H.P. 825 - L.D. 1148
An Act to Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §8104-B, sub-§§6 and 7, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 740, §4, are amended to read:
6. Leasing of governmental property. The leasing of governmental property, including buildings, to other organizations;
7. Certain services. A decision not to provide communications, heat, light, water, electricity or solid or liquid waste collection, disposal or treatment services
Sec. 2. 14 MRSA §8104-B, sub-§8 is enacted to read:
8. Failure or malfunction of computer. The direct or indirect failure or malfunction of computer hardware, computer software or any device containing a computer processor or chip that fails to accurately or properly recognize, calculate, display, sort or otherwise process dates or times as a result of the Year 2000 problem. This provision applies to failures or malfunctions occurring before January 2, 2001.
For purposes of this section, the "Year 2000 problem" means complications associated with using a 2-digit field to represent a year and its result on the year change from 1999 to 2000. These complications may include, but are not limited to:
A. Erroneous date calculations;
B. An ambiguous interpretation of the term "00";
C. The failure to recognize the year 2000 as a leap year;
D. The use of algorithms that use the term "99" or "00" as a flag for another function;
E. Problems arising from the use of applications, software or hardware that are date sensitive; and
F. The inability to distinguish between centuries.
Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.
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