Sections
Chapter 3 Formation, Certificates and Meetings 41 – 45
Chapter 5 Powers and Amendments 171 – 173
Chapter 9 Contracts and Liabilities 331 – 337
Chapter 22-A Maine Professional Service Corporation Act 721 – 772

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 13 > Part 1

  • Abandoned ice-fishing shack: means a temporary structure used for ice fishing and left on property not owned by the person owning the structure without permission of the landowner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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 inTitle 25, section 2921, subsection 5, through 9-1-1 or enhanced 9-1-1 service, as defined inTitle 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
  • 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
  • Administrator: means the person who is responsible for the administration of a service contract program or who is responsible for any submission required by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agent: means an individual:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative working hours employment: means employment in the classified or unclassified service capable of being filled through flexible hours, job-sharing or part-time employment, as defined in subsections 2, 3 and 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Alzheimer special care program: means a special program or secure, locked or segregated unit within one of the following entities for individuals with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder to prevent or limit access by an individual to areas outside the designated or separated program or area and that advertises, markets or otherwise promotes that entity as providing specialized Alzheimer or dementia care services:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8551
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assessor: means the State Tax Assessor, except that, in Part 2, Property Taxes, it means the State Tax Assessor with respect to the unorganized territory and the respective municipal assessors or chief assessors of primary assessing areas with respect to the organized areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: means the Maine Board of Tax Appeals as established inTitle 5, section 12004-B, subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Revenue Services, which may be referred to as "Maine Revenue Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • 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
  • 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 his 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
  • Card game: means a game of chance conducted using one or more decks of cards, such as poker, blackjack or cribbage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Caucus: means a meeting of a political party or committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Chief Information Officer: means the person who holds the lead information technology position within the executive branch that directs, coordinates and oversees information technology policy making, planning, architecture and standardization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Chief Medical Examiner: means the Office of Chief Medical Examiner within the Office of the Attorney General. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2018. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • code enforcement officer: means a person certified under this section and employed by a municipality to enforce all applicable laws and ordinances in the following areas:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4451
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commercial purpose: means for the purpose of economic gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Commercial vehicle: means a vehicle owned or used by a business, corporation, association, partnership, or the sole proprietorship of any entity conducting business for a commercial purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices established underTitle 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 Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Committee: means any political action committee, as defined in this subchapter, and includes any agent of a political action 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.
  • Communicable disease: is a disease capable of being transmitted from one person to another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comprehensive plan: means a document or interrelated documents containing the elements established under section 4326, subsections 1 to 4, including the strategies for an implementation program which are consistent with the goals and guidelines established under subchapter II. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Construction: means the installation of permanent equipment or structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4372
  • Construction loan: means a loan:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Consumer: means a person eligible for services under this subtitle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Consumer: means an individual who buys other than for purposes of resale any tangible personal property that is distributed in commerce and that is normally used for personal, family or household purposes and not for business or research purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • container: means any and all packages or containers used for the purpose of containing a product sold or held out for sale for human or animal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contribution: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1052
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Data processing: means the process that encompasses all computerized and auxiliary automated information handling, including systems analysis and design, conversion of data, computer programming, information storage and retrieval, data and facsimile transmission, requisite system controls, simulation and all related interactions between people and machines. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Densely developed area: means any commercial, industrial or compact residential area of 10 or more acres with an existing density of at least one principal structure per 2 acres. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Development: means a change in land use involving alteration of the land, water or vegetation, or the addition or alteration of structures or other construction not naturally occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of General Services within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1826-B
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual and who is familiar with the individual's personal values. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Distributor: means a person, firm, corporation, association or organization that sells, markets or otherwise distributes sealed tickets, gambling apparatus or any other implements of gambling that may be used in the conduct of a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Document of gift: means a donor card, advance directive or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Donor registry: means the Maine Organ Donor Registry maintained underTitle 29-A, section 1402-A as well as any other electronic database that identifies donors and complies with section 2958. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Dwelling unit: means any part of a structure which, through sale or lease, is intended for human habitation, including single-family and multifamily housing, condominiums, apartments and time-share units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Elderly: means a person or family as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Election: means any primary, general or special election for state or county office or municipal office in a municipality subject toTitle 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
  • 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
  • Electronic video machine: means a machine, however operated, that has a video screen featuring an electronically simulated game and delivers or entitles the person playing or operating it to receive the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge, but does not deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the electronic video machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value other than the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Eligible patient: means a person who has:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2671
  • 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
  • Emergency medical service: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Employee: means any person whether appointed, elected or under contract, providing services for the State, county, municipality or other political subdivision, for which compensation is paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 891
