As of today, Jan 1., 2015, some new laws have gone into effect in Maine.

Among the new laws, nonresidents under the age of 16 are allowed to fish in Maine without a license. Previously, nonresidents between the ages of 12 and 16 had to buy a junior fishing license. The state is expected to lose about $65,000 a year in fees under the new law, but are hopeful that more parents would be willing to buy licenses if they knew they could bring their children along for free.

Also, insurance plans issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1 will have to cover chemotherapy in pill form if they already cover the treatment administered intravenously.

One law involving the government, high-ranking executive branch officials who leave their posts are barred from engaging in activities that would require registration as a lobbyist or lobbyist associate for at least one year.

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