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LD 1259 - Menu Labeling - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

Debra Plowman voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Debra Plowman made in this general time period.

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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)
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