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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Part 9 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

  • Absentee voter: means a person who qualifies under section 751 to cast an absentee ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Account: means any one of the 3 accounts created under section 4606. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Activities of daily living: means activities as defined in federal and state rules including those essential to a person's daily living including: eating and drinking; bathing and hygiene; dressing, including putting on and removing prostheses and clothing; toileting, including toilet or bedpan use, ostomy or catheter care, clothing changes and cleaning related to toileting; locomotion or moving between locations within a room or other areas, including with the use of a walker or wheelchair; transfers or moving to and from a bed, chair, couch, wheelchair or standing position; and bed mobility or positioning a person's body while in bed, including turning from side to side. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • 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
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, as determined by the commission:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3180
  • Agency: means the Maine Municipal and Rural Electrification Cooperative Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Agreement: means a contract, grant or other method of payment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Applicant: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5072
  • 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
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means the Maine Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association created under section 4606. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • authorized: when used in the context of assessments means that a resolution by the board of directors of the association has been passed whereby an assessment will be called immediately or in the future from member insurers for a specified amount; an assessment is authorized when the resolution is passed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Authorized control level risk-based capital: means the number determined under the risk-based capital formula in accordance with the risk-based capital instructions; and   [PL 1993, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Automatic tabulating equipment: means any apparatus that automatically examines and counts votes recorded on paper ballots and tabulates the results. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Ballot labels: means the pages, cards or other material containing the names of offices and candidates and the referendum questions to be voted on that are placed on the voting device to conform with the voting system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Ballot question committee: means a person required to register as a ballot question committee under section 1056-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • board: means the Maine Board of Tax Appeals as established in Title 5, section 12004?B, subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of the association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Bureau: means the Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 231
  • Business concern: means a person, partnership or corporation engaged in providing property, products or services for the purpose of gain, benefit or advantage, either direct or indirect, whether or not the concern is organized for profit or not for profit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • called: when used in the context of assessments means that a notice has been issued by the association to member insurers requiring that an authorized assessment be paid within the time frame set forth within the notice; an authorized assessment becomes a called assessment when notice is mailed by the association to member insurers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Campaign: means any course of activities to influence the nomination or election of a candidate or to initiate or influence any of the following ballot measures:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • Candidate: means any person who has filed a petition under either sections 335 and 336 or sections 354 and 355 and has qualified as a candidate by either procedure, or any person who has received contributions or made expenditures or has given consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures with the intent of qualifying as a candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Caucus: means a meeting of a political party or committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Caucus political action committee: means a political action committee designated under section 1053-C to promote the election of nominees of a political party to the Senate or the House of Representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1001
  • Central voter registration system: means a single electronic information system and database for voter registration information maintained by the Secretary of State and used by all municipal jurisdictions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Certificate: means any certificate delivered or issued for delivery in this State under a group Medicare supplement policy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Certificate: means any certificate issued under a group long-term care insurance policy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5072
  • Certificate form: means the form on which the certificate is delivered or issued for delivery by the issuer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Challenged ballot: means a ballot cast by one whose eligibility to vote has been questioned during election day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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 placing agency: means a facility which advertises itself or holds itself out as finding homes for or otherwise placing children under the age of 18, in homes where care is provided on the basis of 24 hours a day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8201
  • children: means persons who are not related by blood or marriage to, or who have not been legally adopted by, the licensee or administrator of any facility, defined in section 8101, 8201 or 8301-A, that provides services to these children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Closing: means the time at which a nuclear power plant ceases to generate electricity and is retired from active service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices established under Title 1, section 1002. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1001
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • 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 Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • 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 any political action committee, as defined in this subchapter, or any ballot question committee required to be registered under section 1056?B and includes any agent of a political action committee or ballot question committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • 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.
