Sections
Chapter 201 Monopolies and Profiteering 1101 – 1110
Chapter 201-A Construction Contracts 1111 – 1120
Chapter 202 Consumer Loan and Lease Agreements 1121 – 1126
Chapter 202-A Payment by Negotiable Instrument 1131
Chapter 202-B Prohibited Credit Card Practices Involving Providers of Travel Services 1141 – 1143
Chapter 202-C Commercial Loan Agreements 1146
Chapter 202-D Credit Card and Debit Card Receipts 1149
Chapter 202-E Truth in Music Advertising 1156 – 1160-A
Chapter 203-A Manufacturer Warranties On Motor Vehicles 1161 – 1169
Chapter 204 Business Practices Between Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers 1171 – 1190-A
Chapter 204-A Dealer Practices for Certain Motor Vehicles 1191 – 1194
Chapter 204-B Watercraft Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers 1196 – 1197
Chapter 205 Unfair Sales Act 1201 – 1209
Chapter 205-A Required Disclosures to Consumers 1210 – 1210-B
Chapter 205-B Automatic Subscription Renewal 1210-C – 1210-D
Chapter 206 Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act 1211 – 1216
Chapter 206-A Manufacturers’ Rebates 1231 – 1233
Chapter 206-B Personal Sports Mobile Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers 1241 – 1250-I
Chapter 206-C Misrepresentation of Business Names 1250-L
Chapter 208 Unlawful Copying 1261
Chapter 208-A Protection of Social Security Numbers 1271 – 1273
Chapter 208-B Farm Machinery, Forestry Equipment, Construction Equipment and Industrial Equipment Dealerships 1285 – 1298
Chapter 209-A Vehicle Leases That Are Not Sales or Security Interests 1305
Chapter 209-B Fair Credit Reporting Act 1306 – 1310-H
Chapter 210-A Sales Representative Commission Contracts 1341 – 1344
Chapter 210-B Notice of Risk to Personal Data 1346 – 1350-B
Chapter 211 Insolvent Law 1351
Chapter 211-A Franchise Laws for Power Equipment, Machinery and Appliances 1361 – 1370
Chapter 212 Self-Service Storage Act 1371 – 1378
Chapter 212-A Maine Marina and Boatyard Storage Act 1381 – 1386
Chapter 212-B Consumer Arbitration Agreements 1391 – 1394
Chapter 212-C Regulation of Exchange Facilitators 1395 – 1400
Chapter 212-D Regulation of Residential Real Estate Settlement Agencies 1400-A – 1400-B
Chapter 213 Manufactured Housing Warranties 1401 – 1406
Chapter 214 Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards 1411 – 1415-G
Chapter 214-A Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers 1431 – 1450-A
Chapter 215 Motor Fuel Distribution and Sales 1451 – 1457-B
Chapter 215-A Motor Carrier Transportation Contracts 1459
Chapter 217 Used Car Information 1471 – 1478
Chapter 217-A Mold Assessment and Remediation Services 1480
Chapter 219 Insulation Contractors 1481 – 1484
Chapter 219-A Home Construction Contracts 1486 – 1490
Chapter 221 Warranties for Sale and Installation of Solar Energy Equipment 1491 – 1494
Chapter 222 Payroll Processors 1495 – 1495-I
Chapter 223 Telefacsimile Transmissions 1496
Chapter 223-A Cellular Telephone Customer Privacy Act 1496-A – 1496-C
Chapter 224 Electronic Mail Solicitation 1497
Chapter 225 Telephone Solicitation 1498 – 1499-B
Chapter 227 Assistive Devices for Persons With Disabilities 1500 – 1500-F
Chapter 228 Sale of Indian Arts and Crafts Products 1500-G
Chapter 229 Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers 1500-H
Chapter 231 Posing as a Governmental Entity or Agent in Commerce 1500-L
Chapter 233 Sale of Cosmetics Tested On Animals 1500-M

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Part 3 - Regulation of Trade

  • AADT: means the average annual daily traffic as determined by the department using accepted engineering practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • 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
  • Absentee voter: means a person who qualifies under section 751 to cast an absentee ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Abuse: means the occurrence of the following acts between family or household members or dating partners or by a family or household member or dating partner upon a minor child of a family or household member or dating partner:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Abuse: means the occurrence of the following acts:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4102
  • Abuse: includes acts and omissions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • 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 or deprivation of essential needs, or lack of protection from these, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Abutting property: means , with respect to a parcel of land, another parcel of land that shares a common property boundary, except that "abutting property" does not include a parcel of land separated from another parcel by a public road or highway. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Academic credit: means credit hours or some equivalent measure which may be awarded and which are applicable toward a degree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10701
  • Academic detailing: means the provision of information regarding prescription drugs based on scientific and medical research, including information on therapeutic and cost-effective use of prescription drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Academy: means the Maine Maritime Academy and its activities and functions supervised by its board of trustees or their designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 1022
  • Acceptable collateral: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1151-A
  • Access: means to gain logical entry into, instruct, communicate with, store data in or retrieve data from any computer resource. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 431
  • Access aisle: means a designated space for maneuvering a wheelchair or other mobility device when entering or exiting a vehicle, and that is immediately adjacent to a properly designated parking space for a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Access roads: means any and all roads or highways in the state highway system, including bridges, overpasses and underpasses, which directly or indirectly connect with the turnpike and which shall have been designated as such by the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1964
