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L.D. 519—An Act To Protect Children from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
L.D. 518—Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Review and Assess Existing Educational Mandates - Curriculum
L.D. 516—Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Review Career and Technical Education Courses and Provide Guidance on High School Credit Equivalencies - Curriculum
L.D. 509—An Act To Protect Teachers from a Decrease in Retirement Benefits Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic - Teachers
L.D. 474—An Act Regarding School Discipline for Maine's Youngest Children - Administration
L.D. 452—An Act To Require Certain Schools To Provide Menstrual Products
L.D. 449—An Act To Strengthen the Ability of Public Employers and Unions To Negotiate - Negotiations
L.D. 444—An Act To Create Parity between Department of Education Recommendations and Maine Principals' Association Guidelines for Sports
L.D. 435—An Act To Provide a Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Certain Educational Collaboratives
L.D. 430—An Act To Provide for School Choice and Online Learning Opportunities in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Charter Schools
L.D. 429—An Act To Protect the Health of Students and Educators by Requiring the Establishment of Health and Safety Committees in School Administrative Units - School Safety
L.D. 414—An Act To Create Parity between Private Schools and Public Schools Regarding Career and Technical Education Tuition Rates
L.D. 380—An Act To Change the Statutory Cap on Virtual Public Charter School Enrollment - Charter Schools
L.D. 374—An Act To Allow Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and Their Spouses To Apply for Temporary Occupational Licenses and Certifications
L.D. 362—Resolve, To Require the Department of Education To Form a Family Income Data Collection Working Group
L.D. 358—An Act To Protect Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions with Regard to Indoor Temperatures
L.D. 350—An Act To Increase the Number of Courses Regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder That Count toward Special Education Certification - Special Education; Teachers
L.D. 334—An Act To Help Maine Students Catch Up and Keep Up by Providing Remedial and Compensatory Assistance in Response to Education Disruption - Curriculum
L.D. 331—An Act To Protect Student Privacy
L.D. 326—An Act To Authorize Lifetime Teaching Certificates - Teachers
L.D. 325—An Act To Expand the Definition of "Education Disruption" To Include States of Emergency That Limit Students' Access to On-site Education for Longer Than 15 School Days- Curriculum
L.D. 313—An Act To Advance Career and Technical Education Opportunities in Maine - Curriculum
L.D. 298—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Capital Improvements and Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions To Prepare Students To Join Maine's Workforce - Funding
L.D. 293—An Act To Increase the State's Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers - Teachers; Funding
L.D. 286—An Act To Make Election Day a State Holiday
L.D. 281—An Act To Address Student Achievement Gaps - Curriculum
L.D. 278—An Act To Establish a Process for the Consideration and Implementation of Changes to Mandated Instruction or Training for Students - Curriculum
L.D. 277—An Act To Discontinue the Use of the SAT in Maine Schools
L.D. 275—An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Certain Educational Technicians
L.D. 270—An Act To Amend the Regional Adjustment Index To Ensure School Districts Do Not Receive Less than the State Average for Teacher Salaries - Teachers; Funding
L.D. 261—Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Study Truancy Trends in the State and Develop Recommendations for Increasing Student Attendance and Reducing Truancy
L.D. 255—An Act To Ensure Student Success
L.D. 247—An Act To Improve Maine's Education System
L.D. 238—An Act Concerning Civics Instruction - Curriculum
L.D. 225—An Act Regarding the Treatment of Vacation Time upon the Cessation of Employment
L.D. 221—An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2021, June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023 - Funding
L.D. 220—An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021 - Funding
L.D. 217—An Act To Make Contributions Made To Pay Off School Meal Debt Tax-deductible
L.D. 215—An Act To Require Instruction on the History of Genocide and the Holocaust - Curriculum
L.D. 206—Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 234: Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Rule, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
L.D. 189—An Act To Permit All Public Employers To Implement Payroll Deductions for Disability and Life Insurance Policies
L.D. 187—An Act To Require Education about African-American History and the History of Genocide - Curriculum
L.D. 177—An Act To Improve Labor Laws for Workers in Maine
L.D. 176—An Act To Facilitate a Grade 9 to 16 School Project - Curriculum
L.D. 156—An Act To Promote School Attendance by Exempting Virtual Public Charter School and Private School Students from Immunization Requirements
L.D. 144—An Act To Fund Capital Improvements to Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions To Bolster Maine's Future Workforce - Funding
L.D. 138—An Act To Increase Student Reading Proficiency - Curriculum
L.D. 135—An Act To Address Issues in Funding Prekindergarten Programs - Funding
L.D. 127—Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Program To Provide Grants for Professional Development in Computer Science Instruction - Curriculum
L.D. 111—An Act To Allow Career Educators To Retire without Penalty - Administration; Teachers
L.D. 104—An Act To Protect the Health of Student Athletes by Requiring the Establishment of Procedures To Report Concussions
L.D. 100—An Act To Establish the General Election Date in United States Presidential Election Years as a State Holiday
L.D. 97—An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union
L.D. 96—An Act To Create Fairness in the Treatment of Students by Retaining Students with Certain Vaccine Exemptions
L.D. 84—An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers - Teachers
L.D. 83—An Act To Clarify the Meaning of "Unserved Area" within the State's Broadband Service Laws
L.D. 70—An Act To Allow a Parent or Guardian of a Student Who Has Been Affected by COVID-19 To Keep the Student in the Student's Current Grade Level
L.D. 68—An Act To Introduce a Career and Fiscal Management Elective Course at the High School Level - Curriculum
L.D. 61—An Act To Include Grandparents under Maine's Family Medical Leave Laws
L.D. 55—An Act To Protect Minority Religious Groups by Eliminating the Prior Approval Requirement for a School Absence for a Recognized Religious Holiday
L.D. 52—An Act Regarding Collective Bargaining Negotiations by Public Employers of Teachers - Teachers; Negotiations
L.D. 44—An Act To Establish the Summer Success Pilot Program Fund
L.D. 32—An Act Regarding Remote Participation in Public Proceedings - School Boards
L.D. 23—An Act To Reinstate and Increase the Income Tax Deduction for Contributions to Education Savings Plans
L.D. 2—An Act To Require the Inclusion of Racial Impact Statements in the Legislative Process