  • 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
  • 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
  • Estates: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • fair: means a nonprofit agricultural fair society eligible for a stipend under Title 7, chapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Farmland: means a parcel consisting of 5 or more acres of land that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal 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
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means any bank or trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, industrial bank, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, mortgage banker, credit union or other such institution authorized to do business in the State, or a government agency which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgage loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Firearm: means any instrument used in the propulsion of pellets, shot, shells or bullets by action of gunpowder, compressed air or gas exploded or released within it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fiscal year: means the provider's fiscal year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Flexible hours employment: means employment where the full-time employees of a specific work unit and shift are authorized to set different working hours around a basic core of hours during which all full-time unit employees are to be at work. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freshwater wetland: means freshwater swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas which are:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • 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
  • Game of chance: means a game, contest, scheme or device in which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Game of skill: means any game, contest, scheme or device in which a person stakes or risks something of value for the opportunity to win something of value and that is not a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • General election: means the regular election of state and county officials occurring biennially in November. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Gross floor area: means the aggregate of the areas of each floor of a building or structure, including accessory structures, measured between the exterior faces of the exterior walls or limits of the building or structure at the level of each floor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Gross revenue: means the total amount wagered in a game of chance less the prizes awarded. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health and welfare of an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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-hand competition: means a game of chance conducted during a tournament game in which the winner is the person who plays the highest hand of cards, according to the rules of the tournament, during the tournament game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • 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 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 improvement note: means an interest bearing obligation, secured in whole or in part by a mortgage, insurance or otherwise as may be agreed upon by the Maine State Housing Authority from time to time, made to improve or rehabilitate single-family or multi-unit residential housing in the State, including, without limitation, the replacement, removal or rehabilitation of malfunctioning waste water treatment systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • 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
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under chapter 405 or the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state or a subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • housing authority: means any of the public corporations created or authorized to be created by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Identification card: means a nondriver identification card issued by the Secretary of State underTitle 29-A, section 1410. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, stepparent, stepgrandparent, stepchild, stepgrandchild, stepsister, stepbrother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, guardian, former guardian, domestic partner, the half-brother or half-sister of a person's spouse, or the spouse of a person's half-brother or half-sister. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Individual retirement account: means an individual retirement account that is in compliance with the United States Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 891
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Job-sharing employment: means employment where 2 or more persons share one position. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • 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
  • Licensee: means a firm, corporation, association or organization licensed by the Gambling Control Unit to operate a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Litter: means all waste materials including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, rubbish, offal, except waste parts or remains resulting from the normal field dressing of lawfully harvested wild game or the lawful use of waste parts or remains of wild game as bait, feathers, except feathers from live birds while being transported, abandoned ice-fishing shacks, old automobiles or parts of automobiles or similar refuse, or disposable packages or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited in this chapter, but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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
  • Machine: means any machine, including electronic devices, however operated, the internal mechanism or components of which when set in motion or activated and by the application of the element of chance may deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value as defined in subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Maintenance agreement: means a contract of limited duration that provides for scheduled maintenance only and does not include repair or replacement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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
  • manufacturer: means a manufacturer of prescription drugs or biological products or an affiliate of the manufacturer or a labeler that receives prescription drugs or biological products from a manufacturer or wholesaler and repackages those drugs or biological products for later retail sale and that has a labeler code from the federal Food and Drug Administration under 21 Code of Federal Regulations, 2027. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-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
  • medical facility spa: means a pool or spa under the direct supervision and control of licensed medical personnel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Member: means a bona fide member of a firm, corporation, association, organization, department or class or a combination thereof who has been duly admitted as a member according to the laws, rules, regulations, ordinances or bylaws governing membership in the firm, corporation, association, organization, department, class or combination thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mobile telecommunications services: means telecommunications services licensed by the Federal Communications Commission for mobile use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 102
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • mortgage: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Motor vehicle manufacturer: means a person that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • municipal authority: means any of the public corporations authorized to be created by section 4721. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • municipal 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 legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: shall mean the mayor and aldermen of cities, the selectmen of towns and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal official: means any elected or appointed member of a municipal government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal reviewing authority: means the municipal planning board, agency or office, or if none, the municipal officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Net revenue: means gross revenue less allowable expenses as described in section 1838. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • New structure or structures: includes any structure for which construction begins on or after September 23, 1988. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • obligee: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Office: means the Office of Information Technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • 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
