Maine Revised Statutes

§1272-B. Refusal to provide social security number

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.
[ 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW) .]
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; [2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
B. A supervised lender as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301; [2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
C. A supervised financial organization as defined in Title 9-A, section 1-301; [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; [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; [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; [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; [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 [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. [2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 512, §1 (NEW).