An Act To Clarify Crossbow-related Hunting Laws
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation needs to take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period in order to provide for the proper implementation of the legislation for the 2020 hunting season; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10953, sub-§1, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2019, c. 98, §1, is amended to read:
This paragraph is repealed January 1, 2023; and
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §10953, sub-§1-C, as amended by PL 2019, c. 325, §3, is further amended to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill allows a person 65 years of age or older and, under certain circumstances, a person with a permanent physical disability to take an antlerless deer with a crossbow without an antlerless deer permit during the open archery season on deer.