Sections
Chapter 1 Jurisdiction and Venue 1 – 8
Chapter 3 Search Warrants 55 – 56
Chapter 5 Mental Responsibility for Criminal Conduct 101-C – 109
Chapter 7 Fresh Pursuit 151 – 155
Chapter 9 Criminal Extradition 201 – 229
Chapter 11 Security to Keep the Peace 281 – 292
Chapter 12-A Crimes Between Family Members 321
Chapter 15 Possession of Firearms by Prohibited Persons 393
Chapter 17 Miscellaneous Provisions 454 – 457

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Part 1 - Criminal Procedure Generally

  • Abandoned ice-fishing shack: means a temporary structure used for ice fishing and left on property not owned by the person owning the structure without permission of the landowner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Aboveground flammable liquid storage facility: means any aboveground storage tank or tanks containing flammable liquids, together with associated piping, transfer and dispensing facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Acquired brain injury: means an insult to the brain resulting directly or indirectly from trauma, anoxia, vascular lesions or infection, which:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3086
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Admitted assets: means assets recognized by the superintendent pursuant to section 901-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult care facilities: means facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services and that offer programs for adults who need assistance or supervision and that are operated out of nonresidential commercial buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • 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.
  • Affiliated business: means a member of a group of 2 or more businesses in which more than 50% of the voting stock of each member corporation or more than 50% of the ownership interest in a business other than a corporation is directly or indirectly owned by a common owner or owners, either corporate or noncorporate, or by one or more of the member businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Affordable housing: means decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for low-income and moderate-income households. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 120% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Agency of jurisdiction: means the state agency which has use of and jurisdiction over the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allowable expense: means reasonable charges incurred for reasonably needed products, services and accommodations, including those for medical care, rehabilitation, rehabilitative occupational training, counseling services and other remedial treatment and care, and nonmedical remedial care and treatment rendered in accordance with a recognized religious method of healing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • 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.
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, and domesticated or undomesticated animals in accordance with section 3948. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by a municipality pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal shelter: means a:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Application: means a request, by any person specified in section 223, to the Governor of this State to make a requisition to the executive authority of another state for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Arts district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated by the municipality or plantation for the purpose of providing employment and cultural opportunities through the development of arts opportunities, including, but not limited to, museums, galleries, arts education, art studios, performing arts venues and associated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority established pursuant to section 4722. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Authority: means the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and any successors to that authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002
  • Available facility: means a facility in which all or a part of the facility is unused and available for leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Base level of employment: means the greater of either the total employment in the State of a business as of March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st of the calendar year immediately preceding the year of the business's application to become a certified Pine Tree Development Zone business divided by 4 or its average employment during the base period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Base period: means the 3 calendar years prior to the year in which a business applies to be certified as a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004?F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established in Title 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board: means any authority, board, commission, committee, council and similar organization, including independent organizations, established or authorized by the Legislature to fulfill specific functions the members of which do not serve full time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Board: means the Victims' Compensation Board established in section 12004?J, subsection 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • Boarding kennel: means any place, building, tract of land or abode in or on which 3 or more privately owned companion animals are kept at any one time for their owners in return for a fee or compensation and includes a facility where 3 or more companion animals are kept for training purposes for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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
  • Brand: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which an individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Breeding kennel: means a location where 5 or more adult female dogs or cats capable of breeding are kept and some or all of the offspring are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for value or a location where more than 16 dogs or cats raised on the premises are sold to the public in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Burnt lime: means a material made from limestone which consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability corporation, professional corporation or any other legal business entity recognized under the laws of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Calcium carbonate equivalent: means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as a weight percentage of calcium carbonate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Call center: means a business enterprise that employs 50 or more full-time employees for the purpose of customer service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Calories per serving: means the caloric information for a food or beverage item being offered for consumption by one person, as usually prepared and as offered for sale on the menu, menu board or food display tag. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Campground: includes , but is not limited to, sites intended for recreational purposes rather than permanent residency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Cat identification: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Catastrophic illness: means an unforeseen, prolonged and extended illness, medical condition or injury that will likely cause death or permanent disability as determined by a licensed physician whose determination must be in writing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Catastrophic occurrence: means accidental fire, flood, hurricane, windstorm, earthquake or other similar event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Catering establishments: means any kitchen, commissary or similar place in which food or drink is prepared for sale or service elsewhere or for service on the premises during special catered events. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • 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
  • Characterizing flavor: means a distinguishable taste or aroma of candy, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, berry, nut, herb, spice, honey or an alcoholic drink that is imparted to tobacco or tobacco smoke either prior to or during consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • check: means a check, draft or order for the payment of money. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6071
