An Act To Require Disclosure of the Origin of Certain Products Sold at Farm Stands
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the number of farm stands operating in the State increases markedly in May; and
Whereas, it is desirable that this legislation take effect prior to this seasonal increase; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §416 is enacted to read:
§ 416. Farm stand
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill defines "farm stand" and requires that any product that was not grown by the person operating the farm stand must be labelled in such a way as to identify the product's origin.