  • Access to directory assistance: means access to a service that includes, but is not limited to, making available to customers, upon request, information contained in directory listings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Access to emergency services: means access to emergency services, as defined in Title 25, section 2921, subsection 5, through 9-1-1 or enhanced 9-1-1 service, as defined in Title 25, section 2921, subsection 6, to the extent a local government in the service area of a provider of last resort service provides 9-1-1 or enhanced 9-1-1 services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Access to interexchange service: means the use of the wireline loop, as well as that portion of the switch that is paid for by the end user, or the functional equivalent of these network elements in the case of a wireless carrier, necessary to access an interexchange carrier's network. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Access to operator services: means access to any automatic or live assistance by a consumer to arrange for billing for or completion of a telephone call or both. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Accessible voting system: means a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation, including privacy and independence, as for other voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Accompanied by an adult: means , with respect to operation of an ATV, within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a child's parent or guardian or another person 21 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • account: means a financial instrument established pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10981
  • Account: means any one of the 3 accounts created under section 4606. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Account holder: means an eligible person who owns a family development account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10981
  • Accreditation: means a formal status granted by an accrediting agency to an institution meeting or exceeding the educational quality criteria as stated in the accrediting agency's publication in order to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, ensure consistency in institutional operations, promote institutional improvement and provide for public accountability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Accreditation mill: means an entity that is created to give the appearance that certain substandard schools or institutions of higher education are legitimately accredited organizations, that is not recognized by any authorized state, professional or national agency and that has few, if any, standards for quality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Accredited: means an educational institution that is approved by the United States Department of Education or a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1521
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts credited to a member's individual account, together with regular interest on the account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts credited to a member's individual account, together with regular interest thereon. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1201
  • Acquired brain injury: means an insult to the brain resulting directly or indirectly from trauma, anoxia, vascular lesions or infection, which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3086
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • ACT: means a self-contained service with a fixed point of responsibility for providing treatment, rehabilitation and support services to persons with mental illness for whom other community-based treatment approaches have been unsuccessful. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 3801
  • Action for professional negligence: means any action for damages for injury or death against any health care provider, its agents or employees, or health care practitioner or the health care practitioner's agents or employees, whether based upon tort or breach of contract or otherwise, arising out of the provision or failure to provide health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Active duty: means full-time duty status in the active uniformed service of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders pursuant to 10 United States Code §§ 1209 and 1211. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 20102
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Activities of daily living: means tasks routinely performed by a person to maintain bodily functions, including bed mobility, transfers, locomotion, dressing, eating, toileting, bathing and personal hygiene. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7401
  • Activities of daily living: means tasks routinely performed by a person to maintain bodily functions, including bed mobility, transfers, locomotion, dressing, eating, toileting, bathing and personal hygiene. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7852
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at the discount rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at the discount rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board of trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at the discount rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board of trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1201
  • Actuary: means a member of the American Academy of Actuaries who is also a member of the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society and is qualified to sign a statement of actuarial opinion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Actuary: means a person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 741
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuary: means a person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1492
  • Acute pain: means pain that is the normal, predicted physiological response to a noxious chemical or thermal or mechanical stimulus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7246