  • Chief Information Officer: means the person who holds the lead information technology position within the executive branch that directs, coordinates and oversees information technology policy making, planning, architecture and standardization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Child care facilities: means facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services that provide care for at least 6 children who are less than 18 years of age by persons who are not family members, legal guardians or other custodians of the children and that are operated out of nonresidential commercial buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Cigarette paper: means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Collateral source: means a source of benefits or advantages for economic loss resulting from a crime, which the victim has received, or which is readily available to the victim from:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Commercial fertilizer: means a substance containing one or more recognized fertilizer materials bearing a guaranteed analysis on the product label of a packaged product or the accompanying delivery paperwork or invoice of a bulk fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commercial purpose: means for the purpose of economic gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Commercial vehicle: means a vehicle owned or used by a business, corporation, association, partnership, or the sole proprietorship of any entity conducting business for a commercial purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission established pursuant to Title 35?A, section 103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-R
  • 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 his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Component part: includes but is not limited to the tobacco, filter and paper in a cigar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Constituent: includes a smoke constituent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • container: means any and all packages or containers used for the purpose of containing a product sold or held out for sale for human or animal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conversion: means a change in character of residential real property from a rental to an ownership basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative affordable housing corporation: means a domestic corporation that is organized under or elects to be governed by the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative interest: means the ownership interest in a cooperative affordable housing corporation that is evidenced by a membership share. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative property: means the real and personal property, including mobile and manufactured homes, in this State owned or leased by a cooperative affordable housing corporation for the primary purpose of residential use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cottage: means a single structure where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the public as a business for a day, week or month, but not for longer than an entire season, for temporary occupancy for recreational purposes only and not for permanent residency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Council: means the Statewide Homeless Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Court: means any District Court and, with regard to section 4659, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Crime: means a criminal offense in which, as defined, there is a victim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2101
  • Crime: means one of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Crime: means a criminal offense committed under the laws of the State that resulted in verifiable property loss of a person other than a person who committed the crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal or plantation assessor as of April 1st of each year that the development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal assessor as of April 1st of each year that the affordable housing development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Dangerous dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes the death of or inflicts serious bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury or death; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear imminent serious bodily injury by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that inflicts bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury and has previously been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a nuisance dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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.
  • Delivery sale: means a sale of tobacco products to a consumer in this State when:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Demand: means the demand, as provided in section 203, by the executive authority of another state upon the Governor of this State for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-R
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Dependent: means an individual who is wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support and includes a child of the victim born after the victim's death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Designated public benefit corporation: means a "public benefit corporation" as described in Title 13?B, section 1406, subsection 1, that does not employ or have on its board of directors any certified law enforcement officer and that has entered into an agreement with a law enforcement agency or law enforcement association as provided in section 3702-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated as provided under sections 5223 and 5226 and that is to be developed under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to provide new employment opportunities, retain existing employment, improve or broaden the tax base, construct or improve the physical facilities and structures or improve the quality of pedestrian and vehicular transportation, as described in section 5224, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of General Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Director: means the Director of the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • Director: means the Director of the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply commercial fertilizers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • distributor: means a person licensed as a distributor under Title 36, chapter 704. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • distributor: means any person who distributes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • distributor: means any person who is engaged in the business of distributing agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under sections 5247 and 5250 to be developed under an affordable housing development program and financed under section 5250-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dog: means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris, except that in chapters 720, 721, 725, 727, 729 and 739 "dog" means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris or any canine, regardless of generation, resulting from the interbreeding of a member of canis familiaris with a wolf hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Dog licensing agent: means a veterinarian office or animal shelter that licenses dogs for a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downtown: means the traditional central business district of a community that has served as the center of socioeconomic interaction in the community, characterized by a cohesive core of commercial and mixed-use buildings, often interspersed with civic, religious and residential buildings and public spaces, that are typically arranged along a main street and intersecting side streets and served by public infrastructure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Downtown tax increment financing district: means a tax increment financing district described in a downtown redevelopment plan that is consistent with the downtown criteria established pursuant to rules of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Drowning set: means a trap set for wild animals that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Eating establishment: includes places in the entertainment, hospitality, recreation, restaurant and tourism industries; catering establishments; correctional facilities; hospital cafeterias; mobile eating places; public and private schools; retail frozen dairy product establishments; and workplace eating establishments and places where food is prepared for vending machines dispensing food other than in original sealed packages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Economic loss: includes economic detriment consisting of environmental clean-up expense, property loss, allowable expense, work loss, replacement services loss and, if injury causes death, dependent's economic loss and dependent's replacement services loss. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • 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
