1.  No denial of goods or services.  Except as otherwise provided in federal or state law, a person, corporation or other entity may not deny goods or services to an individual because the individual refuses to provide a social security number.  

[PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1272-B

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
2.  Exemptions.  This section does not apply to:  
A. A person, corporation or other entity requesting disclosure of the social security number to obtain a consumer report for any purpose permitted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act or the United States Fair Credit Reporting Act;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
B. A supervised lender as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
C. A supervised financial organization as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
D. An affiliate or subsidiary of a supervised lender as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301 or of a supervised financial organization as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
E. A person, corporation or other entity that provides goods or services to the individual on behalf of or in conjunction with a supervised financial organization as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
F. A person, corporation or other entity engaged in the business of insurance and all acts necessary or incidental to that business including insurance applications, enrollment, coverage and claims;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
G. A person, corporation or other entity if the social security number is used in conjunction with the provision of and billing for health care or pharmaceutical-related services, including the issuance of identification cards and account numbers for users of health care or pharmaceutical-related services;   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
H. A person, corporation or other entity if the social security number is used in conjunction with a background check of the individual conducted by a landlord, lessor, employer or volunteer service organization; or   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
I. A person, corporation or other entity if the social security number is necessary to verify the identity of the individual to effect, administer or enforce a specific transaction requested or authorized by the individual or to prevent fraud.   [PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]

[PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).