Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

Agriculture-Development and Farm Preservation -page 2
Agriculture-Fairs, Pulling Events
-page 2
Animal Control and Animal Welfare
-page 2
Animal Health and Industry
-page 3
Bureau of Forestry
-page 3
Bureau of Parks and Lands
-page 3
Forest Practice/Forest Policy
-page 4
Land- Preservation/Traditional Uses/Public Access
-page 4
Miscellaneous
-page 5
Pesticides/Pest Management
-page 5
Study Orders
-page 5

Banking and Insurance

Banking and Credit Unions -page 74
Consumer Credit
-page 74
Insurance, Health
-page 74
Insurance, Regulation and Practices
-page 75
State Employee Health Commission
-page 76

Business and Economic Development

Bonds - page 91
Business Regulation
- page 91
Consumer Protection
- page 92
Economic Development - Agencies
- page 92
Economic Development Programs
- page 92
Economic Development - Planning/Funding
- page 93
Housing
- page 93
Occupational and Professional Regulation
- page 93

Criminal Justice

Corrections -page 124
County Jails
-page 125
Criminal Law
-page 126
Criminal Procedure/Bail
-page 126
Domestic Violence
-page126
Drugs
-page127
Juveniles
-page127
Law Enforcement
-page127
Public Safety/Fire Safety/Emergency Medical Services
-page 128
Sentencing
-page 129
Sex Offenders
-page 130
Victims
-page 130
Weapons/Firearms
-page 130

Education and Cultural Affairs

Administration, Department of Education, State Board, and School Governance -page 169
Adult Education -page170
Cultural Affairs
- page 170
Curriculum, Instruction, Textbooks and Testing
-page 171
Postsecondary Education Finance and Student Aid
-page 171
Postsecondary Education Governance and Coordination
-page 172
Safe Schools and Student Conduct
-page 172
School Budgets
-page 172
School Construction, Facilities and Buses
-page 173
School Finance
-page 174
Special Education Programs and Finance
-page 174
Teachers and Administrators
-page175
Truants and Dropouts
175
Tuition Rates for Non-resident Students
-page 175
Education - Other
-page176

Health and Human Services

Aging and Long-Term Care - page 216
Children's Services - HHS
-page 217
Departmental Organization & Administration
- page 218
Health Care -
page 220
Income Maintenance -
page 222
Medicaid
- page 222
Mental Health
- page 223
Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities
-page 223
Miscellaneous
- page 224
Prescription Drugs
- page 225
Public Health
- page 225
Substance Abuse
- page 227

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Bear - page 258
Boats
-page 258
Department Finances
-page 258
Endangered Species
- page 259
Fishing
- page 259
Hunting
- page 259
Miscellaneous
- page 259
Moose
- page 260
Snowmobiles & ATV
- page 260
Wardens
-page 260
Wild Turkey
- page 261

Judiciary

Adoption -page 273
Business & Nonprofit Organizations
-page 273
Child Abuse / Child Protection
- page 273
Commercial Law
- page 274
Courts
- page 274
Criminal Procedure
- page 274
Family Law
- page 275
Freedom of Access
- page 275
Human Rights/Medical Rights
-page 275
Native Americans
- page 276
Probate
-page 276
Property Rights
-page 276
Statutes
- page 277
Other
- page 277

Labor

Employment Conditions - Health and Safety, Leaves, Overtime -page 305
Department of Labor, Enforcement
- page 305
Labor Relations
- page 306
Retirees Health Insurance
- page 306
Retirement - Benefits, Plans and Alternatives
- page 306
Retirement - Educators
-page 307
Retirement - Eligibility and Service Credit
- page 307
Retirement - Special Plans
- page 307
Retirement System Administration
- page 308
Substance Abuse Testing
- page 308
Unemployment Compensation
- page 308
Wages, Minimum Wages, Severance Pay
- page 309
Workers' Compensation
- page 309
Miscellaneous
- page 310

Legal and Veterans Affairs

Campaign Finance - page 337
Claims Against The State
- page 337
Election Laws
- page 337
Emergency Management
- page 338
Ethics & Lobbying
- page 338
Harness Racing
- page 338
Lottery/Gaming/Gambling
- page 339
Liquor Laws
- page 339
Maine National Guard
- page 340
Term Limits
-page 340
Veterans' Affairs
-page 340

Marine Resources

Aquaculture -page 356
Commercial Fishing
- page 356
Dredging
- page 356
Lobster
- page 357
Sea Urchins
- page 357
Shellfish
- page 357
Waterfront Access/Economic Development
- page 358

Natural Resources

Air Quality - page 366
Arsenic
- page 366
Clean Government
- page 366
Dams
- page 367
Department of Environmental Protection
- page 367
Environmental Penalties
- page 367
Ground Water
- page 368
Growth Management
- page 368
Hazardous Materials
- page 369
Lead
- page 369
Mercury
- page 370
Shoreland Zoning
-page 370
Stormwater Management
- page 371
Household Hazardous Waste
- page 371
Waste Oil
- page 371
Solid Waste
-page 371
Water Withdrawal
- page 372

State and Local Government

Capitol Area/Capitol Complex - page 406
County Budgets and Budget Process
- page 406
County Government
- page 407
Departments and Agencies of State Government
- page 407
Legislature and Legislative Process
- page 408
Municipalities and Quasi-Municipalities
- page 408
State Contracts and Fiscal Procedures
- page 409
State Government-General
-page 409
State Property
- page 410
Unorganized Territories
- page 410

Transportation

Access Management -page 454
Bridges
- page 454
General Highway Fund
- page 454
Miscellaneous
- page 455
Motor Carriers
- page 455
Motor Vehicles
-page 456
Operator's License
- page 456
Public Transportation
-page 456
Registration Plates - New Specialty Plates
-page 457
Studies
-page 457
Traffic Regulations -page 457
Transportation Department
-page 458
Turnpike Authority
- page 458

Utilities and Energy

Electricity - page 482
Energy
- page 483
General Utility/Miscellaneous
- page 483
Natural Gas
-page 483
PUC/Public Advocate
- page 484
Telecommunications
-page 484
Water and Sewer Charter Changes
- page 484