Sections
Chapter 1 Preliminary 1 – 17
Chapter 2 Criminal Liability; Elements of Crimes 32 – 40
Chapter 3 Criminal Liability of Accomplices, Organizations and Plants 57 – 61
Chapter 5 Defenses and Affirmative Defenses; Justification 101 – 110

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17-A > Part 1 - General Principles

  • 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
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Agent: means an individual:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agriculture: means the production, keeping or maintenance for sale or lease of plants or animals, including, but not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and seed crops, dairy animals and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits and vegetables and ornamental and greenhouse products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member or retiree who is recognized by a domestic relations order as having a right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable by the retirement system with respect to that member or retiree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Animal food manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of preparing animal food, including poultry food, derived wholly or in part from livestock or poultry carcasses or parts or products of carcasses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • 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 Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cervid: means a member of the cervidae family and hybrids, including deer, elk, caribou, reindeer and related species, specified by the commissioner by rule with the written concurrence of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1333
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chief Medical Examiner: means the Office of Chief Medical Examiner within the Office of the Attorney General. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Claim: includes a claim against an individual or conservatorship estate, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Coastal wetlands: means all tidal and subtidal lands; all areas with vegetation present that is tolerant of salt water and occurs primarily in a salt water or estuarine habitat; and any swamp, marsh, bog, beach, flat or other contiguous lowland that is subject to tidal action during the highest tide level for the year in which an activity is proposed as identified in tide tables published by the National Ocean Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commercial large game shooting area: means an enclosed area in which large game are kept and a fee is charged to pursue and kill or pursue and attempt to kill large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Commercial processor: means a person who maintains an official establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products other than for the exclusive use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercial slaughterhouse: means a person engaged in the business of slaughtering livestock or poultry other than as a custom slaughterhouse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22-A Sec. 101
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conservator: includes a coconservator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Consumer package: means a container or package that contains a product in its final form for sale to the end-use consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Custom processor: means a person who maintains a licensed establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products exclusively for use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Custom slaughterhouse: means a person who maintains a slaughtering facility that is a licensed establishment or a registered establishment under this chapter for the purposes of slaughtering livestock or poultry for another person's exclusive use by that person and members of that person's household and that person's nonpaying guests and employees, and who is not engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products or any cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, equines, poultry or other designated animals useable as human food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22-A Sec. 101
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Diesel engine crankcase oil: means motor vehicle oil that is classified for use in a diesel engine crankcase by meeting the performance requirements of the American Petroleum Institute beginning with CA standards and all succeeding specifications under those standards, inclusive of all original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Director: means the person designated by the commissioner to be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the state meat and poultry inspection and licensing program established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated:   [PL 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17901
  • Disabled: means that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated under the following conditions:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17921
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discrepancy: means an instance in which a holder of a license under subsection 2 has failed to comply with a requirement under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1333
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual and who is familiar with the individual's personal values. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document of gift: means a donor card, advance directive or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Domesticated bison: means the genus and species Bison bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Domesticated boar: means a member of a species of Sus scrofa commonly known as the Eurasian boar or Wild Russian boar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Domesticated deer: means fallow deer, family Cervidae, subfamily Cervinae, genus Dama; red deer, family Cervidae, subfamily Cervinae, genus Cervus, species Elaphus; and any other species specified under Title 7, section 1333, subsection 1 kept as domestic animals for breeding stock or for sale as food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor registry: means the Maine Organ Donor Registry maintained under Title 29-A, section 1402-A as well as any other electronic database that identifies donors and complies with section 2958. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dower: A widow
  • 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
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Eligible collateral: means accounts, as-extracted collateral, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, consumer goods, deposit accounts, documents, equipment, farm products, fixtures, general intangibles, instruments, investment property, inventory, letter of credit rights, manufactured homes, money, real estate, supporting obligations and accessions to any of the foregoing and any other business assets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise, fishing enterprise, industrial enterprise, manufacturing enterprise or recreational enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible person: means a person that is eligible, pursuant to section 1020-A, to have that person's share of response costs paid from the proceeds of revenue obligation securities issued pursuant to this subchapter or is eligible to have that person's share of response costs paid from the fund as otherwise set forth in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Eligible project: includes any project, the financing of which through the issuance of revenue obligation securities would result in the interest on the revenue obligation securities qualifying, as of the date of issuance, as tax-exempt under 26 United States Code, Section 103, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Emergency medical service: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Employment position: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17921
  • 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.
