Sections
Chapter 301-A the Registration and Protection of Marks 1521 – 1532
Chapter 302 Uniform Trade Secrets Act 1541 – 1548
Chapter 305 Potatoes 1601 – 1605
Chapter 307 Oils 1651 – 1663
Chapter 308 Petroleum Market Share Act 1671 – 1682
Chapter 309 Sardines 1701 – 1706
Chapter 315 Regulation of Business Practices Between Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors 1901 – 1904
Chapter 317 Maine Patent Program 1921

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Part 4 - Trademarks and Names

  • 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: 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, 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
  • 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 a professional development consortium formed by a collaborative partnership that combines state and local programs and resources, including the preparation, licensure, certification, professional development and training for educational leadership, into a coherent system that can significantly improve the recruitment and preparation of prospective candidates for school principalship and other school leadership positions, as well as the induction, mentoring and retention of principals and school leaders during the first 2 years of employment in their school leadership positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13111
  • 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
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjusted total cost of the components of essential programs and services: means the total cost of the components of essential programs and services adjusted to reflect the application of the transition targets to the base total component as specified in section 15671, subsection 7, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15672
  • 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: means any person, other than a carrier, that administers a preferred provider arrangement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2671
  • Administrator: means an individual who provides leadership services to assist in the operation of schools, including, but not limited to, in the following capacities: superintendent, assistant superintendent, building administrator and principal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • 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 who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 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: 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • Affected employee: means a resident of this State, including a self-employed resident, who has experienced a reduction in income since January 1, 2020 due to circumstances related to COVID-19. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1100-BB
  • 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 any person who controls, is controlled by or is under common control with any other person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1672
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Aggregate attendance: means the total number of days of attendance for one school year in elementary and secondary schools of each regularly enrolled pupil resident of the municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15001
  • 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 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 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
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • All-weather road: means a public or private road that may be traversed during all seasons of the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8881
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocation year: means the year that subsidy is distributed to school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15672
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antlerless moose: means a moose without antlers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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.
  • Applicant: includes the person filing an application for registration of a mark under this chapter, his legal representatives, successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1521
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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
  • 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 private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Aquarium: means an enclosed container used in importing, possessing or displaying nonnative and exotic species of fish or other aquatic organisms that has a closed operating system, that is located within a home, exhibition building or other permanent all-season structure and that does not allow the discharge of water or aquatic organisms into the inland waters of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Artificial lure: includes , but is not limited to, artificial flies, spinners, spoons, poppers, plugs, jigs and plastic, rubber or other artificial imitations of natural bait. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Associated organization: means any organization in which a Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is a managerial employee, director, officer or trustee or owns or controls, directly or indirectly, and severally or in the aggregate, at least 10% of the outstanding equity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1012
  • Association: means a corporation organized under this subchapter, or a similar domestic corporation, or a foreign association or corporation if authorized to do business in this State, organized under any general or special Act as a cooperative association for the mutual benefit of its members, as agricultural producers, and which confines its operations to purposes authorized by this subchapter and restricts the return on the stock or membership capital and the amount of its business with nonmembers to the limits placed thereon by this subchapter for associations organized hereunder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Association: means the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association under section 3953. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3952
  • Atlantic salmon: means the anadromous fish species Salmo salar that customarily migrates from inland waters to the ocean as part of its life cycle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: as used in this chapter , refers to the attorney-in-fact of a reciprocal insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3855
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1099-A
  • Average wholesale price: means the wholesale price charged on a specific commodity that is assigned by the drug manufacturer and is listed in a nationally recognized drug pricing file. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • Baitfish: means only those species in the following list:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Baitfish trap: means a device used to take baitfish fitted with rigid entrance or exit holes and having a volume no greater than 50 cubic feet. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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.
  • Base year: means the 2nd year prior to the allocation year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15672
  • Basic literacy instruction: means instruction, based on individual needs and goals, for adults whose skills in reading, writing, numeracy, speaking or listening are below the grade 12 level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Bear bait: means an animal or plant or derivative of an animal or plant used to attract bear. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bid: means a written offer or proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor, in response to an "invitation to bid" stating the terms under which the exhibitor will agree to exhibit a motion picture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1901
  • Biosolids: means municipal sewage sludge that is a primarily organic, semisolid product resulting from the wastewater treatment process that can be beneficially recycled, including material derived from biosolids and septic tank sludge, also known as septage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Blind bidding: means the solicitation of bidding for, solicitation of negotiation for, or solicitations of offers for or agreeing to terms for the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture if the motion picture has not been trade screened. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1901
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board: means the board of directors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3702
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association under section 3953, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3952
  • Board: means the Board of Licensure of Water System Operators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2621
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004?F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established in Title 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board: means any authority, board, commission, committee, council and similar organization, including independent organizations, established or authorized by the Legislature to fulfill specific functions the members of which do not serve full time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • board of directors: means the directors of the jail authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8203
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8233
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Boundary waters between Maine and New Brunswick: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Brand: means a term, design or trademark used in connection with one or several grades of commercial fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Brand: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which an individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Broker: means a person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, arranges or offers to arrange a transaction involving the sale, for purposes other than resale, of a new motor vehicle and who is not:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Bulk fertilizers: means commercial fertilizer distributed in a non-packaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Burnt lime: means a material made from limestone which consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Bus purchase costs: includes expenditures for bus purchase payments approved by the commissioner and made during the year prior to the allocation year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15672
  • butt diameter: means the diameter of the severed stem butt, measured outside the bark, the short way through the center, disregarding crevices and cracks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt measure: means the lineal measure of the butt end of tree length wood, without subsequent conversion to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt scale: means the volume measure of wood based solely on measurement of the butt end of individual trees and converted to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Buyer: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-103
  • Calcium carbonate equivalent: means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as a weight percentage of calcium carbonate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Carrier: means an insurance company licensed in accordance with this Title, a fraternal benefit society authorized pursuant to chapter 55 or a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization licensed pursuant to Title 24. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2671
  • 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.
