An Act To Eliminate the Authority of Game Wardens To Violate the Hunting and Fishing Laws When Carrying Out the Duties of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10353, sub-§2, ¶G, as amended by PL 2011, c. 248, §1, is further amended to read:
G. Stop and examine any all-terrain vehicle to ascertain whether it is being operated in compliance with chapter 939 or any other provision of this Part regulating ATVs, demand and inspect the operator's certificate of registration and, when appropriate, demand and inspect evidence that the operator has satisfactorily completed a training course as required by section 13152; and
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §10353, sub-§2, ¶H, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is amended to read:
H. Stop and examine any snowmobile to ascertain whether it is being operated in compliance with chapter 937 or any other provision of this Part regulating snowmobiles; demand and inspect the operator's certificate of registration; and examine the identification numbers of the snowmobile and any marks on it ; and .
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §10353, sub-§2, ¶I, as amended by PL 2011, c. 248, §1, is repealed.
This bill eliminates the authority of game wardens and other officials with the powers of game wardens to violate the provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, Part 13 in carrying out their duties and powers.