An Act To Assist the Commercial Fishing Safety Council
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6034, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2009, c. 369, Pt. A, §25, is further amended to read:
The chair of the Marine Resources Advisory Council is an ex officio member of the council. The composition of the council must reflect a geographic distribution along the coast of the State , to the degree possible. The council may invite to carry out the duties of the council other participants on an ad hoc basis, including representatives of private or governmental organizations or individuals with expertise or interest in marine, education, labor or health matters.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6034, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 90, §2, is amended to read:
This bill reduces the size of the Commercial Fishing Safety Council from 16 to 9 members. The bill also removes the chair of the Marine Resources Advisory Council as an ex officio member and removes the council's authority to invite other participants on an ad hoc basis. The bill also removes the requirement that a member may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.