Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 206

H.P. 804 - L.D. 1165

An Act To Improve Children's Safety in Public Swimming Pools

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

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 2666, sub-4 is enacted to read:

4. Anti-entrapment devices required. Every public pool and public spa must comply with the federal swimming pool and spa drain cover standards as specified in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, 15 United States Code, Sections 8001 to 8006. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shall enforce the provisions of this subsection provided federal funds are available to cover all costs associated with this enforcement activity. Enforcement includes, but is not limited to, the closure of any public pool or public spa that does not meet the requirements of the federal swimming pool and spa drain cover standards.

Effective September 12, 2009

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