Alcoholic Beverages Industry Portal Now Available Online at Maine.gov

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Alcoholic Beverages Industry Portal Now Available Online at Maine.gov

Businesses can now eliminate a lengthy product labels registration process with a secure and easy online service

AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Are you a business interested in shipping alcoholic beverages into the State of Maine? If so, you no longer need to go through the lengthy paper process.


To date, the product labels registration process with the Maine Department of Public Safety has been entirely manual, requiring paper copies of all labels to be submitted. With the introduction of the Alcoholic Beverages Industry Portal, http://www.maine.gov/online/liquor, this process can now be conducted online using an InforME subscriber account, eliminating the need for paper copies and creating efficiencies for both the industry and the State.

"The original paper process for submitting label information was becoming cumbersome and time consuming for both the industry and our department staff," stated Lieutenant Scott Ireland of the Maine State Police. "Allowing the industry to submit their product information through an online application was the perfect solution to a growing problem."

Governor Paul R. LePage praised the initiative. "This is another example of how we are helping businesses by simplifying the process to comply with state regulations," the Governor said. "We are committed to streamlining regulatory processes wherever we can to make the state more business friendly."

The service is presented through an easy-to-navigate user interface that allows for the addition of new labels, as well as the ability to manage existing labels and brands. A connection with a federal repository of label images eliminates the need for businesses to submit paper copies of labels in order to complete their registration.

"This is the first phase of what will be a suite of services intended to increase efficiency for both the industry and the state," added Tim Poulin, Deputy Director, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. "The portal will be expanded to include licensing, reporting and excise tax payment services."

The online service was developed at no cost to Maine taxpayers and was created by the Maine Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, in partnership with the state's e-government portal provider, InforME.

For more information regarding this service, please contact the Maine Department of Public Safety Liquor Licensing Division at 207-624-7220 or at liquor.licensing@maine.gov.

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About Maine.gov

Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC. part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.



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