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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Part 2

  • Accessory dwelling unit: means a self?contained dwelling unit located within, attached to or detached from a single-family dwelling unit located on the same parcel of land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Accompanied by an adult: means , with respect to operation of an ATV, within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a child's parent or guardian or another person 21 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative unit: means the organization certified by the federal Small Business Administration to administer the Small Business Development Center Program in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 80% 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. 4301
  • Age-friendly community: means a community where policies, services, settings and structures support and enable older people to actively age in place and that recognizes the capabilities, resources and needs of older adults, plans to meet the needs of older adults in flexible ways that support healthy and active aging, promotes the inclusion and contributions of older adults in all areas of community life, respects the self-determination and independence of older adults and protects those older adults who are most vulnerable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alpine tundra: means high-elevation, treeless areas beyond the timberline that are dominated by low herbaceous or shrubby vegetation and, specifically, areas that are designated as alpine tundra by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by rule pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antibody to HIV: means the specific immunoglobulin produced by the body's immune system in response to HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Antique snowmobile: means a snowmobile more than 25 years old that is registered as an antique snowmobile under section 13104, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • 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.
  • Appraised value: means the fair market value of property without the consideration of the effect, if any, of dedication or other preservation-related restrictions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • 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.
  • ASPIRE-TANF: means the ASPIRE-TANF program established in section 3781-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • ATV: includes , but is not limited to, a multitrack, multiwheel or low-pressure tire vehicle; a motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or belt-driven vehicle; an amphibious machine; or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Average final compensation: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Background check: means the collection of personally identifiable information and data for comparison with criminal record repositories and registry databases that are relevant to an individual's identity and background, including monitoring for future offenses through a rap back monitoring program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bargaining agent: means any lawful organization, association or individual representative of such organization or association which has as its primary purpose the representation of employees in their employment relations with employers, and which has been determined by the public employer or by the executive director of the board to be the choice of the majority of the unit as their representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Labor Relations Board referred to in section 968. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • Board: means the Employee Suggestion System Board established in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 651
  • 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
  • Bona fide occupational exposure: means skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact of a person with the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person that results from the performance of duties by the exposed person in the course of employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • bond bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank created by section 5951. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Revenue Services, which may be referred to as "Maine Revenue Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Bureau: means the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to section 7703 and section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Cable television company: means any person owning, controlling, operating, managing or leasing a cable television system within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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 care: means a regular service of care and education provided for compensation for any part of a day less than 24 hours to a child or children under 16 years of age whose parents work outside the home, attend an educational program or are otherwise unable to care for their children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Cluster development: means a form of development that allows a subdivision design in which individual lot sizes and setbacks are reduced in exchange for the creation of common open space and recreation areas, the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas, agriculture and silviculture and the reduction in the size of road and utility systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Coastal area: means a coastal island and any municipality or unorganized township contiguous to tidal waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2018. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Collateral: includes :  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Commercial fisheries business: includes , but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Commercial fishing: means harvesting or processing, or both, of wild marine organisms with the intent of disposing of them for profit or trade in commercial channels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Commercial fishing activities: means commercial aquacultural production and commercial fishing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Commission: means the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Committee: means a joint standing committee of the Legislature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 11111
  • 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.
