Where to look:
Directory of Bills at the Maine Legislature
Need to look up an LD? This link takes you to Maine LDs by number.
Maine newspapers, radio, and TV all report on important legislation. Most education, health, and environmental organizations have monthly newsletters. Many have advocates in the State House with access to up-to-date information. Your legislator will be pleased to help you track down legislation and provide you with copies of any bills.
What You Should Know About an LD
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You can also write or call Legislative Information, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0100, telephone (207) 287-1692.
Individual copies of any bill (LD) are available free of charge by contacting the Legislative Document Room 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0002, telephone: (207) 287-1408.
Public Hearing Schedule
The Public Hearing Schedule, a.k.a. Advance Notice of Public Hearing (ANPH), lists all bills scheduled for public hearing by legislative committees during legislative session and is published weekly. If you have a question regarding the time or place of a public hearing you may call Legislative Information at (207) 287-1692.
Once the legislature has convened, committees have been formed and bills have been referred, public hearings are held. This is the procedure whereby interested members of the pubtic are invited to come forward with testimony on an LD.