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An Act To Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable Food Service Containers (LD 289)

BILL SUMMARY:
Beginning January 1, 2020, this bill prohibits the sale or distribution in the State of disposable food service containers composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam. The bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt rules to implement these statutory provisions. "
STATE:
Maine
FINAL LANGUAGE:
STATUTE:
Chapter 62
AUTHOR:
Representative Stanley-Paige Zeigler
CO-AUTHORS:
Representative Robert Alley, Representative Lydia Blume, Senator Justin Chenette, Representative Michael Devin, Representative Victoria Doudera, Representative Michelle Dunphy, Representative Nicole Grohoski, Representative Allison Hepler
SENATE VOTE:
Yes: 23 No: 10
R: 4 R: 10
D: 19 D:
ASSEMBLY VOTE:
Yes: 86 No: 1
R: R: 50
D: 86 D: 1
FISCAL IMPACT:
LISTED SUPPORT:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Surfrider Foundation, Representative Nicole Grohoski, A Climate To Thrive, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Environment Maine, Conservation Law Foundation,
LISTED OPPOSITION:
Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, Maine Tourism Association, American Chemistry Council, Plastics Industry Association, Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, Dart Container Corporation, FoodService Packaging Institute,
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REGULATIONS PROGRAM:
 
 
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