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LD 1706 - Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label - Key Vote

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Debra Plowman voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (14-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires manufacturers of cellular telephones to include a warning label on such phones that are to be sold to retailers in Maine or for use in Maine.

Highlights:
-Requires manufacturers of cell phones for use or retail sale in Maine to include a warning label that is legible, non-removable and located in a prominent place on both the front and back of the packaging, and that includes a color graphic of "Brain of a Five-Year Old," that takes up at least 30 percent of the label (Sec. 1 & 2). -Requires the warning label to include the following statement: "WARNING, THIS DEVICE EMITS ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, EXPOSURE TO WHICH MAY CAUSE BRAIN CANCER. USERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN, SHOULD KEEP THIS DEVICE AWAY FROM THE HEAD AND BODY" (Sec. 1). -Prohibits the requirement to include a warning label from resulting in a cost to the retailer or distributor of cell phones (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a violation of the warning label requirement is a violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (62-83) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires manufacturers of cellular telephones to include a warning label on such phones that are to be sold to retailers in Maine or for use in Maine.

Highlights:
-Requires manufacturers of cell phones for use or retail sale in Maine to include a warning label that is legible, non-removable and located in a prominent place on both the front and back of the packaging, and that includes a color graphic of "Brain of a Five-Year Old," that takes up at least 30 percent of the label (Sec. 1 & 2). -Requires the warning label to include the following statement: "WARNING, THIS DEVICE EMITS ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, EXPOSURE TO WHICH MAY CAUSE BRAIN CANCER. USERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN, SHOULD KEEP THIS DEVICE AWAY FROM THE HEAD AND BODY" (Sec. 1). -Prohibits the requirement to include a warning label from resulting in a cost to the retailer or distributor of cell phones (Sec. 1). -Specifies that a violation of the warning label requirement is a violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label

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