LD 239
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
LR 1091
Item 1
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An Act To Require National Banks To Cooperate in the Administration of the General Assistance Program

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

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4314, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 1987, c. 455, §§8 and 32 and PL 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §§6 and 7, is further amended to read:

2. Financial institutions.   A treasurer of any bank, federally or state-chartered credit union, trust company, benefit association, insurance company, safe deposit company or any corporation or association receiving deposits of money , except national banks, shall, on request in writing signed by the overseer of any municipality or its agents, or by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's agents or by the Commissioner of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management or the commissioner's agents, inform that overseer or the Department of Health and Human Services or the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services of the amount deposited in the corporation or association to the credit of the person named in the request, who is a charge upon the municipality or the State, or who has applied for support to the municipality or the State.


This bill removes the exemption provided to national banks from the law requiring financial institutions to provide account balance information to the State or to a municipality for persons who have applied for or are receiving financial assistance from the State or a municipality.

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