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjudication: means a finding by a court that a person has committed a traffic infraction and includes the acceptance by the clerk of the violations bureau or any judicial division of an answer of not contested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Adjudicatory hearing: means a hearing to determine whether the allegations of a petition under chapter 507 are supported by evidence that satisfies the standard of proof required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Adjusted base minimum price: means the base minimum price plus any amounts established by the Maine Milk Commission to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Adjusted gross sports wagering receipts: means an operator's gross receipts from sports wagering less the total of all winnings paid to patrons, which includes the cash equivalent of any merchandise or thing of value awarded as a prize, and less excise tax payments remitted to the Federal Government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 1202
  • Adjusted risk-based capital report: means a risk-based capital report that has been adjusted by the superintendent in accordance with section 6452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Adjuster: means any individual who, as an independent contractor or as an employee of an independent contractor, or as an employee of another organization, for fee, commission or other compensation, investigates for, settles on behalf of and reports to an insurer, fraternal benefit society, workers' compensation self-insurer or insured relative to claims arising under the workers' compensation laws or other types of insurance contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1402
  • Adjuster trainee: means any individual with less than one year total experience handling loss claims under insurance contracts or the workers' compensation laws who is not licensed in this State as an adjuster and who is employed by and subject to the immediate personal supervision of an adjuster who is licensed in this State and who has been established in the business of adjusting for 3 years or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1402
  • Administer: means an action to apply a prescription drug directly to a person by any means by a licensed or certified health care professional acting within that professional's scope of practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7246
  • administration of criminal justice: means activities relating to the investigation of all or specific crimes and the prosecution of offenders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 431
  • Administration of juvenile justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of juvenile case records and juvenile intelligence and investigative record information relating to the administration of juvenile justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Administrative adjustment request: means an administrative adjustment request filed by a partnership pursuant to the Code, Section 6227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Administrative compliance order: means an administrative order that is issued by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative consent order: means an order issued by the commissioner pursuant to a bilateral agreement between the commissioner and a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative penalty: means a fine imposed by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative remedy: means an administrative compliance order, an administrative consent order or an administrative penalty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • administrator: includes any administrator of a preferred provider arrangement required to register under this chapter pursuant to section 2674?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1901
  • Administrator: means the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1308
  • administrator: means an administrator licensed pursuant to chapter 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6601
  • Administrator: means the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1395
  • Administrator: means the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1400-A
  • Administrator: means any person, other than a carrier, that administers a preferred provider arrangement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2671
  • Administrator: means the person who is responsible for the administration of a service contract program or who is responsible for any submission required by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Administrator: means , except in cases in which the payroll processor is a supervised financial organization or a wholly owned subsidiary of a supervised financial organization, the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1495
  • Administrator: means the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 6172
  • Administrator: means the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, except that "administrator" means the Superintendent of Financial Institutions with regard to a supervised financial organization as defined in Title 9?A, section 1?301, subsection 38?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 6192
  • Administrator: means a person, other than an insurer or creditor, that performs administrative or operational functions pursuant to a waiver program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500-H
  • Admitted assets: means those assets owned by the corporation, recognized pursuant to Title 24?A, section 901?A, reduced in amount by any applicable provision of this Title or Title 24?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2301
  • Admitted assets: means assets recognized by the superintendent pursuant to section 901?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1151-A
  • Adoptee: means a person who will be or who has been adopted, regardless of whether the person is a child or an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Adoption assistance state: means the State that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or older or a person under 18 years of age who is emancipated pursuant to Title 15, section 3506?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or older or a person under 18 years of age who is emancipated pursuant to Title 15, section 3506?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4102