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • outstanding river segments: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Part: means an organ, an eye or tissue of a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Part-time employment: means employment for less than the standard work week for the class and agency on regularly scheduled hours each week for the position. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Party: means a political organization which has qualified to participate in a primary or general election under chapter 5. See 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
  • 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 an individual, committee, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1001
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint stock company, reciprocal, syndicate or any similar entity or combination of entities acting in concert. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind whatsoever. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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 chapter 1622, a person approved by the consumer or the consumer's surrogate as being able to competently assist in the fulfillment of the personal care assistance services outlined in the consumer's plan of care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7302
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Persons of low income: means persons or families, elderly or otherwise, who lack the income which is necessary, as determined by a housing authority, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in or purchase decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Persons with disabilities: means individuals who have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities, have a record of those impairments or are perceived to have those impairments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1826-B
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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
  • Political subdivision: means any city, town, plantation, county, administrative entity or instrumentality created pursuant to Title 30-A, chapters 115 and 119, incorporated fire-fighting unit that is organized under Title 13-B and is officially recognized by any authority created by statute, quasi-municipal corporation and special purpose district, including, but not limited to, any water district, sanitary district, hospital district, school district of any type, an airport authority established pursuant to Title 6, chapter 10, any volunteer fire association as defined inTitle 30-A, section 3151, a transit district as defined inTitle 30-A, section 3501, subsection 1, a regional transportation corporation as defined inTitle 30-A, section 3501, subsection 2, a transit district or regional transportation corporation formed under the laws of another state that would qualify as a transit district or regional transportation corporation under Title 30-A, chapter 163 if formed under the laws of this State and any emergency medical service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Pool: includes any related equipment, structures, areas and enclosures that are intended for the use of persons using or operating the pool, including equipment, dressing lockers, showers and toilet rooms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Pool depth: means the distance between the floor of the pool and the maximum operating water level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • 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
  • Preliminary marketing: means , for the purpose of evaluating market demand for a proposed facility:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Premium: means the consideration paid to an insurer for a reimbursement insurance policy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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
  • Preschool facility: means any day care center or nursery school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2871
  • Prescriber: means a person who is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized in the appropriate jurisdiction to prescribe and administer drugs in the course of professional practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-A
  • 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
  • Principal structure: means any building or structure in which the main use of the premises takes place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Private pond: means an artifically constructed pond impounded within the limits of the riparian owner, even though the water is not supplied directly from a brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization or tissue bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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 limited liability company: means a limited liability company formed to perform a professional service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Professional limited liability partnership: means a limited liability partnership formed to perform a professional service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 723
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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: 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 a person who is contractually obligated to a service contract holder under the terms of a service contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Provider fee: means the consideration paid for a service contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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 counter: means a separate counter built into a voting device that records the total number of ballots cast or tabulated on the voting device for an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Public drinking water supplier: means a public water supplier as defined by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act that provides drinking water from a source water protection area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public pool: means any constructed or prefabricated pool other than a residential pool or medical facility pool that is intended to be used for swimming, recreational bathing or wading and is operated by an owner, lessee, tenant or concessionaire or by a person licensed by the department, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • 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
  • 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
  • Qualified telecommunications equipment: includes equipment used to provide telegraph service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • 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.
  • Raffle: means a game of chance in which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • 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 estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery agency: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, tissue bank, educational institution or research organization that participates in or facilitates the execution of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Referendum: means an election for the determination of a question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Refusal: means a record created under section 2947 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Register: means to enlist as a voter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Registered domestic partner: means an individual registered as a domestic partner under section 2710, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registered mail: shall be construed to include certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registrant: means a person or organization registered with the Gambling Control Unit to conduct a game of chance, a raffle or certain tournament games, for which a license is not required under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Regulated advertisement: means the presentation to the general public of a commercial message regarding a prescription drug or biological product by a manufacturer of prescription drugs that is:  
    (1) Broadcast on television or radio from a station that is physically located in the State;  
    (2) Broadcast over the Internet from a location in the State; or  
    (3) Printed in magazines or newspapers that are printed, distributed or sold in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-A
  • Reimbursement insurance policy: means a policy of insurance, issued to a provider, that provides reimbursement to the provider under the terms of the insured service contracts issued or sold by the provider or, in the event of the provider's nonperformance, pays to service contract holders on behalf of the provider all covered contractual obligations incurred by the provider under the terms of the insured service contracts issued or sold by the provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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.