  • Center preschool: means the preschool program established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Center school: means the kindergarten to grade 12 programs established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf located at Mackworth Island or at a location determined by the school board in accordance with section 7407, subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Certificate: means the credential issued by the department to a qualified individual to serve as a teacher, educational specialist, educational technician or administrator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • Certificate: includes riders, endorsements and enrollment forms, if attached. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2692
  • Certification mark: means a mark used upon or in connection with the products or services of one or more persons other than the owner of the mark to certify regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy or other characteristics of such goods or services, or that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1521
  • certified seed: as used in this Title shall be deemed to mean potato, vegetable, forage crop or grain seeds as shall have been grown and prepared for sale in accordance with regulations laid down by the commissioner and for which a certificate or tag has been issued as provided in section 2103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2101
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Characterizing flavor: means a distinguishable taste or aroma of candy, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, berry, nut, herb, spice, honey or an alcoholic drink that is imparted to tobacco or tobacco smoke either prior to or during consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief administrative officer: means the head of a correctional facility or a detention facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child Development Services System: means the state intermediate educational unit under section 7209, subsection 3, and any regional sites it chooses to establish and maintain, to ensure the provision of child find activities, early intervention services and free, appropriate public education services to eligible children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • 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
  • Child with a disability: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Cigarette paper: means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Clear-cut: means any timber harvesting on a forested site greater than 5 acres in size that results in a residual basal area of trees over 4 1/2 inches in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground of less than 30 square feet per acre, unless, after harvesting, the site has a well-distributed stand of acceptable growing stock, as defined by rule, of at least 3 feet in height for softwood trees and 5 feet in height for hardwood trees that meets the regeneration standards defined under section 8869, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Clearance: means the credential issued by the department to a qualified individual who has cleared a criminal history record check under section 6103 to serve as an employee in a position for which certification is not required or as an employee of a contracted service provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • Clerical staff: means full-time equivalent public school secretaries, as documented in the department's database. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15672
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Close economic association: means the employers, employees, partners or clients of the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family; corporations in which the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is an officer, director or agent or owns 10% or more of the outstanding capital stock; a business which is a significant unsecured creditor of the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family; or a business of which the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is a significant unsecured creditor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1012
  • Collaborative agreement: means an agreement for shared staff or staff training, including collaborative programs and support services for preservice and in?service staff training between 2 or more school administrative units to form a collaborative partnership that specifies each school administrative unit's responsibility for and cost of the delivery of certain administrative, instructional and noninstructional functions, including collaborative programs and support services, for preservice and in?service staff training for school principalship and other school leadership positions over a 3?year period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13111
  • Collaborative agreement: means an agreement between a secondary school, a career and technical education program and one or more public postsecondary educational institutions in the State to form a collaborative partnership that articulates a credit transfer agreement between the publicly supported educational institutions and that specifies each institution's responsibility for and cost of the delivery of specified secondary and postsecondary educational functions and support services over a 3-year period for a cohort-based program that provides secondary school students with the opportunity to take postsecondary education courses and earn credits toward an associate degree while participating in a career and technical education program that integrates secondary education and postsecondary education courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • Collaborative board: means a board created pursuant to section 13112, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13111
  • Collaborative board: means the governing body composed of representatives of the publicly supported educational institutions participating in the collaborative partnership and the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • Collaborative partnership: means a regional school leadership academy collaborative partnership formed pursuant to this chapter between 2 or more school administrative units and, whenever possible, with educator preparation programs and statewide education associations that provides cohort?based professional development and career pathways, including preservice training for prospective candidates for school principalship and other school leadership positions and in?service training for new employees in school principalship and other school leadership positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13111
  • Collaborative partnership: means a dual enrollment career and technical education collaborative partnership formed pursuant to this chapter to provide a cohort-based learning pathway for career and technical education students that provides those students with the opportunity to take postsecondary education courses and earn credits toward an associate degree while participating in a career and technical education program that integrates secondary education and postsecondary education courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • Collective mark: means a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, an association or other collective group or organization, and includes marks used to indicate membership in a union, an association or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1521
  • College transition course: means a course to support adults with high school diplomas who are not academically prepared to take college courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • commerce: shall include the advertising, offering for sale, sale or distribution of any services and any property, tangible or intangible, real, personal or mixed, and any other article, commodity or thing of value wherever situate, and shall include any trade or commerce directly or indirectly affecting the people of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 206
  • Commercial fertilizer: means a substance containing one or more recognized fertilizer materials bearing a guaranteed analysis on the product label of a packaged product or the accompanying delivery paperwork or invoice of a bulk fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commercial processor: means a person who maintains an official establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products other than for the exclusive use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercial slaughterhouse: means a person engaged in the business of slaughtering livestock or poultry other than as a custom slaughterhouse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercial unit: means such a unit of goods as by commercial usage is a single whole for purposes of lease and division of which materially impairs its character or value on the market or in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Commercially: means , with regard to the buying, selling, bartering or trading of wildlife parts, for the purpose of resale or profit or receiving any form of remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commission: means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission established under section 683-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Commission: means the Maine Public Drinking Water Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1012
