| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-840, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 2 in subsection 11 in the 5th line (page 1, line 14 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " standard" and inserting the following: ' maintenance standard adopted pursuant to subsection 13, paragraph A'
Amend the bill in section 5 in subsection 12-C in the 2nd line (page 2, line 28 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: " lease was" the following: ' originally'
Amend the bill in section 6 in subsection 13 by striking out all of paragraph E (page 3, lines 37 to 40 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill in section 6 in subsection 13 by striking out all of paragraphs G and H (page 4, lines 3 to 13 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill by inserting after section 6 the following:
‘Sec. 7. 12 MRSA §6072, sub-§15, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 453, §1, is repealed.
Amend the bill by inserting after section 8 the following:
‘Sec. 9. 12 MRSA §6072-C, sub-§2-B is enacted to read:
The commissioner may adopt rules to implement this subsection, including, but not limited to, establishing requirements for an application for an exception and the reasons for which an exception may be granted. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.’
Amend the bill by inserting after section 9 the following:
‘Sec. 10. 12 MRSA §6651, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 11. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
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Initiative: Provides ongoing allocations for expenditure of funds to develop and manage effective and cost-efficient water quality licensing and monitoring criteria, analyze and evaluate monitoring data, process lease applications and make information about aquaculture available to the public.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2019-20||2020-21|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$0||$20,000|
Sec. 12. Effective dates. That section of this Act that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, section 6072-C, subsection 6 takes effect January 1, 2021. Those sections of this Act that amend Title 12, section 6072-C, subsection 2 and enact Title 12, section 6072-C, subsection 2-B take effect January 1, 2023.
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment does the following.
1. It clarifies that, with regard to the revocation of a lease for the violation of minimum lease standards, the standards are those lease maintenance standards that have been adopted by rule by the Commissioner of Marine Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, section 6072, subsection 13, paragraph A.
2. It specifies that a person who has held a lease for at least 2 years from the date the lease was originally executed may apply for an expansion of a research and aquaculture lease.
3. It specifies that fees collected pursuant to Title 12, section 6072, subsection 13 for certain testing or study services provided by the Department of Marine Resources must be deposited in the Shellfish Fund.
4. It clarifies that the commissioner is authorized to adopt rules to allow changes to research and aquaculture leases to include modifications in operations as a result of changes in species and gear authorizations.
5. It includes an effective date of January 1, 2021 for the increase in fees for limited-purpose aquaculture licenses.
6. It also includes an effective date of January 1, 2023 for the provisions of the bill that require a limited-purpose aquaculture license holder to directly supervise an unlicensed individual that assists with licensed activities and allow the commissioner to provide an exception to direct supervision to a license holder who is also the holder of or a majority shareholder in a corporation that holds a lease or a license holder using specific gear types specified in rules adopted by the commissioner.
7. It adds an ongoing allocation to the Department of Marine Resources for administrative costs.
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