Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 25

S.P. 24 - L.D. 65

An Act To Increase the Ability of the Maine Wage Assurance Fund To Pay Unpaid Workers

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

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §632, sub-§3,  as enacted by PL 1979, c. 202, §1, is amended to read:

3. Amount in fund.   The Maine Wage Assurance Fund shall be is a nonlapsing, revolving fund limited to a maximum of $100,000 $200,000. All moneys money collected from an employer pursuant to a claim for unpaid wages by an employee who has received payment from the fund, or by the State as his the employee's subrogee, shall be is credited to the fund.

The fund shall must be established and augmented periodically as necessary.

Moneys Money in the fund not needed currently to meet claims against the fund shall must be deposited with the Treasurer of State to be credited to the fund and may be invested in such manner as is provided for by statute. Interest received on that investment shall must be credited to the Maine Wage Assurance Fund.

§632. Information to be furnished to railroad employees

(As enacted by PL 1979, c. 287 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 26, SECTION 633)

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


Administration - Bureau of Labor Standards 0158

Initiative: Increases the allocation in the Maine Wage Assurance Fund to a maximum of $200,000 beginning in fiscal year 2009-10.

All Other
$95,194 $95,194
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Effective September 12, 2009

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State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333