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    An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records in Self-service Storage Facilities

    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
    Sec. 1. 10 MRSA 1372, sub-1-A is enacted to read:

    1-A. Bureau. "Bureau" means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection.

    Sec. 2. 10 MRSA 1372, sub-1-B is enacted to read:

    1-B. Facility. "Facility" means a self-service storage facility.

    Sec. 3. 10 MRSA 1372, sub-6-A is enacted to read:

    6-A. Personal record. "Personal record" means a document, piece of computer hardware, computer disc or information storage device or any other medium on which personal information is stored or able to be copied or read. "Personal record" does not include a record of an owner or operator of a facility.

    Sec. 4. 10 MRSA 1375, sub-1, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 62, is amended to read:

    1. Sale; use of proceeds. If the occupant is in default for a period of more than 45 days, the operator may enforce a lien by selling the property , except a personal record, stored in the leased space at a public or private sale for cash. Proceeds shall must then be applied to satisfy the lien, with any surplus disbursed as provided in subsection 5.

    Sec. 5. 10 MRSA 1377 is enacted to read:

    1377. Personal records

    This section involves a facility's treatment of personal records.

    1. Registration with bureau. A facility must register annually with the bureau. The registration must be on a form provided by the bureau and include a copy of the facility's personal records disposal policy as required by subsection 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1375, the registration and personal records disposal policy must be approved by the bureau before the facility can dispose of property in any manner.
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    rest of the bill at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...s/SP013001.asp
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    Re: An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records

    That's awful. If I were operating in Maine I'd either A) get into some other business or B) switch from lien sales to lien incinerations.

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    • #3
      Re: An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records

      How soon to other legislators see this as a great idea??
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        Re: An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records

        Originally posted by ams View Post
        How soon to other legislators see this as a great idea??
        Your absolutely right, what happens in one state has a way of showing up in other states.

        Most facilities have a section in their contracts that restricts the storage of hazardous and dangerous materials, what about restricting or forbidding the storage of personal records?

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        • #5
          Re: An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records

          We will go to renting furnished units only Somebody wants to rent a unit, we've got it. Already packed and ready for lien processing No protected property or stuff an auction buy would hate.
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