Sections
Chapter 301 Sentences 1702 – 1843
Chapter 303 Fines and Costs 1901 – 2062
Chapter 305 Appeals 2111 – 2117
Chapter 305-A Post-Conviction Review 2121 – 2132
Chapter 305-B Post-Judgment Conviction Motion for DNA Analysis 2136 – 2138
Chapter 306-A Supreme Judicial Court Sentence Review 2151 – 2157
Chapter 307 Pardons and Commutation of Sentences 2161 – 2167
Chapter 308 Post-Judgment Motion When Person’s Identity Has Been Stolen and Used in a Criminal, Civil Violation or Traffic Infraction Proceeding 2181 – 2184
Chapter 309 Commitment of Mentally Ill Prisoners 2211-A – 2218
Chapter 311 Interstate Compact On the Mentally Disordered Offender 2301 – 2313

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Part 4 - Judgment and Proceedings

  • Abuse: includes , but is not limited to, rape or sexual assault, the striking of an individual, the use of excessive force in the use of bodily restraints, the use of bodily or chemical restraints in a manner that is not in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and rules and verbal, nonverbal, mental and emotional harassment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Abutting land: means real estate that shares a common boundary, or portion of a boundary, with land that is held in common ownership with land registered or being considered for registration under this chapter when the abutting real estate is within 50 feet of the land registered or being considered for registration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Accompanied by an adult: means , with respect to operation of an ATV, within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a child's parent or guardian or another person 21 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Administrative unit: means the organization certified by the federal Small Business Administration to administer the Small Business Development Center Program in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means a governmental entity subject to review pursuant to this chapter, but not subject to automatic termination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 953
  • Agency: means any body of State Government authorized by law to adopt rules under Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 971
  • Agency: means the protection and advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, designated by the Governor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Agricultural chemicals: means fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Agricultural society: means a nonprofit organization or association incorporated in the State to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Ancillary obligation: means the obligation of the bond bank in connection with liquor operation revenue bonds issued under this subchapter under any of the following entered into by the bond bank:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Animal: means a dog, wholly of the species canis familiaris, or a cat, wholly or in part of the species felis domesticus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4151
  • Animal: means an animal entered in an event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Animal feeding operation: means a lot or facility where animals are confined and fed for a total of at least 45 days in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Animal unit: means 1,000 pounds of animal body weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antibody to HIV: means the specific immunoglobulin produced by the body's immune system in response to HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assigned justice or judge: means the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Superior Court or the judge authorized to sit in the Superior Court on post-conviction review cases who is assigned the post-conviction review proceeding when a special assignment has been made. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • ATV: includes , but is not limited to, a multitrack, multiwheel or low-pressure tire vehicle; a motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or belt-driven vehicle; an amphibious machine; or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the 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 Nutrient Management Review Board established in section 4203. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Bona fide occupational exposure: means skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact of a person with the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person that results from the performance of duties by the exposed person in the course of employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • bond bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank created by section 5951. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Bonds: means bonds of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Bureau: means the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to section 7703 and section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Revenue Services, which may be referred to as "Maine Revenue Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Bureau: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Cabinet: means the Children's Cabinet established in section 19131. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 24051
  • Capital reserve fund: means any capital reserve fund created or established as provided in section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child care: means a regular service of care and education provided for compensation for any part of a day less than 24 hours to a child or children under 16 years of age whose parents work outside the home, attend an educational program or are otherwise unable to care for their children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Coastal area: means a coastal island and any municipality or unorganized township contiguous to tidal waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2019. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • CODIS: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national DNA identification index system that allows for storage and exchange of DNA records submitted by state and local forensic DNA laboratories and is derived from the Combined DNA Index System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • Commercial farming: means the production of any farm product with the intent that that farm product be sold or otherwise disposed of to generate income. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Commission: means the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Committee: means a joint legislative committee established to oversee program evaluation and government accountability matters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • 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.
