Senate Supports Tobacco, Driving, and Solar Bills

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) The Maine Senate is overturning the governor's vetoes on bills targeting tobacco sales, solar policy and distracted driving.

The chamber on Wednesday voted 24-10 to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill to ban drivers from holding electronic devices like cellphones while driving.

A vetoed bill calling for an overhaul of solar regulations received a 28-6 vote in the Senate.

The chamber voted 29-5 to override a veto of legislation to raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 starting next year.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie last month signed a law making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.

The bills now face a vote in the House.