  • Adult: means an individual at least 18 years of age or an emancipated individual under 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Adult: means any person who has attained 18 years of age or who is a legally emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Adult care facilities: means facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services and that offer programs for adults who need assistance or supervision and that are operated out of nonresidential commercial buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Adult career and technical education: means organized educational activities, eligible for federal or state funding, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult day care: means an ongoing program of health, social, maintenance and rehabilitative services available to persons needing this level of service, as determined by an assessment of their functional abilities and need for health and social services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 6202
  • adult day care program: means a program of care, activities and protection maintained or carried out on a regular basis by a person or combination of persons in a private dwelling or other facility, for consideration, for any part of a day for 3 or more adults, 19 years of age or older, who are not blood relatives and are coming to the facility for the express purpose of participating in this program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8601
  • Adult day care program: means an adult day care program licensed pursuant to chapter 1663 or 1679. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • Adult education: means an education program primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school age that is administered by school administrative units through a career pathways and service system and that, except as provided in section 8602?B, includes intake, assessment, advising, instruction and individual learning plans; is guided by data management and analysis, annual monitoring and annual professional development plans; uses appropriately certified staff; is designed to meet identified local needs; makes use of partnerships and alignment with workforce development, postsecondary institutions and support services; and offers at least 3 of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Adult education program costs: means those costs identified in section 8607?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult learners with disabilities: means individuals who have been determined eligible as students with disabilities under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act who are 16 years of age or older and under 21 years of age and who have neither received a regular high school diploma nor turned 20 years of age during the prior school year; individuals who are eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and individuals who are eligible under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult subject to conservatorship: means an adult for whom a conservator has been appointed under this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult subject to guardianship: means an adult for whom a guardian has been appointed under this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult workforce training and retraining: means courses or activities eligible for state funding that serve any of the following adult learners:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adults with long-term care needs: means adults who have physical or mental limitations which restrict their ability to carry out activities of daily living and impede their ability to live independently, or who are at risk of being, or who already have been, placed inappropriately in an institutional setting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Adults with long-term care needs: means adults who have physical or mental limitations which restrict their ability to carry out activities of daily living and impede their ability to live independently, or who are at risk of being placed, or who already have been placed in an institutional setting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 6202
  • Advanced emergency medical person: means an emergency medical services person licensed to perform advanced emergency medical treatment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 83
  • Advanced emergency medical treatment: means those portions of emergency medical treatment:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 83
  • Advanced exploration: means any metallic mineral bulk sampling or exploratory activity that exceeds those activities that are exploration activities and are specified in rules adopted by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-MM
  • Adverse professional competence review action: means an action based upon professional competence review activity to reduce, restrict, suspend, deny, revoke or fail to grant or renew a physician's or veterinarian's:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Adverse result: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 638
  • Adverse result: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 641
  • Adverse result: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 647
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Advertisement: means any material designed to create public interest in a product or induce the public to purchase, increase, modify, reinstate, borrow on, surrender, replace or retain a policy, as more specifically defined in the rules and operating procedures of the commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the meaning of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Advertising: means any written, electronic or printed communication or any communication by means of recorded telephone messages or transmitted on radio, television, the Internet or a similar communications medium, including film strips, motion pictures and videos, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of creating an interest in or inducing a person to sell a life insurance policy pursuant to a settlement contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6802-A
  • 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.
