Sections
Chapter 81 General Provisions 901 – 987
Chapter 83 Cemetery Corporations 1031 – 1386
Chapter 85 Cooperatives 1501 – 1984
Chapter 87 Fish Marketing Associations 2001 – 2287
Chapter 91 Proprietors of Lands and Wharves 2691 – 2814
Chapter 93 Religious Societies 2861 – 3172
Chapter 99 Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act 5101 – 5111

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 13 > Part 2

  • 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
  • Accelerator: means a program that supports entrepreneurs by providing training, business assistance and mentors in a time-limited training program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Acquired brain injury: means an insult to the brain resulting directly or indirectly from trauma, anoxia, vascular lesions or infection, which:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3086
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Administration of civil justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible civil violations and prospective and pending civil actions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Administration of criminal justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Administration of juvenile justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of intelligence and investigative information relating to the administration of juvenile justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Office of Geographic Information Systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1991
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Affidavit warrant: means a warrant issued in response to a properly sworn charging instrument or affidavit, or both, based on probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Affiliated business: means 2 businesses exhibiting either of the following relationships:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affiliated business: means a member of a group of 2 or more businesses in which more than 50% of the voting stock of each member corporation or more than 50% of the ownership interest in a business other than a corporation is directly or indirectly owned by a common owner or owners, either corporate or noncorporate, or by one or more of the member businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Affiliated group: means a designated business and its corresponding affiliated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable housing: means decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for low-income and moderate-income households. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 120% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Agency of jurisdiction: means the state agency which has use of and jurisdiction over the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Agreement: means a legally binding written document between 2 or more parties, including, but not limited to, a document commonly referred to as an accepted application, proposal, prospectus, contract, grant, joint or cooperative agreement, purchase of service or state aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • agreement funding: means all agreement funds received by a community agency from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Agricultural products: include floricultural, horticultural, viticultural, forestry, nut, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Alias name: means an alternative name, a pseudonym or a placeholder name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member or retiree who is recognized by a domestic relations order as having a right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable by the retirement system with respect to that member or retiree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Alternative name: means a name used by an individual instead of or in addition to the individual's legal name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • an event the result of which is determined by chance: includes but is not limited to a shuffle of a deck of cards, a roll of a die or dice or a random drawing or generation of an object that may include, but is not limited to, a card, a die, a number or simulations of any of these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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.
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Arts district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated by the municipality or plantation for the purpose of providing employment and cultural opportunities through the development of arts opportunities, including, but not limited to, museums, galleries, arts education, art studios, performing arts venues and associated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistant: means a person paid to perform a service for a caregiver, dispensary, manufacturing facility or marijuana testing facility in accordance with this chapter, whether as an employee or independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Association: means an organization:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Association: means a corporation organized under this subchapter, or a similar domestic corporation, or a foreign association or corporation if authorized to do business in this State, organized under any general or special Act as a cooperative association for the mutual benefit of its members, as agricultural producers, and which confines its operations to purposes authorized by this subchapter and restricts the return on the stock or membership capital and the amount of its business with nonmembers to the limits placed thereon by this subchapter for associations organized hereunder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Association of producers: means any association of producers of agricultural products organized and existing under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority established pursuant to section 4722. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Available facility: means a facility in which all or a part of the facility is unused and available for leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Average personal income growth: means the average for the prior 10 calendar years, ending with the most recent calendar year for which data is available, of the percent change in personal income in this State, as estimated by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Base level of employment: means the greater of either the total employment in the State of a business as of March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st of the calendar year immediately preceding the year of the business's application to become a certified Pine Tree Development Zone business divided by 4 or its average employment during the base period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Base period: means the 3 calendar years preceding the calendar year in which an application for approval of a state tax increment financing district is submitted to the commissioner by a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Base period: means the 3 calendar years prior to the year in which a business applies to be certified as a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beano: means a specific kind of group game of chance, regardless of whether such a game is characterized by another name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Bench warrant: means an arrest warrant issued by an authorized judicial officer that directs a law enforcement officer to seize or detain an individual and includes the following types of arrest warrants:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Beneficial insects: means those insects that, during their life cycle, are effective pollinators of plants, are parasites or predators of pests or are otherwise beneficial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Biennial base year appropriation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Blood-borne pathogen test: means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Board: means any authority, board, commission, committee, council and similar organization, including independent organizations, established or authorized by the Legislature to fulfill specific functions the members of which do not serve full time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Board: means the Maine Agricultural Bargaining Board provided for in this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Board: means the board of directors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established inTitle 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board of trustees: means the Maine Rural Development Authority Board of Trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • bond bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank created by section 5951. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Bonds: means bonds of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability corporation, professional corporation or any other legal business entity recognized under the laws of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • 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
  • Buyer: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Call center: means a business enterprise that employs 50 or more full-time employees for the purpose of customer service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Calories per serving: means the caloric information for a food or beverage item being offered for consumption by one person, as usually prepared and as offered for sale on the menu, menu board or food display tag. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Campground: includes , but is not limited to, sites intended for recreational purposes rather than permanent residency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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
  • Capital reserve fund: means any capital reserve fund created or established as provided in section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Car sharing delivery period: means the period of time during which a shared vehicle is being delivered to the location of the car sharing start time, if applicable, as documented by the governing car sharing program agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Car sharing period: means the time period that commences with the car sharing delivery period or, if there is no delivery period, that commences with the car sharing start time and in either case ends at the car sharing termination time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Car sharing program agreement: means an agreement describing the terms and conditions applicable to a shared vehicle owner and a shared vehicle driver that govern the use of a shared vehicle through a program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Car sharing start time: means the time when a shared vehicle becomes subject to the control of a shared vehicle driver, which must be at or after the time the reservation of the shared vehicle is scheduled to begin as documented in the records of a program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Car sharing termination time: means the time of the earliest of the following events:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • 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
  • Cardholder: means a person who has been issued and possesses a valid registry identification card. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Caregiver: means a person or an assistant of that person that provides care for a qualifying patient in accordance with section 2423?A, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Caregiver retail store: means a store that has attributes generally associated with retail stores, including, but not limited to, a fixed location, a sign, regular business hours, accessibility to the public and sales of goods or services directly to a consumer, and that is used by a registered caregiver to offer marijuana plants or harvested marijuana for sale to qualifying patients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Carrying costs: means reasonable costs incurred for the maintenance, protection and security of a speculative industrial building prior to occupancy, including, but not limited to, insurance, taxes and interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Catastrophic injury: means an extremely serious injury that may result in permanent disability or a long-lasting medical condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Catastrophic occurrence: means accidental fire, flood, hurricane, windstorm, earthquake or other similar event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Catering establishments: means any kitchen, commissary or similar place in which food or drink is prepared for sale or service elsewhere or for service on the premises during special catered events. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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.