  • Company action level risk-based capital: means , with respect to any insurer, the product of 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Construction: means the installation of permanent equipment or structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4372
  • Consumer: means a person eligible for services under this subtitle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Consumer assessment: means an evaluation of the functional capacity of an individual to live independently given appropriate supports with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living or through the provision of information about service options that are available to meet the individual's needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Continuing care: means furnishing shelter for the life of the individual or for a period in excess of one year and either health care, supportive services, or both, under an agreement requiring prepayment as defined in subsection 12, whether or not the shelter and services are provided at the same location, to 3 or more older individuals not related by blood or marriage to the providers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Continuing care agreement: means the contract or contracts which create the obligation to provide continuing care, including, but not limited to, mutually terminable contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Contractual obligation: means an obligation under a policy or contract or certificate under a group policy or contract, or portion thereof, for which coverage is provided under section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Contribution: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • cooperative: means any corporation organized under this chapter or which becomes subject to this chapter in the manner provided. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3703
  • Cooperative: means any corporation organized as of January 1, 1981, under Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Corrective order: means an order issued by the superintendent specifying corrective actions that the superintendent has determined are required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Corridor: means an area no greater than 1/2 mile in width in which a proposed transmission line is to be located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • 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
  • Cost-effective: means , with respect to nonwires alternatives, that benefits exceed costs, as determined by benefit-cost analysis conducted pursuant to section 3132?C, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Counting center: means one or more locations selected by the municipal officers for the automatic counting of ballots. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • County office: means the office of judge of probate, register of probate, county treasurer, register of deeds, sheriff, district attorney or county commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • covered policy or contract: means a policy or contract or portion of a policy or contract for which coverage is provided under section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Customer: includes any person, government or governmental division which has applied for, been accepted and is currently receiving service from a public utility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dark fiber provider: means a person, its lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court, owning, controlling, operating or managing federally supported dark fiber that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Declared write-in candidate: means a write-in candidate who has filed a declaration to be a write-in candidate pursuant to section 722-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Decommissioning: means the series of activities undertaken beginning at the time of closing of a nuclear power plant to ensure that the final disposition of the site or any radioactive components or material, but not including spent fuel, associated with the plant is accomplished safely, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Decommissioning expenses: means the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Decommissioning financing plan: means the plan approved by the commission under section 4353. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Decommissioning fund committee: means a committee established to have overall responsibility, as described in section 4354, for a decommissioning trust fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Direct recording electronic voting machine: means a system that records votes by means of a ballot display provided with mechanical, electro-optical or electro-audio components that can be activated by the voter, that processes data by means of a computer program and that records voting data in memory components. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • division: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic insurer: means any insurance company domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Domestic partner: means the partner of a voter who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Domestic professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Domestic transmission and distribution utility: means any entity organized under the laws of this State to transmit or distribute electricity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • drug treatment center: as used in this subtitle , shall mean a residential facility, not licensed as a medical care facility under chapter 405, for the care, treatment or rehabilitation of drug users, including alcohol users. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8001
  • Dual-tone multifrequency signaling: means a method of signaling that facilitates the transportation of signaling through a network, shortening call set-up time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Efficiency Maine project: means a project approved by the Efficiency Maine Trust Board, as established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 10-C, to carry out the purposes of Title 35-A, chapter 97 relating to increasing energy efficiency or conservation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Election: means any primary, general or special election for state or county office or municipal office in a municipality subject to Title 30?A, section 2502, subsection 1 and any referendum, including a municipal referendum in a municipality subject to Title 30?A, section 2502, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1001
  • Election year: means the calendar year within which a particular election is held. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electoral division: means an area set off for election purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electric rate stabilization project: means an agreement by a transmission and distribution utility with a qualifying facility, as defined in Title 35-A, section 3303, that will result in the reduction of costs to the transmission and distribution utility and that has been certified by the Public Utilities Commission to meet the standards established under Title 35-A, section 3156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Electronic tabulating system: includes all the software and firmware required to program and control the equipment in the respective system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Eligible collateral: means accounts, as-extracted collateral, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, consumer goods, deposit accounts, documents, equipment, farm products, fixtures, general intangibles, instruments, investment property, inventory, letter of credit rights, manufactured homes, money, real estate, supporting obligations and accessions to any of the foregoing and any other business assets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise, fishing enterprise, industrial enterprise, manufacturing enterprise or recreational enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible project: includes any project, the financing of which through the issuance of revenue obligation securities would result in the interest on the revenue obligation securities qualifying, as of the date of issuance, as tax-exempt under 26 United States Code, Section 103, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Emergency: means a situation in which property or human or animal life is in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of aid is essential. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7102
