An Act To Establish the Seaweed Advisory Council and To Enhance the Management of the Seaweed Fishery
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §12004-I, sub-§57-H is enacted to read:
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Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6087 is enacted to read:
§ 6087. Seaweed Advisory Council
The commissioner shall make appointments so that the composition of the council reflects the diversity of the State's seaweed operations.
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §6806, sub-§3, as reallocated by RR 1999, c. 1, §18, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. Staggered terms. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, section 6087, subsection 3, of the initial appointments of the Seaweed Advisory Council, the Commissioner of Marine Resources shall designate the first 2 appointments for 2-year terms and the next 3 appointments for 3-year terms. An initial term of 2 years may not be considered a full term for purposes of limiting the number of terms for which a member may serve.
This bill establishes the Seaweed Advisory Council to advise the Commissioner of Marine Resources and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over marine resources matters on matters of interest to the State's seaweed industry.