Establish Maine Buy Local Month

Last updated: May 22, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Scott Hamann, House 32
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 402

Position:

UPDATE: RAM testified neither for nor against and shared with the committee our work with our Shop Second Saturday program. We support the intent of the bill.

UPDATE 5/1/17: The House voted in favor of the bill. The Senate has voted against the bill. Currently, the House is insisting on passage. It the Senate insists, the bill dies between the bodies.

UPDATE: The bill has died between the houses.

Summary:

This bill designates November as Maine Buy Local Month and directs the Department of Economic and Community Development to encourage buying from local businesses and to increase awareness of the economic effect of buying from local businesses.