Continues efforts to get mercury, a toxin, out of Maine’s environment. It restricts the sale and use of mercury and bans the use of mercury and mercury compounds in schools; restricts the sale and distribution of certain products, including fever thermometers and manometers; requires manufacturers to notify the Department of Environmental Protection if they intend to distribute a mercury-added product in Maine; and requires manufacturers to provide information on mercury content to hospitals upon request. Unfortunately, the bill was weakened by an amendment to exempt pharmaceutical manufacturers from the “right to know” provision.


Score of 100? Senator Party - District Vote
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Democrat - 124
Stephen S. StanleyDemocrat - 143
John L. TuttleDemocrat - 18


Senator Party - District Vote
No Votes Available

Votes / Roll Calls:

DateDescYeaNayNo VoteAbsentTotalPassedChamber
01/01/2001Roll Call100231
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Absent
Stephen S. StanleyYea
John L. TuttleAbsent