Sections
Chapter 701 Actions by or Against Bankrupts and Insolvents 5801 – 5804
Chapter 705 Counterclaims 5901 – 5904
Chapter 706 Uniform Arbitration Act 5927 – 5949
Chapter 707 Declaratory Judgments Act 5951 – 5963
Chapter 709 Entry and Detainer 6000 – 6017
Chapter 710 Rental Property 6021 – 6030-G
Chapter 710-A Security Deposits On Residential Rental Units 6031 – 6039
Chapter 710-B Cable Television and Over-the-Air Reception Device Installation 6041
Chapter 710-C Disclosure of Residential Utility Costs 6045 – 6046
Chapter 710-D Buildings On Leased Lots 6047 – 6050
Chapter 711 Equity Proceedings 6051 – 6053
Chapter 712 Civil Liability for Bad Checks 6071 – 6073
Chapter 713 Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Foreclosure of Real Property Mortgages 6101 – 6326
Chapter 715 Interpleader Compact 6351 – 6403
Chapter 717 Naturalization and Citizenship 6451 – 6454
Chapter 719 Partition of Real Estate 6501 – 6525
Chapter 721 Penal Bonds 6601 – 6602
Chapter 723 Proceedings to Quiet Title 6651 – 6662
Chapter 725 Real Actions 6701 – 7053
Chapter 726 Alternative Action for the Recovery of Personal Property 7071
Chapter 727 Recovery of Collection Payments From Attorneys 7101 – 7105
Chapter 729 Recovery of Forfeited Property 7151 – 7157
Chapter 731 Recovery of Land Grants 7201 – 7218
Chapter 733 Recovery of Penalties 7251
Chapter 735 Replevin 7301 – 7406
Chapter 738 Small Claims 7481 – 7487
Chapter 739 Waste and Trespass to Real Estate 7501 – 7561
Chapter 740 Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act 8001 – 8008
Chapter 741 Tort Claims 8101 – 8118
Chapter 747 Wrongful Imprisonment 8241 – 8244
Chapter 749 Civil Recovery for Retail Theft 8301 – 8302
Chapter 753 Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act 8501 – 8509
Chapter 755 Actions for Filing False Recordable Instruments Against Public Employees and Public Officials 8601
Chapter 757 Actions for Bad Faith Assertion of Patent Infringement 8701 – 8702

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Part 7

  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • Administration of criminal justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of criminal history record information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Adverse claim: means a claim that a claimant has a property interest in a financial asset and that it is a violation of the rights of the claimant for another person to hold, transfer or deal with the financial asset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • agency: means any unit of State Government or local government, including any state board or commission, except the Legislature and its committees and subcommittees, the Judicial Department, the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2530-A
  • Agent: means an individual:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Agent: means any person acting for or in behalf of another in any of the transactions which constitute being a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6017
  • Aggrieved person: means any person who bids on a contract or grant and who is adversely affected, financially, professionally or personally, by that contract or grant award decision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Airmobile: means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is designed to travel upon a cushion of air on or within 2 feet of the water or land surface of the earth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • All-weather road: means a public or private road that may be traversed during all seasons of the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocation: means the privilege of taking a specified number of passengers per day on whitewater trips on a particular river, as specified annually. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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.
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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.
