Maine LD 423: An Act To Require Child-resistant Packaging for Products Containing Liquid Nicotine

LD 423 (subjects: SMOKING , PUBLIC PROTECTION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=423&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Deborah Sanderson of Chelsea: (R – District 88) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
6/12/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-405)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate Report READ
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending AcceptANCE OF THE Ought to Pass As Amended rEPORT , in concurrence.
6/15/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
Report Accepted , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-405) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-405) , in concurrence.
6/16/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 419V
147 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate LD 423 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 27 In Favor and 7 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 423 as originally introduced. L.D. 423 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-405) .

An Act To Require Child-resistant Packaging for Products Containing Liquid Nicotine

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 1560-B is enacted to read:

1560-B. Liquid nicotine

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Child-resistant packaging” means packaging meeting the specifications in 16 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1700.15(b)(1) (2015) and tested by the method described in 16 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1700.20 (2015).
B. “Nicotine liquid container” means a container used to hold a liquid or gel containing nicotine that is sold, marketed or intended for use as a tobacco substitute.

2. Prohibition. Beginning January 1, 2016, a person may not sell, furnish, give away or offer to sell, furnish or give away the following products:

A. A liquid or gel product containing nicotine intended for use as a tobacco substitute unless the product is contained in child-resistant packaging; or
B. A nicotine liquid container unless the container is child-resistant packaging.

3. Penalties. This subsection applies to violations of subsection 2.

A. A person who violates subsection 2 commits a civil violation for which a fine of $500 may be adjudged.
B. A person who violates subsection 2 after having previously violated subsection 2 commits a civil violation for which a fine of $1,000 may be adjudged.
C. A person who violates subsection 2 after having previously violated subsection 2 more than once commits a civil violation for which a fine of $5,000 may be adjudged.

summary

This bill prohibits selling, furnishing or giving away a container used to hold any liquid containing nicotine if the container is not child-resistant packaging and prohibits selling, furnishing or giving away a liquid or gel product that contains nicotine unless the product is contained in child-resistant packaging.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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