Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Maine State Legislature

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The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Maine Legislature.

Per the Joint Rules, committees of the Maine State Legislature are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The President appoints a committee's senate members, with the Speaker appointing the house members.[1][2] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[3] Each committee is composed of ten representatives and three senators.[4] Seven members constitute a quorum, though a committee may not vote without at least one senator present unless it receives authorization from the President.[5] Neither chamber's leader is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules

Function

The jurisdiction of this committee includes the following:"Department of Education; State Board of Education; school finance, governance and administration; school budgets; school facilities; curriculum, instruction and assessment; teachers and administrators; special education and child development services; education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students; career and technical education; alternative education, school choice and home schooling; truancy and dropouts; educational services at juvenile correctional facilities; adult education; Maine Education Policy Research Institute; University of Maine System; Maine Community College System; Maine Maritime Academy; postsecondary education finance and governance; student assistance programs at Finance Authority of Maine; and cultural affairs, including Maine Arts Commission, Maine State Library, Maine State Museum and Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation."[6]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Education and Cultural Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)Third-party members (1)
Rebecca Millett, ChairBrian LangleyMadonna Soctomah
W. Bruce MacDonald, ChairPeter Johnson
Christopher JohnsonJoyce Maker
Mary NelsonMichael McClellan
Helen RankinMatthew Pouliot
Matthea Daughtry
Brian Hubbell
Victoria Kornfield

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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