  • Electric assistance: means assistance as established by the commission pursuant to Title 35?A, section 3214 and rules adopted pursuant to that section, based on an eligible household's income level and electricity usage and paid to an electric utility on behalf of an eligible household. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Electric utility: means a transmission and distribution utility as defined in Title 35?A, section 102, subsection 20-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Eligible expenses and losses: means expenses and losses resulting from a personal injury sustained by an individual as a direct result of a crime specified in subsection 3 and may include medical and medically related expenses, psychological or mental health counseling expenses, lost wages, funeral, burial and other homicide-related expenses and travel expenses and loss of income of a claimant or family member for providing or obtaining care for the personal injury of a minor or incapacitated victim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Eligible household: means a household that is eligible to receive fuel assistance through the Maine State Housing Authority pursuant to section 4722, subsection 1, paragraph W; section 4741, subsection 15; and subchapter XIII and rules adopted pursuant to these laws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Employee cooperative: means a corporation which has duly elected to be governed by this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Endangered species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner to be in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state endangered species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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.
  • Environmental clean-up expense: means any reasonable expense incurred for products and services needed to clean up any harm or damage caused to the environment, including any harm or damage caused by chemicals; to restore the environment to its previous condition prior to any harm or damage; and to properly dispose of chemicals and other materials, including those used in the manufacture of scheduled drugs in violation of Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • 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 authority: includes the Governor and any person performing the functions of governor in a state other than this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Expenses: means travel, meals or lodging costs or other necessary costs incurred by a member of a board in the performance of his duties as a member of that board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Experiential tourism: means tourism that allows individuals to be active participants in outdoor recreational activities including but not limited to: hiking, camping, birding and other wildlife viewing, nature photography, visits to historical and cultural sites and museums, nature tourism, adventure tourism and ecotourism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Explosive: means any chemical compound, mixture or device that is designed to function by explosion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • Federal grant application: shall mean any request or proposal for financial assistance made by a state agency or by an employee of such an agency acting in his official capacity to the United States Government, whether for a loan, grant, subsidy, augmentation, advance, reimbursement, or any other form where such financial assistance will be expended by the state agency or employee acting in his official capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1706
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Financial institution: means any bank or trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, industrial bank, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, mortgage banker, credit union or other such institution authorized to do business in the State, or a government agency which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgage loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Financial services: means services provided by an insurance company subject to taxation under Title 36, chapter 357; a captive insurance company formed or licensed under Title 24-A, chapter 83; a financial institution subject to taxation under Title 36, chapter 819; or a mutual fund service provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Fineness: means the percentage by weight of the material which will pass federal standard sieves of specified sizes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Firearm: means any instrument used in the propulsion of pellets, shot, shells or bullets by action of gunpowder, compressed air or gas exploded or released within it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fisheries and wildlife or marine resources project: means a project approved by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or the Department of Marine Resources undertaken for the purpose of improving public access to freshwater or saltwater fisheries and wildlife resources of the State for fishing, hunting, research or observation or for conservation or improvement of the freshwater or saltwater fisheries and wildlife resources of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Fixed charges: includes interest on funded and unfunded debt and amortization of debt discount, but in the case of a bank or trust company, interest paid by that institution upon any deposit or any certificate or other evidence of a deposit may not be deemed a fixed charge of such an institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Flammable liquid: means either a combustible liquid having a flash point at or above 100° Fahrenheit or any volatile liquid having a flash point below 100° Fahrenheit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Flavored cigar: means a cigar or any component part of the cigar that contains a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • 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
  • fresh pursuit: as used in this chapter includes fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and the pursuit of a person who has committed a crime punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year, who is reasonably suspected of having committed such a crime or who is reasonably suspected of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 152
  • Fuel assistance: means assistance paid to eligible households or to fuel vendors on behalf of an eligible household or directly to eligible tenants who pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Fugitive from justice: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Fund: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund established in Title 10, section 1023-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Fund: means the Victims' Property Compensation Fund established in subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • Fund: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Fund established in section 4863. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Fund: means the Electric Assistance Program Fund established in section 4962. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Geographic information board: means the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • GIS: means a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, analyzing and displaying information identified according to locations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of Governor by authority of the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • 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