  • Advisory committee: means the Advisory Committee on Education Savings established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Advisory committee: means the Right To Know Advisory Committee established in Title 5, section 12004?J, subsection 14 and described in section 411. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 431
  • Advocate: means a person:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5461
  • Affected area: means an area outside of a mining area where the land surface, surface water, groundwater, air resources, soils or existing uses are potentially affected by mining operations as determined through an environmental impact assessment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-MM
  • Affected land: means reclaimed and unreclaimed land, land that has or will have the overburden removed, land on which stumps, spoil or other solid waste has or will be deposited and storage areas or other land, except natural buffer strips, that will be or has been used in connection with the excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-A
  • Affected land: means all reclaimed and unreclaimed land, land that has or will have the overburden removed, land on which stumps, spoil or other solid waste has or will be deposited and storage areas or other land, except natural buffer strips, that will be or has been used in connection with a quarry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 1301
  • Affiliate: means any person who, as determined by the commission:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3180
  • Affiliated: means a person, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, who controls, is controlled by or is under common control of, another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1395
  • Affiliated business: means 2 businesses exhibiting either of the following relationships:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affiliated business: means a member of a group of 2 or more businesses in which more than 50% of the voting stock of each member corporation or more than 50% of the ownership interest in a business other than a corporation is directly or indirectly owned by a common owner or owners, either corporate or noncorporate, or by one or more of the member businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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
  • Affiliated group: means a designated business and its corresponding affiliated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affiliated person: means a person who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4691
  • Affiliated unit: means a school administrative unit that is affiliated with another school administrative unit that operates a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable housing: means decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for low-income and moderate-income households. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 120% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Agency: means a person, firm, association or corporation, but does not include the individual or corporate professional practice of one or more psychologists or psychiatrists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 3601
  • agency: shall mean a state department, agency, office, board, commission; or quasi-independent agency, board, commission, authority or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 501
  • agency: means any unit of State Government or local government, including any state board or commission, and the Legislature and its committees and subcommittees, but not including the judicial branch, the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Agency: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 2211
  • Agency liquor store: means a person that is licensed by the bureau to sell spirits, wine and malt liquor to be consumed off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Agency records: means records of government agencies to which they retain legal title, but that have been transferred to the custody of the Maine State Archives to effect economies and efficiency in their storage and use pending their ultimate disposition as authorized by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Agent: means a person or that person's representative who has been licensed under this chapter to sell lottery tickets on behalf of the State from the physical premises of the licensee's retail business establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 371
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Agent: means any person acting for or in behalf of another in any of the transactions which constitute being a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes licensed commodities in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Agent: means an individual:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Aggregate amount of investments: means the aggregate value of those investments as determined in accordance with statutory accounting principles pursuant to section 901?A and any rules adopted under that section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Aggregate amount of investments: means the aggregate value of those investments, as determined in accordance with statutory accounting principles pursuant to section 901?A and any rules adopted under that section, except as provided in section 1157, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1151-A
  • Aggregate limit: means the maximum sum payable to the ceding insurer under a special purpose reinsurance vehicle contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 781
  • Aggregator site: means a website that provides access to information regarding insurance products from more than one insurer, including product and insurer information, for use in comparison shopping. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7052-A
  • Agreement: means a legally binding written document between 2 or more parties, including, but not limited to, a document commonly referred to as an accepted application, proposal, prospectus, contract, grant, joint or cooperative agreement, purchase of service or state aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Agreement: means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9402
  • Agreement: means a contract, grant or other method of payment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Agreement: means a contract, grant or other method of payment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 6202
  • Agreement: means a contract between the department and a private entity to create a public-private partnership that allows for private sector participation in the financing, development, operation, management, ownership, leasing or maintenance of a transportation facility and that sets forth rights and obligations of the department and the private entity in that partnership. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4251
