LePage signs into law bill that eases license posting requirements for businesses

Posted March 20, 2012, at 5:27 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage says more red tape is being snipped for businesses.

The governor on Monday signed into law a bill that eliminates the requirement to publicly display certain permits and licenses for businesses. Retailers can instead use space to display merchandise and advertise, rather than cover their walls with documents.

The bill does retain the requirement that the license or permit be made available on the premises for inspection.

The Maine Restaurant Association, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and convenience store operators are among the groups that supported the bill.

LePage calls the new law another step toward reducing the red tape for job creators.

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