Not quite as many new laws so far this session

So far this session, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed 42 bills into law. 

Compare that to this date last year. By March 12, 2014, he’d signed 72 bills into law. The next day, he signed another 20 into law, bringing the total to 90. That doesn’t include a Feb. 24, 2014 bill that he allowed to become law without his signature.

Otter hasn’t brought out the veto stamp yet. We’ll see what happens when (or if) transportation proposals start hitting his desk. And more bills are heading his way after this week, including a tax exemption for prescription eyeglasses and contacts and a bill requiring minors to get a parent’s permission to use tanning beds.

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