An Act To Protect Populations of Bees and Other Pollinators
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA c. 417 is enacted to read:
LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF PLANTS
§ 2441. Pollinator protection
"Insecticide lethal to pollinators" includes, but is not limited to, the neonicotinoid class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of pollinators and may cause pollinator paralysis or death.
This bill prohibits labeling or advertising an annual plant, bedding plant or other plant, plant material or nursery stock as beneficial to pollinators if the plant or material has been treated with an insecticide absorbed by a plant that makes the plant lethal to pollinators.