  • Appeals board: means the Maine Library Commission acting, on request from interested citizens, as a board of review for decisions made concerning the State's library plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • Appeals board: means the State Civil Service Appeals Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: includes any person using an employment agency's services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Appointing authority: means the officer, board, commission, person or group of persons having the power by virtue of the Constitution of Maine, a statute or lawfully delegated authority to make appointments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Appointment of agent: means a statement appointing an agent for service of process filed by a domestic entity that is not a filing entity or a nonqualified foreign entity under section 112. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • 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
  • Approved equal: means any goods or service other than specified in the bid proposal that in the opinion of the State Purchasing Agent is equivalent in character, quality and performance to the goods or service specified in the bid proposal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Aquatic plant: means a plant species that requires a permanently flooded freshwater habitat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Architect: means the person or firm retained by the contracting agency to design the project to which the 1% provision of this chapter applies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • Archives: means government records that have been determined by the State Archivist to have sufficient value to warrant their continued preservation and that are in the physical and legal custody of the Maine State Archives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2530-A
  • Area reference and resource center: means a large public, school or academic library designated by the State Librarian and receiving state aid for the purposes of making its resources and services available without charge to all residents of the district, of providing supplementary library services to local libraries within the district and of coordinating the services of all local libraries within the district that by contract become part of the library district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Artist: means a practitioner in the arts, generally recognized as a professional by critics and peers, who produces works of art and who is not the architect or an employee of the architectural firm retained by the contracting agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • 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.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • auction: means the offering of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equines, domesticated cervids, poultry and other animals raised for food or fiber for sale by means of exchanges between an auctioneer and bidders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6203-G
  • Authorized agent: means employees of the department, veterinarians licensed by the State to practice veterinary medicine while performing official duties for the department, employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, or other persons designated by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Automobile graveyard: includes an area used for automobile dismantling, salvage and recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Automobile recycling business: means the business premises of a dealer or a recycler licensed under Title 29-A, sections 851 to 1112 who purchases or acquires salvage vehicles for the purpose of reselling the vehicles or component parts of the vehicles or rebuilding or repairing salvage vehicles for the purpose of resale or for selling the basic materials in the salvage vehicles, as long as 80% of the business premises specified in the site plan in section 3755-A, subsection 1, paragraph C is used for automobile recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • Bear bait: means an animal or plant or derivative of an animal or plant used to attract bear. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Beneficial owner: means any person who, directly or indirectly, through any contract, arrangement or understanding, other than a revocable proxy, has or shares the power to vote, or to direct the voting of, shares; except that a member of a national securities exchange is not considered to be a beneficial owner of securities held directly or indirectly by it on behalf of another person solely because the member is the record holder of the securities if the member is precluded by the rules of the exchange from voting without instruction on contested matters or matters that may affect substantially the rights or privileges of the holders of the securities to be voted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Beneficial shareholder: means a person who is the beneficial owner of shares held in a voting trust or by a nominee on the beneficial owner's behalf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • 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
  • Bow: means the forward half of a watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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.
  • Certificated security: means a security that is represented by a certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • certified seed: as used in this Title shall be deemed to mean potato, vegetable, forage crop or grain seeds as shall have been grown and prepared for sale in accordance with regulations laid down by the commissioner and for which a certificate or tag has been issued as provided in section 2103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6705
  • Cervid: means a member of the cervidae family and hybrids, including deer, elk, caribou, reindeer and related species, specified by the commissioner by rule with the written concurrence of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6110
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 2951
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chief Medical Examiner: means the Office of Chief Medical Examiner within the Office of the Attorney General. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Classified service: means all offices and positions of trust and employment in state service, except those placed in the unclassified service by chapter 71. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Clear-cut: means any timber harvesting on a forested site greater than 5 acres in size that results in a residual basal area of trees over 4 1/2 inches in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground of less than 30 square feet per acre, unless, after harvesting, the site has a well-distributed stand of acceptable growing stock, as defined by rule, of at least 3 feet in height for softwood trees and 5 feet in height for hardwood trees that meets the regeneration standards defined under section 8869, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Clearing corporation: means :
  • (i) A person that is registered as a "clearing agency" under the federal securities laws;
    (ii) A federal reserve bank; or
    (iii) Any other person that provides clearance or settlement services with respect to financial assets that would require it to register as a clearing agency under the federal securities laws but for an exclusion or exemption from the registration requirement, if its activities as a clearing corporation, including adoption of rules, are subject to regulation by a federal or state governmental authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Clerk: means the person described in Title 13-C, chapter 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Clinic: as used in this subchapter , shall mean any place, establishment or institution which operates for the purpose of dispensing immunizing agents to persons who are not confined in that place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1061
  • 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 enforcement officer: means a person certified under this section and employed by a municipality to enforce all applicable laws and ordinances in the following areas:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4451
  • Code of conduct: means the state purchasing code of conduct that follows the principles set out in section 1825-L. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12156
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • commerce: shall include the advertising, offering for sale, sale or distribution of any services and any property, tangible or intangible, real, personal or mixed, and any other article, commodity or thing of value wherever situate, and shall include any trade or commerce directly or indirectly affecting the people of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3972