  • Certified nurse practitioner: means a registered professional nurse licensed under Title 32, chapter 31 who has received postgraduate education designed to prepare the nurse for advanced practice registered nursing in a clinical specialty in nursing that has a defined scope of practice and who has been certified in the clinical specialty by a national certifying organization acceptable to the State Board of Nursing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Chain restaurant: means an eating establishment that does business under the same trade name in 20 or more locations, at least one of which is located in the State, that offers predominantly the same type of meals, food, beverages or menus, regardless of the type of ownership of an individual location. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charitable purpose: means the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, the promotion of health, the promotion of a governmental purpose or any other purpose the achievement of which is beneficial to the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • check: means a check, draft or order for the payment of money. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6071
  • 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 judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Child-resistant: means , with respect to packaging or a container:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Cigarette paper: means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Collective: means an association, cooperative, affiliation or group of caregivers who physically assist each other in the act of cultivation, processing or distribution of marijuana for medical use for the benefit of the members of the collective. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Columbarium: means a structure or room or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses for disposition of cremated human remains. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Commercial: means related to or connected with the furtherance of a profit-making enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Commercial beano hall permit: means written authority from the Gambling Control Unit issued to a permittee who rents or leases premises for profit to a licensee to hold, conduct or operate "beano. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Commercial facility: means real estate and improvements used principally for commercial purposes or suitable for commercial use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed seed, whole or processed, when not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsections 1 to 4 which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed, provided that the commissioner by regulation may exempt from this definition, or from specific provisions of this Act, commodities such as hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials, and are not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • 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 Public Utilities Commission established pursuant toTitle 35-A, section 103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • 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 Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-R
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, who has responsibility for the administration of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Committee: means the Revenue Forecasting Committee established inTitle 5, section 1710-E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • 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
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Communication common carrier: means any telephone or telegraph company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Community agency: means any public or private nonprofit organization, firm, individual, partnership or business corporation operated for profit that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Community agency fiscal year: means the fiscal year of a community agency commencing on or after July 1, 1995. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Community mausoleum: means an aboveground structure designed for entombment of human remains of the general public, as opposed to the entombment of the remains of family members in a privately owned, family mausoleum of no more than 6 crypts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Competitive procurement: means the transmission of a written request for proposal, written request for qualifications or other invitation to compete on price or qualifications to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Construction loan: means a loan:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Consumer Price Index: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Contempt warrant: means a bench warrant issued by a judicial order:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Contents: when used with respect to any wire or oral communication, means any information concerning the identity of the parties to such communication or the existence, contents, substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributions: means payments for membership dues and fees, gifts, donations and sponsorships, including those that result in public advertisement of the entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Conversion: means a change in character of residential real property from a rental to an ownership basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative affordable housing corporation: means a domestic corporation that is organized under or elects to be governed by the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Cooperative interest: means the ownership interest in a cooperative affordable housing corporation that is evidenced by a membership share. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative property: means the real and personal property, including mobile and manufactured homes, in this State owned or leased by a cooperative affordable housing corporation for the primary purpose of residential use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cottage: means a single structure where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the public as a business for a day, week or month, but not for longer than an entire season, for temporary occupancy for recreational purposes only and not for permanent residency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Council: means the Statewide Homeless Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means any District Court and, with regard to section 4659, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Crime: means one of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Criminal history record information: includes , but is not limited to, identifiable descriptions or notations of: summonses and arrests; detention; bail; formal criminal charges such as complaints, informations and indictments; any disposition stemming from such charges; post-plea or post-adjudication sentencing; involuntary commitment; execution of and completion of any sentencing alternatives imposed; release and discharge from involuntary commitment; any related pretrial and post-trial appeals, collateral attacks and petitions; and petitions for and warrants of pardons, commutations, reprieves and amnesties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 703
  • Criminal justice agency: includes federal courts, Maine courts, courts in any other state, the Department of the Attorney General, district attorneys' offices and the equivalent departments or offices in any federal or state jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 703
  • Criminal justice agency: includes the Department of the Attorney General, district attorneys' offices and the equivalent departments or offices in any federal or state jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Cultivation area: means an indoor or outdoor area used for cultivation in accordance with this chapter that is enclosed and equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a person authorized to have access to the area under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal or plantation assessor as of April 1st of each year that the development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal assessor as of April 1st of each year that the affordable housing development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Customer-formula feed: means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds or feed ingredients or both, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Data custodian: means a federal data custodian, state data custodian or nonstate data custodian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • 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
  • Day care center: means a child care facility, as defined inTitle 22, section 8301-A, subsection 1-A, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2871
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Defoliant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for causing the leaves or foliage to drop from a plant, with or without causing abscission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Delivery sale: means a sale of tobacco products to a consumer in this State when:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Delivery service: means a person, including the United States Postal Service, who is engaged in the commercial delivery of letters, packages or other containers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Demand letter: means a letter, an e-mail or other written communication asserting that a target has engaged in patent infringement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8701
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Department: means the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-R
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • 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 as well as other departments and agencies of State Government approved for inclusion in this chapter by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Department examination: means actions determined to be necessary by the department's audit division, including, but not limited to, analyses or testing of reported agreement balances and transactions, provision of internal control systems and compliance with rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Department review: means a review by the department of a community agency's submitted annual financial statement report. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Desiccant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for artificially accelerating the drying of plant tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Designated business: means a business located within the boundaries of a development district and designated by the municipality as a "designated business" for purposes of state tax increment financing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated as provided under sections 5223 and 5226 and that is to be developed under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under section 5226 and that is to be developed by the municipality under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to provide new employment opportunities, retain existing employment, improve or broaden the tax base, construct or improve the physical facilities and structures or improve the quality of pedestrian and vehicular transportation, as described in section 5224, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to provide new employment opportunities, retain existing employment, improve or broaden the tax base and improve the physical facilities and structures or the quality of pedestrian and vehicular transportation, as described in section 5224. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Device: means any instrument or contrivance, other than a firearm, that is intended for trapping, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest or any other form of plant or animal life, other than a human being and other than a bacterium, virus or other microorganism on or in a living human being or other living animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dip net: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of General Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Director: means the Director of the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • Director: means the Director of the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Board and the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • dispensary: means an entity registered under section 2425-A that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, sells, supplies or dispenses marijuana plants or harvested marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to qualifying patients and the caregivers of those patients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Disqualifying drug offense: means a conviction for a violation of a state or federal controlled substance law that is a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Dissemination: means the transmission of information by any means, including but not limited to orally, in writing or electronically, by or to anyone outside the criminal justice agency that maintains the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 703
  • Dissemination: means the transmission of information by any means, including but not limited to orally, in writing or electronically, by or to anyone outside the criminal justice agency that maintains the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, ship, deliver for shipment or receive and, having so received, deliver or offer to deliver pesticides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, exchange or barter commercial feed; or to supply, furnish or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • distributor: means a person licensed as a distributor under Title 36, chapter 704. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • 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
  • district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under sections 5247 and 5250 to be developed under an affordable housing development program and financed under section 5250-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Division: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Division: means the Executive Department, Division of Community Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dollar threshold: means a funding limit that is set to determine how a community agency will be held accountable for agreement receipts of state and federal funds from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Domestic association: means an association or corporation formed under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Downtown: means the traditional central business district of a community that has served as the center of socioeconomic interaction in the community, characterized by a cohesive core of commercial and mixed-use buildings, often interspersed with civic, religious and residential buildings and public spaces, that are typically arranged along a main street and intersecting side streets and served by public infrastructure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Downtown: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Downtown improvement: includes facade, utility relocation or extension, historic preservation and parking and road improvement; elevator, sprinkler system and traffic control devices installation; purchase of development rights for a park or open space and construction of park and open space amenities; and public toilet, streetscape, sidewalk and curb installation or upgrade. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Downtown tax increment financing district: means a tax increment financing district described in a downtown redevelopment plan that is consistent with the downtown criteria established pursuant to rules of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Drowning set: means a trap set for wild animals that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Drug: means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in animals other than man and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Eating establishment: includes places in the entertainment, hospitality, recreation, restaurant and tourism industries; catering establishments; correctional facilities; hospital cafeterias; mobile eating places; public and private schools; retail frozen dairy product establishments; and workplace eating establishments and places where food is prepared for vending machines dispensing food other than in original sealed packages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Edible marijuana product: means a marijuana product intended to be consumed orally, including, but not limited to, any type of food, drink or pill containing harvested marijuana. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Elderly: means a person or family as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Election official: means a warden, ward clerk, deputy warden or election clerk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electric assistance: means assistance as established by the commission pursuant toTitle 35-A, section 3214 and rules adopted pursuant to that section, based on an eligible household's income level and electricity usage and paid to an electric utility on behalf of an eligible household. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Electric utility: means a transmission and distribution utility as defined inTitle 35-A, section 102, subsection 20-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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 expenses and losses: means expenses and losses resulting from a personal injury sustained by an individual as a direct result of a crime specified in subsection 3 and may include medical and medically related expenses, psychological or mental health counseling expenses, lost wages, funeral, burial and other homicide-related expenses and travel expenses and loss of income of a claimant or family member for providing or obtaining care for the personal injury of a minor or incapacitated victim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Eligible household: means a household that is eligible to receive fuel assistance through the Maine State Housing Authority pursuant to section 4722, subsection 1, paragraph W; section 4741, subsection 15; and subchapter XIII and rules adopted pursuant to these laws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Eligible patient: means a person who has:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2671
