Maine Senate kills proposal that would ban energy drink sales to minors

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s state Senate dismissed a bill on Wednesday that would have banned the sale of energy drinks to minors within the state, the Associated Press reported.

The AP reported that the state Senate – without debate – accepted a committee recommendation to kill the bill that Rep. Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) sponsored.

If it became law, Jackson’s proposal would make the act of selling energy drinks to minors an offense punishable by a $50 fine on for the first violation, $100 for the second infraction, and $500 for each subsequent violation. Jackson’s bill applied to energy drinks with 80 milligrams or more of caffeine per 8 oz. serving, the AP reported.