  • Commercial: means for financial compensation or other remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • Commercial clerk: means a clerk who is listed under section 106. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Commercial large game shooting area: means an enclosed area in which large game are kept and a fee is charged to pursue and kill or pursue and attempt to kill large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Commercial purpose: means for the purpose of economic gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Commercial registered agent: means an individual or a domestic or foreign entity listed under section 106. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Commercially: means , with regard to the buying, selling, bartering or trading of wildlife parts, for the purpose of resale or profit or receiving any form of remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commission: means the Maine Arts Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • Commission: means the Maine Human Rights Commission described in Title 5, chapter 337, subchapter II. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Commission: means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission established under section 683-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6017
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Commissioner: includes a designee of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6952
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • 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
  • Communicate: means to:
  • (i) Send a signed writing; or
    (ii) Transmit information by any mechanism agreed upon by the persons transmitting and receiving the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Community Reinvestment Act: The Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977. Source: OCC
  • Competitive bidding: means the transmission of a written proposal or invitation to bid to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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
  • Confidential criminal history record information: means criminal history record information of the following types:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Construction: means the construction or renovation of a public building or public facility, the cost of which is at least $100,000, but does not include repairs or minor alterations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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
  • Contracting agency: means the agency of State Government to which funds have been appropriated or allocated by the Legislature for the construction of any public building or other public facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means the issuer of the shares held by a shareholder demanding appraisal and, for matters covered in sections 1323 to 1332, includes the surviving entity in a merger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • Criminal justice agency: means a federal, state or State of Maine government agency or any subunit of a government agency at any governmental level that performs the administration of criminal justice pursuant to a statute or executive order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Criminal justice agency: means a federal, state or State of Maine government agency or any subunit of a government agency at any governmental level that performs the administration of criminal justice pursuant to a statute or executive order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Cultural agencies: means the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, the Maine Library Commission, the Maine State Museum Commission, the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine Historical Society and the Maine State Archives and programs of these organizations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 854
  • Customer: means an individual who is lawfully on the premises of a retail establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1671
  • Customized employment: means employment acquired as a result of implementation of a flexible blend of strategies, services and supports designed to increase employment options for job seekers with complex needs through voluntary negotiation of the employment relationship with the employer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 688
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person or entity engaged in the business of buying livestock or poultry primarily for resale, whether the purchase or sale is completed by cash, delayed payment, transfer, exchange, barter or shipment on commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6017
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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 Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Department: means the Department of Labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • 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. 2491
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Designated agent: means a person, firm, company, corporation or other legal entity representing the landowner in timber sales or land management. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 820
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Board and the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Director: means the Director of Human Resources. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Directors: means the Director of the Maine Arts Commission, the Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, the State Librarian, the Director of the Maine State Museum, the Director of the Maine Humanities Council, the Director of the Maine Historical Society and the State Archivist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 854
  • Disability: means a physical or mental disability as defined in Title 5, section 4553-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 688
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual and who is familiar with the individual's personal values. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disposition: includes , but is not limited to: an acquittal; a dismissal, with or without prejudice; the filing of a charge by agreement of the parties or by a court; the determination that a defendant is currently a fugitive from justice; a conviction, including the acceptance by a court of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere; a deferred disposition; a proceeding indefinitely continued or dismissed due to a defendant's incompetence; a finding of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or its equivalent; a mistrial, with or without prejudice; a new trial ordered; an arrest of judgment; a sentence imposition; a resentencing ordered; an execution of and completion of any sentence alternatives imposed, including but not limited to fines, restitution, correctional custody and supervision, and administrative release; a release or discharge from a commitment based upon a finding of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or its equivalent; the death of the defendant; any related pretrial and post-trial appeals, collateral attacks and petitions; a pardon, commutation, reprieve or amnesty; and extradition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • District consultant: means one who acts as a general library consultant to one or more districts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • District council: means an advisory body representing a constituency of participating libraries within a geographical district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • Division: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Division of Licensing, Registration and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document of gift: means a donor card, advance directive or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Documentary material: shall include the original or a copy of any book, record, report, memorandum, paper, communication, tabulation, map, chart, photograph, mechanical transcription or other tangible document or recording wherever situate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3972
  • Domestic animals: means cattle, equines, goats, sheep, swine, cats, dogs, domesticated cervids or other domesticated animals; large game as defined in section 1341, subsection 5; and poultry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Domestic entity: means an entity whose internal affairs are governed by the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Domestic professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Domestic violence: means conduct described in Title 17-A, chapters 9, 11, 12 and 13; Title 17-A, sections 432, 433, 506, 506-A, 506-B, 758, 805, 806, 852 and 853; and Title 19-A, section 4002, subsection 1, when the victim of that conduct or threat is a family or household member, as defined in Title 19-A, section 4002, subsection 4 or dating partner, as defined in Title 19-A, section 4002, subsection 3-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6000