  • Grade: means any commercial fertilizer having a specific minimum percentage of plant nutrients that is the same as the guaranteed analysis, expressed in whole numbers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grocery store: includes a convenience store, but does not include a separately owned eating establishment located within a grocery store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Guaranteed analysis: means the minimum percentage of plant nutrients claimed in the following order and form:
  • Harassment: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Health inspector: means a person whose education and experience in the biological and sanitary sciences qualify that person to engage in the promotion and protection of the public health and who applies technical knowledge to solve problems of a sanitary nature and develops methods and carries out procedures for the control of those factors of the environment that affect the health, safety and well-being of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • High magnesium: means lime designated as high-mag or dolomitic which must contain at least 5% magnesium. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • High-yield obligations: means obligations that are neither investment grade nor medium grade obligations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Homeless: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Housing: includes , but is not limited to, any "project" or "housing project" as defined in section 4702, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund: means the fund established under section 4934-A by the Maine State Housing Authority for the purpose of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Program: means any program of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State established by the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the department who assists in enforcing this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Humanely trap: means to trap an animal using traps and trapping methods that are designed to avoid injury to animals to the greatest extent practicable for animal control or animal rescue purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Hydrated lime: means a material, made from burnt lime, which consists essentially of calcium hydroxide or a combination of calcium hydroxide with magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • immediate family: means the spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, stepchild or stepparent of the victim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2101
  • Immediate family member: means a law enforcement officer's spouse, domestic partner, child or legal dependent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • Increased assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of a tax increment financing district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Increased assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of an affordable housing development district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Indian Housing Authority: means any housing authority created by the Maine Indian Housing law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indian Housing Mortgage Insurance Committee: means a committee consisting of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial by-product: means any industrial waste or by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Institution: means a corporation, a joint-stock association, a business trust, a business partnership, a business joint venture or any other similar entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Judicial officer: shall mean a justice, judge, justice of the peace, clerk of courts or other neutral person empowered by the laws of the demanding state to issue criminal process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Kennel: means 5 or more dogs kept in a single location under one ownership for breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, sledding, competition or exhibition purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Label: means any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or on the delivery ticket which accompanies bulk shipments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Labor market average weekly wage: means the average weekly wage as published by the Department of Labor for the labor market or markets in which potential qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees are located for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Labor market unemployment rate: means the average unemployment rate as published by the Department of Labor for the labor market or markets in which potential qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees are located for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Law enforcement agency: means the State Police, a sheriff's department or a municipal police department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Law enforcement agency: means any state, county, municipality or other political unit within the territory belonging to the State or any department, agency or subdivision of any of the foregoing, or any corporation or other association carrying out the functions of government that employs law enforcement officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Law enforcement association: means a corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or any other legal entity, including a benevolent association, whose members are primarily law enforcement officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Legislative per diem: means the per diem authorized by Title 3, section 2, that is paid to Legislators for every day's attendance at meetings held when the Legislature is not in daily session. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lender: includes , but is not limited to, the following institutional lenders whose policies and procedures are subject to governmental supervision:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • library: means the statewide network created pursuant to this subchapter by which data custodians or their designees organize and catalog public geographic information and provide access to that information to all levels of government and to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 2002
  • Limestone: means a material capable of neutralizing soil acidity, consisting essentially of calcium carbonate or a combination of calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Limited equity cooperative: means a cooperative affordable housing corporation organized in accordance with section 1754. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Limited equity formula: means a rule or method for determining the transfer value of a share in a limited equity cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • lines: means the right-of-way, track, track appurtenances, ties, bridges, station houses and other appurtenant structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002
  • Litter: includes waste materials resulting from or associated with the use of tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigarette butts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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
  • Low income: means income that is less than or equal to 80% of median income for the area, adjusted for family size, in accordance with federal standards generally accepted at the time of incorporation under this subchapter and comparable to standards of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in existence on the effective date of this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Lower income households: means low-income and very low-income households as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Magazine: means a specially constructed building or structure approved for the storage of explosive materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain facilities after they have been developed and all activities necessary to operate the facilities, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional and educational programs and safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain affordable housing after development and all activities necessary to operate the affordable housing, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional, safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Manufacturing: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Marl: means a granular or loosely consolidated loam composed largely of clays, sea shell fragments and carbonates of calcium and magnesium. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Member: means a person who owns a cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Member: means a natural person who has been accepted for membership in and owns a membership share issued by an employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Membership fee: means an initial payment made by a person to an employee cooperative as a condition to becoming a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Menu: means a written or printed list describing food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that may be distributed on or off the premises, but does not include a menu board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Menu board: means a list of food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that is posted in a public area for viewing by multiple customers, including a backlit marquee sign, chalkboard or drive-through menu sign. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Military redevelopment zone: means a specified area within a municipality that is contained within a labor market that includes a military facility that sustained a loss of 400 or more employed workers, if the loss was caused by a federal military facility closure or downsizing, during the 5-year period immediately preceding the time of application for designation as a military redevelopment zone, or is projected to sustain a loss of 400 or more employed workers during the 5-year period immediately following the time of application, and has been designated by the commissioner as a military redevelopment zone under section 5250-J, subsection 3-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile eating place: means a mobile vehicle designed and constructed to transport, prepare, sell or serve food at a number of sites and capable of being moved from its serving site at any time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Moderate income: means income that is less than or equal to 100% of median income for the area, adjusted for family size, in accordance with federal standards generally accepted at the time of incorporation under this subchapter and comparable to standards of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in existence on the effective date of this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Moderate income households: means households in which gross income does not exceed 150% of the median income of the county or metropolitan statistical area in which the household is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • mortgage: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Mortgage 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.
  • 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, the deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk, carrying out the duties of this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Mutual fund service provider: means a taxpayer, as defined in Title 36, section 111, subsection 7, subject to tax under Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Noneconomic detriment: means pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment and other nonpecuniary damage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Nuisance dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, to an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that causes damage to property or crops not owned by the dog or wolf hybrid owner or keeper while the dog or wolf hybrid is not on the owner's or keeper's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligations: includes bonds, debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • obligee: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Offender: means an individual or an organization convicted of a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Office: means the Office of Information Technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Office: means the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of a development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated and, for development districts designated on or after April 1, 2014, "original assessed value" means the taxable assessed value of a development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated by the legislative body of a municipality or a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated, and, for affordable housing development districts designated on or after April 1, 2014, "original assessed value" means the taxable assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated by the municipality or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Other organization: means any not-for-profit, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or association that is not a state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • parcel: includes an entire unit of real estate notwithstanding the fact that it is divided by a road, way, railroad or pipeline. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Patronage: means the amount of work performed as a member of an employee cooperative, measured in accordance with the articles of incorporation or bylaws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • percentage: means by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Permit: means the nontransferable permission granted by the commissioner containing one or more of the following endorsements: use, storage and intrastate transportation of explosives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Permit: means the nontransferable permission granted by the commissioner for a person to install, construct or otherwise establish an aboveground flammable liquid storage facility or a retail motor fuel facility dispensing flammable liquids to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind whatsoever. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Person: includes individual, partnership, association, firm and corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, combination of these entities or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Person: means any individual, combination of individuals, partnership, corporation or any other legal entity and any nonfederal governmental entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2481
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Personal care expenses: means the cost of feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and personal hygiene assistance provided to developmentally disabled or handicapped persons who are members or the children of members of boards established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • Personal injury: means bodily injury as defined in Title 17?A, section 2, subsection 5 or psychological injury incurred by a victim who has sustained the threat of bodily injury. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • 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
  • Pet: means a dog, cat or other domesticated animal commonly kept as a companion, but does not include tamed animals that are ordinarily considered wild animals or livestock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Pet shop: means a place or vehicle in or on which any dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, fish, pet birds, exotic birds or exotic animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Pine Tree Development Zone benefits: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Premium cigar: means a cigar that weighs more than 3 pounds per 1,000 cigars and is wrapped in whole tobacco leaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Program: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Program established in section 4862. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Program: means the electric assistance program established by the commission pursuant to Title 35?A, section 3214. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to encourage the development and maintenance of affordable housing within an affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Program evaluation report: means the report submitted to the Legislature by an agency or an independent agency in accordance with Title 3, section 956. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 2701
