Maine governor's bill aims to comply with federal drug laws
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican governor is behind a bill that aims to make sure Maine complies with federal drug law.
Gov. Paul LePage's bill would require a court to suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of certain drug offenses for at least six months.
The bill is set for a public hearing Wednesday.
Republican Sen. Scott Cryway is sponsoring the bill.
The bill would increase the minimum period of suspension for a person convicted of operating under the influence of intoxicants within a decade. The suspension period would increase from 150 days to 180 days.
LePage's bill would also delay the issuance or reinstatement of licenses for impacted individuals without a license.