  • Domicile: means the place where a person's true, fixed and permanent home is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor registry: means the Maine Organ Donor Registry maintained under Title 29-A, section 1402-A as well as any other electronic database that identifies donors and complies with section 2958. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dower: A widow
  • Downtown: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Dwelling: means any building used as a permanent residence or place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Dwelling unit: means any part of a structure which, through sale or lease, is intended for human habitation, including single-family and multifamily housing, condominiums, apartments and time-share units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Eating establishment: means any place where food or drink is prepared and served or served to the public for consumption on the premises or prepared and served or served ready to eat to the public for consumption off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Eligible entity: means a domestic or foreign unincorporated entity or a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2843
  • Eligible interests: means interests and memberships. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2843
  • Eligible medical condition: means Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or any other inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, a condition requiring the use of an ostomy device or any other medical condition that requires immediate access to a toilet facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1671
  • Eligible patient: means a person who has:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2671
  • Employee: means a person who is permitted, required or directed by any employer to engage in any employment for consideration of direct gain or profit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Employee: means any person engaged to work on a steady or regular basis, whether full-time or part-time, by an employer located or doing business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Employee: includes school personnel and a person employed by the State or a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 832
  • Employee: means any person who may be permitted, required or directed by an employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit to engage in any employment but does not include an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Employee: means any person holding a position subject to appointment by an appointing authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Employee: means any person whether appointed, elected or under contract, providing services for the State, county, municipality or other political subdivision, for which compensation is paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • Employee benefits: means all benefits, other than salary and wages, provided or made available to employees by an employer and includes group life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance and pensions, regardless of whether benefits are provided by a policy or practice of an employer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Employer: means any person, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity, public or private, that employs one or more employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Employer: means any person, partnership, firm, association, corporation, employment agency, labor organization, joint apprenticeship committee or other legal entity, public or private, that is located or doing business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Employer: includes an agent of an employer and the State, or a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 832
  • Employer: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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.
  • Entitlement holder: means a person identified in the records of a securities intermediary as the person having a security entitlement against the securities intermediary. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Entitlement order: means a notification communicated to a securities intermediary directing transfer or redemption of a financial asset to which the entitlement holder has a security entitlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Entity: means a person that has a separate legal existence or has the power to acquire an interest in real property in its own name other than:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • 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 22 Sec. 820
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • equipment: as used in this chapter mean any and all services, articles or things that are used by or furnished to the State or any department or agency thereof, and any and all printing, binding, publication of laws, journals and reports. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • fair: means a nonprofit agricultural fair society eligible for a stipend under Title 7, chapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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.
  • Fair value: means the value of a corporation's shares determined:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Family medical leave: means leave requested by an employee for:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Farmland: means a parcel consisting of 5 or more acres of land that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • 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 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing entity: means an entity that is created by the filing of a public organic document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial asset: except as otherwise provided in section 8-1103, means:
  • (i) A security;
    (ii) An obligation of a person or a share, participation or other interest in a person or in property or an enterprise of a person that is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on financial markets or that is recognized in any area in which it is issued or dealt in as a medium for investment; or
    (iii) Any property that is held by a securities intermediary for another person in a securities account if the securities intermediary has expressly agreed with the other person that the property is to be treated as a financial asset under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • 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
  • Finished wildlife products: means tanned animal hides and finished taxidermy mounts, including full or partial body mounts or antlers mounted on a plaque. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • First and preferred service or support option: means the first employment service option that is offered by a state agency, prior to the offer of other supports or services, including day services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 688
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Fishway: means an artificial device, including fish elevators, fish locks and fish ladders, used to enable fish to migrate upstream past dams, waterfalls, rapids or other obstacles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 entity: means an entity other than a domestic entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Forest management plan: means a site-specific document signed by a professional forester outlining proposed activities to ensure compliance with performance standards and regeneration requirements established pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Forest products: means logs, pulpwood, veneer, bolt wood, wood chips, stud wood, poles, pilings, biomass fuel wood, fuel wood or other products commonly known as forest products, but does not include Christmas trees, maple syrup, nursery products used for ornamental purposes, wreaths, bough material, cones or other seed crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • 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.
  • Game of chance: means a game, contest, scheme or device in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Ginseng: means any part of the plant known as Wild American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius 1). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6959
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Gross floor area: means the aggregate of the areas of each floor of a building or structure, including accessory structures, measured between the exterior faces of the exterior walls or limits of the building or structure at the level of each floor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Gross revenue: means the total amount wagered in a game of chance less the prizes awarded. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health and welfare of an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Harvester: means a person, firm, company, corporation or other legal entity which harvests or contracts to harvest a forest product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • 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.
