Maine DOE Legislative Summary Available

The Maine Department of Education has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to educators when planning for the 2018-9 school year.

For each education bill, the summary lists the provisions, effective date, and action required by the bill.

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 August 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted.

The summary can be downloaded from the Maine Department of Education’s Website: Education-Related Legislation Enacted by the 128th Maine Legislature Second Regular Session.

Please contact Debra Plowman, State Legislative Director, at with questions.