Maine LD 425: An Act To Prohibit False Labeling of Marine Organisms

LD 425 (subjects: MARINE RESOURCES DEPT , RULES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=425&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Ralph Chapman of Brooksville: (D – District 133) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Marine Resources suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Baker of Sagadahoc, REFERRED to the Committee on Marine Resources, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator BAKER of Sagadahoc the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Prohibit False Labeling of Marine Organisms

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA c. 605, sub-c. 3-B is enacted to read:

SUBCHAPTER 3-B

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS

6116. Labeling of genetically engineered marine organisms

1. Labeling prohibition. Beginning January 1, 2016, a marine organism that has been, in whole or in part, genetically engineered may not be offered for sale for human consumption if labeled with the same name as its nongenetically engineered counterpart unless the words “genetically engineered” appear immediately before the name in the same size, color and font type. For purposes of this section, “genetically engineered” means modified by recombinant DNA techniques or containing such a modification as the result of inheritance.
2. Violation; penalty. Failure to comply with this section is a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $1,500 may be adjudged.

summary

This bill requires clear and conspicuous labeling of a marine organism offered for sale if the marine organism is produced using genetic engineering and is labeled with the same name as its nongenetically engineered counterpart. Failure to provide the required labeling is a civil violation.

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