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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

94-434
Maine Educational Loan Authority

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 94-434
AGENCY NAME: Maine Educational Loan Authority

CONTACT PERSON: Shirley M. Erickson, Executive Director, Maine Educational Loan Authority, One City Center, 11th Floor, Portland, Maine 04101 Telephone: (207) 791-3621 or (207) 255-4063. E-mail: serickson@mela.net

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Supplemental Education Loan Program Rules: The Maine Loan Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A M.R.S.A. 11417(1)(N), 10 M.R.S.A. 363.
PURPOSE: To amend the finance charges and repayment terms of supplemental education loans to participants in The Maine Loan Program.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Approval for Rulemaking by MELA Board: September 2005; Public Hearing: January 2006; Adoption Date: April 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine residents entering institutions of higher education or who are currently enrolled in an approved educational program, college or university and non-resident students who are entering or currently enrolled in an approved educational program, college or university in Maine.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: The Authority does not intend to employ consensus-based rule development.

CHAPTER 1: Supplemental Education Loan Program Rules: The Maine Medical Loan Program
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A M.R.S.A. 11417(1)(N), 10 M.R.S.A. 363.
PURPOSE: To amend the finance charges and repayment terms of supplemental education loans to participants in The Maine Medical Loan Program.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Approval for Rulemaking by MELA Board: September 2005; Public Hearing: January 2006; Adoption Date: April 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine residents entering medical school or who are currently enrolled in an approved medical school in the United States or Canada, and non-resident students who are entering or currently enrolled in an approved medical school in Maine.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: The Authority does not intend to employ consensus-based rule development.

CHAPTER 2: Bylaws Governing the Administration of the Maine Educational Loan Authority.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A M.R.S.A. 11417(1)(N).
PURPOSE: To amend and/or revise the bylaws that govern the administration of the Maine
Educational Loan Authority.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Approval for Rulemaking by MELA Board: July 2005; Public Hearing: September 2005; Adoption Date: January 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Board Members and Executive Director of the Maine Educational Loan
Authority, Contractors, and other interested parties conducting business with the Authority.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: The Authority does not intend to employ consensus-based rule development.