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Employee cooperative: means a corporation which has duly elected to be governed by this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • employer of the person exposed: includes a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Endangered species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner to be in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state endangered species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Endowment fund: means an institutional fund or part thereof that, under the terms of a gift instrument, is not wholly expendable by the institution on a current basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Enterprise: means collectively all departments and agencies of the executive branch. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • entity: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Entitywide financial reporting: means financial statements and agreement supplemental schedules of a community agency prepared based on its fiscal year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Entrepreneurial support system: means a network of organizations and programs in the State that facilitate entrepreneurial growth including capital providers, chambers of commerce, local governments, economic development organizations, universities, incubators and accelerators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Environment: includes water, air and land and all plants and human beings and other animals living therein and the interrelationships that exist among these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Environmental disease: means any abnormal condition or disorder aggravated or caused by exposure to an environmental hazard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Equipment: means the receptacle and numbered objects to be drawn from it; the master board upon which such objects are placed as drawn; the tally cards or sheets bearing such numbers to be covered and the objects used to cover them; the boards or signs, however operated, used to display the numbers as they are drawn; public address systems; and any other articles essential to the operation, conduct and playing of "Beano. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • 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
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive order: means an order of the President of the United States or the chief executive of a state that has the force of law and that is published in a manner permitting regular public access. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • 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
  • Expenses: means travel, meals or lodging costs or other necessary costs incurred by a member of a board in the performance of his duties as a member of that board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Experiential tourism: means tourism that allows individuals to be active participants in outdoor recreational activities including but not limited to: hiking, camping, birding and other wildlife viewing, nature photography, visits to historical and cultural sites and museums, nature tourism, adventure tourism and ecotourism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Exposure: means direct contact or interaction with an environmental hazard or toxic agent affecting or being taken into the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Extreme public health emergency: means the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread exposure to a highly infectious or toxic agent that poses an imminent threat of substantial harm to the population of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • facility: means a state institution as defined under Title 34-B, chapter 1 or a health care facility licensed by the division, except that it does not include a facility licensed as a nursing facility or licensed under chapter 1664. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • fair: means a nonprofit agricultural fair society eligible for a stipend under Title 7, chapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family or household member: means : the parent, stepparent, sibling, grandparent, spouse, child or stepchild of a victim or a person who bears an equally significant relationship to the victim; or a person who at the time or discovery of the crime was living in the household of the victim or who previously had lived in the household of the victim for a period of not less than 2 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Father: means a natural or adoptive father or stepfather. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Federal audit: means an audit made pursuant to the federal Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 or any subsequent revisions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Federal data custodian: means any branch, agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Federal funds: means all federal funds received by a community agency and not just those agreements received from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • 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 grant application: shall mean any request or proposal for financial assistance made by a state agency or by an employee of such an agency acting in his official capacity to the United States Government, whether for a loan, grant, subsidy, augmentation, advance, reimbursement, or any other form where such financial assistance will be expended by the state agency or employee acting in his official capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1706
  • 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.
  • Feed ingredient: means each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Financial services: means services provided by an insurance company subject to taxation under Title 36, chapter 357; a captive insurance company formed or licensed under Title 24-A, chapter 83; a financial institution subject to taxation under Title 36, chapter 819; or a mutual fund service provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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: 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
  • Fisheries and wildlife or marine resources project: means a project approved by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or the Department of Marine Resources undertaken for the purpose of improving public access to freshwater or saltwater fisheries and wildlife resources of the State for fishing, hunting, research or observation or for conservation or improvement of the freshwater or saltwater fisheries and wildlife resources of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Fishery products: includes fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine products for human consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Food display tag: means a written or printed description of a food or beverage item, such as a label or placard, placed in the vicinity of the food or beverage item identifying the type or price of the food or beverage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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 association: means an association or corporation not formed under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fresh pursuit: as used in this chapter includes fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and the pursuit of a person who has committed a crime punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year, who is reasonably suspected of having committed such a crime or who is reasonably suspected of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 152
  • FTA warrant: means a bench warrant issued for failure of an individual to appear in court as required by a criminal summons or other court order requiring an individual to appear for a court hearing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • FTP warrant: means a bench warrant issued for failure of an individual to pay a fine, as described inTitle 14, section 3141, as ordered by the issuing court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Fuel assistance: means assistance paid to eligible households or to fuel vendors on behalf of an eligible household or directly to eligible tenants who pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Full-time student: means a person who meets the requirements for a full-time student set out in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Fully marketable form: means a municipal security duly executed and accompanied by an approving legal opinion of a bond counsel of recognized standing in the field of municipal law whose opinions are generally accepted by purchasers of municipal bonds, provided that the municipal security so executed need not be printed or lithographed nor be in more than one denomination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • fund: means the Housing Opportunities for Maine Fund created by subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4853
  • Fund: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Fund established in section 4863. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Fund: means the Electric Assistance Program Fund established in section 4962. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Fund: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund established inTitle 10, section 1023-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Fund for a Healthy Maine: whenever used in this chapter , mean the Other Special Revenue account within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services established pursuant toTitle 22, section 1511. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1661
  • Funded debt: means an obligation for the payment of which some fund is set aside. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Fungi: means all nonchlorophyll-bearing thallophytes, that is, all nonchlorophyll-bearing plants of a lower order than mosses and liverworts, including but not limited to rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, yeasts and bacteria, except those on or in living human beings or other living animals, and except those in or on processed food, beverages or pharmaceuticals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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 fund: means the fund created or established as provided in section 6007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • General Fund revenue shortfall: means the amount by which the General Fund appropriation limitation established by section 1534 exceeds baseline General Fund revenue and other available resources in each state fiscal year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Generally accepted accounting principles: means uniform minimum standards and guidelines for financial accounting and reporting ordinarily employed by skilled accountants and agreed upon by authoritative practitioners of recognized professional standing, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and other recognized professional bodies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Geographic information board: means the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift instrument: means a record or records, including an institutional solicitation, under which property is granted to, transferred to or held by an institution as an institutional fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • GIS: means an entire formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, process, digital data base or system that electronically records, stores, reproduces and manipulates by computer geographic information system data. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1991
  • GIS: means a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, analyzing and displaying information identified according to locations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • GIS data: means geographic information that has been compiled and digitized for use in geographic information systems by a state agency, either alone or in cooperation with other agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1991
  • GIS services: means the process of gathering, storing, maintaining and providing geographic information system data for geographic information systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1991
  • Governing body: means a person or group of persons with the responsibility or authority to manage an entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Government auditing standards: means auditing standards promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States that are applicable to financial audits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Governmental unit: means any county, municipality, school administrative district, community school district, public waste disposal corporation as authorized underTitle 38, section 1304-B or other quasi-municipal corporation within the State, including any corporation owned entirely by a municipality and providing water, sewer or electric service or performing other essential governmental functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Governor-elect: whenever used in this chapter and chapter 145, shall be held to mean the candidate most recently elected to the office of Governor of the State of Maine in the November election for choice of Governor, or his successor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1661
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grocery store: includes a convenience store, but does not include a separately owned eating establishment located within a grocery store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Gross revenue: means the total amount wagered in a game of chance less the prizes awarded. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Gross state tax increment: means the difference, if any, between the sales and income tax revenues attributable to the state tax increment financing district for the current period and the sales and income tax revenues attributable to the state tax increment financing district for the base period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • 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.