  • Comprehensive economic impact area: means the geographic area affected by a proposed large-scale retail development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Comprehensive economic impact study: means a municipal study that estimates the effects of a large-scale retail development on the local economy, downtown and community pursuant to section 4367, subsection 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Comprehensive plan: means a document or interrelated documents containing the elements established under section 4326, subsections 1 to 4, including the strategies for an implementation program which are consistent with the goals and guidelines established under subchapter II. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Comprehensive plan: means zoning or a plan of development, including any amendment thereto, prepared or adopted by the planning board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • Conditional zoning: means the process by which the municipal legislative body may rezone property to permit the use of that property subject to conditions not generally applicable to other properties similarly zoned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Confidential information: means information deemed confidential by chapters 958-A and 1071, and sections 7703 and 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Contract zoning: means the process by which the property owner, in consideration of the rezoning of that person's property, agrees to the imposition of certain conditions or restrictions not imposed on other similarly zoned properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperating entities: means those private nonprofit organizations, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, federal agencies or other bodies designated by the Land for Maine's Future Board pursuant to section 6203, as able to assist the State in the acquisition or management of conservation lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Council: means the Maine Children's Cabinet Early Childhood Advisory Council established pursuant toTitle 5, section 12004-J, subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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
  • Critical rural area: means a rural area that is specifically identified and designated by a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as deserving maximum protection from development to preserve natural resources and related economic activities that may include, but are not limited to, significant farmland, forest land or mineral resources; high-value wildlife or fisheries habitat; scenic areas; public water supplies; scarce or especially vulnerable natural resources; and open lands functionally necessary to support a vibrant rural economy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Critical waterfront area: means a shorefront area characterized by functionally water-dependent uses, as defined inTitle 38, section 436-A, subsection 6, and specifically identified and designated by a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as deserving maximum protection from incompatible development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Cropland: means acreage within a farm unit of land in tillage rotation, open land formerly cropped and land in bush fruits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Development: means a change in land use involving alteration of the land, water or vegetation, or the addition or alteration of structures or other construction not naturally occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dip net: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Direct access: means access to the property, personally identifiable information, financial information and resources of an individual or physical access to an individual who is a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary or other protected individual served by a provider subject to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Legislative Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 11111
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from chapters 958-A and 1071, and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services or the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 7703 and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • 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:
  • Division: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Division of Licensing, Registration and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Division: means the early childhood division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domicile: means the place where a person's true, fixed and permanent home is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downtown: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • DRA: means the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171, 120 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Dwelling: means any building used as a permanent residence or place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Eel: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is 9 inches or more in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Eel pot: means a cylindrical or rectangular trap with funnels that is baited and used to harvest eels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • employee: includes an officer of a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Employer: includes a provider, a temporary nurse agency, a personal care agency and a placement agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • employer of the person exposed: include a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • employment: means any service performed by an employee in the employ of any political subdivision of the State, for such employer, except service which in the absence of an agreement entered into under this chapter would constitute "employment" as defined in the Social Security Act; or service which under the Social Security Act may not be included in an agreement between the State and the Federal Security Administrator entered into under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • employment: means any activity involving direct access services including employment for wages, contracting for temporary staff or use of unsupervised volunteers or students who perform functions similar to those performed by direct access workers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Estates: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Excess valuation factor: includes , but is not limited to, aesthetic factors, recreational water-use factors, residential housing factors and nonresidential development factors unrelated to working waterfront uses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • 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 director: means the Executive Director of the Maine Labor Relations Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • 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
  • facility: includes a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Title 32. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • 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.
  • Farmland: means any tract or tracts of land, including woodland and wasteland, of at least 5 contiguous acres on which farming or agricultural activities have contributed to a gross annual farming income of at least $2,000 per year from the sales value of agricultural products as defined inTitle 7, section 152, subsection 2 in one of the 2, or 3 of the 5, calendar years preceding the date of application for classification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • Federal Insurance Contributions Act: means the Federal Internal Revenue Code, chapter 9, subchapter A, as such Code has been and may from time to time be amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Federal poverty level: means the nonfarm income official poverty line for a family of the size involved, as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with the United States Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Section 673, Subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • 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
  • Federal Security Administrator: includes any individual to whom the Federal Security Administrator has delegated any of his functions under the Social Security Act with respect to coverage under such Act of employees of states and their political subdivisions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • 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
  • Fishing derby: means an organized fishing event conducted on inland waters during which contestants compete for cash awards or other prizes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the Liquor Operation Revenue Fund established in section 6054. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • General fund: means the fund created or established as provided in section 6007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Growth area: means an area that is designated in a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as suitable for orderly residential, commercial or industrial development, or any combinations of those types of development, and into which most development projected over 10 years is directed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Growth management program: means a document containing the components described in section 4326, including the implementation program, that is consistent with the goals and guidelines established by subchapter II and that regulates land use beyond that required by Title 38, chapter 3, subchapter I, article 2-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Growth-related capital investment: means investment by the State in only the following projects, even if privately owned, whether using state, federal or other public funds and whether in the form of a purchase, lease, grant, loan, loan guarantee, credit, tax credit or other financial assistance:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Head of tide: means the inland or upstream limit of water affected by the tide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Health care provider: means any appropriately licensed, certified or registered provider of mental or physical health care, either in the public or private sector or any business establishment providing health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Health care setting: means any location where there is provision of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance or palliative care, services, procedures or counseling, including emergency services performed in the field, and appropriate assistance with disease or symptom management and maintenance that affects an individual's physical, mental or behavioral condition, including the process of banking blood, sperm, organs or any other tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Hearing officer: means presiding officer, judge, board chairman, arbitrator or any other person deemed responsible for conducting a proceeding or hearing subject to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • 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.
