An Act to Further Reduce Emissions of Mercury from Consumer Producs (2001)

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.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

House Votes

District Name Vote
117 Joseph C. Perry Sr. A
139 Stephen S. Stanley