  • Handler: means any person engaged in the business or practice of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Harass: means an intentional or negligent act or omission that creates the likelihood of injury to wildlife by annoying it to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Harassment: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Harvested marijuana: includes marijuana concentrate and marijuana products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Health care facility: includes a general and specialty hospital, an ambulatory surgical facility, an end-stage renal disease facility and an intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Health inspector: means a person whose education and experience in the biological and sanitary sciences qualify that person to engage in the promotion and protection of the public health and who applies technical knowledge to solve problems of a sanitary nature and develops methods and carries out procedures for the control of those factors of the environment that affect the health, safety and well-being of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • 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
  • Highly toxic pesticide: means any pesticide determined to be a highly toxic pesticide under FIFRA, Section 25(c)(2) or by the board under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Historic dollar value: means the aggregate value in dollars of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Home-based manufacturer of pet food: means a person who manufactures 10 or fewer product names in that person's home and sells the products directly to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Homeless: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Housing: includes , but is not limited to, any "project" or "housing project" as defined in section 4702, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • 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
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund: means the fund established under section 4934-A by the Maine State Housing Authority for the purpose of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Program: means any program of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State established by the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • 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
  • Immature marijuana plant: means a nonflowering marijuana plant that measures more than 24 inches from the base of the main plant stalk to the most distant point of the plant's leaf stems or branches. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Immediate jeopardy: means a situation in which the provider's noncompliance with one or more conditions of participation in the federal Medicare program has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm or impairment to or death of a patient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Imminent hazard: means a situation that exists when the continued use of a pesticide during the time required for cancellation proceedings pursuant to section 609 would likely result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or will involve unreasonable hazard to the survival of a species declared endangered by the United States Secretary of the Interior under United States Public Law 91-135. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Improper invoice: means an invoice which is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Income supplementation programs: means programs designed to supplement the income of a person or family and includes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, food distribution, general assistance, supplemental security income or any other income related program utilizing state-administered funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • 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
  • Increased assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of a tax increment financing district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Increased assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of an affordable housing development district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Incubator: means a program that supports entrepreneurs by providing training, business assistance and mentors and office, manufacturing or laboratory space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • 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
  • Independent agricultural contractor: means a person who grows under contract, or who harvests or hauls forest products under contract, as the person's primary activity or as part of a general agricultural activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Independent public accountant: means a person who complies with government auditing standards and who is one of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Indian Housing Authority: means any housing authority created by the Maine Indian Housing law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indian Housing Mortgage Insurance Committee: means a committee consisting of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indian Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund: means any Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund established by the Maine State Housing Authority in cooperation with the Indian Housing Authority for the purpose of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing on the Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • 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.
  • Inert ingredient: means an ingredient that is not an active ingredient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Infected person: means a person who is diagnosed as having a communicable disease or who, after appropriate medical evaluation or testing, is determined to harbor an infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Ingredient statement: means a statement of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Inherently hazardous substance: means a liquid chemical; a compressed gas; carbon dioxide; or a commercial product that has a flash point at or lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, including, but not limited to, butane, propane and diethyl ether. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Inland waters: means all waters within the State above the rise and fall of the tide and wholly or partially within the territorial limits of the State, except private ponds as defined in subsection 51. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Insect: means any of the numerous small invertebrate animals generally having the body more or less obviously segmented, for the most part belonging to the class insecta, comprising 6-legged, usually winged forms, including but not limited to beetles, bugs, bees and flies, and to other allied classes or arthropods whose members are wingless and usually have more than 6 legs, including but not limited to spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and wood lice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Institute: means the Maine Technology Institute. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Institution: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Institutional fund: means a fund held by an institution exclusively for charitable purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Insurer: means an insurer authorized to transact business in this State or an insurer that is authorized as a surplus lines insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Intelligence and investigative record information: includes information of record concerning investigative techniques and procedures and security plans and procedures prepared or collected by a criminal justice agency or other agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intercept: means to hear, record or aid another to hear or record the contents of any wire or oral communication through the use of any intercepting device by any person other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Intercepting device: means any device or apparatus which can be used to intercept a wire or oral communication other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • 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
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Jail investigative officer: means an employee of a jail designated by the jail administrator as having the authority to conduct investigations of crimes relating to the security or orderly management of the jail and engage in any other activity that is related to the administration of criminal justice as defined inTitle 16, section 703, subsection 1 for the purposes of the Criminal History Record Information Act or as defined inTitle 16, section 803, subsection 2 for the purposes of the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Juvenile warrant: means a bench warrant issued in order to detain a juvenile pursuant to section 3202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Label: means the written, printed or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or in the case of a bulk shipment the information shall accompany delivery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Labeling: means the label and all other written, printed or graphic matter:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon a commercial feed or any of its containers or wrapper, or accompanying such commercial feed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Labor market average weekly wage: means the average weekly wage as published by the Department of Labor for the labor market or markets in which potential qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees are located for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Labor market unemployment rate: means the average unemployment rate as published by the Department of Labor for the labor market or markets in which potential qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees are located for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Land: means all land and water areas, including airspace, and all plants, animals, structures, buildings, contrivances and machinery appurtenant thereto or situated thereon, fixed or mobile, including any used for transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Law enforcement agency: means the State Police, a sheriff's department or a municipal police department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Lawful age: means the age of 18 and over. 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: 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 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legislative per diem: means the per diem authorized byTitle 3, section 2, that is paid to Legislators for every day's attendance at meetings held when the Legislature is not in daily session. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Legislative review session: means the regular session of the Legislature convening after the beginning of the legislative rule acceptance period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 8071-A
  • Legislative rule acceptance period: means the period beginning on the July 1st preceding the convening of a regular session of the Legislature and ending at 5:00 p. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 8071-A
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lender: includes , but is not limited to, the following institutional lenders whose policies and procedures are subject to governmental supervision:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Lessee: means a tenant under lease and may include an installment purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • library: means the statewide network created pursuant to this subchapter by which data custodians or their designees organize and catalog public geographic information and provide access to that information to all levels of government and to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • License: means written authority from the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate "Beano". See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Licensed federal-state potato inspector: means an authorized representative of the Federal-State Inspection Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Licensee: means any person who holds an unrevoked and valid unsuspended license issued under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Licensee: means any organization, including a federally recognized Indian tribe in the State, that has been granted a license by the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate "Beano" or "Bingo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • 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.
