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Public Records in Maine 

Maine is one of just 11 states nationwide that allow public inspection of birth records. Marriage records are also open for public viewing.Now state officials are saying that opens many Mainers up to fraud and even identity theft.So to counter that, lawmakers are considering a bill to restrict the release of those records to the person on the document and that person’s spouse, parents or guardians, descendants, and designated agent or attorney.The administration is backing the bill and no one spoke in opposition to it on Wednesday.