Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 176

H.P. 562 - L.D. 826

An Act To Protect Recreational Trails on Private Land by Exempting Certain Information on Recreational Trails from the Definition of "Public Records"

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 402, sub-3, N, as amended by PL 2005, c. 381, 2, is further amended to read:

N.Social security numbers in the possession of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; and

Sec. 2. 1 MRSA 402, sub-3, O, as amended by PL 2007, c. 597, 1, is further amended to read:

O.Personal contact information concerning public employees, except when that information is public pursuant to other law. For the purposes of this paragraph:

(1) "Personal contact information" means home address, home telephone number, home facsimile number, home e-mail address and personal cellular telephone number and personal pager number; and

(2) "Public employee" means an employee as defined in Title 14, section 8102, subsection 1, except that "public employee" does not include elected officials . ; and

Sec. 3. 1 MRSA 402, sub-3, P is enacted to read:

P. Geographic information regarding recreational trails that are located on private land that are authorized voluntarily as such by the landowner with no public deed or guaranteed right of public access, unless the landowner authorizes the release of the information.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333