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1051
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 3322
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Corrections or his designee, except that, when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Corrections and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the geographical area in which the person resides or is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commitment to issue loan insurance: means a commitment to provide insurance for loan payments subject to terms specified by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Community water system: means a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • community well-being check program: means a voluntary program that involves daily, or regular, contact with a participant and, when contact cannot be established, sends first responders to the participant's residence to check on the participant's well-being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 402
  • Company: means the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company created in section 3703. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3702
  • Competitive procurement: means the transmission of a written request for proposal, written request for qualifications or other invitation to compete on price or qualifications to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Component part: includes but is not limited to the tobacco, filter and paper in a cigar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Conditional certificate: means the credential issued to a teacher, educational specialist or administrator who has not met all of the requirements for a certificate or endorsement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • Consent of county: means a vote taken pursuant to section 122 or a vote taken at an election at which a majority of the legal votes of the voters of a county voting at the election are cast in favor of a question seeking approval of funding construction of a jail facility through the issuance of bonds or the guarantee by the counties of bonds issued by the jail authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Constituent: includes a smoke constituent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for a personal, family or household purpose, if the total payments to be made under the lease contract, excluding payments for options to renew or buy, do not exceed $25,000. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Consumer pack: means a unit of 50 pounds or less net weight of potatoes contained in a bag or other type of container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Consumer package: means a container or package that contains a product in its final form for sale to the end-use consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-106
  • Contributions: means payments for membership dues and fees, gifts, donations and sponsorships, including those that result in public advertisement of the entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Control of retail outlet: means the power, whether or not exercised, to establish, fix or direct the retail price of home heating oil or motor fuel sold by a retail outlet, through ownership of stock in or assets used by the retail outlet or through contract, agency, consignment or otherwise, whether that power can be exercised directly or indirectly or through parent corporations, subsidiaries, related persons and entities or affiliates. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1672
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporate name: includes any corporate name, reserved name, registered name or assumed name as those terms are used in Title 13-C, sections 401, 402, 403 and 404 respectively and includes a corporate name, reserved name, registered name or assumed name as those terms are used in Title 13-B, sections 301-A, 302-A, 303-A and 308-A respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1521
  • 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.
  • Correctional facility: means any facility that falls under the jurisdiction of the department, but does not include any facility for which the department is required to establish standards pursuant to section 1208 or 1208-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Correctional program: includes , but is not limited to, probation and parole, court intake and jail inspection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Corrections officer: means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy pursuant to Title 25, section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 3101
  • Corrections officer: means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy pursuant to Title 25, section 2803?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • Cost of project: means the cost or value of land, buildings, real estate improvements, labor, materials, machinery and equipment, property rights, easements, franchises, financing charges, interest, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, cost estimates, studies and other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the development, construction, acquisition, financing and placing in operation of an eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • County: means either Lincoln County or Sagadahoc County, and "counties" means both Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners in a county or the officers, under a charter, who exercise legislative powers within the county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1302
  • County legislative delegation: means all state legislators whose legislative districts, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • County officers: means the commissioners, treasurer, sheriff, register of deeds and register of probate of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Courses of study: means the courses of study for the elementary and secondary schools that are in alignment with the system of learning results as established in section 6209 and consistent with the requirements of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Covered drugs: means drugs that are on the MaineCare preferred drug list established and revised from time to time by the department pursuant to its authority to operate the MaineCare program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • Covered person: means an individual covered as a policyholder, participant or dependent under a plan, policy or contract of medical insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3952
  • Credential: means a document issued by the department indicating that a person has met the criteria to be certified, conditionally certified or cleared under this chapter or chapter 502. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Criminal history record check: means the fingerprint-based criminal history record check conducted by an entity designated by the department under section 6103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13001-A
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custom processor: means a person who maintains a licensed establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products exclusively for use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Custom slaughterhouse: means a person who maintains a slaughtering facility that is a licensed establishment or a registered establishment under this chapter for the purposes of slaughtering livestock or poultry for another person's exclusive use by that person and members of that person's household and that person's nonpaying guests and employees, and who is not engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products or any cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, equines, poultry or other designated animals useable as human food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: shall mean any person engaged in the business of dealing in, selling, buying, exchanging or trading in weighing or measuring devices in this State;  
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  • 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 business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes: