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How to Submit Testimony for a Public Hearing

For providers looking to send in written testimony on any Bills before committees this legislative session just a reminder that you can do that easily online.

Maine put a new online system in place in April, 2019 to make it easier to submit written testimony on Public Hearings for Bills. This system provides 24/7 access to an online submission form through the Maine Legislature’s website at https://www.mainelegislature.org/testimony. This system distributes electronic testimony to the committee members, analyst and clerk. Testimony is also included as part of the public record for committee meetings.

Reminder: Do not include personal information that you do not want made public.

How to use this online submission process:

  • Access the page to submit testimony online
  • Choose the committee
  • Choose the date/time of the public hearing
  • Check the bill for which you plan to provide testimony from the list provided.
  • Cut and paste your testimony or attach a file.
  • Supply your name, town/organization, and email address.

If you are planning to provide “live” testimony at the hearing you are able to mark that off as part of this form.

This is what you will see:

Read the Submission and Signup Guidelines


Links to the online submission form are available on both the Maine State Legislature home page and individual committee pages. Notice the “Testimony Submission” button at the very bottom of the page.

For questions or assistance, you can always contact the Legislative Information Office at 287-1692.


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FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We are the only professional association in Maine dedicated specifically to supporting family child care providers. FCCAM understands the critical role of family child care providers in the lives of children and families. We also understand the hard work and long hours that are required to provide the much needed child care services in Maine’s diverse communities. FCCAM provides opportunities to network both locally and statewide with other family child care professionals for training and support. Through collaboration with other organizations we are engaged with advocating for children and their families in Maine, increasing awareness of our professionalism and value to our communities.