuits filed against the shooting range from nuisance lawsuits based on noise to any nuisance lawsuit.
2. It prohibits municipal ordinances from being applied to limit or eliminate shooting activities that have occurred on a regular basis at a sport shooting range prior to the enactment date of the ordinance. Current law exempts the applicability of ordinances only with regard to noise control.
3. It requires a sport shooting range to meet general gun safety and shooting range operation practices or be constructed in a manner not reasonably expected to allow a projectile to cross the boundary of the range in order to be exempted from municipal ordinances applied to limit or eliminate its current shooting activities.
4. It provides that a municipality may not restrict a sport shooting range established prior to September 1, 2016 from performing maintenance or making improvements to enhance public safety and shot containment, provide access for persons with disabilities and provide rest room facilities. Other maintenance or improvements must be done in compliance with generally applicable municipal building codes and zoning ordinances. Repairing or rebuilding a building or structure damaged by fire, collapse, explosion or an act of God must be done in compliance with generally applicable municipal building codes and be completed within 2 years.
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