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5225, subsection 1 and included in a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5249, subsection 1 and included in an affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Property: means any money, service, gift or anything of value, including a promise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Property loss: means the value of property taken from the victim, or of property destroyed or otherwise broken or harmed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Property loss: includes a deductible paid by the victim pursuant to an insurance claim related to the property loss. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • Proprietary lease: means an agreement with a cooperative affordable housing corporation governing a member's right to occupancy under which a member has an exclusive possessory interest in a unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Public agency: means the State or any county, municipality, district or public authority located, in whole or in part, within this State that provides or may provide laboratory services or police, firefighting, ambulance or other emergency services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Public pool: includes a pool on the premises of a child care facility that is licensed or required to be licensed under section 8301-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Public safety facility: means a facility used primarily for the functions of municipal or plantation government that ensure the protection of residents, organizations and institutions in the municipality or plantation, including the provision of law enforcement, fire and emergency services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • qualified business: means any for-profit business in this State engaged in or that will engage in financial services, manufacturing or a targeted technology business that has added or will add at least one qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employee above its base level of employment in this State and that meets the following criteria:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Qualified business activity: means a business activity that is conducted within a Pine Tree Development Zone and is directly related to financial services, manufacturing or a targeted technology business for which the business receives a letter of certification from the commissioner pursuant to section 5250-O. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Qualified domestic relations order: means a domestic relations order that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Qualified industry: means a for-profit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, sole proprietorship, business trust or any other entity, inside or outside the State, that is engaged in or will engage in a qualified project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-Q
  • qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees: means new, full-time employees hired in this State by a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business for work directly in one or more qualified business activities for whom a retirement program subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 United States Code, Sections 101 to 1461, as amended, and group health insurance are provided and whose income derived from employment within the Pine Tree Development Zone, calculated on a calendar year basis, is greater than the most recent annual per capita personal income in the county in which the qualified employee is employed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Quarterly census of employment and wages: means the comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers produced by the quarterly census of employment and wages program, a cooperative program involving the federal Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state employment security agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Railroad: includes every commercial, interurban and other railway and each and every branch and extension thereof by whatsoever power operated, together with all tracks, bridges, trestles, rights-of-way, subways, tunnels, stations, depots, union depots, ferries, yards, grounds, terminals, terminal facilities, structures and equipment and all other real estate, fixtures and personal property of every kind used in connection therewith, owned, controlled, operated or managed for public use in the transportation of persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5001
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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
  • Registrant: means the person who registers commercial fertilizer under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Replacement services loss: means expenses reasonably incurred in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the injured person would have performed, not for income but for the benefit of the injured person or the injured person's family, if the injured person had not been injured. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • 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).
  • residence: refer to an individual's place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Resident: means any occupant of space owned by the cooperative affordable housing corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or a person who is not a citizen of the United States who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Respective municipality: means , in the case of towns, plantations and cities, the municipality where the dog or ferret is found; in the case of unorganized territories, the municipality near or adjacent to the unorganized territory where the dog or ferret is found; or the designee of that municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Restitution: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail frozen dairy product establishment: means any place, premise or establishment and any part thereof where frozen dairy products, such as ice cream, frozen custard, ice milk, sherbert, ices and related food products are prepared for consumption on or off premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • retailer: means a person located within or outside the State who sells tobacco products to a person in the State for personal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Semiautonomous state agency: means an agency created by an act of the Legislature that is not a part of the Executive Department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1972
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service dog: means a dog that meets the definition of "service animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 9-E or "assistance animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 1-H. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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
  • Share loan: means an agreement entered into by a member and a lender to finance the member's acquisition of the member's cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Small animal: means a bird, reptile or amphibian or a small mammal, other than a cat or dog, commonly kept as a household pet and that is an unrestricted species designated by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in rules adopted pursuant to Title 12, chapter 915. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Solicit: means to request property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Solicitation agent: includes , but is not limited to, a person or entity that receives or retains reimbursement for expenses related to soliciting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 3701
  • Special study organization: means any board established or authorized by the Legislature to undertake a study of a particular subject and which is required to complete its study during the biennium of the Legislature which created it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 12002
  • sporting camp: means a building or group of buildings devoted primarily to the offering of primitive lodging for a fee to persons who want primitive recreation, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and similar camps, not including summer sports programs overseen by employees or volunteers of municipalities and educational institutions when the activities generally take place at municipal or institutional properties and buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State agency: shall mean each department and agency of State Government required to comply with Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1706
