In 2007, New Hampshire’s western neighbor, Vermont, and in 2002 its eastern neighbor, Maine, banned lead sinkers 1/2-ounce or lighter but not jig heads. Southern neighbor Massachusetts enacted a ban last year on sinkers and jigs weighing less than 1 ounce. Since 2004, New York has prohibited only the sale of lead sinkers less than 1/2 ounce. All five states exempt lead-core line, spinnerbaits, buzz baits, spoons, poppers, plugs and flies, as does the new proposal in New Hampshire. An attempted lead ban in Connecticut in 2011 expired in committee, never receiving a vote. Maine Legislative Document 730 currently seeks to include all sinkers and jigs weighing up to 1 ounce unless greater than 2 1/2 inches long.