  • Limited equity cooperative: means a cooperative affordable housing corporation organized in accordance with section 1754. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Limited equity formula: means a rule or method for determining the transfer value of a share in a limited equity cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • 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 development corporation: means any nonprofit corporation organized by a city or town under Title 13, chapter 81 or Title 13-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Local development corporation: means any nonprofit organization created by a municipality that is incorporated under Title 13, chapter 81 or that is incorporated under Title 13-B or otherwise chartered by the State, which is designed to foster, encourage and assist the settlement or resettlement of industrial, manufacturing, fishing, agricultural, recreational and other business enterprises within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Local entering agency: means a local law enforcement agency designated by the district attorney within a prosecutorial district, with the approval of the Chief Judge of the District Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Location permit: means that card issued by the Gambling Control Unit, describing the premises or area in which "Beano" may be conducted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Lodging place: includes , but is not limited to, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and inns where the owner or managing entity maintains the lodging facilities and the structures are located in the same general physical location. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Long-term care facility: means a hospice provider facility licensed under chapter 1681; a nursing facility licensed under chapter 405; an assisted living facility licensed under chapter 1663 or 1664; or a facility or program licensed under chapter 1663 that provides care for a qualifying patient in accordance with section 2423?A, subsection 1, paragraph F?1, subparagraph (2). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Low income: means income that is less than or equal to 80% of median income for the area, adjusted for family size, in accordance with federal standards generally accepted at the time of incorporation under this subchapter and comparable to standards of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in existence on the effective date of this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Lower income households: means low-income and very low-income households as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • 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
  • Maine State Police wanted database: means the database of warrants and other information maintained by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Maine telecommunications and routing operations system: means the interagency communications system maintained and operated by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain facilities after they have been developed and all activities necessary to operate the facilities, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional and educational programs and safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain affordable housing after development and all activities necessary to operate the affordable housing, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional, safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Major permanent loss of function: means sensory, motor, physiological or intellectual impairment that was not present at the time of admission and requires continued treatment or imposes persistent major restrictions in activities of daily living. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Managing director: means the person with overall day-to-day responsibility for directing the operations of a quasi-independent state entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • Manufacture: means to grind, mix or blend, or further process a commercial feed for distribution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • 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
  • manufacturing: means the production, blending, infusing, compounding or other preparation of marijuana concentrate and marijuana products, including, but not limited to, marijuana extraction or preparation by means of chemical synthesis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Manufacturing: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Manufacturing facility: means a registered tier 1 or tier 2 manufacturing facility or a person authorized to engage in marijuana extraction under section 2423?F. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Marijuana concentrate: means the resin extracted from any part of a marijuana plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation from such resin, including, but not limited to, hashish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Marijuana extraction: means the process of extracting marijuana concentrate from harvested marijuana using water, lipids, gases, solvents or other chemicals or chemical processes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Marijuana plant: means a plant of the genus Cannabis, including, but not limited to, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis or their hybrids and the seeds of those plants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Marijuana product: includes , but is not limited to, an edible marijuana product, a marijuana ointment and a marijuana tincture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Marijuana testing facility: means a public or private laboratory that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Market area: means a geographic region exclusive of a state tax increment financing district that will be affected by the operation of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Marketing contract: includes a contract related to the marketing of agricultural products and a contract by an independent agricultural contractor for furnishing services and facilities in raising or growing agricultural products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Mature marijuana plant: means a flowering female marijuana plant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • 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
  • Median household income: means the income computed based on the most current census information available, as provided by the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Medical provider: means a physician, a certified nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Medical use: means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, delivery, transfer or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of marijuana to treat or alleviate a qualifying patient's medical diagnosis or symptoms for which a medical provider has provided the qualifying patient a written certification under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Member: includes the holder of a membership in an association without capital stock and the holder of common stock in an association organized with capital stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Member: means a person who owns a cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Member: means a natural person who has been accepted for membership in and owns a membership share issued by an employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • 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. 311
  • 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
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Member of the family: includes a person who is a resident of the State and who is living with a person as a spouse and a natural parent of a child of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Members of the same household: means 2 or more people who are residents of the State and who reside in a shared dwelling unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Membership fee: means an initial payment made by a person to an employee cooperative as a condition to becoming a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Menu: means a written or printed list describing food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that may be distributed on or off the premises, but does not include a menu board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Menu board: means a list of food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that is posted in a public area for viewing by multiple customers, including a backlit marquee sign, chalkboard or drive-through menu sign. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Military redevelopment zone: means a specified area within a municipality that is contained within a labor market that includes a military facility that sustained a loss of 400 or more employed workers, if the loss was caused by a federal military facility closure or downsizing, during the 5-year period immediately preceding the time of application for designation as a military redevelopment zone, or is projected to sustain a loss of 400 or more employed workers during the 5-year period immediately following the time of application, and has been designated by the commissioner as a military redevelopment zone under section 5250-J, subsection 3-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile eating place: means a mobile vehicle designed and constructed to transport, prepare, sell or serve food at a number of sites and capable of being moved from its serving site at any time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Moderate income: means income that is less than or equal to 100% of median income for the area, adjusted for family size, in accordance with federal standards generally accepted at the time of incorporation under this subchapter and comparable to standards of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in existence on the effective date of this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Moderate income households: means households in which gross income does not exceed 150% of the median income of the county or metropolitan statistical area in which the household is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • 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: 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.
