As a state agency, the Maine Department of Education is involved with Maine's legislative process in various 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 legislation that affect education in Maine, as appropriate. However, the DOE cannot enact legislation independently 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, navigate to the Maine State Legislature's Advanced Bill Search database and search for it there.
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