Maine Education Laws

As a state agency, the Maine Department of Education is involved with Maine's legislative process in a variety of ways and at different stages. The DOE provides information regarding Department programs and Maine's education system to members of the state legislature, and may propose bills and take positions on pieces of legislation that affect education in Maine, as appropriate. However, the DOE cannot enact legislation on its own, and must adopt rules to implement laws as passed by the Maine Legislature. As it is the duty of the Legislature and not distinct departments to provide information on state laws as well as bills currently in the legislature, the DOE does not host this information on site.

Maine's Legislative Process

If you're interested in learning more about the Maine State legislative process, you can do so by navigating to the Maine State Legislature's site.

Maine Education Statutes

If you're trying to find a current state law regarding education, you can navigate to the Maine State Legislature's list of Revised Statutes and search for it there.

Search for a Proposed Bill

If you're trying to find a bill regarding education that is currently going through the state legislature, you can navigate to the Maine State Legislature's Advanced Bill Search database and search for it there.