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2007-2008 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 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTERS 2, 4-A, 9: Procedural Rule, Education Procedural Rule, Housing Procedural Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Update provisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All parties appearing before the Commission.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No.

CHAPTER 3: Employment Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability”; update provisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Employees, employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Yes, contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Equal Educational Opportunity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Add sexual orientation; enact harassment provisions.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Students, teachers, administrators, schools.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No.

CHAPTER 5: Public Accommodations Regulations Relating to Physical or Mental Disability Discrimination in Public Conveyances of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All prospective users and providers of public conveyances.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Yes, contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Accessibility Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: All prospective users and providers of places of public accommodations.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Yes, contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Housing Regulations of the Maine Human Rights Commission.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §4566(7)
PURPOSE: Repeal and replace definition of “physical or mental disability”; enact provisions relating to recipients of public assistance.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Unknown.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Housing providers, tenants, real estate agencies, and financial institutions.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Yes, contemplated.