  • Agreement: means any writing which is substantially prepared in advance of a consumer loan or consumer lease and which a supervised lender or lessor furnishes to a consumer for the consumer to sign in connection with that loan or lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1122
  • agreement funding: means all agreement funds received by a community agency from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Agreement of the parties: means the mutual agreement of the parties or their authorized representatives, and is distinguished from a unilateral condition imposed by any party to the agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Agricultural commodity: means any and all agricultural, horticultural and vineyard crops and products when produced or sold in this State, either in their natural state or as processed by the producer, including such products as:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 423
  • Agricultural enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or raising plants or animals, harvesting plants or growing or obtaining plant or animal by-products, includes forestry and aquaculture and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from agricultural enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural enterprise: includes a business or activity that attracts visitors to a farm for the purpose of supplementing income from the primary crop or livestock operation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 434
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Agricultural products: include floricultural, horticultural, viticultural, forestry, nut, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Agricultural seeds: shall include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this State as agricultural or field seeds, and mixtures of such seeds, except seeds of cereals grown in Maine and sold directly from grower to grower and not labeled as seed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Agriculture: means the production, keeping or maintenance for sale or lease of plants or animals, including, but not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and seed crops, dairy animals and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits and vegetables and ornamental and greenhouse products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Agriculture: means the operation of farm premises, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 39-A Sec. 102
  • Airblast: means an atmospheric compression wave resulting from the detonation of explosives, whether resulting from the motion of blasted materials or the expansion of gases from the explosion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 490-W
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Airline corporation: means a person operating regularly scheduled intrastate or interstate passenger air transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Airmobile: means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is designed to travel upon a cushion of air on or within 2 feet of the water or land surface of the earth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Alcohol: means the substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl or spirit of wine which is commonly produced by the fermentation or distillation of grain, starch, molasses, sugar, potatoes or other substances, and includes all dilutions and mixtures of these substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Alcohol and drug program: means the alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services under Title 5, chapter 521, subchapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Alcohol level: means either grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Alcohol-related or other drug-related motor vehicle incident: means a conviction or administrative action resulting in the suspension of a motor vehicle operator's license for a violation under former Title 29, section 1311-A; Title 29, section 1312, subsection 10?A; Title 29, section 1312?C; Title 29, section 1312?B; Title 29, section 1313?B; Title 29, section 2241, subsection 1, paragraph N; Title 29, section 2241?G, subsection 2, paragraph B, subparagraph (2); Title 29, section 2241-J; Title 29?A, section 1253; Title 29?A, section 2411; Title 29?A, section 2453; Title 29?A, section 2454, subsection 2; Title 29?A, section 2456; Title 29?A, section 2457; Title 29?A, section 2472, subsection 3, paragraph B and subsection 4; Title 29?A, section 2503; Title 29?A, sections 2521 and 2523; or Title 29?A, section 2525 or the rules adopted by the Department of the Secretary of State for the suspension of commercial drivers' licenses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20071
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • alliance: means a corporation established under former Title 13?A, Title 13?B or Title 13?C to provide health insurance to its members through one or more participating carriers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1951
  • Allocated parental rights and responsibilities: means that responsibilities for the various aspects of a child's welfare are divided between the parents, with the parent allocated a particular responsibility having the right to control that aspect of the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Allocation: means the privilege of taking a specified number of passengers per day on whitewater trips on a particular river, as specified annually. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Allowable expense: means reasonable charges incurred for reasonably needed products, services and accommodations, including those for medical care, rehabilitation, rehabilitative occupational training, counseling services and other remedial treatment and care, and nonmedical remedial care and treatment rendered in accordance with a recognized religious method of healing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Alpine tundra: means high-elevation, treeless areas beyond the timberline that are dominated by low herbaceous or shrubby vegetation and, specifically, areas that are designated as alpine tundra by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by rule pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Altered vehicle: means a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less that is modified so that the distance from the ground to the lowermost point on any part of the frame or body is different from the manufacturer's specifications, unless that difference is caused by:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member or retiree who is recognized by a domestic relations order as having a right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable by the retirement system with respect to that member or retiree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Alternative: means a substitute process, product, material, chemical, strategy or combination of these that serves a functionally equivalent purpose to a chemical in a package or packaging component. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1732