  • Community-based AIDS organization: means a nonprofit community organization whose primary purpose is to provide educational information on HIV-related illnesses, support to persons with HIV-related illnesses and assistance to families and others providing care and support to persons with HIV-related illnesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complaint: means , but is not limited to, any report or communication, formal or informal, written or oral, including media accounts and telephone calls from any source, including anonymous calls, alleging abuse or neglect of a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Confidential information: means information deemed confidential by chapters 958-A and 1071, and sections 7703 and 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cost of issuance: means an item of expense directly or indirectly payable or reimbursable by the bond bank and related to the authorization, sale or issuance of liquor operation revenue bonds, including, but not limited to, underwriting fees and fees and expenses of professional consultants and fiduciaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Council: means the Maine Children's Cabinet Early Childhood Advisory Council established pursuant to Title 5, section 12004-J, subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Council: means the Maine Children's Cabinet Early Childhood Advisory Council established in subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 24051
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Crime lab: means the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory located in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • Criminal judgment: means a judgment of conviction of a crime, the orders of adjudication and disposition in a juvenile case and a judgment of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Development: means a change in land use involving alteration of the land, water or vegetation, or the addition or alteration of structures or other construction not naturally occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Developmental disability: means a disability attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dip net: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from chapters 958-A and 1071, and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services or the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 7703 and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the early childhood division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA analysis: means DNA typing tests that derive identification information specific to a person from that person's DNA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA record: means DNA identification information obtained from DNA analysis and stored in the state DNA data base or CODIS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA sample: means a blood sample provided by a person convicted of one of the offenses listed in this chapter or submitted to the crime lab for analysis pursuant to a criminal investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • 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
  • Domicile: means the place where a person's true, fixed and permanent home is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Downtown: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Driver: means a person who drives or controls the animal that is pulling in a pulling event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Eel: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is 9 inches or more in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Eel pot: means a cylindrical or rectangular trap with funnels that is baited and used to harvest eels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • employee: includes an officer of a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • employer of the person exposed: include a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • employment: means any service performed by an employee in the employ of any political subdivision of the State, for such employer, except service which in the absence of an agreement entered into under this chapter would constitute "employment" as defined in the Social Security Act; or service which under the Social Security Act may not be included in an agreement between the State and the Federal Security Administrator entered into under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Event: means a pulling competition or livestock exhibition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an individual or the individual's resources for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • facility: includes a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Title 32. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Facility: includes any facility providing services, supports and other assistance or residential services or treatment that operates without a license that is required by law, ordinance or rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • fair: means an exhibition that is designed to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture and that includes, but is not limited to, the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Fair Fund: means the fund established in section 85. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family farm corporation: means a corporation founded for the purpose of farming and the ownership of agricultural land; the majority of the voting stock must be held by, and a majority of the shareholders must be, persons or the spouses of persons related to each other within the 3rd degree of kindred and at least one of the related persons must reside on or actively operate the farm; and none of the shareholders may be a corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Farm nutrient: means a substance or recognized plant nutrient, element or compound that is used or sold for its plant nutritive content or its claimed nutritive value for use in growing crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Farm partnership: means an association of 2 or more individuals formed for the purpose of farming. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Farm product: means those plants and animals useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and food crops, dairy products, poultry and poultry products, bees, livestock and livestock products and fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses, Christmas trees and other similar products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Farm support arrangement: means an arrangement that meets requirements established by the department by rule under which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 60
  • Farm support payments: means annual payments by a municipality during the term of a qualified easement:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 60
  • Farmland: means any tract or tracts of land used for commercial farming:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal Insurance Contributions Act: means the Federal Internal Revenue Code, chapter 9, subchapter A, as such Code has been and may from time to time be amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Federal Security Administrator: includes any individual to whom the Federal Security Administrator has delegated any of his functions under the Social Security Act with respect to coverage under such Act of employees of states and their political subdivisions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financing costs: means all costs of issuance, capitalized interest, capitalized operating expenses and debt service reserves, fees and costs of any ancillary obligation or other fees, expenses and costs related to issuing, securing and marketing liquor operation revenue bonds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Fiscal agent: means an incorporated community organization, agency or institution designated by a community-based AIDS organization and authorized by the bureau to receive and distribute grants to that community-based AIDS organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fishing derby: means an organized fishing event conducted on inland waters during which contestants compete for cash awards or other prizes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fishway: means an artificial device, including fish elevators, fish locks and fish ladders, used to enable fish to migrate upstream past dams, waterfalls, rapids or other obstacles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fly: means a single, pointed hook dressed with feathers, hair, thread, tinsel or any similar material to which no additional hook, spinner, spoon or similar device is added. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fly-fishing: means casting upon water and retrieving in a manner in which the weight of the fly line propels the fly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fully marketable form: means a municipal security duly executed and accompanied by an approving legal opinion of a bond counsel of recognized standing in the field of municipal law whose opinions are generally accepted by purchasers of municipal bonds, provided that the municipal security so executed need not be printed or lithographed nor be in more than one denomination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Fund: means the Liquor Operation Revenue Fund established in section 6054. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • General fund: means the fund created or established as provided in section 6007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental unit: means any county, municipality, school administrative district, community school district, public waste disposal corporation as authorized under Title 38, section 1304-B or other quasi-municipal corporation within the State, including any corporation owned entirely by a municipality and providing water, sewer or electric service or performing other essential governmental functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Health care provider: means any appropriately licensed, certified or registered provider of mental or physical health care, either in the public or private sector or any business establishment providing health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Health care setting: means any location where there is provision of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance or palliative care, services, procedures or counseling, including emergency services performed in the field, and appropriate assistance with disease or symptom management and maintenance that affects an individual's physical, mental or behavioral condition, including the process of banking blood, sperm, organs or any other tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Health problem: means any disease, illness or any congenital or hereditary condition that would impair the health or function of an animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4151
