or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

LD 1259 - Menu Labeling - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Menu Labeling

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Menu Labeling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires chain restaurants to display calorie information for all menu items, as well as general nutrition information regarding healthy eating practices.

Highlights:
-Specifies that grocery stores are exempt from this act (Sec. 4). -Requires a chain restaurant to display (on the display tag, menu or menu board) the total amount of calories per serving for each food and beverage item listed for sale (Sec. 7). -Requires a chain restaurant to display caloric information for alcoholic beverages in addition to food products (Sec. 7). -Prevents local districts from adding or changing regulations in conflict with this act (Sec. 7). -Excludes items served at a self-service salad bar or buffet, an item offered for a limited time (less than 90 days), a condiment or other item offered for general use without charge, an item sold within the manufacturer's original package, or a custom order for a food or beverage that does not appear on the menu (Sec. 7). -Takes effect February 1, 2011 (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Menu Labeling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires chain restaurants to display calorie information for all menu items, as well as general nutrition information regarding healthy eating practices.

Highlights:
-Specifies that grocery stores are exempt from this act (Sec. 4). -Requires a chain restaurant to display (on the display tag, menu or menu board) the total amount of calories per serving for each food and beverage item listed for sale (Sec. 7). -Requires a chain restaurant to display caloric information for alcoholic beverages in addition to food products (Sec. 7). -Prevents local districts from adding or changing regulations in conflict with this act (Sec. 7). -Excludes items served at a self-service salad bar or buffet, an item offered for a limited time (less than 90 days), a condiment or other item offered for general use without charge, an item sold within the manufacturer's original package, or a custom order for a food or beverage that does not appear on the menu (Sec. 7). -Takes effect February 1, 2011 (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (18-16) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (88-56) -
Note:

NOTE: A MOTION IN ONE BODY "OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED" MEANS THAT THE VOTING BODY DOES NOT FIND IT NECESSARY TO AMEND A BILL ANY MORE THAN THE OTHER BODY HAS ALREADY AMENDED.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Menu Labeling

Sponsors

  • Hannah M. Pingree (ME - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Joseph C. 'Joe' Brannigan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia R. Jones (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Tessier Marraché (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James R. Martin (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth S. Miller (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • S. Peter Mills (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne C. Perry (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
Back to top