An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Railroad Carrier Cargo
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§3, ¶S, as amended by PL 2013, c. 518, §2, is further amended to read:
S. E-mail addresses obtained by a political subdivision of the State for the sole purpose of disseminating noninteractive notifications, updates and cancellations that are issued from the political subdivision or its elected officers to an individual or individuals that request or regularly accept these noninteractive communications; and
Sec. 2. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§3, ¶T, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 518, §3, is amended to read:
T. Records describing research for the development of processing techniques for fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing or the design and operation of a depuration plant in the possession of the Department of Marine Resources . ; and
Sec. 3. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§3, ¶U is enacted to read:
U. Records describing commodities transported by a railroad in this State in the possession of law enforcement, fire departments or other first responders or emergency management entities.
This bill adds an additional public records exception to the Freedom of Access Act to cover records describing commodities transported by a railroad in this State when those records are in the possession of law enforcement, fire departments or other first responders or emergency management entities.