BANGOR — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a pair of bills into law along the Bangor waterfront.

One of the bills he signed today, LD 83, legalizes the sale and use of fireworks. The bill, which includes a number of restrictions, won’t be law in time for this July 4th holiday.

The second bill, LD 1418, permits an expansion of gaming at the Hollywood Slots racino in Bangor. If local voters also approve, table games will also be allowed at Hollywood Slots.

Republican Rep. Douglas Damon of Bangor sponsored the bills. Both take effect Jan. 1, 2012.


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