  • Mother: means a natural or adoptive mother or a stepmother. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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 bond: means a bond or note or evidence of debt issued by a municipality and payable from taxes or from rates, charges or assessments, but does not include any bond or note or evidence of debt issued under chapter 213 or Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal bond insurance fund: means any fund or funds established by the bank to provide reserves to insure payment of any state or municipal issuance of debt, pursuant to a bond insurance program established by the bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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 legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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: 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 security: means a bond or note or evidence of debt issued by a governmental unit and payable from taxes or from rates, charges or assessments, but does not include any bond or note or evidence of debt issued under chapter 213 or Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal year: means a municipality's fiscal year as determined by the municipal officers under section 5651. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means any city, town or local development corporation and any board, commission, agency or authority of any such city, town or local development corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Municipality: means any county, city or town in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Municipality: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Mutual fund service provider: means a taxpayer, as defined inTitle 36, section 111, subsection 7, subject to tax under Title 36, Part 8 other than a financial institution as defined inTitle 36, section 5206?D, subsection 8, that derives more than 50% of its gross income from the direct or indirect provision of management, distribution or administration services to or on behalf of a regulated investment company or from trustees, sponsors and participants of employee benefit plans that have accounts in a regulated investment company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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
  • Near miss: means an event or situation that did not produce patient injury, but only because of chance, which may include, but is not limited to, robustness of the patient or a fortuitous, timely intervention. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Nematode: means invertebrate animals of the phylum nemathelminthes and class nematoda, that is, unsegmented roundworms with elongated fusiform or sac-like bodies covered with cuticle, and inhabiting soil, water, plants or plant parts; nematodes may also be called nemas or eelworms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Net revenue: means gross revenue less allowable expenses as described in section 1838. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonflowering marijuana plant: means a marijuana plant that is in a stage of growth in which the plant's pistils are not showing or the pistils protrude in pairs from seed bracts that may be located on multiple nodes of the plant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Nonparticipating department: means a department or division of State Government other than one defined as a department in this section that has not been approved for inclusion in this chapter by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Nonprofit organization: means any agency, institution or organization that consists of or is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Nonstate data custodian: means any agency or instrumentality of a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Normal wear and tear: means the deterioration that occurs, based upon the use for which the rental unit is intended, without negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse of the premises or equipment or chattels by the tenant or members of the tenant's household or their invitees or guests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6031
  • Notes: means any notes of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Notifiable disease or condition: means any communicable disease, occupational disease or environmental disease, the occurrence or suspected occurrence of which is required to be reported to the department pursuant to sections 821 to 825 or section 1493. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Nursery school: means nursery school, as defined inTitle 22, section 8401. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2871
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Office: means the Office of Information Technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Office: means the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • Officer or director: means , when used with respect to any nonprofit, for-profit or other organization governed by this chapter, a director, manager, shareholder, board member, partner or other person holding a management position or ownership interest in the organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Official tally tape: means the first tape produced by an electronic tabulating machine that tallies the final vote totals at the conclusion of voting and that is attached to the zero tape produced by the machine prior to the start of voting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Open areas: means any space or area the preservation or restriction of the use of which would:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Oral communications: means any oral communications uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Organization: means any firm, association or corporation authorized to conduct "Beano" in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of a development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated and, for development districts designated on or after April 1, 2014, "original assessed value" means the taxable assessed value of a development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated by the legislative body of a municipality or a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated, and, for affordable housing development districts designated on or after April 1, 2014, "original assessed value" means the taxable assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated by the municipality or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Other judicial warrant: means a warrant, other than a bench warrant, issued by the Supreme Judicial Court, Superior Court, District Court or Probate Court, pursuant to statute or common law, including, but not limited to, civil orders of arrest and warrants for failure to respond to a subpoena or for jury duty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Other organization: means any not-for-profit, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or association that is not a state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Out-of-state service: means service rendered as an employee of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • parcel: includes an entire unit of real estate notwithstanding the fact that it is divided by a road, way, railroad or pipeline. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Parent: means mother or father. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Participating local district employee: means an employee of a participating local district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • patient: means a person who has been a resident of the State for at least 30 days and who possesses a valid written certification regarding medical use of marijuana in accordance with section 2423-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Patronage: means the amount of work performed as a member of an employee cooperative, measured in accordance with the articles of incorporation or bylaws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Peer-to-peer car sharing: means the authorized use of a motor vehicle by an individual other than the registered owner through a program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Period: means the number of calendar weeks authorized by a single license for the operation of "Beano" or "Bingo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Permit: includes , but is not limited to, a permit by rule issued by the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance withTitle 38, section 344, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Permittee: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association that rents or leases a building or facilities for profit to a licensee to hold, conduct or operate "beano. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, corporations and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • 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 13 Sec. 5102
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8701
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust or corporation, or any other legal entity, whether or not any of the foregoing is an officer, agent or employee of the United States, a state or a political subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: includes an individual, a partnership, a corporation and an association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Person: includes individual, partnership, corporation and association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • 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 expenses: means the cost of feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and personal hygiene assistance provided to developmentally disabled or handicapped persons who are members or the children of members of boards established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Personal injury: means bodily injury as defined inTitle 17-A, section 2, subsection 5 or psychological injury incurred by a victim who has sustained the threat of bodily injury. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • 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
  • Pest: means any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, weeds, and other forms of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, except viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms on or in living human beings or other living animals, that the commissioner declares to be a pest under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Pet: means any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Pet food: means any commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by pets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Physician: means a person licensed as an osteopathic physician by the Board of Osteopathic Licensure pursuant to Title 32, chapter 36 or a person licensed as a physician or surgeon by the Board of Licensure in Medicine pursuant to Title 32, chapter 48 who is in good standing and who holds a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration license to prescribe drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Physician assistant: means a person licensed as a physician assistant by the Board of Osteopathic Licensure pursuant to Title 32, chapter 36 or a person licensed as a physician assistant by the Board of Licensure in Medicine pursuant to Title 32, chapter 48 who is in good standing and who holds a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration license to prescribe drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Pine Tree Development Zone benefits: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Placeholder name: means a nonspecific name, such as "Unknown" that is assigned by law enforcement officials to an individual whose legal name is not known to law enforcement officials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plant canopy: means the total surface area within a cultivation area that is dedicated to the cultivation of mature marijuana plants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Plant regulator: means any substance or mixture of substances intended through physiological action for accelerating or retarding the rate of growth or rate of maturation or for otherwise altering the behavior of plants or the produce thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Plant-incorporated protectant: means a pesticidal substance that is produced and used in a living plant through genetic engineering and the genetic material necessary for the production of the pesticidal substance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Premium cigar: means a cigar that weighs more than 3 pounds per 1,000 and is wrapped in whole tobacco leaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Preschool facility: means any day care center or nursery school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2871
  • Prescribed care: means isolation, quarantine, examination, vaccination, medical care or treatment ordered by the department or a court pursuant to section 820. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • 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
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation violation warrant: means a bench warrant issued by a judicial officer in response to a motion to revoke the probation or supervised release of an individual, requested by a probation officer or prosecutor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops primarily for manufacture into articles of food or starch by operations that change the physical form the potatoes or rotation crops possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Producer: means a person engaged in the production of agricultural products as a farmer, planter, rancher, poultry farmer, dairy farmer, fruit, vegetable or nut grower, or independent agricultural contractor as specified in section 1774, subsections 6-A and 8-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Producers: includes independent agricultural contractors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Product name: means the name of the commercial feed that identifies it as to kind, class or specific use and distinguishes it from all other products bearing the same brand name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Professional employee: means any employee engaged in work:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Program: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Program established in section 4862. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Program: means the electric assistance program established by the commission pursuant toTitle 35-A, section 3214. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to encourage the development and maintenance of affordable housing within an affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • program: means a business platform that, digitally or otherwise, connects registered owners of motor vehicles with individuals to enable the sharing of motor vehicles for financial consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Program of assistance: means any financial or technical assistance program established or authorized by the department or a municipality and providing assistance to persons for the improvement and development of housing, community and economic development opportunities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Program-related asset: means an asset held by an institution primarily to accomplish a charitable purpose of the institution and not primarily for investment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 5102