  • Highway: means any public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under chapter 405 or the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state or a subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • housing authority: means any of the public corporations created or authorized to be created by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Hunting equipment: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Identification card: means a nondriver identification card issued by the Secretary of State under Title 29-A, section 1410. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual retirement account: means an individual retirement account that is in compliance with the United States Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • Indorsement: means a signature that alone or accompanied by other words is made on a security certificate in registered form or on a separate document for the purpose of assigning, transferring or redeeming the security or granting a power to assign, transfer or redeem it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Instruction: means a notification communicated to the issuer of an uncertificated security that directs that the transfer of the security be registered or that the security be redeemed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Integrated community-based employment: means employment in the competitive labor market that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in the general community or through self-employment and for which a person with a disability is compensated at or above the minimum wage but not less than the prevailing wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by persons without disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 688
  • Integrated pest management: means the selection, integration and implementation of pest damage prevention and control based on predicted socioeconomic and ecological consequences, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7358
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • Intelligence and investigative record information: means information of record collected by or prepared by or at the direction of a criminal justice agency or kept in the custody of a criminal justice agency while performing the administration of criminal justice or, exclusively for the Department of the Attorney General and district attorneys' offices, the administration of civil justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Interest: means interest from the effective date of a corporate action until the date of payment, at the rate of interest on judgments in this State on the effective date of the corporate action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Interested transaction: means a corporate action described in section 1302, subsection 1, other than a merger pursuant to section 1105, involving an interested person in which any of the shares or assets of the corporation are being acquired or converted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Internal waters: means waters under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Interstate System: means those portions of the Maine Turnpike and the state highway system incorporated in the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, as officially designated by the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Invasive aquatic plant: means a species of aquatic plant described in Title 38, section 410-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • 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.
  • Junkyard: means a yard, field or other outside area used to store, dismantle or otherwise handle:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Landowner: means a person, company or other entity that holds title to land, including joint owners or tenants in common. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Large game: means domesticated cervids, domesticated boar and domesticated bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • 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
  • Lawful age: means the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Library district: means a defined geographic area consisting of local libraries joined cooperatively to an area reference and resource center and a research center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • License: means written authority from the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate "Beano". See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Licensed camping facility: means a recreational camp, youth camp or camping area licensed under Title 22, section 2495. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2691
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Liquidation harvesting: means the purchase of timberland followed by a harvest that removes most or all commercial value in standing timber, without regard for long-term forest management principles, and the subsequent sale or attempted resale of the harvested land within 5 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Litter receptacle: means a container of suitable size which is clearly identified with a sign, symbol or other device as a place where the public may dispose of litter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Livestock and poultry: includes all cattle, sheep, goats, swine, equines, members of the genus lama, bison, ratites, poultry, domesticated cervids and other animals raised for food or fiber. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6017
  • Local government: means a municipality, county, school district or other special-purpose district or multi-purpose district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2530-A
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Management program: means all activities undertaken by the Bureau of Forestry in connection with the short-term and long-term management of spruce budworm infestations, including, without limitation, any activities undertaken in connection with spruce budworm survey and detection activities, targeting silvicultural and integrated pest management programs, research, methods development and related activities and any involvement in any spray activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Media center: means any library utilizing print as well as extensive nonprint resources and materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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
  • Merger: means a business combination pursuant to section 1102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2843
  • Merrymeeting Bay: means the waters of the Kennebec River bounded as follows: from the high-tension wires at Chop's Point to the first dam on the Androscoggin River, to the first road bridge on the Muddy, Cathance, Abbagadassett and Eastern Rivers and to the Richmond-Dresden Bridge on the Kennebec River, in the counties of Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows, goats or sheep. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk distributor: means any person who offers for sale or sells to another person any milk or milk products in their final form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk plant: means any place, premises or establishment where milk or milk products are collected, handled, processed, stored, pasteurized, aseptically processed, bottled or otherwise prepared for distribution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk producer: means any person who operates a dairy farm and provides, sells or offers milk or milk products for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk products: means cream, light cream, light whipping cream, heavy cream, heavy whipping cream, whipped cream, whipped light cream, sour cream, acidified sour cream, cultured sour cream, milk, butter, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, nonfat dry milk solids, half-and-half, sour half-and-half, acidified sour half-and-half, cultured sour half-and-half, concentrated milk and milk products, skim milk, reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products, low-fat milk, light milk, reduced fat milk, homogenized milk, frozen milk concentrate, eggnog, cultured milk, buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, creamed cottage cheese, acidified milk, low-sodium milk, lactose-reduced milk, aseptically processed and packaged milk and milk products, milk with added safe and suitable microbial organisms and any other milk product, frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix, cheese or other product designated as a milk product by the commissioner that is made by the addition or subtraction of milkfat or addition of safe and suitable optional ingredients for protein, vitamin or mineral fortification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Minimum finance charge: The minimum, or fixed, finance charge that will be imposed during a billing cycle. A minimum finance charge usually applies only when a finance charge is imposed, that is, when you carry over a balance. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • 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.