  • Hearing officer: means presiding officer, judge, board chairman, arbitrator or any other person deemed responsible for conducting a proceeding or hearing subject to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • HIV: means the human immunodeficiency virus, identified as the causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV antigen: means the specific immune-recognizable marker proteins of HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV infection: means the state wherein HIV has invaded the body and is being actively harbored by the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV infection status: means the results of an HIV test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • HIV test: means a test for the presence of an antibody to HIV or a test for an HIV antigen or other diagnostic determinants specific for HIV infection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Hook: means a single fishhook constructed with one, 2 or 3 points. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Incompatible use: means the development or use of abutting land for a well, drinking water spring or water supply intake point when that use is initiated on abutting land that is within 50 feet of farmland after that farmland has been registered under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Independent agency: means a governmental entity subject to review and to termination pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 953
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inland waters: means all waters within the State above the rise and fall of the tide and wholly or partially within the territorial limits of the State, except private ponds as defined in subsection 51. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Land use ordinance: means an ordinance or regulation of general application adopted by the municipal legislative body which controls, directs or delineates allowable uses of land and the standards for those uses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Learning disability: means a disorder exhibited in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian by the State who is operating under the direction or authority of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • licensee: means a person, agricultural society or other entity licensed to conduct an agricultural fair in accordance with section 83. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Licensing board: means a professional or occupational licensing board that licenses, certifies or registers a person in a profession or occupation which is included in the list of professional and occupational licensing boards in Title 5, section 12004-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liquor operation revenue bond: means a bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the bond bank pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle, equines, goats, members of the genus Lama, rabbits, sheep and swine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 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
  • Mental illness: means a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a qualified mental health professional. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • 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.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Moratorium: means a land use ordinance or other regulation approved by a municipal legislative body that, if necessary, may be adopted on an emergency basis and given immediate effect and that temporarily defers all development, or a type of development, by withholding any permit, authorization or approval necessary for the specified type or types of development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagee: shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal bond: means a bond or note or evidence of debt issued by a municipality and payable from taxes or from rates, charges or assessments, but does not include any bond or note or evidence of debt issued under Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal bond insurance fund: means any fund or funds established by the bank to provide reserves to insure payment of any state or municipal issuance of debt, pursuant to a bond insurance program established by the bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal officers: shall mean the mayor and aldermen of cities, the selectmen of towns and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Neglect: includes , but is not limited to, failure to establish or carry out an individual program, treatment or habilitation plan or the deprivation of or failure to meet essential needs, including needs for adequate nutrition, clothing, health care and a safe environment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • 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.
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Notes: means any notes of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Nutrient management plan: means a written document that outlines how farm nutrients are stored, managed and utilized on the farm for which the plan is written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to chapters 958-A and 1071. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Office: means the Office of Child Care and Head Start. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Office: means the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability established in section 991. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Operation: means the act of operating as defined in subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Operator: means the person who is in control or in charge of a watercraft, snowmobile or ATV while it is in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Operator: means a person or entity who owns or controls, or who has operational responsibility for, a roller-skating rink. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 604
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Other entity: means any public or private entity in this State that may be subject to program evaluation under this chapter as the result of its receipt or expenditure of public funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group, however organized. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, 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
  • Person with a disability: means a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person and includes, but is not limited to, a person with a developmental disability, a learning disability or a mental illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personnel: means staff employed by the agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • 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
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Policy committee: means the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over taxation matters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • political subdivision: includes an instrumentality of the State of Maine, of one or more of its political subdivisions, the University of Maine System, academies, water, sewer and school districts and associations of municipalities, or an instrumentality of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, but only if such instrumentality is a juristic entity which is legally separate and distinct from the State or subdivision and only if its employees are not by virtue of their relation to such juristic entity employees of the State or subdivision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Post-sentencing proceeding: means a court proceeding or administrative action occurring during the course of and pursuant to the operation of a sentence that affects whether there is incarceration or its length, including revocation of parole, failure to grant parole, an error of law in the computation of a sentence including administrative calculations of deductions relative to time detained pursuant to Title 17-A, section 2305 and default in payment of a fine or restitution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Poultry: means domesticated fowl and domesticated waterfowl. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Premium: means a ribbon, trophy or monetary amount or a service or object with monetary value awarded as a prize in a competition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probable cause: means a reasonable ground for belief that a person with a disability has been or may be subject to abuse or neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Program evaluation: means an examination of any government program that includes performance audits, management analysis, inspections, operations, research or examinations of efficiency, effectiveness or economy or the evaluation of any tax expenditure required under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Prohibited substance: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public service infrastructure: means those facilities that are essential for public health, welfare and safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Qualified auditor: means an auditor who meets the education and experience requirements of the Office of State Auditor as defined in Title 5, section 241. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Qualified easement: means an agricultural conservation easement held by a municipality on qualified farmland in that municipality that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 60
  • Qualified farmland: means farmland that meets eligibility requirements established by the department by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 60
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate of growth ordinance: means a land use ordinance or other rule that limits the number of building or development permits issued by a municipality or other jurisdiction over a designated time frame. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Region: means a service delivery region established by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Registered mail: shall be construed to include certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Regulated residual: means a residual regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Title 38, chapter 13 that is used primarily for its nitrogen and phosphorous value as determined by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • 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.