  • Energy conservation project: means the purchasing and installation of energy conservation equipment or facilities, including building modifications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Energy distribution system project: means an energy distribution system owned, in whole or in part, by an individual, municipality, corporation or other governmental entity or business association and that uses biomass, peat, solar, waste, water and related dams, wind, wood or coal or that distributes or transmits oil, biofuels, propane, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or natural gas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Energy generating system project: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Enroll: means to enlist as a member of a political party. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Entrance fee: means an initial payment of a sum of money or any other consideration that assures a subscriber a place in a facility for a term of years or for life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Entrant to natural resource enterprises: means an individual or a business organization who or which engages or proposes to engage in one or more natural resource enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Escrow account: means an account established under commission rules to hold funds collected under an interim decommissioning financing plan promulgated under section 4353, subsection 5, until a decommissioning trust fund is established or to hold funds for other temporary purposes under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • facility: means any aboveground oil storage tank or tanks, together with associated piping, and transfer and dispensing facilities located over land or water of the State at a single location for more than 4 months per year and used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Facility: means a physical plant in which continuing care is provided in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • facility: means any of the places defined in section 8001, 8101, 8201 or 8301-A, subsection 1-A, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Family farm corporation: means a corporation formed under the laws of the State for the purpose of farming and owning agricultural land in which at least 2/3 of the stock is held by members of a family related to each other within the 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity, including the spouses, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law of any such family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Family foster home: includes the home of a resource family whether the family provides foster care, kinship care, adoption or permanency guardianship services, as long as the home meets the requirements and standards for adoption of children in foster care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8101
  • Federal Act: means the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Title 21 U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • federal Affordable Care Act: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments to or regulations or guidance issued under those acts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 14
  • Federal interconnection rights and obligations: means the rights and obligations of a telecommunications entity under 47 United States Code, Sections 251 and 252 or any other provision of federal law or regulation governing telecommunications network facility interconnection or wholesale access rights and obligations to the extent the rights and obligations under the federal law or regulation may be regulated or overseen by the commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Federal office: means the office of the United States Senator or Representative to Congress. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final remedy selection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial assistance: means guarantees, leases, insurance, financing credits, loans or the purchase or discounts thereof, letters of credit, financing assistance payments, grants or other financial aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Financial document: means a lease, installment sale agreement, conditional sale agreement, note, mortgage, loan agreement or other instrument pertaining to an extension of financial assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Fiscal year: means the provider's fiscal year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Fishing enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or catching fish, including shellfish, in fresh or salt water, including aquaculture, and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from fishing enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Food: means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, chewing gum and articles used for components of any such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food establishment: includes a caregiver, as defined in section 2422, subsection 8-A, and a registered dispensary, as defined in section 2422, subsection 6, that prepare food containing marijuana for medical use by a qualifying patient pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food salvage establishment: means a food establishment engaged in reconditioning or by other means salvaging distressed merchandise and includes any food establishment that sells, buys, warehouses or distributes any salvaged merchandise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign electric utility: means any entity organized under the laws of a state other than this State, or a province of Canada, that is authorized under the laws of the state or province in which it is organized to generate, transmit or distribute electricity, or to own, operate or otherwise participate in utility facilities or interests in utility facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Foreign insurer: means any insurance company that is authorized to do business in this State under section 404 but is not domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fund: means a trust fund set up as prescribed in sections 4353 and 4355 to hold money for the eventual purpose of paying decommissioning expenses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • General election: means the regular election of state and county officials occurring biennially in November. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract including mobile homes, or are fixtures (section 2-1309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Group long-term care insurance policy: means a long-term care insurance policy that is delivered or issued for delivery in this State to an employer group, private purchasing alliance, labor union group, association group, trustee group, credit union group or other group as described in Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5072
  • Health care: means the provision of any one or more of the following services:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • High-impact electric transmission line: means a transmission line greater than 50 miles in length that is not located in a statutory corridor, as defined in section 122, subsection 1, paragraph F-4, or a petitioned corridor, as defined in section 122, subsection 1, paragraph D-1, and that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • High-level radioactive waste: means the highly radioactive material resulting from the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, including liquid waste produced directly in reprocessing and any solid material derived from that liquid waste that contains fission products in sufficient concentrations; and other highly radioactive material that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, consistent with existing law, determines by rule to require permanent isolations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4372
  • Home health care policy: means a group or individual policy of health insurance or a subscriber contract of a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization or nonprofit health care plan that is advertised, marketed or designed primarily to provide benefits on either an expense-incurred or indemnity basis for confinements or costs associated with home health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5051
  • Home health services: means those services performed by home health care providers required to be licensed under Title 22, chapter 419. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, stepparent, stepgrandparent, stepchild, stepgrandchild, stepsister, stepbrother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, guardian, former guardian, domestic partner, the half-brother or half-sister of a person's spouse, or the spouse of a person's half-brother or half-sister. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer that, after the effective date of this section, is not an insolvent insurer and is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • In-home and community support services: means health and social services and other assistance required to enable adults with long-term care needs to remain in their places of residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Incoming voting list: means the printed list of all of the voters in a municipality that is used by election officials at a voting place to record which voters have been issued a ballot at an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Incumbent local exchange carrier: means , with respect to an area, the local exchange carrier that on February 8, 1996 provided telephone exchange service in the area and:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to conduct of a trade or business, selling of goods, providing services, providing dwelling accommodations, mining, education or discovery, research, development or refinement of new or known substances, processes or products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Influence: means to promote, support, oppose or defeat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1012
