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Legislative Department

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-30


  • Creation: 1820 -


Biographical / Historical

The organization of the Maine Legislature is determined by the Constitution of Maine, by Maine Statutes, and by legislative rules. The Senate consists of 35 members, and the House of Representatives consists of 151 members. All members of both chambers are elected from single member districts. The House has three additional non-voting members who are elected by the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, respectively, to represent their tribes at the Legislature.

The Joint Standing Committees established by the 126th Legislature are: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Appropriations and Financial Affairs; Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Education and Cultural Affairs; Energy, Utilities and Technology; Environment and Natural Resources; Health and Human Services; Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Insurance and Financial Services; Judiciary; Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; Marine Resources; State and Local Government; Taxation; Transportation; and Veterans and Legal Affairs. Also, by Joint Rule, the Legislature established the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules, the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future and the Government Oversight Committee.


5683.5 Linear Feet (6262 containers)

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Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Legislative Department - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333