Jun 11, 2015 2:28 PM

NH House votes to allow baby on beer label

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire House is pushing back on Gov. Maggie Hassan's veto of a bill related to depicting minors on alcohol advertisements.

State law prohibits references to minors in alcohol advertising. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a bill removing that part of the law.

Rep. Keith Murphy, who owns a Manchester bar, sponsored the legislation because he wanted to be able to sell Founders Breakfast Stout, a beer brewed in Michigan that features a baby on the label.

Hassan says changing the law will undermine New Hampshire's efforts to fight underage drinking.

House members disagreed Thursday, hitting the necessary two-thirds threshold to override the veto. The state's Liquor Commission would have to approve or deny labels under the law.

Senators must also vote on whether to override the veto.


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