Hassan wields sign/veto pen

Jun 02, 2015

BY: Citizens Count

On Tuesday Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed two bills into law.

First, Gov. Hassan signed HB 271, which increases access to overdose-reversing drugs such as Narcan by allowing doctors to prescribe to friends and family members of addicts. 

"We must also do everything that we can to save lives when an overdose takes place," said Hassan. 

Bill opponents argued that Narcan encourages opioid addiction by reducing the risk of death by overdose.

Gov. Hassan also signed HB 136, which prohibits tanning bed use by anyone under age 18. 

"It is clear that use of tanning beds, especially at young ages, increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life," said Hassan. 

Bill opponents argued that New Hampshire's pre-existing law - which requires parental permission for a minor to tan - was adequate.

Gov. Hassan also vetoed three bills on June 2: HB 148 (limiting the power of delegates to any future U.S. Constitutional Convention), HB 151 (establishing a committee to study end-of-life decisions), and HB 122 (allowing some alcohol advertisements to reference minors).

CLICK HERE to read Gov. Hassan's statements on each bill.

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