Maine DOE 2018 Second Special Session Legislative Summary Available

The Maine Department of Education has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the Second Special Session of the 128th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to school and district administrators and educators when planning for the 2018-19 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 takes effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature.  For non-emergency laws passed during the First Regular Session, the effective date is December 13, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

The summary can be downloaded from the link below:

Newly Enacted Legislation by the 128th Maine Legislature Second Special Session

Additional legislative summaries, including the Second Regular Session (2018) and the First Regular Session (2017), can be found on the Maine Department of Education’s Newly Enacted Legislation Webpage.

For more information or questions, please contact Debra Plowman, State Legislative Director, at