Update on Maine Cell Phone Labeling Bill

As expected, the Maine Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications gave a divided report (not unanimous) on LD 883 during a work session on April 16.  The Committee voted 7-4 that LD 883 “ought not to pass.”  Both the Senate and House chairs voted for the majority report. The Committee’s majority “ought not to…

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Maine Buy American Legislation Advances

On April 15, the Maine Joint Committee on State and Local Government held a work session on LD 407, the Maine Buy American Act.  TechAmerica provided testimony in opposition to the bill at the March 4 public hearing, urging against adoption on the grounds that LD 407 will significantly limit the ability of state procurement…

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European Parliament’s International Trade Committee adopts Report on responsible sourcing of minerals

On Tuesday 14 April the European Parliament’s International Trade (INTA) Committee adopted a report amending the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation setting up an EU system for responsible sourcing of minerals. The report was approved by a vote of 22-16, with 2 abstentions. Acknowledgement of existing supply chain due diligence industry schemes  Members of…

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Data Breach Bill Advances to House Floor

Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 by a vote of 29-20.  We continue to support an effort to pass a federal preemption of state data breach laws to ensure that companies are subject to one notification requirement instead of a patchwork of laws –…

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