Require the Registration of Adjuvants and To Regulate the Distribution of Pesticides with PFAS

Last updated: May 3, 2022

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Margaret O'Neil, House 15
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 2019



Update: This bill received a majority Ought Not to Pass report from the committee. However, we expect a strong effort to pass this bill on the floor.

Update 4/28/2022: This bill was amended in the House and passed. Governor Mills has let the bill become law without her signature.


The Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Committee is reporting out an after-deadline bill that would prohibit a person from distributing a pesticide that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances beginning January 1, 2030. Current law defines "distribute" in the Maine Pesticide Control Act of 1975 as "to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, ship, deliver for shipment or receive and having so received, deliver or offer to deliver pesticides in this State."