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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Statement on Signing SB 89

CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after signing into law today SB 89, a measure relative to the definition of lead-fishing sinkers and jigs and the penalties for prohibited sales of lead-fishing sinkers and jigs:

"Ensuring a bright economic future for New Hampshire and maintaining our high quality of life means protecting our wildlife and preserving what makes our state special. This commonsense, bipartisan measure will help protect our fragile loon population from deadly lead poisoning, preserving an important part of the natural beauty of New Hampshire that drives our tourism economy. I thank the Legislature, advocates and all involved for their efforts on this measure, and I am happy to sign this bill into law."