Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

10 MRS 9903

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Business or Employee


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state business and its employees, who are in the state to provide aid, are not required to follow local or state business or occupational licensing requirements.

Full Title

Status of out-of-state businesses and employees during disaster period

Full Text

1. Out-Of-State Businesses. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, during a disaster period an out-of-state business that conducts operations within the State for the purpose of performing work or providing services related to a declared state disaster or emergency is deemed to have not established a level of presence that would require that business or its out-of-state employees to be subject to any of the following state or local employment, licensing or registration requirements: A. Business licensing or registration requirements; B. Unemployment insurance taxes or fees or workers’ compensation insurance taxes or fees; and C. Occupational licensing fees. 2. Status After Disaster Period. After the termination of a disaster period, an out-of-state business or out-of-state employee that remains in the State is fully subject to the state or local employment, licensing or registration requirements listed in subsection 1 or that were otherwise suspended under this chapter during the disaster period.