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Bill categories:  Administration; Charter Schools; Construction; Curriculum; Funding; Negotiations; School Boards; School Safety; Special Education; and Teachers.

L.D. 2046—An Act Regarding Immunizations
L.D. 2035—An Act To Modify Teacher Certification Expiration Dates for Teachers Who Use Family Medical Leave - Teachers
L.D. 2024—An Act To Remove from the Calculation of the Cost of Education the Maine Public Employees Retirement System Teacher Plan Unfunded Actuarial Liability - Teachers
L.D. 2022—An Act To Provide Funding for Capital Improvements and Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions - Funding
L.D. 2021—An Act To Provide Funding for Broadband Internet Infrastructure in Unserved and Underserved Areas - Funding
L.D. 2020—An Act To Strengthen Maritime Education by Amending the Laws Governing the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering - Funding
L.D. 2019—An Act To Extend to Other Public Sector Employees the Same Protections Provided to State Employees upon the Expiration of Contracts
L.D. 2016—An Act Regarding School Discipline for Maine's Youngest Students - School Boards
L.D. 1985—Resolve, Directing the Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing To Adopt Rules To Facilitate Speech-Language Therapy
L.D. 1978—An Act To Improve the Disability Retirement Program of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System
L.D. 1976—An Act To Help Retain School Bus Drivers
L.D. 1972—An Act To Increase Access to and Reduce the Cost of Epinephrine Autoinjectors by Amending the Definition of "Epinephrine Autoinjector"
L.D. 1971—An Act To Allow Certain Retired Law Enforcement Officers and Trained Law Enforcement Officers To Serve as School Security Officers
L.D. 1965—An Act To Set a Minimum Wage for School Support Staff
L.D. 1960—An Act To Protect Communications between Bargaining Agents and Bargaining Unit Members
L.D. 1949—An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Certain Educational Technicians
L.D. 1947—An Act To Fund Capital Improvements to Career and Technical Education Centers - Funding 
L.D. 1918—An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Reserve Funds of Certain School Organizational Structures - Funding 
L.D. 1916—An Act To Increase High School Graduation Rates for Students Experiencing Homelessness or in Foster Care
L.D. 1914—An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Textbooks
L.D. 1894—An Act To Incentivize the Purchase of Electric Public School Buses
L.D. 1888—An Act To Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals - School Safety
L.D. 1879—An Act Regarding the Adoption of Education Policies by School Boards - Negotiations; School Boards
L.D. 1860—An Act To Establish a Process for the Consideration and Implementation of Changes to School Curricula - Curriculum 
L.D. 1858—An Act To Protect Teachers from Professional Teacher Certificate Endorsement Changes - Teachers 
L.D. 1857—An Act To Protect Teachers from Punitive or Retaliatory Transfers - Teachers
L.D. 1855—An Act To Include Student Absences for Mental Health or Behavioral Health Needs as Excusable Absences
L.D. 1813—Resolve, To Ensure Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments - School Safety
L.D. 1760—An Act To Support Children's Healthy Development and School Readiness
L.D. 1715—An Act To Reorganize the Provision of Services for Children with Disabilities from Birth to 5 Years of Age - Special Education
L.D. 1639—An Act To Require Comprehensive Responsible Contracting Practices for Public Construction Projects - School Construction
L.D. 1607—An Act To Create the Department of Early Care and Learning - Curriculum
L.D. 1606—An Act To Increase Funding for Career and Technical Education Programs - Funding; Curriculum
L.D. 1584—An Act To Attract, Build and Retain an Early Childhood Education Workforce through Increased Training, Education and Career Pathways - Curriculum
L.D. 1575—An Act To Improve the Freedom of Access Laws of Maine
L.D. 1563—An Act To Encourage the Development of Broadband Coverage in Rural Maine
L.D. 1537—An Act To Increase the Portion of Retirement Benefits to Which the Cost-of-living Adjustment Applies - Administration; Teachers
L.D. 1529—An Act Concerning Nondisclosure Agreements in Employment - Administration; Teachers
L.D. 1521—An Act To Expand Skill Development Opportunities for Maine Youth - Curriculum
