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An Act To Ensure the Authenticity of Items Reported To Have Been Crafted by Native Americans

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 10 MRSA c. 228  is enacted to read:



§ 1500-G Unlawful acts; deceptive trade practice

1 False representation of authentic Indian products.   A person may not offer or display for sale or sell a good in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced, an Indian product or the product of a particular Indian or Indian tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization in a manner that violates 25 United States Code, Section 305e.
2 Unfair trade practice.   A violation of this section constitutes an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of Title 5, chapter 10. An action brought under this chapter by the Office of the Attorney General may not preclude a person from bringing a civil action to obtain injunctive or equitable relief or damages under 25 United States Code, Section 305e.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 126th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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