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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

94-348
Maine Human Rights Commission


AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 94-348
AGENCY NAME: Maine Human Rights Commission

CONTACT PERSON: John P. Gause, Commission Counsel, 51 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0051

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2005 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 3: Employment Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to November 26, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Employees, employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Public Accommodations Regulations Relating to Physical or Mental Disability Discrimination in Public Conveyances of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to November 26, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All prospective users and providers of public conveyances.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Accessibility Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to November 26, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All prospective users and providers of places of public accommodations.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Housing Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to November 26, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Housing providers, tenants, real estate agencies, and financial institutions.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Employment Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Add “sexual orientation” as a protected class.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Employees, employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Housing Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §4566(7).
PURPOSE: Add “sexual orientation” as a protected class.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Housing providers, tenants, real estate agencies, and financial institutions.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.