- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine lawmakers have overturned Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that seeks to expand access to medicine that counteracts allergic reactions.

The House and Senate overrode LePage’s veto of Democratic Rep. Matt Peterson’s bill on Monday.

It will now become law. It will allow places like summer camps and day care facilities to be prescribed and administer injections of epinephrine.

It was among 13 vetoed bills overridden by the House and Senate. Nine bills were sustained in one of the two chambers and are now dead.

Among other vetoed bills that will now become law is one that directs the state to create a group to examine how to study hayride safety. It was introduced after a 17-year-old girl was killed during a Halloween-themed hayride last year.


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