  • Influence: means to promote, support, oppose or defeat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • Initiate: includes the collection of signatures and related activities to qualify a state or local initiative or referendum for the ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer that, after the effective date of this section, is placed under an order of liquidation by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Institutional settings: means residential care facilities, licensed pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Instrumental activities of daily living: means the activities as defined in federal and state rules including those essential, nonmedical tasks that enable the consumer to live independently in the community, including light housework, preparing meals, taking medications, shopping for groceries or clothes, using the telephone, managing money and other similar activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Insured certificate: means a certificate evidencing fractional undivided ownership interest in a pool of mortgage loans, each of which is insured by the authority pursuant to this chapter, that is insured by the authority pursuant to and subject to the limitations of section 1026-E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interest rate swap agreement: means a financial agreement as defined by the Finance Authority of Maine by rule in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Interexchange carrier: means any person, association, corporation or other entity that provides intrastate interexchange telecommunications services, including a local exchange carrier that provides interexchange service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Issuer: includes insurance companies, fraternal benefit societies, health care service plans, health maintenance organizations and any other entity delivering or issuing for delivery in this State Medicare supplement policies or certificates. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lease: means a contract providing for the use of a project or portions of a project for a term of years for a designated or determinable rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Lease agreement: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this Article and any other applicable rules of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Lessee: means a tenant under a lease and may include an installment purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensee: means the holder of the operating permit from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a nuclear power plant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life or health insurer: means any insurance company described in section 409, subsection 3 and authorized to do business in this State under section 410, or a licensed property and casualty insurer writing only accident and health insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan insurance agreement: means an agreement pursuant to which the authority insures payment of a loan pursuant to subchapter 2, and also means an agreement pursuant to which the authority insures or guarantees an insured certificate, if the authority's loan insurance liability for insuring an insured certificate is in lieu of and not in addition to its liability for insuring that portion of a mortgage loan represented by the insured certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan Insurance Program: means the program governed by subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan payments: means payments required by or received on account of a mortgage or any other financial document, including, but not limited to, payments covering interest, installments of principal, taxes, assessments, loan insurance premiums and hazard insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Local development corporation: means a nonprofit corporation established under Title 13, chapter 81; Title 13-B; or other law acceptable to the authority and empowered to foster, encourage and assist any eligible enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Local usage: means an amount of minutes of use of exchange service within a certain area, prescribed by the commission, provided for a flat rate to end users. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Long-term care insurance policy: includes individual and group annuities and life insurance policies or riders that directly provide or that supplement coverage for long-term care insurance and a policy or rider that provides for payment of benefits based upon cognitive impairment or the loss of functional capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5072
  • Long-term care policy: means a group or individual policy of health insurance, a subscriber contract of a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization or nonprofit health care plan or a life insurance rider which is advertised, marketed or designed primarily to provide coverage for not less than 12 consecutive months for each covered person on an expense-incurred basis, indemnity basis, prepaid or other basis for one or more necessary or medically necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance or personal care services, provided in a setting other than an acute care unit of a hospital. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5051
  • Maine Job-start Program: means the program governed by subchapter VII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Maintenance fee: means any fee which a subscriber is required to pay to the provider on a regular basis to cover the cost of shelter, health care or supportive services, or any combination thereof, provided to the subscriber. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mandatory control level risk-based capital: means the product of . See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Manufacturing enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to giving of new shapes, new qualities or new combinations to matter as material products and includes assembling, fabricating, making, creating, working, preparing, milling, processing, recycling, manufacturing, finishing, fashioning, producing, storing, warehousing, preserving, distributing, handling or transporting in any manner goods, wares, merchandise, metals, fabrics, materials, substances, product or matter of any kind or nature including materials recovered from solid and hazardous wastes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Mark-sense voting system: means a system in which votes are recorded on paper ballots by making marks in special voting response locations using a marking device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Marking device: means any special marking implements or fluorescent or opaque inks that are required for marking paper ballots, depending on the type of system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Maturity date: means the date on which final payment is due as provided in a note, revenue obligation security or other financial document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • may: when used in this Title, is used in a permissive sense to grant authority or permission, but not to create duty, to act in the manner specified by the context. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 7