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorboats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Motorboat: means any watercraft, including airmobiles, equipped with propulsion machinery of any type, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion, is permanently or temporarily attached or is available for propulsion on the watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Motorboat carrying passengers for hire: means a motorboat used for the purpose of carrying a person or persons as passengers for valuable consideration, whether directly or indirectly flowing to the owner, charterer, agent or any other person interested in the watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • municipal authority: means any of the public corporations authorized to be created by section 4721. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk 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: 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipal officers: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal official: means any elected or appointed member of a municipal government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal reviewing authority: means the municipal planning board, agency or office or, if none, the municipal officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 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
  • 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: 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Naturally shed: means naturally dropped from the animal without any human manipulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Net revenue: means gross revenue less allowable expenses as described in section 1838. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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.
  • Noncommercial clerk: means a clerk that is not listed as a commercial clerk under section 106 and that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Noncommercial registered agent: means a person that is not listed as a commercial registered agent under section 106 and that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Nonqualified foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is not authorized to transact business in this State pursuant to a filing with the Secretary of State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 22 Sec. 2881
  • Nursery: means a place where nursery stock is produced, stored or offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6952
  • Nursery stock: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6952
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • 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
  • Open firearm season on deer: means the time during which it is lawful to hunt deer with a firearm, including the special muzzle-loading season as described in section 11404. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Operation: means the act of operating as defined in subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Organization: means any firm, association or corporation authorized to conduct "Beano" in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • outfitter: means a person who collects dues or fees or receives any form of compensation for arranging or providing whitewater rafting trips or for operating a whitewater rafting organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • outstanding river segments: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Parcel: means a contiguous tract of land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Parcel: means a contiguous tract or plot of forest land owned by a landowner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Part: means an organ, an eye or tissue of a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • party to a share exchange: means any domestic or foreign corporation or eligible entity that will:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2843
  • Passenger: means every person carried on board a watercraft other than:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Pawn transaction: means the lending of money on the security of pledged tangible personal property that is delivered to a pawnbroker and held by the pawnbroker. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3960
  • Pawnbroker: means a person who engages in pawn transactions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3960
  • Period: means the number of calendar weeks authorized by a single license for the operation of "Beano" or "Bingo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, 2 or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind whatsoever. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • 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 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person: means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 832
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Person: means any individual, business, corporation, association, firm, partnership or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Person: shall mean the State, any municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private corporation, individual, partnership or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, business or similar trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Person: shall include , where applicable, natural persons, corporations, trusts, partnerships, incorporated or unincorporated associations and any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3972
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other legal entity or any group of persons which acts as a tenancy in common or joint tenancy for ownership purposes and includes any government or any agency, bureau or commission thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal watercraft: includes , but is not limited to, a jet ski, wet bike, surf jet and miniature speedboat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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 22 Sec. 820
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Petitioner: means any person who has requested a stay of a contract or grant award decision or a hearing of appeal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plant pest: means any insect, mite, nematode, fungus, virus, bacteria, slug, snail or other form of aquatic or terrestrial plant or organism that may cause injury to a plant or that the commissioner declares to be a plant pest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6952
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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: means any city, town, plantation, county, administrative entity or instrumentality created pursuant to Title 30-A, chapters 115 and 119, incorporated fire-fighting unit that is organized under Title 13-B and is officially recognized by any authority created by statute, quasi-municipal corporation and special purpose district, including, but not limited to, any water district, sanitary district, hospital district, school district of any type, an airport authority established pursuant to Title 6, chapter 10, any volunteer fire association as defined in Title 30-A, section 3151, a transit district as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 1, a regional transportation corporation as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 2, a transit district or regional transportation corporation formed under the laws of another state that would qualify as a transit district or regional transportation corporation under Title 30-A, chapter 163 if formed under the laws of this State and any emergency medical service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • 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
  • Poultry: means all domesticated birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preferred shares: means a class or series of shares whose holders have preference over any other class or series of shares with respect to distributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Premises: includes lands, private ways and any buildings and structures located on the lands or private ways. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Presalvage and salvage harvesting: means the harvesting of trees vulnerable to damage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Preschool facility: means any day care center or nursery school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-V
  • 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.
