LD 188
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 700
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Criminalize Possession of a Suspended or Revoked Concealed Handgun Permit

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

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2004, sub-§5  is enacted to read:

5 Possessing a suspended or revoked permit.   A person who intentionally or knowingly possesses a suspended or revoked permit to carry concealed handguns commits a Class E crime.

Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2005, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2009, c. 447, §25, is further amended to read:

1. Revocation.   The issuing authority shall revoke a permit on the basis of one or more of the following determinations:
A. The application or any documents made part of the application contained a material misstatement;
B. The permit holder has been convicted of a violation of section 2001-A;
C. The permit holder becomes ineligible to possess a permit under this chapter. Ineligibility is determined on the basis of the criteria contained in section 2003;
D. For conduct that occurred after a permit was issued, that the permit holder was convicted of operating a motor vehicle, snowmobile, ATV or watercraft while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or with an excessive alcohol level and, by a preponderance of the evidence, that at the time of the offense the permit holder was in possession of a loaded firearm; or
E. For conduct that occurred after a permit was issued, that the permit holder was convicted of any violation of Title 17-A, chapter 45.

A permit revoked pursuant to this subsection must be immediately surrendered to the issuing authority.


This bill requires the holder of a revoked concealed handgun permit to immediately surrender that license to the issuing authority. It also prohibits a person from possessing a suspended or revoked concealed handgun permit and makes a violation a Class E crime.

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