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5225, subsection 1 and included in a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5225, subsection 1 and included in a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5249, subsection 1 and included in an affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Proper invoice: means an invoice for property, products or services deemed to be satisfactory in quality and quantity, in conformance with the request of the state agency and on which the amount due has been correctly calculated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Property: means animals, inanimate objects, vessels, public conveyances, buildings and all other real or personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Proprietary lease: means an agreement with a cooperative affordable housing corporation governing a member's right to occupancy under which a member has an exclusive possessory interest in a unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protect health and the environment: means to protect against any unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Provider: means a person that facilitates peer-to-peer car sharing through the ownership and operation of a peer-to-peer car sharing program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Pseudonym: means a fictitious name, such as "John Doe" that is assigned by law enforcement officials to an individual whose legal name is not known to law enforcement officials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Public: means a municipal, county or other governmental body that is a political subdivision within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Public burying ground: means a burying ground or cemetery in which any person may be buried without regard to religious or other affiliation and includes a cemetery owned and operated by a municipality, a cemetery corporation or a cemetery association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Public employee: means a person employed by the State, a county, a municipality or any entity identified in statute as a public instrumentality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8601
  • Public geographic information: means public information that is referenced to a physical location. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Public health threat: means any condition or behavior that can reasonably be expected to place others at significant risk of exposure to a toxic agent or environmental hazard or infection with a notifiable disease or condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Public information: means information that is stored, gathered, generated, maintained or financed by a data custodian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • 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 official: means a person elected or appointed to a public office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8601
  • Public place: means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether or not owned or operated by public or private interests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Public pool: includes a pool on the premises of a child care facility that is licensed or required to be licensed under section 8301-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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 safety facility: means a facility used primarily for the functions of municipal or plantation government that ensure the protection of residents, organizations and institutions in the municipality or plantation, including the provision of law enforcement, fire and emergency services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Public school: includes :  
    (1) Any public school conducted within the State under the authority and supervision of a duly elected board of education, superintending school committee or school directors; and  
    (2) Any school which received any direct state aid in 1950 and municipal tuition funds amounting to at least the amount of that state aid during 1950. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Public service infrastructure: means those facilities that are essential for public health, welfare and safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Qualified association: means an association of producers accredited in accordance with section 1957. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • qualified business: means any for-profit business in this State engaged in or that will engage in financial services, manufacturing or a targeted technology business that has added or will add at least one qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employee above its base level of employment in this State and that meets the following criteria:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Qualified business activity: means a business activity that is conducted within a Pine Tree Development Zone and is directly related to financial services, manufacturing or a targeted technology business for which the business receives a letter of certification from the commissioner pursuant to section 5250-O. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Qualified domestic relations order: means a domestic relations order that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Qualified industry: means a for-profit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, sole proprietorship, business trust or any other entity, inside or outside the State, that is engaged in or will engage in a qualified project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-Q
  • qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees: means new, full-time employees hired in this State by a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business for work directly in one or more qualified business activities for whom a retirement program subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 United States Code, Sections 101 to 1461, as amended, and group health insurance are provided and whose income derived from employment within the Pine Tree Development Zone, calculated on a calendar year basis, is greater than the most recent annual per capita personal income in the county in which the qualified employee is employed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Quarterly census of employment and wages: means the comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers produced by the quarterly census of employment and wages program, a cooperative program involving the federal Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state employment security agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Quasi-independent state entity: means an organization that has been established by the Legislature as an independent board, commission or agency to fulfill governmental purposes and that receives revenues that are derived, in whole or part, from federal or state taxes or fees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12021
  • 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.
  • 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 13 Sec. 5102
  • Recordable instrument: means any lien or encumbrance, the false filing of which is identified as a crime underTitle 17-A, section 706-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8601
  • 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
  • Referendum: means an election for the determination of a question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Region: means a quasi-municipal corporation established by the Legislature to provide career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is comprised of all the school administrative units within the geographical boundaries set forth for each career and technical education region in section 8451. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Registered caregiver: means a caregiver who is registered by the department pursuant to section 2425-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Registered patient: means a qualifying patient who is registered by the department pursuant to section 2425-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Registrant: means a person or organization registered with the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate beano games for which a license is not required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 311
  • Registrant: means a person who has registered any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Registration certificate: means a document issued by the department that identifies an entity as an entity that has registered with the department in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Registry identification card: means a document issued by the department that identifies a person as a person who has registered with the department in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Related health and medical services: means all health or medical services utilizing state-administered funds, including Medicaid and health block grants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remuneration: means a donation or any other monetary payment received directly or indirectly by a person in exchange for goods or services as part of a transaction in which marijuana is transferred or furnished by that person to another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Report: means the State's social services report. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • 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).
  • Required debt service reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in the reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Required minimum reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in a capital reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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.
  • Reserve fund: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank Reserve Fund created or established as provided in section 6006. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Resident: means any occupant of space owned by the cooperative affordable housing corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Resident of the State: means a person who is domiciled in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • 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
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restricted use pesticide: means any pesticide or pesticide use classified for restricted use by the EPA Administrator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Retail frozen dairy product establishment: means any place, premise or establishment and any part thereof where frozen dairy products, such as ice cream, frozen custard, ice milk, sherbert, ices and related food products are prepared for consumption on or off premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities and reselling the potatoes or rotation crops bought primarily to consumers through at least 5 retail outlets located within or without the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • retailer: means a person located within or outside the State who sells tobacco products to a person in the State for personal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Revenues: means all fees, charges, money, profits, payments of principal of or interest on municipal securities and other investments, gifts, grants, contributions, appropriations and all other income derived or to be derived by the bank under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Revolving loan fund: means that revolving loan fund created under section 6006-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Risk pool: means utilizing and assessing risk factors for determining the need for an examination of an agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Rodent: means any member of the animal group of the order rodentia, including but not limited to rats, mice, gophers, porcupines and squirrels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Root cause analysis: means a structured process for identifying the causal or contributing factors underlying adverse events. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Rotation crop: means small grain, soybean or flax grown in rotation with potatoes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of potatoes or rotation crops for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Sample: means a marijuana plant or harvested marijuana that is provided for testing or research purposes to a marijuana testing facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • SBIR program: means the small business innovation research program enacted pursuant to the federal Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, Public Law 97-219, which provides funds to small businesses to conduct innovation research having commercial application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Security deposit: means any advance or deposit, regardless of its denomination, of money, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a lease or tenancy at will agreement for residential premises or any part thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6031
  • Seedling: means a nonflowering marijuana plant or rooted cutting that measures 24 inches or less from the base of the main plant stalk to the most distant point of the plant's leaf stems or branches. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Seller: means any person who sells or contracts to sell potatoes or rotation crops in the regular course of business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Semiautonomous state agency: means an agency created by an act of the Legislature that is not a part of the Executive Department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Sentinel event: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8752
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Sewer system: includes both sewers and sewage disposal systems and all property, rights, easements and franchises relating to those sewers and sewage disposal systems. 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
  • Share loan: means an agreement entered into by a member and a lender to finance the member's acquisition of the member's cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Shared vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Shared vehicle driver: means an individual authorized to use a shared vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • Shared vehicle owner: means the registered owner of a shared vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7402
  • single-family or multi-unit residential housing: means any work or undertaking:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Social gambling: means a contest of chance in which the only participants are players and from which no person or organization receives or becomes entitled to receive something of value or any profit whatsoever, directly or indirectly, other than as a player, from any source, fee, remuneration connected with gambling or such activity as arrangements or facilitation of the game, permitting the use of premises or selling or supplying for-profit refreshments, food, drink service or entertainment to participants, players or spectators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • Social service: means any social services program funded in whole or in part through an agreement issued by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Social service: means any children's, youth, adult or elderly service and substance use disorder, community action, developmental disability, home-heating assistance, juvenile, mental health, intellectual disability, older Americans, poverty, rehabilitation, transportation, weatherization or other social service that may be defined in the future and that is operated by the departments or the division utilizing state-administered funds, including related health and medical services and income supplementation programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • Something of value: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1831