  • Primary System: means that portion of the state highway system which the Department of Transportation has by official designation incorporated into the Federal-Aid Primary System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization or tissue bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Professional forester: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 76. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Public body: means all of the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 832
  • 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 criminal history record information: means criminal history record information that is not confidential criminal history record information, including information recorded pursuant to section 706. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • public drain: means any sewer or drain constructed or laid by a governmental entity for the use of the public and includes both gravity and pressure mains. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Public drinking water supplier: means a public water supplier as defined by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act that provides drinking water from a source water protection area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public library: means a library freely open to all persons and receives its financial support from a municipality, private association, corporation or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Public pool: means any constructed or prefabricated pool other than a residential pool or medical facility pool that is intended to be used for swimming, recreational bathing or wading and is operated by an owner, lessee, tenant or concessionaire or by a person licensed by the department, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Qualified foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this State pursuant to a filing with the Secretary of State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership, professional limited liability company, professional limited liability partnership, other professional corporation or other entity or trust that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation or any other entity that is authorized by statute to provide the same professional service provided by the professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Rapidly flowing river: means a river or stretch of a river with rapids classified as class IV or higher by the department according to the International River Classification System or a river or stretch of a river designated by the department by rule on the basis of public safety, including, but not limited to, the Kennebec River between Harris Station and West Forks and the West Branch Penobscot River between McKay Station and Pockwockamus Falls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • 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: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3771
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Record: includes records of historic and archival value to the State, regardless of the date of their generation, including all documents determined to have such value to the State by statute and, when appropriate, by the State Archivist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2530-A
  • 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 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Record shareholder: means a person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with the corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery agency: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, tissue bank, educational institution or research organization that participates in or facilitates the execution of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • recycled materials: means materials that are composed in whole or in part of elements that are reused or reclaimed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • Reduced leave schedule: means a leave schedule that reduces the usual number of hours per workweek, or hours per workday, of an employee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Refusal: means a record created under section 2947 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registered agent: means a commercial registered agent or a noncommercial registered agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Registered agent filing: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Registered domestic partner: means an individual registered as a domestic partner under section 2710, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Registrant: means a person who has registered any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • 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 22 Sec. 2960
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Represented entity: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2601
  • Research center: means any library designated as such by the State Librarian and receiving state aid for the purposes of making its major research collections, under such rules and regulations as are defined by its governing board and head librarian, available to the residents of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 813
  • 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 an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail business establishment: means a business engaged in the sale of goods to the ultimate consumer for direct use or consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Retail establishment: means a place of business open to the general public for the sale of goods or services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1671
  • River herring: means the species Alosa pseudoharengus, commonly called alewife, and Alosa aestivalis, commonly called blueback herring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Roundwood: means logs, bolts and other round sections of wood as they are cut from a tree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • Rule: means a duly-adopted regulation of general applicability promulgated by the Bureau of Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • School construction project: means a project as defined in Title 20-A, section 15901, subsection 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • Scrap metal: means metal that can be recycled, including, but not limited to, bits and pieces of metal parts that may be combined together with bolts or soldering and can be recycled when worn or superfluous. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3771
  • Scrap metal processor: means a person that purchases scrap metal for resale or recycling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3771
  • Securities intermediary: means :
  • (i) A clearing corporation; or
    (ii) A person, including a bank or broker, that in the ordinary course of its business maintains securities accounts for others and is acting in that capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Security: except as otherwise provided in section 8-1103, means an obligation of an issuer or a share, participation or other interest in an issuer or in property or an enterprise of an issuer:
  • (i) That is represented by a security certificate in bearer or registered form or the transfer of which may be registered upon books maintained for that purpose by or on behalf of the issuer;
    (ii) That is one of a class or series or by its terms is divisible into a class or series of shares, participations, interests or obligations; and
    (iii) That:
    (A) Is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on securities exchanges or securities markets; or
    (B) Is a medium for investment and by its terms expressly provides that it is a security governed by this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • 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 22 Sec. 2881
  • Security entitlement: means the rights and property interest of an entitlement holder with respect to a financial asset specified in Part 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Selectmen: means the board of selectmen of the town or, if the town has no selectmen, the officers charged with the duties customarily imposed on the board of selectmen of a town. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Seller: means any person that receives in a transaction monetary consideration from a scrap metal processor in exchange for nonferrous metal, iron or steel, including stainless steel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3771
  • Separation zone: means an area that surrounds a clear-cut and separates it from other clear-cuts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sexual assault: means any conduct described under Title 17-A, chapters 11, 12 and 35 and Title 17-A, sections 852 and 853. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6000