  • Alternative education program: means a program in which the primary purpose is to provide at-risk students with curricula and assessment in a setting designed to effectively meet the student's academic, social and relational needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Alternative learning: means an educational option that a public school or publicly supported program offers at-risk students by offering some combination of the following: alternative education programs; small class size; flexible scheduling; relevant alternative curricula and assessment; mentoring adults; skilled teachers; a focus on social, emotional and relationship skills; collaboration among home, school and social service agencies; and any other measures designed to accommodate the needs of at-risk students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Alternative working hours employment: means employment in the classified or unclassified service capable of being filled through flexible hours, job-sharing or part-time employment, as defined in subsections 2, 3 and 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Ambulance: means any vehicle, whether an air, ground or water vehicle, that is designed, constructed or routinely used or intended to be used for the transportation of ill or injured persons. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 83
  • Ambulance equipment: means those materials and devices which are carried in ambulances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 83
  • Ambulance service: means any person, persons or organization which holds itself out to be a provider of transportation of ill or injured persons or which routinely provides transportation for ill or injured persons. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 83
  • Ambulance services: means those emergency services primarily designed to transport ill or injured persons to available medical facilities and to administer first aid and emergency life-support systems in the interim period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Ambulatory surgical facility: means a facility with the primary purpose of providing elective surgical care to a patient who is admitted to and discharged from the facility within the same day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Amenable species: means a species of exotic animal, as defined by the federal acts, the anatomy and biology of which are substantially the same as an animal that is currently inspected. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • American Sign Language proficiency interview: means a holistic language evaluation that is used to determine global American Sign Language proficiency and that is administered by an educational testing service organization and evaluated by an American Sign Language evaluation service organization recognized by the director. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 1521
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Amount financed: means "amount financed" as defined by Title 9?A, section 1?301, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1122
  • Amusement owner: means a person, the State or a political subdivision of the State that owns an amusement ride or, if the amusement ride is leased, the lessee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 802
  • Amusement ride: means a device or combination of devices or elements that carry, convey or direct a person over or through a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the primary purpose of amusement or entertainment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement ride: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 802
  • Amusement ride inspector: means an amusement ride inspector employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement show: includes but is not limited to a carnival, thrill show, ice show and rodeo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • an event the result of which is determined by chance: includes but is not limited to a shuffle of a deck or decks of cards, a roll of a die or dice or a random drawing or generation of an object or objects that may include, but are not limited to, a card or cards, a die or dice, a number or numbers or simulations of any of these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 952
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Ancillary obligation: means the obligation of the bond bank in connection with liquor operation revenue bonds issued under this subchapter under any of the following entered into by the bond bank:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • Animal: means any animal other than man and includes fowl, birds, fish and reptiles, wild or domestic, living or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4853
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Animal care facility: means any person that provides care, sustenance, housing, maintenance or other necessary care of an animal and includes, but is not limited to, veterinarians' offices, boarding kennels, equine facilities, animal grooming facilities, animal shelters and animal day care facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, domesticated or undomesticated animals which may be a problem in the community and which are not controlled by any other law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by municipal officers pursuant to Title 7, chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • Animal food manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of preparing animal food, including poultry food, derived wholly or in part from livestock or poultry carcasses or parts or products of carcasses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Animal shelter: means a facility that houses animals and operates for the purpose of providing stray, abandoned, abused or owner-surrendered animals with sanctuary or finding the animals temporary or permanent adoptive homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1011
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Annuity issuer: means an insurer that has issued an insurance contract used to fund periodic payments under a structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • another department: means a department of the State other than the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • another program: means a program of the department not defined as a program in subsection 10 or a program of another department that is approved for addition to the EBT system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • antique ATV: means an all-terrain vehicle more than 25 years old that is substantially maintained in its original or restored condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Antique auto: means an automobile or truck manufactured in or after model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique motorcycle: means a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique snowmobile: means a snowmobile more than 25 years old that is registered as an antique snowmobile under section 13104, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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.
