Senator Tom Saviello Statement on ‘Nips’ Ruling

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“I am pleased with the strong 4 to 1 decision by the Maine Liquor and Lottery Commission to reject the recommendation to ban “nips” in Maine. While this process was largely unnecessary, in my opinion, it has spurred a great conversation about a much larger problem – drinking while driving. Instead of vilifying the container, we need to focus on more effective measures such as educating the public and revisiting the pricing structure of this product.

“By adding “nips” to the bottle deposit system, we will demonstrate that business and environmental stewardship can coexist in Maine.”

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