This week Maine Legislative Document 1499, “An Act to Protect Confidential Consumer Records in Self-Service Storage Facilities,” is under final review with the Business Research Economic Development Committee.
The Maine Self Storage Association (MeSSA) has worked with the state legislature to craft this new bill pertaining to the handling of third-party personal records in self-storage. The association says the document will adequately protect personal information left in self-storage due to abandonment or default without placing the burden of the problem on the storage operator. Since the bill was crafted in cooperation with the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, MeSSA expects it will pass in both the House and Senate.
The bill is sponsored by Senator Peter Bowman.