The Maine Department of Education has prepared a summary of major laws related to education that were enacted by the First Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to school and district administrators and educators when planning for the 2019-20 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 September 19, 2019, unless otherwise noted.
The summary Microsoft Word document, as well as prior years’ legislative summaries, can be downloaded from the Maine Department of Education’s Newly Enacted Legislation by the 129th Maine Legislature First Regular Session
If you would like to read the laws and resolutions, including original bills and testimony provided, check out the webpage for the Maine State Legislature!
For more information or questions, please Karen Kusiak, Legislative Affairs at Karen.Kusiak@maine.gov.