Sections
Chapter 951 Manufactured Housing Act 9001 – 9090
Chapter 953 Regulation of Mobile Home Parks; Landlord and Tenant 9091 – 9100

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Part 11 - Housing

  • Abandonment: means any conduct on the part of the parent showing an intent to forego parental duties or relinquish parental claims. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Abuse or neglect: means a threat to a child's health or welfare by physical, mental or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse or exploitation including under Title 17-A, sections 282, 852, 853 and 855, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these or failure to ensure compliance with school attendance requirements under Title 20?A, section 3272, subsection 2, paragraph B or section 5051-A, subsection 1, paragraph C, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Abutting land: means real estate that shares a common boundary, or portion of a boundary, with land that is held in common ownership with land registered or being considered for registration under this chapter when the abutting real estate is within 50 feet of the land registered or being considered for registration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliated company: means any company in the same corporate system as a parent or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation or management. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • AFIDA: means the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978, United States Code, Title 7, Section 3501, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Agricultural chemicals: means fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Agricultural land: means any land in Maine which is used or capable of use without substantial modification for production of agriculturally related products including, but not limited to, crops, livestock, poultry, dairy products and sod. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means any legal association of individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or associations that have been in continuous existence for at least one year, the member organizations of which:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • At-risk: means there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child's health, safety and welfare is in jeopardy due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or similar circumstances and that return to the child's or the child's parent's country of origin or country of last habitual residence would not be in the best interest of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board or its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Candidate: means any person who has filed a petition under either sections 335 and 336 or sections 354 and 355 and has qualified as a candidate by either procedure, or any person who has received contributions or made expenditures or has given consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures with the intent of qualifying as a candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Captive insurance company: means any pure captive insurance company, sponsored captive insurance company, association captive insurance company or industrial insured captive insurance company formed or licensed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Case plan prescription: means a plan developed by the family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Caucus: means a meeting of a political party or committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • child: means an unmarried person who has not attained 21 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child protection proceeding: means a proceeding on a child protection petition under subchapter IV, a subsequent proceeding to review or modify a case disposition under section 4038, an appeal under section 4006, a proceeding on a termination petition under subchapter VI, or a proceeding on a medical treatment petition under subchapter VIII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Client: means a person who receives services from a home health agency, long-term care facility, general and specialty hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory surgical facility, hospice agency or end-stage renal disease unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2019. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Commercial farming: means the production of any farm product with the intent that that farm product be sold or otherwise disposed of to generate income. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means a business entity that has a contractual relationship, such as a subcontractor or franchisee relationship, with the parent of a pure captive insurance company or with one or more of its affiliates, satisfying the following criteria:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County office: means the office of judge of probate, register of probate, county treasurer, register of deeds, sheriff, district attorney or county commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Court: includes , but is not limited to, the Probate Court and District Court, or any other state court with juvenile jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Critical access hospital: means a hospital that must first be designated and approved by the State, as long as the State also has established an approved rural hospital flexibility program, and that meets the conditions in effect on March 1, 2004 for critical access hospital status under the federal Medicare program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the sale, offering for sale, brokering or distribution of manufactured housing to a licensed dealer, developer dealer or consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the sale, leasing, or distribution of new manufactured homes primarily to persons who in good faith purchase or lease a manufactured home for purposes other than resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation or its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Developer dealer: means a person who purchases state-certified manufactured housing from a licensed manufacturer or dealer for placement on property owned by the developer dealer and who offers the manufactured housing for sale to the initial purchaser of the manufactured housing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Directed plan of correction: means a plan of correction issued by the department which directs a long-term care facility how to correct a deficiency or deficiencies of state licensing rules and when the correction must be made. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Distributor: means any person engaged in the sale and distribution of manufactured homes for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Domestic professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Educational facility: includes but is not limited to career or technical schools, high schools and postsecondary programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Elderly: means a person or family as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Election official: means a warden, ward clerk, deputy warden or election clerk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Election year: means the calendar year within which a particular election is held. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electoral division: means an area set off for election purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Eligible enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise, fishing enterprise, industrial enterprise, manufacturing enterprise or recreational enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • End-stage renal disease unit: means a facility that provides specialized services to assist individuals who have been diagnosed as having an irreversible and permanent kidney disease that requires dialysis or kidney transplantation to maintain life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Estates: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • executive session: is a session at which only members of the investigating committee, staff of the committee, counsel to the committee, the witness and counsel may be present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facility: means any assisted living facility, residential care facility or assisted housing program subject to licensure pursuant to chapters 1663 and 1664, any nursing facility or unit subject to licensure pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • facility: means any of the places defined in section 8001, 8101, 8201 or 8301-A, subsection 1-A, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family farm corporation: means a corporation founded for the purpose of farming and the ownership of agricultural land; the majority of the voting stock must be held by, and a majority of the shareholders must be, persons or the spouses of persons related to each other within the 3rd degree of kindred and at least one of the related persons must reside on or actively operate the farm; and none of the shareholders may be a corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Family support team: means a specialized team of professionals evaluating children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect as defined in section 4002, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Farm partnership: means an association of 2 or more individuals formed for the purpose of farming. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Farm product: means those plants and animals useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and food crops, dairy products, poultry and poultry products, bees, livestock and livestock products and fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses, Christmas trees and other similar products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Farmland: means any tract or tracts of land used for commercial farming:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal manufactured home construction and safety standard: means the standard for the construction, design and performance of a manufactured home that meets the needs of the public including the need for quality, durability and safety and that has been duly adopted by the Federal Government pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, 42 United States Code, Section 5401, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • financial assistance: means guarantees, leases, insurance, financing credits, loans or the purchase or discounts thereof, letters of credit, financing assistance payments, grants or other financial aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Financial institution: means any bank or trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, industrial bank, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, mortgage banker, credit union or other such institution authorized to do business in the State, or a government agency which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgage loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Floor leaders: The Majority Leader and Minority Leader are elected by their respective party conferences to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for their parties and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. By custom, the Presiding Officer gives the floor leaders priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate.
  • Food: means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, chewing gum and articles used for components of any such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food establishment: includes a caregiver, as defined in section 2422, subsection 8-A, and a registered dispensary, as defined in section 2422, subsection 6, that prepare food containing marijuana for medical use by a qualifying patient pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food salvage establishment: means a food establishment engaged in reconditioning or by other means salvaging distressed merchandise and includes any food establishment that sells, buys, warehouses or distributes any salvaged merchandise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General election: means the regular election of state and county officials occurring biennially in November. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • General hospital: means an acute health care facility with permanent inpatient beds planned, organized, operated and maintained to offer on a continuous basis facilities and services for the diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury and deformity that has a governing board and an organized medical staff, offering a continuous 24-hour professional nursing care plan to provide continuous 24-hour emergency treatment and that includes the following services or organizational units:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • home health care provider: includes any business entity or subdivision of a business entity, whether public or private, proprietary or nonprofit, that is engaged in providing speech pathology services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Homeless youth: means a person 21 years of age or younger who is unaccompanied by a parent or guardian and is without shelter where appropriate care and supervision are available, whose parent or legal guardian is unable or unwilling to provide shelter and care or who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • Hospice agency: means a public agency or private organization that is primarily engaged in providing specified services to terminally ill individuals and their families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, stepparent, stepgrandparent, stepchild, stepgrandchild, stepsister, stepbrother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, guardian, former guardian, domestic partner, the half-brother or half-sister of a person's spouse, or the spouse of a person's half-brother or half-sister. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Incompatible use: means the development or use of abutting land for a well, drinking water spring or water supply intake point when that use is initiated on abutting land that is within 50 feet of farmland after that farmland has been registered under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial insured: means an insured:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Inspection agency: means an approved person or organization, public or private, determined by the board to be qualified by reason of facilities, personnel and demonstrated ability and independence of judgment to provide for inspection and approval of the design, construction or installation of manufactured housing in compliance with the standards and the rules adopted in accordance with this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Installation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Installer: means a person engaged in the installation or servicing of state-certified manufactured housing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Interest in land: means all forms of direct or indirect ownership of land, except:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested party: is a ny person who learns that that person has been specifically identified in testimony taken before an investigating committee and who reasonably believes that that person has been adversely affected by such testimony. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • investigating committee: is a ny committee of the Legislature which has been granted by the Legislature the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take depositions, as authorized by section 165, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • investigating committee action: is a ny decision arrived at formally by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • jeopardy: means serious abuse or neglect, as evidenced by:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensee: means any person or any other legal entity, other than a receiver appointed under section 7933, who is licensed or required to be licensed to operate a facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Long-term care facility: means an assisted living program or residential care facility subject to licensure pursuant to chapters 1663 and 1664 and a nursing or intermediate care facility or unit subject to licensure pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Manufactured home: means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, that is 8 body feet or more in width and is 32 body feet or more in length and that is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9081
  • Manufactured housing: means a structural unit or units designed to be used as a dwelling or dwellings and constructed in a manufacturing facility and then transported by the use of its own chassis or placement on an independent chassis to a building site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Manufactured housing: means for the purpose of this subchapter, a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width, and 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, including the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained therein; except that the term shall include any structure which meets all the requirements of this subsection except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and complies with the standards established under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 United States Code 5401, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Manufactured housing community: means a parcel or adjoining parcel of land, under single ownership, that has been planned and improved for the placement of 3 or more manufactured homes, but does not include a construction camp. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9081
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in manufacturing or producing manufactured housing and then selling it to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in manufacturing or assembling manufactured homes, regardless of the destination of the homes, including any person engaged in importing homes for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • may: when used in this Title, is used in a permissive sense to grant authority or permission, but not to create duty, to act in the manner specified by the context. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 7
  • Mechanic: means an individual engaged in the installation or servicing of HUD-code or pre-HUD-code homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Member organization: means any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership or association that belongs to an association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile home: means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9091
  • Mobile home park: means any parcel of land under single or common ownership or control which contains, or is designed, laid out or adapted to accommodate 2 or more mobile homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9091
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagee: shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • municipal authority: means any of the public corporations authorized to be created by section 4721. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Municipal committee: means a city, town or ward committee of a political party. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: shall mean the mayor and aldermen of cities, the selectmen of towns and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Noncitizen: means any person who is not a United States citizen. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Normal wear and tear: means that deterioration which occurs, without negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse of the premises or equipment by the tenant, members of the tenant's household or their invitees or guests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9091
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means the holder of the title to the real estate in which the facility is maintained. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Parent: means a natural or adoptive parent or a parent established under Title 19-A, chapter 61, unless parental rights have been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Parent: means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or individual that directly or indirectly owns, controls or holds with power to vote more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of a pure captive insurance company organized as a stock corporation or 50% of the membership interests of a pure captive insurance company organized as a nonprofit corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means a political organization which has qualified to participate in a primary or general election under Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual or entity, including but not limited to a corporation, partnership, firm, organization, company, homeowner, consumer or purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association or corporation or other entity, including any county, local or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, facility, institution or agency, public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Persons of low income: means persons or families, elderly or otherwise, who lack the income which is necessary, as determined by a housing authority, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in or purchase decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan of correction: means a document executed by a long-term care facility in response to a statement of deficiencies issued by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Political committee: means 2 or more persons associated for the purpose of promoting or defeating a candidate, party or principle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary election: means the regular election for the election of nominees of a party for the general election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Protocols: means procedures developed for the interaction of the suspected child abuse and neglect committee and family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Pure captive insurance company: includes , with respect to operations in this State unless otherwise restricted by the superintendent, a branch captive insurance company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership, professional limited liability company, professional limited liability partnership, other professional corporation or other entity or trust that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation or any other entity that is authorized by statute to provide the same professional service provided by the professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Qualified telecommunications equipment: includes equipment used to provide telegraph service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered mail: shall be construed to include certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registrar: means the registrar or deputy registrar of voters of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • residence: refer to an individual's place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Residence: means that place where the person has established a fixed and principal home to which the person, whenever temporarily absent, intends to return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Resident: means any person who lives in and receives services or care in a long-term care facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Resident: means any person who lives in and receives services or care in a long-term care facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Runaway: means an unmarried child under 18 years of age who is absent from the home of a parent or guardian or other lawful placement without the consent of the parent, guardian or lawful custodian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Security deposit: means any advance or deposit of money, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a rental agreement for a mobile home, including premises used solely for the storage or display of mobile homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9091
  • Selectmen: means the board of selectmen of the town or, if the town has no selectmen, the officers charged with the duties customarily imposed on the board of selectmen of a town. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Serious injury: means serious physical injury or impairment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Similar circumstances: means conditions that have an effect on a child comparable to abuse, neglect or abandonment, including, but not limited to, the death of a parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • single-family or multi-unit residential housing: means any work or undertaking:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Special election: means an election other than a regular election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • State administrative agency: means the department that has been approved or conditionally approved to carry out the state plan for enforcement of the standards pursuant to section 623 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, 42 United States Code, Section 5422 and 24 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 3282, Subpart G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • State licensing rules: refers to the department's rules governing the licensing and functioning of nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities and assisted living programs or residential care facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • State public body: means any city, town, district or other political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Statement of deficiencies: means a document issued by the department which describes a long-term care facility's deficiencies in complying with state licensing rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7942
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Suspected child abuse and neglect committee: means a committee representing public and private community agencies, hospital departments and the department which are directly involved in providing services to suspected victims of child abuse and the victims' families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Telecommunications business: means a person engaged in the activity of providing interactive 2-way communication services for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • Tenant: means a mobile home owner who rents a parcel of land in a mobile home park. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9091
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Testimony: is a ny form of evidence received by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer trauma: means the combination of medical and psychological reactions to abrupt physical transfer that may increase the risk of grave illness or death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife management: means the art or science of producing wild animals and birds and of improving wildlife conditions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • witness: is a ny person who testifies before an investigating committee or who gives a deposition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.