Governor signs anti-drug bill LD 1537 into law

January 19, 2016

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

Upon delivery to his desk of LD 1537 today, Governor Paul R. LePage immediately signed the bill into law.

"I’m pleased the House and Senate incorporated the common-sense recommendations of the minority report," said Governor LePage. "I had expressed concerns about funding sources and the grant-making authority, but I thank legislative leadership for their willingness to broker changes that both the administration and the legislature could support. To be clear, this bill is just the first step in a process that needs a much more comprehensive approach."