  • HIV: means the human immunodeficiency virus, identified as the causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV antigen: means the specific immune-recognizable marker proteins of HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV infection: means the state wherein HIV has invaded the body and is being actively harbored by the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV infection status: means the results of an HIV test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV test: means a test for the presence of an antibody to HIV or a test for an HIV antigen or other diagnostic determinants specific for HIV infection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Hook: means a single fishhook constructed with one, 2 or 3 points. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Horticultural land: means land which is engaged in the production of vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits, flowers and woody or herbaceous plants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • 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
  • Impact fee: means a charge or assessment imposed by a municipality against a new development to fund or recoup a portion of the cost of new, expanded or replacement infrastructure facilities necessitated by and attributable at least in part to the new development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Impact fee ordinance: means an ordinance that establishes the applicability, formula and means by which impact fees are assessed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Implementation program: means that component of a local growth management program that begins after the adoption of a comprehensive plan and that includes the full range of municipal policy-making powers, including spending and borrowing powers, as well as the powers to adopt or implement ordinances, codes, rules or other land use regulations, tools or mechanisms that carry out the purposes and general policy statements and strategies of the comprehensive plan in a manner consistent with the goals and guidelines of subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intertidal zone: means all land affected by the tides between the mean high-water mark and the mean low-water mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Land use ordinance: means an ordinance or regulation of general application adopted by the municipal legislative body which controls, directs or delineates allowable uses of land and the standards for those uses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Land use permit: means a municipal permit or approval required by a municipal land ordinance, site plan ordinance, subdivision ordinance, zoning ordinance or building permit ordinance or by the state subdivision law pursuant to subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • 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
  • Large-scale retail development: means any retail business establishment having a gross floor area of 75,000 square feet or more in one or more buildings at the same location, and any expansion of an existing building or buildings that results in a retail business establishment's having a gross floor area of 75,000 square feet or more in one or more buildings except when the expansion of an existing retail business establishment is less than 20,000 square feet. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensing board: means a professional or occupational licensing board that licenses, certifies or registers a person in a profession or occupation which is included in the list of professional and occupational licensing boards inTitle 5, section 12004-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Marine organism: means an animal or plant that inhabits intertidal zones or waters below head of tide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Matching funds: means any combination of public and private funds used in conjunction with the Land for Maine's Future Fund or the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund for the purpose of this chapter, including, but not limited to: private contributions of cash or securities; money from municipal or other public agencies; money from a federal matching program, subject to the limitations of applicable federal and state laws, in an amount authorized by the federal program; contributions of real property, or interest in real property, that serves the acquisition needs of the State as determined by the Land for Maine's Future Board; in-kind contributions; or any combination of those funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • monthly income: means the total of the TANF monthly benefit and all income countable under the TANF program, plus child support received by the family, excluding the $50 pass-through payment;  
  • (7-C) (CONFLICT: Text as enacted by PL 2019, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Moratorium: means a land use ordinance or other regulation approved by a municipal legislative body that, if necessary, may be adopted on an emergency basis and given immediate effect and that temporarily defers all development, or a type of development, by withholding any permit, authorization or approval necessary for the specified type or types of development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorboats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Multimunicipal region: means a region made up of 2 or more municipalities that work together to cooperatively establish a growth management program or independent growth management programs that are unified with respect to the implementation of the state goal identified in section 4312, subsection 3, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: shall mean the mayor and aldermen of cities, the selectmen of towns and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal reviewing authority: means the municipal planning board, agency or office or, if none, the municipal officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Municipal reviewing authority: means the municipal planning board, agency or office, or if none, the municipal officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Municipality: 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 a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Office: means the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to chapters 958-A and 1071. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Office: means the Office of Child Care and Head Start. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Open space land: means any area of land, including state wildlife and management areas, sanctuaries and preserves designated as such in Title 12, the preservation or restriction of the use of which provides a public benefit in any of the following areas:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • Operation: means the act of operating as defined in subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Operator: means the person who is in control or in charge of a watercraft, snowmobile or ATV while it is in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Orchard land: means the combined acreage within a farm unit of land devoted to the cultivation of trees bearing edible fruit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • 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
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Passenger: means every person carried on board a watercraft other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Pastureland: means the combined acreage within a farm unit of land devoted to the production of forage plants used for animal production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1102
  • Pawnbroker: means a person who engages in pawn transactions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3960
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group, however organized. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personally identifiable information: means information that permits the identity of an individual to whom the information applies to be able to be reasonably inferred or known by either direct or indirect means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 9053
  • 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
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Planning committee: means the committee established by the municipal officers of a municipality or combination of municipalities that has the general responsibility established under sections 4324 and 4326. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • 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.
