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

Last updated: Jun 18, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Kathleen Dillingham, House 72
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1662



UPDATE: The committee accepted our amendment to indemnify retailers and added an exemption for electrical components. 


Representative Dillingham of Oxford submits a RAM-initiated bill amends the law restricting the sale of residential upholstered furniture treated with flame-retardant chemicals to align Maine's requirements with standards 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.