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Nips bill passes Maine House
Nips bill passes Maine House

A bill to bring miniature liquor bottles under Maine’s returnable bottle bill passed the Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday with 111 legislators voting yes, 34 voting no, and 6 absent or excused.

The bill would extend a 15-cent deposit to wine or spirit bottles 50 milliliters and smaller.

Rep. Lance Harvell, a Farmington Republican who co-sponsored the measure, said in his district the so-called nip bottles litter the road near where the booze is sold.

Lobbyists for the liquor industry opposed the bill, claiming the measure is anti-business.

LD 56 now goes to the Maine Senate.

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (Archive on Tuesday, May 30, 2017)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre
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