Update Maine's Sales Prohibition on Upholstered Furniture Treated with Flame-retardant Chemicals

Last updated: Jan 11, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Jessica Fay, House 66
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1786

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE 1/11/2020: This bill was voted unanimously Ought Not to Pass by the committee. It is dead.

UPDATE 5/31/19: This bill is carried over to 2020.

Summary:

This bill amends the law restricting the sale of residential upholstered furniture treated with flame-retardant chemicals to align Maine's requirements with standards recently enacted in California. The bill also specifies that the Department of Environmental Protection is authorized, rather than required, to adopt rules to implement the section of law governing residential upholstered furniture.