  • Mechanical lever voting machine: means a machine that directly records a voter's choices via mechanical lever-actuated controls into a counting mechanism that tallies the votes without using a physical ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Medicare: means the "Health Insurance for the Aged Act" Title XVIII of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Medicare supplement policy: means a group or individual policy of accident and sickness insurance or a subscriber contract of a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization or nonprofit health care plan or health maintenance organization other than a policy issued pursuant to a contract under the federal Social Security Act, 42 United States Code, Section 1395, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Member insurer: means an insurer or health maintenance organization that is licensed or that holds a certificate of authority to transact in this State any kind of insurance, annuity or health maintenance organization business for which coverage is provided under section 4603 and includes an insurer or health maintenance organization whose license or certificate of authority in this State may have been suspended, revoked, not renewed or voluntarily withdrawn, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile telecommunications services: means telecommunications services licensed by the Federal Communications Commission for mobile use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage: means an agreement granting a lien upon or a security interest in eligible collateral upon certain conditions and includes, but is not limited to, a mortgage of real estate, an assignment of rents, a pledge or a security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Mortgagor: means the grantor or party giving rights to eligible collateral pursuant to a mortgage and includes the successors or assigns of a mortgagor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk, deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk to carry out duties under this Title, of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipal committee: means a city, town or ward committee of a political party. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipal officers: means municipal officers as defined in Title 30-A, section 2001, subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal Securities Approval Program: means the program governed by subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipality: means any municipal, plantation or quasi-municipal electric, or electric and utility, corporation, or municipal electric, or electric and utility, system within the State which, as of January 1, 1981, was authorized to and engaged in the manufacture, generation, transmission, distribution, purchase or sale of electricity to the general public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means any municipality as defined in Title 30-A, section 2001, subsection 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • NAIC: means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Natural resource enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise or a fishing enterprise, but does not include selling of food at wholesale or retail, except when that selling is carried out as part of the natural resource enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Negative trend: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • neglect: refers to the definitions found in section 3472, subsections 1 and 11, and also incorporates exploitation, as defined in section 3472, subsection 9. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • New England power pool: means the relationship or organization created by the New England power pool agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • New England power pool agreement: means the contractual agreement between electric utilities which is open to all electric utilities, whether private or governmental, operating in New England, which provides for cooperation and joint participation in developing and implementing a regional bulk power supply of electricity, which constitutes the central dispatching and primary pooling arrangements for electric utilities in the New England states, and which has been permitted to become effective under the Federal Power Act by the Federal Power Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Nontransmission alternative: means any of the following methods used either individually or combined to reduce the need for the construction of a transmission line under section 3132 or transmission project under section 3132-A: energy efficiency and conservation, load management, demand response or distributed generation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Nonwires alternative: means a nontransmission alternative or an infrastructure, technology or application that defers or reduces the need for capital investment in the transmission and distribution system and addresses system reliability needs proposed to be met by the transmission or distribution system investment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Nonwires alternative coordinator: means the person or entity providing services under contract to the Office of the Public Advocate as described in section 1701, subsection 2-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Note: means an evidence of indebtedness and includes a revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Nuclear power plant: means a nuclear fission thermal power plant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4372
  • Nursing home: means any facility located in this State which is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services as a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility and any equivalent facility located in another state or country and licensed according to the laws of that jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5051
  • Nursing home care policy: means a group or individual policy of health insurance or a subscriber contract of a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization or nonprofit health care plan which is advertised, marketed or designed primarily to provide benefits on either an expense-incurred or indemnity basis for confinements or costs associated with confinements of a covered person in a nursing home. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5051
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Open enrollment period: means the 6-month period beginning when an individual of any age first enrolls for benefits under Medicare Part B and the 6-month period beginning on the 65th birthday of an individual who has enrolled for benefits under Medicare Part B before turning 65 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Operational facility: means a facility for which the provider has obtained a final certificate of authority from the superintendent and 60% of the residential units are occupied by subscribers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Orphan share: means the percentage of the total response costs payable by parties who are bankrupt, dissolved, insolvent or no longer in business or whose current identity or location can not be determined. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Overboard discharge: means the same as set forth in Title 38, section 466, subsection 9-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Overboard discharge replacement project: means the removal, rehabilitation or replacement of a privately owned waste water disposal system utilized by a business which results in an overboard discharge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Overseas voter: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Owner: means any transmission and distribution utility that owns any portion of a nuclear power plant, whether directly or through ownership of stock in a company that owns any portion of a nuclear power plant or through membership in a holding company that owns any portion of a nuclear power plant or through other means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • paper ballot: means the printed paper ballot on which votes may be recorded in the layout and format required to conform to the electronic voting system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Paper industry job retention project: means the acquisition and improvement of a paper production facility in the State, in which not less than 40% of the ownership of the project will be, at the time the financial assistance is provided, owned or controlled by or for the benefit of a majority of the employees of the project through a qualified employee stock ownership program or other employee ownership program recognized in the federal Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Party: means a political organization which has qualified to participate in a primary or general election under Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Party candidate listing: means any communication that meets the following criteria. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1012
  • Past cost settlement: means the settlement between the potentially responsible parties, the United States and the State, embodied in the consent decree filed with the United States District Court for the District of Maine, Civil Docket 00-249-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Pending voter registration record: means the electronic record created by a source agency that contains the personal identification information, including name, age, citizenship and legal residence, and other information required by section 152 of a person who is in the process of being considered for voter registration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 231