L.D. 1444—An Act To Make the Distance to Schools for Marijuana Establishments Consistent with the Liquor Laws
L.D. 1410—An Act To Create Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits
L.D. 1376—An Act To Direct the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules To Ensure That Physical Restraint and Seclusion Policies Are Followed for Special Education Students and Make Biennial Reports on the Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion - Special Education
L.D. 1254—An Act To Authorize a Local Option Sales Tax on Meals and Lodging and Provide Funding To Treat Opioid Use Disorder
L.D. 1250—An Act To Prohibit Sexual Harassment as a Subject Matter of Mandatory Arbitration in Employment Contracts - Administrators; Teachers; Negotiations
L.D. 1119—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipalities and School Administrative Units - Funding; School Construction
L.D. 1050—An Act To Require Education about the Holocaust - Curriculum
L.D. 1043—An Act To Establish Universal Public Preschool Programs - Curriculum
L.D. 969—An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 - Funding
L.D. 900—An Act To Expand the Rights of Public Employees under the Maine Labor Laws - Administrators; Teachers; Negotiations
L.D. 859—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions - Funding
L.D. 836—An Act To Expand Maine's School-based Health Centers - Funding
L.D. 791—An Act To Provide School Districts with Full State Funding for Students with High-cost Special Education Needs - Funding; Special Education
L.D. 732—An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Career and Technical Student Organizations
L.D. 712—An Act To Fully Fund After-school and Preschool Programs in the School Funding Formula, Increase the Economically Disadvantaged Student Factor in the School Funding Formula and Increase the School Construction Debt Service Limit - Funding; School Construction
L.D. 703—An Act To Help Maine Students Succeed
L.D. 662—An Act To Count Study Abroad toward Secondary School Credit - Curriculum
L.D. 660—An Act To Exempt Sales to Parent-Teacher Organizations from the Sales Tax
L.D. 647—An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New State Residents To Strengthen the Workforce
L.D. 639—An Act To Protect Student Privacy
L.D. 594—An Act To Promote Individual Savings Accounts through a Public-Private Partnership
L.D. 512—Resolve, To Create the Task Force To Study and Plan for the Implementation of Maine's Early Childhood Special Education Services - Special Education
L.D. 502—An Act To Establish the Summer Success Program Fund - Funding; Curriculum
L.D. 470—An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools - Curriculum
L.D. 469—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for Upgrades of Learning Spaces and Other Projects Funded by the School Revolving Renovation Fund - Funding; School Construction
L.D. 427—An Act To Require the State To Fund Teacher Retirement - Funding; Teachers
L.D. 359—An Act To Address Student Hunger with a "Breakfast after the Bell" Program - Funding
L.D. 354—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage the Provision of Reliable High-speed Internet in Rural Underserved Areas of Maine - Funding
L.D. 299—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Assist Schools, Municipalities and Counties in Using Emerging Technologies and Energy Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in Heating, Electrical and Other Utility Systems - Funding; School Construction
L.D. 295—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Increase Rural Maine's Access to Broadband Internet Service - Funding
L.D. 178—An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers - Funding; Teachers
L.D. 173—An Act To Promote Economic Development and Critical Communications for Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet
L.D. 162—An Act To Eliminate the State Income Tax on Maine Public Employees Retirement System Pensions - Funding; Administrators; Teachers
L.D. 149—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Student Debt Forgiveness To Support Workforce Attraction and Retention - Funding
L.D. 148—An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Recapitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund and To Give Priority Status to Certain School Facility Upgrades - Funding; School Construction

L.D. 136—An Act To Establish a Special Education Circuit Breaker Reimbursement Program - Special Education