Maine LD 85: An Act To Prohibit Synthetic Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products and Over-the-counter Drugs

LD 85 (subjects: TOXIC SUBSTANCES , REDUCTION AND PREVENTION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=85&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 Senate Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Saviello of Franklin REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/20/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
2/26/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/5/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 5
(Yeas 145 – Nays 1 – Absent 4 – Excused 0) (Vacancy 1)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/11/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 9
35 Yeas – 0 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED

Bill Text

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An Act To Prohibit Synthetic Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products and Over-the-counter Drugs

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

Sec. 1. 38 MRSA 419-D is enacted to read:

419-D. Synthetic plastic microbeads

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

A. “Over-the-counter drug” means a drug that is a personal care product that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug as required by 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 201.66 (2014). Such a label includes but is not limited to a drug facts panel or a statement of the active ingredients with a list of those ingredients contained in the base compound, substance or preparation.
B. “Personal care product” means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to any part of the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and any item intended for use as a component of any such article. “Personal care product” does not include a prescription drug.
C. “Plastic” means a synthetic material made from linking monomers through a chemical reaction to create an organic polymer chain that can be molded or extruded at high heat into various solid forms retaining their defined shapes during their life cycle and after disposal.
D. “Synthetic plastic microbead” means any intentionally added nonbiodegradable solid plastic particle measuring less than 5 millimeters in size and used to exfoliate or cleanse in a product intended to be rinsed off.

2. Prohibitions. A person may not:

A. After December 31, 2017, manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads;
B. After December 31, 2018, accept for sale a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads;
C. After December 31, 2018, manufacture for sale an over-the-counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads; and
D. After December 31, 2019, accept for sale an over-the-counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.

summary

This bill establishes dates after which the manufacture for sale or acceptance for sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads is prohibited. It also establishes dates after which the manufacture for sale or acceptance for sale of an over-the-counter drug containing synthetic plastic microbeads is prohibited.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 85 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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