Legislation & Rulemaking

The Maine Department of Education is involved at various stages of Maine's legislative process:

  • The Department acts as a resource to state legislators, providing information about Department programs and Maine's education system.
  • The Department sometimes proposes bills and takes positions as appropriate on legislation that affects education in Maine.
  • As a state agency, the Department is charged with adopting rules to implement laws passed by the Maine Legislature.


126th Maine Legislature, Dec. 2012-Dec. 2014

Second Regular Session (2014)

First Regular Session (2013)