  • Person: includes a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, association, trust, estate, any other legal entity or natural person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Person: means person as defined in section 102 or any public agency, state or political subdivision or agency of the State, or any body politic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3703
  • Person: means person as defined in section 102 or any public agency, state or political subdivision or agency of the State, or any body politic of any nature organized and existing under the law of any state, the United States, any Province of Canada and also includes Canada, its provinces and all political subdivisions, departments, agencies and instrumentalities of Canada. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Person: means an individual, committee, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental body or entity or voluntary organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Personal care assistance services: means services required by an adult with long-term care needs to achieve greater physical independence, which may be self-directed and include, but are not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Personal care assistant: means an individual who has completed a training course of at least 40 hours, which includes, but is not limited to, instruction in basic personal care procedures, such as those listed in subsection 7, first aid and handling of emergencies; or an individual who meets competency requirements, as determined by the department or its designee; or, if providing service to a consumer receiving self-directed attendant services under Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plant: means a nuclear fission thermal power plant situated in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Plymouth waste oil site remedial study: means a remedial investigation and feasibility study undertaken in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 300. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Policy form: means the form on which the policy is delivered or issued for delivery by the issuer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Political action committee: means a person required to register as a political action committee under section 1052-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Political committee: means 2 or more persons associated for the purpose of promoting or defeating a candidate, party or principle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Pollution-control project: means any building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility, including transportation, equipment or facility, which may be deemed necessary for preventing, avoiding, reducing, controlling, abating or eliminating contamination, solid waste, thermal pollution or pollution by any other means of the air, water or earth, together with all land, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Population: means the population determined by the last Decennial Census of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preliminary marketing: means , for the purpose of evaluating market demand for a proposed facility:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Premature closing: means the closing of a nuclear power plant before the projected date of decommissioning, as projected in the decommissioning financing plan under section 4353. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Premiums: means amounts or considerations by whatever name called received on covered policies or contracts less returned premiums, considerations and deposits and less dividends and experience credits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Prepayment: means funding shelter, supportive services or health care entirely or in part by entrance fees or by maintenance fees paid more than one year prior to the time the shelter or service is rendered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Present value: means the amount as of a date certain of one or more sums payable in the future, discounted to the date certain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • price cap ILEC: means an incumbent local exchange carrier that agreed to accept Connect America Fund Phase II support pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Report and Order released on December 18, 2014, in In the Matter of Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7102
  • Primary election: means the regular election for the election of nominees of a party for the general election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Project: means any plant, works, system or facilities inside or outside the State, and real and personal property of any nature or any interest in any of them, together with all parts of them and appurtenances to them, used or useful in the generation, production, transmission, distribution, purchase, sale, exchange or interchange of electricity and in the acquisition, extraction, conversion, transportation or storage or reprocessing of fuel of any kind for any purposes or an interest in, or the right to the use, services, output or capacity of a plant quota, works, system or facilities; provided that "project" does not include construction of nuclear generating facilities or the storage, reprocessing or transportation of nuclear fuel within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Project: means any eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Project cost: means , but is not limited to, the cost of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment, extension or disposal of a project or part of a project, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4103
  • Prompt removal and dismantlement: means to immediately remove radioactive or radioactively contaminated material down to allowable residual levels which permit release of the property for unrestricted access. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Proof of voter eligibility: means reliable evidence of a person's eligibility to vote and must include proof of age, citizenship and residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 231
  • Property and casualty insurer: means any insurance company authorized to do business in this State under section 410 except a life or health insurer or single line mortgage guaranty insurer, financial guaranty insurer or title insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider: means the owner of an institution, building, residence or other place, whether operated for profit or not, in which the owner undertakes to provide continuing care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Provider: means any entity, agency, facility or individual who offers or plans to offer any in-home or community support services or institutionally based long-term care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Provider of last resort service: means a flat-rate service with voice grade access to the public switched telephone network; local usage within the basic service calling areas of incumbent local exchange carriers as of January 1, 2012; dual-tone multifrequency signaling or its functional equivalent; single-party service or its functional equivalent; access to emergency services; access to operator services; access to interexchange service; access to directory assistance; toll limitation for qualifying low-income customers; and the capacity to maintain uninterrupted voice service during a power failure, either through the incorporation into the network or network interface devices of suitable battery backup or through electric current. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Public switched telephone network: means the network of equipment, lines and controls assembled to establish communication paths between calling and called parties in North America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Public utility: includes every gas utility, natural gas pipeline utility, transmission and distribution utility, telephone utility, water utility and ferry, as those terms are defined in this section, and each of those utilities is declared to be a public utility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Punch card voting machine: means a machine that transmits a voter's choices onto either a prescored or unscored ballot via mechanically punched holes that are then read and tallied by the machine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership, professional limited liability company, professional limited liability partnership, other professional corporation or other entity or trust that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation or any other entity that is authorized by statute to provide the same professional service provided by the professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Qualified providers: means community-based agencies or a network of agencies with the organizational and administrative capacity to administer and monitor an array