On a 7-4 vote, the Maine Legislature's Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology rejected the "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act" (LD 883), a proposal to require cell phone manufacturers to place health warning labels on cell phones.
The bill now goes to the full Legislature as a "divided report." Supporters can try to revive the bill on the Senate or House floor.
For more information about this hearing on April 16, see the Portland Press Herald story.
April 5, 2015
The Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology of the 127th Maine State Legislature held a public hearing on the "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act" (LD 883) on Tuesday, March 31.
The Committee has scheduled a work session for Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
"This device emits radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Avoid direct contact."
The current bill is sponsored by Rep. Harlow of Portland. Co-sponsors include Rep. Beavers (South Berwick), Chapman (Brooksville), Chipman (Portland), Dunphy (Embden), and Rykerson (Kittery).
Full text of the "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act": http://1.usa.gov/18Orj8N
Status of the bill: http://1.usa.gov/1LANHo7
Public Hearing Testimony, 11 items
|Boland, Andrea M.||Sanford||(748 KB)|
|Callahan, Kevin||TechAmerica||(116 KB)|
|Clegg, Frank||Canadians for Safe Technology||(203 KB)|
|Cobb, Kristen||Portland||(225 KB)|
|Cotta, H David||China, Maine||(46 KB)|
|Friedman, Ed||Friends of Merrymeeting Bay||(194 KB)|
|Harlow, Denise||Maine State Legislature||(77 KB)|
|Hart, Debra||Retail Association of Maine||(57 KB)|
|Keegan, Gerard||CTIA-The Wireless Association||(326 KB)|
|Ory, Dr. Howard||CTIA||(836 KB)|
|Turner, James||Swankin and Turner||(507 KB)|