  • Share exchange: means a business combination pursuant to section 1103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2843
  • Shareholder: means both a record shareholder and a beneficial shareholder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1661
  • Shooting zone: means an area within a parcel that is enclosed to contain one or more species of large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Shopping center: means any building or facility containing 6 or more separate retail establishments that are planned, developed, owned or managed as a unit, with an off-street public parking area of not less than 2 acres. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1671
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Simplified employee pension plan: means a simplified employee pension plan that is in compliance with the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, as these provisions relate to simplified employee pension plans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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 22 Sec. 3088
  • Something of value: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Source water protection area: means an area that contributes recharge water to a surface water intake or public water supply well for a public drinking water supply. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Spa: includes , but is not limited to, a therapeutic pool, hydrotherapy pool, whirlpool, hot spa and hot tub. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2662
  • Sporting dogs: means sporting dogs as defined by the American Kennel Club, including pointers, retrievers, setters, spaniels, Vizslas, Weimaraners and wirehaired pointing griffons. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Spruce budworm: means the insect of the species known as Choristoneura fumiferana, Clem. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Spruce budworm timber harvesting standards: means standards for presalvage and salvage harvesting of spruce and fir stands vulnerable to and subject to spruce budworm damage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2527
  • Stalking: means any conduct described in Title 17-A, section 210-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6000
  • State: means the State of Maine or any office, department, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital or other instrumentality of the State, including the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Port Authority, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, the Maine Community College System, the Maine Veterans' Homes, the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the Maine Military Authority and all such other state entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • State agency: means the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 688
  • State of principal use: means the state on whose waters a watercraft is used or to be used most during a calendar year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • State public body: means any city, town, district or other political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Statute: 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 22 Sec. 2943
  • 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 22 Sec. 2953
  • Stay: means the temporary suspension of a contract or grant award pending an appeal under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Stumpage: means standing timber. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2637
  • Subdivision: means the division of a tract or parcel of land into 3 or more lots within any 5-year period that begins on or after September 23, 1971. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Substance: means any scheduled drug, alcohol or other drug, or any of their metabolites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Substance use test: means any test procedure designed to take and analyze body fluids or materials from the body for the purpose of detecting the presence of substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 22 Sec. 2881
  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Threatened species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner as likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state threatened species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Timber harvesting: means the cutting or removal of timber for the primary purpose of selling or processing forest products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Timber harvesting activities: means timber harvesting, the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting, the mining of gravel used for the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting and other activities conducted to facilitate timber harvesting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2606
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tokens: means distinctive objects, chips, tickets or other devices of no intrinsic value used as a substitute for cash in accounting for revenue from a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • 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 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Transplant hospital: means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Uncertificated security: means a security that is not represented by a certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1545
  • Undue adverse impact: means that, within the comprehensive economic impact area, the estimated overall negative effects on the factors listed for consideration in section 4367, subsection 4 outweigh the estimated overall positive effects on those factors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety under Title 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety under Title 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Use: means , with respect to watercraft, operate, navigate or employ. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veteran: means a person who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, or has served in the national guard of any state or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces, and was discharged or released with an honorable discharge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 877
  • Veteran preference employment policy: means a private employer's preference for hiring, promoting or retaining a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 877
  • Victim: means an individual who has been subject to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6000
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Water safety zone: means the area of water within 200 feet of shoreline, whether the shoreline of the mainland or of an island. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat, canoe or craft capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane, including motors, electronic and mechanical equipment and other machinery, whether permanently or temporarily attached, that are customarily used in the operations of the watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Waters of this State: means all internal waters and all federal waters within the jurisdiction of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Whitewater craft: means any raft, dory, bateau or similar watercraft that is used to transport passengers along rapidly flowing rivers but does not include canoes or kayaks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • Whitewater guide: means a person who receives any remuneration from a commercial whitewater outfitter for accompanying, assisting or instructing clients of that commercial whitewater outfitter on the river on whitewater trips and who holds a current whitewater guide's license. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • Whitewater trip: means a commercial effort to transport passengers by means of a whitewater craft on rapidly flowing rivers, except commercial efforts by guides licensed under section 12853 to transport clients by means of a whitewater craft on rapidly flowing rivers while principally engaged in fishing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3758-A
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife exhibit: means a place where wildlife is kept in captivity, either in an enclosure or by tether, upon any street or highway or upon land, public or private, for the evident purpose of exhibition or attracting trade. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Works of art: means any of the following original creations of art:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 834-A
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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