2012 Legislation: DEAD bills

LD 980: An Act To Prohibit Cyberbullying in Public Schools, Representative Donald Pilon

    ...Current law requires each school board to adopt a policy that addresses injurious hazing. This bill repeals the injurious hazing law and enacts provisions requiring school boards to adopt policies prohibiting offensive student or organizational behavior, including injurious hazing, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying. It requires the school board to include in the policy a procedure for reporting the offensive behavior to the authorities. The bill also makes harassment by cyberbullying a civil violation.

Committee Report: Jan 25, 2012, Ought Not to Pass
Last Senate Action 1/31/2012 - Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

LD 1316: An Act To Expand Magnet Schools in Maine, Representative Stephen Lovejoy

    Concept draft ...proposes to give school districts across the State authority to create magnet schools, either within their communities or in partnerships with other districts. Magnet schools that are created under this bill will be eligible for state funds under the essential programs and services funding formula.

Committee Report: Jan 10, 2012, Ought Not to Pass
Last Senate Action 1/19/2012 - Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

LD 1668: An Act To Improve the Regional School Unit Budget Approval and Validation Process, Senator Snowe-Mello

    ... changes the form of the question for a regional school unit budget validation referendum. It also provides that if a budget for the operation of a regional school unit is not approved prior to July 1st, the latest budget approved at a budget validation referendum is automatically considered the budget for operational expenses for the ensuing year until a final budget is approved.

Committee Report: Feb 28, 2012, Ought Not to Pass
Last Senate Action 3/6/2012 - Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

LD 1782: Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, Including Certain Sections and the Appendix, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education, Rep Richardson

    ...provides for legislative review of portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, Including Certain Sections and the Appendix, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education.

Committee Report: Feb 2, 2012, Ought Not to Pass
2/14/2012 - Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)