An Act to Prevent Infestation of Invasive Aquatic Plants and to Control Other Invasive Species (2001)

“The milfoil bill” was among the most contentious natural resource issues of the session. As finally passed by the Legislature, the bill attempts to prevent the introduction to Maine of Eurasian Milfoil through public education and a boat inspection program funded by a dedicated fee. Milfoil, already a problem in most other states, is an invasive species that chokes out native vegetation and is virtually impossible to eliminate once established.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

House Votes

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