Maine Senate approves bill to add liquefied propane to Dig Safe law

AUGUSTA — The state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill requiring liquefied propane to be added to Maine’s Dig Safe law.

The House of Representatives approved the measure last week.

The bill goes to Gov. Janet Mills to decide if she will sign it into law. Because it is emergency legislation, the bill has to be signed within 10 business days. If she approves, the changes will go into effect immediately.

The addition is in response to last year’s propane explosion at LEAP Inc.’s building on Routes 2 and 27  in Farmington that killed one firefighter, injured six others and a building supervisor.

Danielle Bell Flannery, whose father, Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Bell…Read More

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