AUGUSTA — A bill to ban guns in Acadia National Park is closer to final passage.

The Maine House today went along with the Senate and approved a bill that continues the current policy of outlawing guns in the coastal park. The bill also allows exceptions for police, retired police and those who have concealed weapons permits.

Legislative action follows passage of a federal law that allows guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. The law also says states may override the federal policy and impose bans in national parks within their borders.

The Maine bill faces final House and Senate votes.

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