| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-721, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 6 in §11108-C by striking out all of subsection 4 (page 2, lines 36 to 38 and page 3, lines 1 to 8 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill by adding after section 7 the following:
‘Sec. 8. 12 MRSA §12201, sub-§1-B, ¶A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 538, §30, is amended to read:
(1) The parent or guardian of the junior trapper; or
(2) A person 18 years of age or older who:
(a) Is approved by the parent or guardian of the junior trapper; and
(b) Holds or has held a valid Maine trapping license or meets the requirements of subsection 3.
Sec. 9. 12 MRSA §12201, sub-§5-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 10. 12 MRSA §12201, sub-§7, as amended by PL 2013, c. 538, §32, is further amended to read:
(1) Holds a junior trapping license; and
(2) Is in the presence of and under the effective control of an adult a junior trapper supervisor at all times while trapping, unless the holder of the junior trapping license submits proof of having successfully completed a trapper education course of the type described in section 10108, subsection 7.
Sec. 11. 12 MRSA §12201, sub-§9, as repealed and replaced by PL 2013, c. 538, §33, is amended to read:
Sec. 12. 12 MRSA §12204, sub-§1, ¶B, as amended by PL 2015, c. 301, §30, is further amended to read:
Sec. 13. 12 MRSA §12204, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2013, c. 538, §34, is further amended to read:
Sec. 14. 12 MRSA §12204, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2013, c. 538, §34, is further amended to read:
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment changes the term that refers to the person who supervises a junior trapper from "adult trapper supervisor" to "junior trapper supervisor." The amendment clarifies that a person 16 years of age who obtained a junior trapping license before that person reached 16 years of age must either successfully complete a trapper education course prior to trapping or be supervised by a junior trapper supervisor while trapping after the person turns 16 years of age.
Additionally, the amendment changes a statutory reference to the hunter safety course a junior hunter is required to complete if not supervised by a junior hunter supervisor.
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