  • State agency: means an agency of State Government as defined in section 8002, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • state authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • State average weekly wage: means the average weekly wage as published by the Department of Labor for the State as a whole for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided under Title 20?A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided in Title 20?A, section 7407, subsection 3?A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State unemployment rate: means the average unemployment rate published by the Department of Labor for the State as a whole for the 12 most recently reported months preceding the date of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stray: means off the owner's premises and not under the control of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Subscription agreement: means a written agreement between a prospective member and a cooperative affordable housing corporation for the purchase and sale of a cooperative interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Targeted technology business: means a business primarily involved in a targeted technology as defined in Title 5, section 15301. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Tax increment: means real and personal property taxes assessed by a municipality or plantation, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax increment: means real property taxes assessed by a municipality, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax increment financing district: means a type of development district, or portion of a district, that uses tax increment financing under section 5227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax shifts: means the effect on a municipality's or plantation's state revenue sharing, education subsidies and county tax obligations that results from the designation of a tax increment financing district and the capture of increased assessed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax shifts: means the effect on a municipality's state revenue sharing, education subsidies and county tax obligations that results from the designation of an affordable housing development district and the capture of increased assessed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax year: means the period of time beginning on April 1st and ending on the succeeding March 31st. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax year: means the period of time beginning on April 1st and ending on the succeeding March 31st. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Threatened species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner as likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state threatened species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Tobacco product: means any product that is made from or derived from tobacco, or that contains nicotine, that is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, a cigarette, a cigar, a hookah, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or snus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Ton: means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois or metric weight, if and when appropriate and in accordance with rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • 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.
  • Trailer: means any vehicle without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transit: means transportation systems in which people are conveyed by means other than their own vehicles, including, but not limited to, bus systems, street cars, light rail and other rail systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit facility: means a place providing access to transit services, including, but not limited to, bus stops, bus stations, interchanges on a highway used by one or more transit providers, ferry landings, train stations, shuttle terminals and bus rapid transit stops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development: means a type of development that links land use with transit facilities to support and be supported by a transit system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development area: means an area of any shape such that no part of the perimeter is more than 1/4 mile from an existing or planned transit facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development corridor: means a strip of land of any length and up to 500 feet on either side of a roadway serving as a principal transit route. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Transit-oriented development district: means a tax increment financing district consisting of a transit-oriented development area or a transit-oriented development corridor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unit: means a portion of the cooperative property leased for exclusive occupancy by a member under a proprietary lease or leased to a tenant by lease agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Unit of local government: means a municipality, county, plantation, unorganized territory or Indian tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • United States: when used to signify place includes those geographical areas and the lands and waters adjacent to those geographical areas under the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Unorganized territory: means all areas located within the jurisdiction of the State, except areas located within organized cities and towns, and Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Vacation rental: means a residential property that is rented for vacation, leisure or recreation purposes for a day, a week or a month, and typically under 30 days but not for more than an entire summer or winter season, to a person who has a place of permanent residence to which the person intends to return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for carrying persons or property or which is used for the transportation of persons, except motorcycles, farm implements and snowmobiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Vending machine: means any self-service device offered for public use that, upon insertion of money or by other similar means, dispenses unit servings of food other than in original sealed packages without the necessity of replenishing the device between vending operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Vending machine: means any automated, self-service device that upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes or any other tobacco product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Victim: means a government that suffers economic loss or a person who suffers personal injury, death or economic loss as a result of a crime or the good faith effort of any person to prevent a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Victim: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2101
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Weight: means the weight of undried material as offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wolf hybrid: includes a mammal that is represented by its owner to be a wolf hybrid, coyote hybrid, coydog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • work loss: includes pay or benefits unfairly or illegally withheld from the victim by the offender or any unfair labor agreement under Title 26, section 629, as defined by rules adopted by the Department of Labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 2002
  • Working waterfront: means a parcel of land abutting water subject to tidal influence or land located in the intertidal zone that is used primarily or predominantly to provide access to or support the conduct of commercial fishing and marine activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Working waterfront industry: means an industry primarily involved in supporting commercial fishing, marine and boat building activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Written notice of allocation: means a written instrument which discloses to a member the stated dollar amount of that member's patronage allocation and the terms for payment of that amount by the employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Youth camp: includes day camps, residential camps and trip and travel camps. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • zone: means a specified area within the boundaries of the State that has been designated by the commissioner as a Pine Tree Development Zone in accordance with section 5250-J, subsection 3-A or 3-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I