Advance Notice of
A list of public hearings to be held by the Joint Standing Committees on specific pieces of legislation.
Summaries of bills referred to the Joint Standing Committees. Information includes primary sponsor, amendments, and final action. The Office of Fiscal and Program Review prepares summaries for the Appropriations and Taxation committees. The Office of Policy and Legal Analysis prepares summaries for all other committees.
Policy and Legal Analysis Bill Summaries (1996- )
Fiscal and Program Review Bill Summaries (1998- )
Bills Maine bills are called Legislative Documents ("LDs").The following "LD List" links are to Bill Directories that are arranged in straight LD numerical order. Lists of Orders and Resolutions are available on each of these pages as well. The numerical session links are to the online bill status database for the 121st session forward.
- 119th, 1999-2000. LD List
- 120th, 2001-2002. LD List
- 121st, 2003-2004. LD List
- 122nd, 2005-2006. LD List
- 123rd, 2007-2008. LD List
- 124th, 2009-2010. LD List
- 125th, 2011-2012. LD List
- 126th, 2013-2014 LD List
Bills from the current session are always available as a quick LD number search on the upper right of the Legislature's home page.
Compendium of State
Yearly financial publications prepared by The Office of Fiscal and Program Review. Click on "Compendium" in the Publications column. (Additional OFPR documents are available here as well.
Enacted Law Digest
At the end of each legislative session, the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis and the Office of Fiscal and Program Review produces a summary of public laws, private and special laws, resolves and certain joint orders that were enacted or passed by the Legislature.
History and Final Disposition The History and Final Disposition gives the final status of all Legislative Documents. Includes sponsor and committee names, as well as identifies any adopted amendments to the original bill or new drafts. Published by the Legislative Information Office. Available from 1997 on, except for 2001-2002, which is not available electronically.
Legisbrief Cumulative Index
The Library compiles a cumulative index to NCSL Legisbrief, a series of papers on topics of current legislative interest published by the National Conference of State Legislatures and available at the Library.
Verbatim transcript of proceedings, floor debate and recorded votes in the House and Senate:
- PDF versions from 1897 through the previous session are available at http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/lldl/legisrecord.htm
The Handbook provides general procedural and administrative information for legislators, including legislative procedures, the budget process, and definitions of legislative terminology.
A two-page newsletter of the Law and Legislative Reference Librar in PDF format with active internet links. The following issues have been published:
Guidelines for drafting legislative documents. The Manual is published by the the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. HTML and PDF versions are available at the bottom of this webpage
Maine Revised Statutes
All laws, currently in effect, which affect all Maine citizens. The statutes are codified under Title and Section numbers.
Browse Title and Section list.
Search Statutes. (Use with caution unless you are sure of the legal terminology used in writing the law. The language may differ greatly from the way people commonly refer to it.)
Maine's Path of Legislation
A step-by-step explanation of the legislative process... or how a bill originates and is enacted into law.
NCSL Legisbrief Index
The Library compiles its own cumulative subject index to the Legisbrief issue papers published by the National Council of State Legislatures. This publication is useful for tracking legislative topics.
Weekly Legislative Calendar
List of meetings of interest to Legislators and members of the public.
Weekly Legislative Report List of the bills