# Maine DOE legislative summary available

Maine DOE has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the First Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to educators when planning for the 2015-16 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.

A law indicated as an “emergency” is a law that was passed by a two-thirds vote of the Maine Legislature; emergency legislation can take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature.  For non-emergency laws passed during the First Regular Session, the general effective date is Oct. 15.

The summary can be found at www.maine.gov/doe/rule/index.html.