- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Good news, beer drinkers. Maine lawmakers are getting closer to passing a law to ensure your pint is really a pint.

After 15 minutes of debate, the Democratic-led House voted 83-62 to give initial approval on Thursday to a bill that would require that beers advertised as a pint are sold in a glass that’s at least 16 ounces.

The measure seeks to crack down on establishments that sell beer advertised as pints in glasses that really only hold 14 ounces.

House Republican Leader Ken Fredette said approving the bill would create a slippery slope, questioning whether lawmakers would move next to mandate that all steaks advertised as 6 ounces really weigh 6 ounces.

The bill faces further votes in the Senate and House.

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