  • Appeals board: means the Maine Library Commission acting, on request from interested citizens, as a board of review for decisions made concerning the State's library plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 27 Sec. 110
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicable law: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Applicant: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Applicant: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5072
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Applicant: means an individual who has applied for a homestead property tax exemption pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 681
  • Application: means a request under the Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3311
  • Application and service fees: means the amount of money charged for the cost of application, servicing or technical assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Appointed actuary: means the actuary appointed by an insurer pursuant to section 952?A, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 951-A
  • Appointment of agent: means a statement appointing an agent for service of process filed by a domestic entity that is not a filing entity or a nonqualified foreign entity under section 112. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 102
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraised value: means the fair market value of property without the consideration of the effect, if any, of dedication or other preservation-related restrictions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Apprentice: means a person who is at least 16 years of age, except when a higher minimum age standard of 18 years of age is otherwise fixed by law or a sponsor, who is employed to learn an apprenticeable occupation that is approved by the department and who is registered with the Maine Apprenticeship Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprentice pump installer: means a person who is engaged to work at and learn the trade of water well pump installation under the direct supervision of a master or journeyman pump installer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4700-E
  • Apprentice well driller: means a person who is engaged to work at and learn the trade of well drilling under the direct supervision of a master or journeyman well driller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4700-E
  • Apprenticeable occupation: means an occupation that is specified by industry and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship agreement: means a written agreement between an apprentice and a sponsor or employer that contains the terms and conditions of the employment and training of the apprentice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • apprenticeship cohort: means the group of apprentices registered to a specific apprenticeship program during a one-year time frame, except that "apprenticeship cohort" does not include the apprentices whose apprenticeship agreement has been cancelled during the probationary period as described in section 3205, subsection 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship committee: means those persons designated by a sponsor to administer an apprenticeship program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship program: means a plan containing all terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices, including such matters as the requirement for an apprenticeship agreement, a schedule of work experience outlining the skills to be learned on the job, a schedule of related instruction courses necessary to supplement the on-the-job learning and a schedule of progressively increasing wages to be paid to an apprentice consistent with the skill proficiencies achieved and leading toward a journeyman wage rate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • 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
  • Approved placement: means the receiving state has determined after an assessment that the placement is both safe and suitable for the child and is in compliance with the applicable laws of the receiving state governing the placement of children in the receiving state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Aquatic life: means any plants or animals which live at least part of their life cycle in fresh water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 466
  • Aquatic plant: means a plant species that requires a permanently flooded freshwater habitat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Architect: means the person or firm retained by the contracting agency to design the project to which the 1% provision of this chapter applies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 27 Sec. 452
  • Archives: means government records that have been determined by the State Archivist, with advice from the Archives Advisory Board, to have sufficient value to warrant their continued preservation and that are in the physical and legal custody of the Maine State Archives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Area of sales responsibility: means the geographical area agreed to by the dealer and the manufacturer in the dealer agreement within which the dealer has the exclusive right to display the manufacturer's new recreational vehicles of a particular line make to the retail public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1432
  • Area of special flood hazard: means land in a floodplain having a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year, as identified in the effective federal flood insurance study and corresponding flood insurance rate maps. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Area reference and resource center: means a large public, school or academic library designated by the State Librarian and receiving state aid for the purposes of making its resources and services available without charge to all residents within a library region, of providing supplementary library services to local libraries within the library region and of coordinating the services of all local libraries within the library region that by contract become part of the library region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 27 Sec. 110
  • armor-piercing ammunition: means a projectile or projectile core that may be used in a handgun and that is constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, beryllium copper or depleted uranium, including but not limited to ammunition commonly known as KTW ammunition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 1056
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • arrangement: means an employer welfare benefit plan or any other arrangement that is established or maintained for the purpose of offering or providing health benefits to the employees of 2 or more employers or to their beneficiaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6601
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Article: means a product as distinguished from its trademark, label or distinctive dress in packaging;  
  • [PL 1969, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1211
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Articulated bus: means a bus consisting of 2 passenger-carrying sections in which the rear body section is flexibly but permanently connected to the front section in a manner that allows the vehicle to bend without having an interior barrier to movement between sections of the vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Articulation agreement: means an agreement between a center or region and a postsecondary institution that: