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Maine Gov. LePage Signs Under-the-Radar Bills
07/02/2013 02:33 PM ET  

The governor has signed bills that range from a ban on synthetic drugs to a measure allowing children under the age of 16 to fish without a license.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Gov. Paul LePage has quietly signed dozens of bills into law in that have been overshadowed by partisan fights over the state budget in the final days of the 2013 legislative session.

The Republican governor has been busy signing bills that range from a ban on synthetic drugs like "spice'' to a measure allowing children under the age of 16 to fish without a license.

Another newly signed bill increases the license suspension period for a first-time drunk driving offenders from 90 to 150 days. Offenders can get their license back after 30 days if they get an ignition interlock device, which prevents them from driving if their blood-alcohol content is too high.

Lawmakers are expected to return Tuesday to attempt to override any bills recently vetoed by the governor.



 

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