of in-home and community support services that will promote choice and portability with an emphasis on coordinating and implementing the services in the consumer's plan of care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Question: means any proposition submitted to the voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate design stability: means the implementation of interclass cost allocation or intraclass rate design changes to any existing customer class, of the magnitude or on such a schedule as to not be seriously adverse to the existing class of customers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receivership court: means the court in the impaired or insolvent insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation or liquidation of the insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Records: means the financial and other information and personnel data maintained by the provider for the proper operation of the facility pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Recreational enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to providing facilities or opportunities for recreation, culture, entertainment or tourism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Recycling or waste reduction project: means any building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility which may be considered necessary for recovery, separation, remanufacture or reuse of materials contained in solid or hazardous waste or for the reduced generation of solid or hazardous waste, together with all land, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Referendum: means an election for the determination of a question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Register: means to enlist as a voter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registrar: means the registrar or deputy registrar of voters of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Regulatory action level risk-based capital: means the product of 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • rental: means payments under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • reportable incident: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residence: means that place where the person has established a fixed and principal home to which the person, whenever temporarily absent, intends to return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Residence address: means the street and number or other designation indicating the physical location of a person's residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • resident of the State: means a person who is domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Residential unit: means an apartment, room or other area within a facility set aside for the exclusive and independent living use of one or more identified subscribers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Response costs: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail food establishment: means a food establishment where food and food products are offered for sale to the consumer and intended for off-premise consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, established pursuant to Title 5, chapter 421. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Revenue Obligation Securities Program: means the program governed by subchapter III. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Risk-based capital instructions: means the risk-based capital instructions adopted by the NAIC, as such risk-based capital instructions may be amended by the NAIC from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the NAIC. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Risk-based capital level: means an insurer's company action level risk-based capital, regulatory action level risk-based capital, authorized control level risk-based capital or mandatory control level risk-based capital where:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Risk-based capital plan: means a comprehensive financial plan containing the elements specified in section 6453, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Risk-based capital report: means the report required in section 6452. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Salvage broker: means a person, firm or corporation engaged in buying, selling, distributing or warehousing any distressed merchandise, whether or not in combination with other merchandise, which does not operate a food salvage establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Self-directed care services: includes the hiring, firing, training and supervision of personal care assistants to assist with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Seller-sponsored loan: means a loan to one or more individuals or to a family farm corporation from the seller of agricultural land, which loan represents all or a significant portion of the purchase price for that land, provided that the authority has issued a certificate designating the loan as a seller-sponsored loan with respect to an identified seller after finding that the interest rate to be charged is reasonably consistent with current interest rates for loans for the purchase of agricultural land, and that the purchasers intend to use the land primarily for growing or raising plants or animals for business purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Service provider: means an entity designated as a provider of provider of last resort service under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Severe disability: means a disability that results in persons having severe, chronic physical, sensory or cognitive limitations that restrict their ability to carry out activities of daily living and to live independently. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Signature: includes a signature stamp and a signature written by another registered voter on behalf of an individual in accordance with the procedure set forth in section 153-A and, for an individual who is unable to sign that individual's own name, a mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Single-party service: means telecommunications service that permits users to have exclusive use of a wireline subscriber loop or access line for each call placed or, in the case of wireless telecommunications carriers that use spectrum shared among users to provide service, a dedicated message path for the length of a user's particular transmission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Source agency: means the bureau and a state agency or department or other entity designated as a source agency pursuant to section 233, subsection 1 that, as part of the normal course of business of that entity, collects documents that contain personal identification information that provides proof of voter eligibility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 231
  • Special election: means an election other than a regular election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • State: means a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or a United States possession, territory or protectorate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4605-A
  • Student pursuing higher education: means an eligible student receiving higher education financial assistance from the authority pursuant to Title 20-A, chapter 421, 423, 424 or 428. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Subscriber: means a purchaser or beneficiary of a continuing care agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 5001
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Supportive services: means providing assistance in the activities of daily living or other social services, or both. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Surrogate: means an unpaid agent of a consumer designated to assist with the management of the tasks associated with in-home and community support services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Swap counterparty: means a person who is a party to an interest rate swap agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • tank: means any aboveground container, less than 10% of the capacity of which is beneath the surface of the ground, that is used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • tank project: means the renovation, removal, disposal or replacement of all or any part of an underground oil storage tank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Targeted technologies: means biotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology, composite materials technology, environmental technology, advanced technologies for forestry and agriculture, information technology and precision manufacturing technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Technology or means for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste: means a method for the permanent and terminal disposal of high-level nuclear waste. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4372