  • 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: refer to an individual's place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or a person who is not a citizen of the United States who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Residential spa: means any constructed spa, permanently installed or portable, that is used in connection with a single or multifamily residence, used by tenants of apartment buildings, owners of condominiums or members of property owners associations and available only to these residents and their private guests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Residential swimming pool: means any constructed pool that is used for swimming in connection with a single or multifamily residence, used by tenants of apartment buildings, owners of condominiums and members of property owners associations and available only to these residents and their private guests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • 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
  • Retail business establishment: means a business engaged in the sale of goods to the ultimate consumer for direct use or consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roulette: means a game of chance in which players bet on the compartment of a revolving wheel into which a small ball will come to rest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Selectmen: means the board of selectmen of the town or, if the town has no selectmen, the officers charged with the duties customarily imposed on the board of selectmen of a town. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Service contract: includes a contract or agreement sold for a separately stated consideration for a specific duration that provides for any of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Service contract holder: means a person who is the purchaser or holder of a service contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1812
  • Sewage: means the water-carried wastes created in and carried or to be carried away from any structure together with any surface or ground water or household and industrial waste that is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sewers: means and includes mains, pipes and laterals for the reception of sewage and carrying that sewage to an outfall or some part of a sewage disposal system, including pumping stations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Simplified employee pension plan: means a simplified employee pension plan that is in compliance with the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, as these provisions relate to simplified employee pension plans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 891
  • single-family or multi-unit residential housing: means any work or undertaking:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • 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
  • Something of value: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Source water protection area: means an area that contributes recharge water to a surface water intake or public water supply well for a public drinking water supply. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Spa: includes , but is not limited to, a therapeutic pool, hydrotherapy pool, whirlpool, hot spa and hot tub. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Special election: means an election other than a regular election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • State: means the State of Maine or any office, department, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital or other instrumentality of the State, including the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Port Authority, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, the Maine Community College System, the Maine Veterans' Homes, the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the Maine Military Authority and all such other state entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • State public body: means any city, town, district or other political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subdivision: means the division of a tract or parcel of land into 3 or more lots within any 5-year period that begins on or after September 23, 1971. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Subscriber: means a purchaser or beneficiary of a continuing care agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6201
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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
  • Tangible net worth: means equity less assets that have no physical existence and depend on expected future benefits for their ascribed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Telecommunications: means , but is not limited to, the process of transmitting and receiving any information, including voice, data and video, by any medium, including wire, microwave, fiberoptics, radio, laser and satellite. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Telecommunications business: means a person engaged in the activity of providing interactive 2-way communication services for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • 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.
  • Terminal illness: means a disease or condition that, without life-sustaining measures, will soon result in death or in a state of permanent unconsciousness from which recovery is unlikely. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2671
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Threatened species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner as likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state threatened species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tokens: means distinctive objects, chips, tickets or other devices of no intrinsic value used as a substitute for cash in accounting for revenue from a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • 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
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Tract or parcel of land: means all contiguous land in the same ownership, except that lands located on opposite sides of a public or private road are considered each a separate tract or parcel of land unless the road was established by the owner of land on both sides of the road after September 22, 1971. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Trailer: means any vehicle without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer: means to sell, furnish, give, lend, deliver or otherwise provide with or without consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Treating physician: means a physician who has primary responsibility for the care of a patient and treatment of that patient's terminal illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2671
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety underTitle 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for carrying persons or property or which is used for the transportation of persons, except motorcycles, farm implements and snowmobiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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
  • 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 place: means the building in which ballots are cast at an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Warden: means the presiding officer at a voting place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Warranty: means a warranty made solely by the manufacturer, importer or seller of property or services without consideration that is not negotiated or separated from the sale of the product and is incidental to the sale of the product and that guarantees indemnity for defective parts, mechanical or electrical breakdown, labor or other remedial measures, such as repair or replacement of the property or repetition of services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Work center: means a program that provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities to enable those individuals to maximize their opportunities for employment, including career advancement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1826-B
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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
  • Zoning ordinance: means a type of land use ordinance that divides a municipality into districts and that prescribes and reasonably applies different regulations in each district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301