  • political subdivision: includes an instrumentality of the State of Maine, of one or more of its political subdivisions, the University of Maine System, academies, water, sewer and school districts and associations of municipalities, or an instrumentality of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, but only if such instrumentality is a juristic entity which is legally separate and distinct from the State or subdivision and only if its employees are not by virtue of their relation to such juristic entity employees of the State or subdivision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • 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
  • Premises: includes lands, private ways and any buildings and structures located on the lands or private ways. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Professional employee: means any employee engaged in work:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Protective headgear: means a helmet that conforms with minimum standards of construction and performance as prescribed by the American National Standards Institute specification Z90. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • PRWORA: means the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193, 110 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Public drinking water supplier: means a public water supplier as defined by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act that provides drinking water from a source water protection area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Public employee: means any employee of a public employer, except any person:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • Public employer: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 962
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate of growth ordinance: means a land use ordinance or other rule that limits the number of building or development permits issued by a municipality or other jurisdiction over a designated time frame. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Region: means a service delivery region established by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Regional council: means a regional planning commission or a council of governments established under chapter 119, subchapter I. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Registered mail: shall be construed to include certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. 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
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Revolving loan fund: means that revolving loan fund created under section 6006-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • River herring: means the species Alosa pseudoharengus, commonly called alewife, and Alosa aestivalis, commonly called blueback herring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Rural area: means a geographic area that is identified and designated in a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as an area that is deserving of some level of regulatory protection from unrestricted development for purposes that may include, but are not limited to, supporting agriculture, forestry, mining, open space, wildlife habitat, fisheries habitat and scenic lands, and away from which most development projected over 10 years is diverted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Secured party: means :  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Seropositivity: means the presence of antibody to HIV as detected by appropriate laboratory tests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service center community: means a municipality or group of municipalities identified by the department according to a methodology established by rule that includes 4 basic criteria, including level of retail sales, jobs-to-workers ratio, the amount of federally assisted housing and the volume of service sector jobs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • Small Business Development Center Program: means the program established by Public Law 96-302, Title II, 15 United States Code, Sections 636 and 648, the Small Business Development Center Act of 1980. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Snagging: means to fish by manipulating a hook or hooks in such a manner as to pierce or snag the fish in a part of the body other than the mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Snowmobile: means a vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is primarily designed to travel over ice or snow and is supported in part by skis, belts or cleats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Social Security Act: means the Act of Congress approved August 14, 1935, chapter 531, 49 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Source water protection area: means an area that contributes recharge water to a surface water intake or public water supply well for a public drinking water supply. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • state agency: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stewardship account: means an account held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts of a state agency for the purposes of management of land owned in fee or less-than-fee simple meeting the criteria established in section 6207. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Sucker: means only the species Catostomus commersoni (white sucker) and the species Catostomus catostomus (longnose sucker). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sunrise: means the time computed and established for sunrise for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Sunset: means the time computed and established for sunset for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Support the conduct of commercial fishing activities: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • System: means the Employee Suggestion System established in subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 651
  • TANF: means the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, under the United States Social Security Act, as amended by PRWORA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • 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.
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Transitional area: means an area that is designated in a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as suitable for a share of projected residential, commercial or industrial development but that is neither intended to accept the amount or density of development appropriate for a growth area nor intended to provide the level of protection for rural resources afforded in a rural area or critical rural area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Transmitting utility: means a person primarily engaged in the business of:  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Use: means , with respect to watercraft, operate, navigate or employ. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Used predominantly: means used more than 90% for commercial fishing activity, allowing for limited uses for noncommercial or nonfishing activities if those activities are minor and purely incidental to a property's predominant use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • Used primarily: means used more than 50% for commercial fishing activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • 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
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Viral positivity: means demonstrated presence of HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • wages: means all remuneration for employment as defined, including the cash value of all remuneration paid in any medium other than cash, except that such term shall not include that part of such remuneration which, even if it were for "employment" within the meaning of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, would not constitute "wages" within the meaning of that Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Weir: means a device placed in the inland waters of a river, stream or brook that is designed to entrap fish and that exceeds more than 1/3 of the wetted width of the channel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife management: means the art or science of producing wild animals and birds and of improving wildlife conditions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Working waterfront land: means a parcel of land, or a portion thereof, abutting water to the head of tide or land located in the intertidal zone that is used primarily or used predominantly to provide access to or support the conduct of commercial fishing activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1132
  • working waterfront property: means land, legally filled lands and piers and wharves and other improvements to land adjacent to the navigable coastal waters of the State and used by a commercial fisheries business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Zoning ordinance: means a type of land use ordinance that divides a municipality into districts and that prescribes and reasonably applies different regulations in each district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301