Maine DOE’s legislative summary posted

Maine DOE has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the First Regular Session of the 126th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to educators when planning during the 2013-14 school year.

For each relevant bill, the summary lists the provisions, effective date, action required by the bill and primary contact person at the Department and/or the State Board of Education.

An “Emergency” marking refers to legislation that can take effect immediately upon being signed by the Governor and receiving approval from two-thirds of the Maine Legislature. The general effective date for non-emergency laws passed in the Second Regular Session is Oct. 9, 2013.

The summary can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle McKay at or 207-624-6663.