  • Telephone utility: includes every person, its lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court, that provides telephone service for compensation inside this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Time-critical removal action: means the removal activities undertaken pursuant to the Administrative Order by Consent for Time-Critical Removal Action, United States Environmental Protection Agency Docket No. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Toll limitation for qualifying low-income customers: means a service provided to customers of provider of last resort service that meet income qualifications established by the commission by rule that allows those customers:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Total adjusted capital: means the sum of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6451
  • Total response costs: means the total costs that have been or will be paid in association with investigatory, removal or remedial activities at the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth, including costs incurred by the Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and 3rd parties to carry out investigatory, removal or remedial activities at that site approved by the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Township: means unorganized territory. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Transmission and distribution plant: means all real estate, fixtures and personal property owned, controlled, operated or managed in connection with or to facilitate the transmission, distribution or delivery of electricity for light, heat or power for public use and includes all conduits, ducts and other devices, materials, apparatus and property for containing, holding or carrying conductors used, or to be used, for the transmission or distribution of electricity for light, heat or power for public use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Transmission and distribution utility: means a person, its lessees, trustees or receivers or trustees appointed by a court, owning, controlling, operating or managing a transmission and distribution plant for compensation within the State, except where the electricity is distributed by the entity that generates the electricity through private property alone solely for the use of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Transmission capacity: means an entitlement to transmission services over a transmission line with a capacity greater than 100 kilovolts for periods greater than 3 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Transmission facilities project: means a project approved by the Northern Maine Transmission Corporation, as established in section 9202, to carry out the purposes of Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Treasurer: means a person appointed by a candidate or a political committee to accept or disburse money to promote or defeat a candidate, party or principle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: means a bank or trust company qualified to act as a fiduciary in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4352
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Underground oil storage facility: means any tank, together with associated piping and dispensing facilities, 10% or more of which is located beneath the surface of the ground and not on or above a floor in such a manner that it may be readily inspected, located at a single location and used, formerly used or intended to be used for the marketing and distribution of oil, petroleum products or their by-products to persons or entities other than the owner of the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Underground oil storage facility project: means the renovation, removal, disposal or replacement of all or any part of an underground oil storage facility that is used for marketing and distribution of oil, petroleum products or their by-products to persons or entities other than the owner of the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Uniformed service: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Uniformed service voter: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User: means one or more persons acting as lessee, purchaser, mortgagor or borrower under a financial document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Utility facility: means an item of plant used or useful in the transmission and distribution utility business, and includes, but is not limited to, such items of plant as transmission lines, office buildings and equipment and transportation equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3131
  • Value-added: means that an enhancement to a product or service that increases the value or marketability of the product or service has been applied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veteran: means any person who served in the United States Armed Forces and was not dishonorably discharged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Voice grade access: means a functionality that offers a minimum bandwidth range of 300 to 3,000 hertz that enables a user of telecommunications services to transmit voice communications, including signaling the network that the caller wishes to place a call, and to receive voice communications, including receiving a signal indicating there is an incoming call. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 7201
  • Voice service provider: means any person providing, directly or indirectly, 2-way voice communications service for compensation in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Voter participation history: means the indication in the central voter registration system of whether a voter has cast a ballot in a certain election, as reflected on the incoming voting list for that election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Voting device: means the voting machine or electronic tabulating system apparatus that the voters use to record their votes on paper ballots or on a tabulating card. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Voting district: means an area set off from another in the same municipality for voting purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Voting machine: means an apparatus on which voters cast their votes that records each vote by means of mechanical or electronic counters and furnishes a total of the number of votes cast for each candidate and for and against each referendum measure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Voting system: means the total combination of mechanical, electromechanical or electronic equipment, including the software, firmware and documentation required to program, control and support the equipment, that is used to define or produce ballots, to cast and count votes, to report or display election results and to maintain and produce any audit trail information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Wartime veteran: means any person who served in the United States Armed Forces during any federally recognized period of conflict who is certified to be a wartime veteran by the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services and was not dishonorably discharged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil: means any lubricating oil classified for use in an internal combustion engine, transmission, gear box, differential or hydraulics for a motor vehicle, a boat, an off-highway recreational vehicle, commercial or household power equipment, earth-moving equipment, special equipment or special mobile equipment, as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsections 69 and 70, that through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or the loss of original properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil disposal site: means the following 4 sites where waste motor oil was stored and that are now contaminated and subject to such response action requirements as the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency may impose according to applicable law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil: includes mixtures of waste oil and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil disposal site: means the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth designated by the Department of Environmental Protection as an uncontrolled hazardous substance site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Water supply system project: means any building structure, facilities, machinery, pipes, aqueducts, conduits, drains or the equipment which may be deemed necessary to supply water for municipal, domestic, business or combined use, together with all land, property, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands which may be acquired for construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Write-in candidate: means a person whose name does not appear on the ballot under the office designation to which a voter may wish to elect the candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1