  • 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 study organization: means any board established or authorized by the Legislature to undertake a study of a particular subject and which is required to complete its study during the biennium of the Legislature which created it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Speculative industrial building: means a building of flexible design and suitable for commercial use, for which the construction or carrying costs or both are financed through this subchapter for the purpose of creating new jobs in a municipality resulting from the sale or lease of the building. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • sporting camp: means a building or group of buildings devoted primarily to the offering of primitive lodging for a fee to persons who want primitive recreation, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and similar camps, not including summer sports programs overseen by employees or volunteers of municipalities and educational institutions when the activities generally take place at municipal or institutional properties and buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Stabilization fund: means the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 703
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • State - administered funds: means all General Fund money, dedicated funds, federal funds, fees, grants, 3rd-party reimbursements, vendor payments or other funds or revenues available for expenditure by the departments or the division in support of the provision of a social service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1642
  • State agency: shall mean each department and agency of State Government required to comply with chapter 149, except that the term "state agency" shall not include the University of Maine System or the Maine Maritime Academy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1706
  • State agency: means an agency of State Government as defined in section 8002, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • State agency: means any body of State Government authorized by law to adopt rules, to issue licenses or to take final action in adjudicatory proceedings, including, but not limited to, every authority, board, bureau, commission, department or officer of the State Government so authorized; but the term does not include the Governor, courts, University of Maine System, Maine Maritime Academy, school districts, special purpose districts or municipalities, counties or other political subdivisions of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • State and local tax burden: means the total amount of state and local taxes paid by Maine residents, per $1,000 of income, as determined annually by the State Tax Assessor based on data from the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • state authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • State average weekly wage: means the average weekly wage as published by the Department of Labor for the State as a whole for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • State data custodian: means any branch, agency or instrumentality of State Government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided underTitle 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided inTitle 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State funds: means bond revenues and General Fund money appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • State public body: means any city, town, district or other political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • State tax increment: means the net annual gain, if any, in sales tax paid as a result of taxable events occurring within a state tax increment financing district and the net annual gain, if any, in state income taxes withheld as a result of wages paid for labor performed within the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • State tax increment financing district: means a type of tax increment financing district, or portion of a district, that uses state tax increment financing under section 5242. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • State unemployment rate: means the average unemployment rate published by the Department of Labor for the State as a whole for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Statewide warrant management system: means the integrated electronic system that consists of the Maine State Police wanted database, the Maine telecommunications and routing operations system and the warrant docket management system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Statute: means an Act of Congress or an act of a state legislature or a provision of the Constitution of the United States or the constitution of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscription agreement: means a written agreement between a prospective member and a cooperative affordable housing corporation for the purchase and sale of a cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surety bond: means a bond purchased by a tenant in lieu of making a security deposit when the function of the bond is to secure the performance of a lease or tenancy at will agreement for residential premises or any part of residential premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6031
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Tamper-evident: means , with respect to a device or process, bearing a seal, a label or a marking that makes unauthorized access to or tampering with a package, product or container easily detectable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Tamper-resistant paper: means paper that possesses an industry-recognized feature that prevents copying of the paper, erasure or modification of information on the paper and the use of counterfeit documentation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Target: means a person:  
    (1) Who has received a demand letter;  
    (2) Against whom a lawsuit has been filed alleging patent infringement; or  
    (3) Whose customers have received a demand letter asserting that the person's product, service or technology has infringed a patent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8701
  • 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 5 Sec. 15301
  • Targeted technology business: means a business primarily involved in a targeted technology as defined inTitle 5, section 15301. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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
  • Tax increment: means real and personal property taxes assessed by a municipality or plantation, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax increment: means real property taxes assessed by a municipality, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax increment financing district: means a type of development district, or portion of a district, that uses tax increment financing under section 5227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax increment financing district: means a type of development district, or portion of a district, that uses tax increment financing under section 5227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Tax shifts: means the effect on a municipality's or plantation's state revenue sharing, education subsidies and county tax obligations that results from the designation of a tax increment financing district and the capture of increased assessed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax shifts: means the effect on a municipality's state revenue sharing, education subsidies and county tax obligations that results from the designation of an affordable housing development district and the capture of increased assessed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax year: means the period of time beginning on April 1st and ending on the succeeding March 31st. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax year: means the period of time beginning on April 1st and ending on the succeeding March 31st. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • 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
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Technology transfer: means the disclosure, protection and licensing of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • 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
  • 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.
  • This subchapter: means the "Uniform Agricultural Cooperative Association Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • 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
  • Tobacco product: means any product that is made from or derived from tobacco, or that contains nicotine, that is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, a cigarette, a cigar, a hookah, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or snus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toxic agent: means a chemical or physical substance that, under certain circumstances of exposure, may cause harmful effects to living organisms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • 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
  • Transit: means transportation systems in which people are conveyed by means other than their own vehicles, including, but not limited to, bus systems, street cars, light rail and other rail systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit facility: means a place providing access to transit services, including, but not limited to, bus stops, bus stations, interchanges on a highway used by one or more transit providers, ferry landings, train stations, shuttle terminals and bus rapid transit stops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development: means a type of development that links land use with transit facilities to support and be supported by a transit system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development area: means an area of any shape such that no part of the perimeter is more than 1/4 mile from an existing or planned transit facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development corridor: means a strip of land of any length and up to 500 feet on either side of a roadway serving as a principal transit route. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development district: means a tax increment financing district consisting of a transit-oriented development area or a transit-oriented development corridor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unit: means a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Unit: means a portion of the cooperative property leased for exclusive occupancy by a member under a proprietary lease or leased to a tenant by lease agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • 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. 311
  • 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
  • Unit of local government: means a municipality, county, plantation, unorganized territory or Indian tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Unreasonable adverse effects on the environment: means any unreasonable risk to human beings or the environment, taking into account the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Vacation rental: means a residential property that is rented for vacation, leisure or recreation purposes for a day, a week or a month, and typically under 30 days but not for more than an entire summer or winter season, to a person who has a place of permanent residence to which the person intends to return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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
  • Vending machine: means any self-service device offered for public use that, upon insertion of money or by other similar means, dispenses unit servings of food other than in original sealed packages without the necessity of replenishing the device between vending operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Vending machine: means any automated, self-service device that upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes or any other tobacco product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Visiting qualifying patient: means a patient who is authorized for the medical use of marijuana in this State in accordance with section 2423-D and who is not a resident of the State or who has been a resident of the State less than 30 days. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. 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 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
  • Warrant docket management system: means the system maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts to manage the generation, storage, retention and recall of electronic arrest warrants issued by the courts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Water utility: means an entity as defined inTitle 35-A, section 102, subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Weed: means any plant that grows where it is not wanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Wholesale or jobbing quantities: means aggregate quantities of potatoes totalling 25 tons, that is, 50,000 pounds, or more in weight purchased or contracted to be purchased in any calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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
  • Wildlife: means all living things that are neither human, domesticated nor, as defined in this subchapter, pests, including but not limited to mammals, birds and aquatic life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Wire communication: means any communication made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Working waterfront: means a parcel of land abutting water subject to tidal influence or land located in the intertidal zone that is used primarily or predominantly to provide access to or support the conduct of commercial fishing and marine activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Working waterfront industry: means an industry primarily involved in supporting commercial fishing, marine and boat building activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written certification: means a document on tamper-resistant paper signed by a medical provider that is valid for the term provided by the qualifying patient's medical provider, except that the term of a written certification may not exceed one year, and that states that in the medical provider's professional opinion a patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient's medical diagnosis or symptoms associated with the medical diagnosis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2422
  • Written notice of allocation: means a written instrument which discloses to a member the stated dollar amount of that member's patronage allocation and the terms for payment of that amount by the employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Youth camp: includes day camps, residential camps and trip and travel camps. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • zone: means a specified area within the boundaries of the State that has been designated by the commissioner as a Pine Tree Development Zone in accordance with section 5250-J, subsection 3-A or 3-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I