Bills Requiring Rulemaking

The 126th Maine Legislature, First Regular Session, enacted the following bills that require that the Maine Department of Education undertake rulemaking either by amending an existing rule chapter or creating a new rule. Agency rules fall into one of the following two categories, as determined by the Legislature:

  • Major Substantive. A major substantive rule requires legislative review and approval before final adoption.
  • Routine Technical. A state agency can adopt a routine technical rule without review and approval by the Legislature.

The following list notes the legislation that requires rulemaking, whether the rule is major substantive or routine technical, and whether the rulemaking is accomplished by amending an existing rule or by creating a new rule.

  • LD 178 Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation
    • Major Substantive; Chapter 127: Instructional Program, Assessment, and Diploma Requirements
  • LD 243 Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students (EMERGENCY)
    • Major Substantive; Amend Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion
  • LD 322 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 61: State Board of Education Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)
    • Major Substantive; Amend Chapter 61:┬áRules for Major Capital School Construction Projects
  • LD 323 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)
    • Major Substantive; Amend Chapter 101:┬áMaine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty
  • LD 609 An Act To Increase Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Maine Public Schools
    • Routine Technical; Develop New Rule
  • LD 1184 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)
    • Major Substantive; Amend Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty

Guide to Rulemaking from the Maine Secretary of State.