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By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2019....Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday signed bills aimed at protecting consumer information from data breaches, preventing gender discrimination in disability insurance, and prohibiting counterfeit airbags.

The trio of bills were among 23 pieces of legislation Baker signed as time winds down for him to act on bills lawmakers sent him on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the final days of the 2017-2018 legislative term.

At the end of the session, bills that the governor does not sign 10 days after receiving them will die, through what's known as a pocket veto. Baker left unsigned one bill dealing with state contracting practices, which he said he would have sent back with an amendment if time allowed, and three more dealing with sick leave banks for state employees, which he said were no longer necessary.

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