  • Required debt service reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in the reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Required minimum reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in a capital reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Reserve fund: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank Reserve Fund created or established as provided in section 6006. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Residual: means any material generated as a byproduct of a nonagricultural production or treatment process that has value as a source of crop nutrients or soil amendment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4201
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retrospective review: means a review of a rule by an agency for any change in the relevance, clarity and reasonableness of the rule between the time of its initial adoption and the time of the review. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 971
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Revenues: means all fees, charges, money, profits, payments of principal of or interest on municipal securities and other investments, gifts, grants, contributions, appropriations and all other income derived or to be derived by the bank under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Revolving loan fund: means that revolving loan fund created under section 6006-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • River herring: means the species Alosa pseudoharengus, commonly called alewife, and Alosa aestivalis, commonly called blueback herring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Roller-skating rink: means a building, facility or premises that provides an area used for roller skating. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 604
  • Seller: includes animal dealers required to be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4151
  • Sentence: means the punishment imposed in a criminal proceeding or the disposition imposed in a juvenile proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Seropositivity: means the presence of antibody to HIV as detected by appropriate laboratory tests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sewage: means the water-carried wastes created in and carried or to be carried away from any structure together with any surface or ground water or household and industrial waste that is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Skater: means a person in a roller-skating rink for the purpose of skating. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 604
  • Small Business Development Center Program: means the program established by Public Law 96-302, Title II, 15 United States Code, Sections 636 and 648, the Small Business Development Center Act of 1980. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Snagging: means to fish by manipulating a hook or hooks in such a manner as to pierce or snag the fish in a part of the body other than the mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Social Security Act: means the Act of Congress approved August 14, 1935, chapter 531, 49 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • State agency: means each state board, commission, department, program, office or institution, educational or otherwise, of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • state agency: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • State DNA data bank: means the repository of DNA samples maintained by the Chief of the State Police at the crime lab collected pursuant to chapter 194 and this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • State DNA data base: means the DNA identification record system administered by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Statewide AIDS alliance: means a statewide coalition of community-based AIDS organizations having at least one representative from each member organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Statistic: includes , but is not limited to, a sum, mean, median, maximum, minimum, range and variance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • 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.
  • Stipend: means an amount distributed from the Stipend Fund or the Fair Fund to a qualifying fair licensee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Stipend Fund: means the fund receiving money in accordance with Title 8, sections 286 and 287 to provide aid and encouragement to fair licensees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Sucker: means only the species Catostomus commersoni (white sucker) and the species Catostomus catostomus (longnose sucker). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tributary: means a brook, stream or river flowing directly or indirectly into a lake, pond or another brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Use: means , with respect to watercraft, operate, navigate or employ. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian in any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4151
  • Viral positivity: means demonstrated presence of HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • wages: means all remuneration for employment as defined, including the cash value of all remuneration paid in any medium other than cash, except that such term shall not include that part of such remuneration which, even if it were for "employment" within the meaning of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, would not constitute "wages" within the meaning of that Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19002
  • Weir: means a device placed in the inland waters of a river, stream or brook that is designed to entrap fish and that exceeds more than 1/3 of the wetted width of the channel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Working paper: means all documentary and other information acquired, prepared or maintained by the office during the conduct of a program evaluation, including all intra-agency and interagency communications relating to a program evaluation and includes electronic messages and draft reports or any portion of a draft report. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 992
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • Young children: means children from birth until they complete grade 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 24051