  • Entrant to natural resource enterprises: means an individual or a business organization who or which engages or proposes to engage in one or more natural resource enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Fair 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 acts: means the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Federal Government: means the United States, the President of the United States and any current or future corporation, department, agency, authority or instrumentality created, designated or established by the United States, including, but not limited to, the Federal Land Bank, the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and the Bank for Cooperatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act: means the Act so entitled, approved March 4, 1907, 34 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act: means the Act so entitled, approved August 28, 1957, 71 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final remedy selection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial assistance: means guarantees, leases, insurance, financing credits, loans or the purchase or discounts thereof, letters of credit, financing assistance payments, grants or other financial aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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
  • Food: means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, chewing gum and articles used for components of any such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food establishment: includes a caregiver, as defined in section 2422, subsection 8-A, and a registered dispensary, as defined in section 2422, subsection 6, that prepare food containing marijuana for medical use by a qualifying patient pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food salvage establishment: means a food establishment engaged in reconditioning or by other means salvaging distressed merchandise and includes any food establishment that sells, buys, warehouses or distributes any salvaged merchandise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Footprint: means the outline of a structure on the ground, except that for a building "footprint" means the outline that would be created on the ground by extending the exterior walls of a building to the ground surface. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freshwater wetlands: means freshwater swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas that are:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Full-time student: means a person who meets the requirements for a full-time student set out in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Fund: means the Waste Motor Oil Revenue Fund established under subsection 2 to be deposited with and administered by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gasoline engine crankcase oil: means motor vehicle oil that is classified for use in a gasoline engine crankcase by meeting the performance requirements of the American Petroleum Institute, beginning with SA standards through the most current standards, inclusive of original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils, and International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee GF-1 standards through current standards, inclusive of all original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • 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
  • Great pond: means any inland body of water which in a natural state has a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland body of water artificially formed or increased which has a surface area in excess of 30 acres except for the purposes of this article, where the artificially formed or increased inland body of water is completely surrounded by land held by a single owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Great ponds: means any inland bodies of water which in a natural state have a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland bodies of water artificially formed or increased which have a surface area in excess of 30 acres. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health and welfare of an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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.
  • Guardian: includes a coguardian but does not include a guardian ad litem. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Identification card: means a nondriver identification card issued by the Secretary of State under Title 29-A, section 1410. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Immediate container: means a consumer package or any other container in which livestock products or poultry products are packed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inspector: means an employee or official of the State or an employee or official of the Federal Government or of any other governmental entity of this State, authorized by the commissioner to perform inspection functions under this chapter under an agreement between the commissioner and the governmental entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon a product or the immediate container, not including package liners, of a product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Large game: means domesticated cervids, domesticated boar and domesticated bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: 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 establishment: means a person required to hold a license under section 2514. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, horses, mules, other equines or other designated animals, whether live or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Livestock product: means a carcass or part of a carcass, meat or meat food product of any livestock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan Insurance Program: means the program governed by subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Locally owned grocery store: means a grocery store at least 51% of which is owned by one or more residents of the State and that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Locally owned restaurant: means an eating establishment at least 51% of which is owned by one or more residents of the State and that is not a chain restaurant pursuant to section 2491, subsection 2?B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Meat: means the part of the muscle of cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines or other designated animals that is skeletal or that is found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels that normally accompany the muscle tissue but does not include the muscle found in the lips, snout or ears. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • meat and poultry products broker: means a person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock products or poultry products for other persons on commission or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of these products other than for the broker's account or as an employee of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • meat product: means a product useable as human food that is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portion of a carcass of cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, domestic rabbits or goats, excepting products that are exempted from definition as a meat food product by the commissioner under conditions that the commissioner may prescribe to ensure that the meat or other portions of carcass contained in products are unadulterated and that products are not represented as meat food products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Mobile poultry processing unit: means a poultry slaughterhouse that meets the structural, operational and licensing requirements of a mobile poultry processing unit under the federal acts and that is operated by a person licensed under section 2514. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle oil: means any lubricating oil or other lubricant that is reclaimable and classified for use in an internal combustion engine or the transmission, gear box, hydraulic system, compressor or differential for a motor vehicle, including but not limited to natural, synthetic and rerefined motor oils, whether or not in retail containers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Motor vehicle oil dealer: means any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of producing, packaging or otherwise preparing motor vehicle oil for market, or selling or distributing motor vehicle oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Natural resource enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise or a fishing enterprise, but does not include selling of food at wholesale or retail, except when that selling is carried out as part of the natural resource enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Normal high water line: means that line along the shore of a great pond, river, stream, brook or other nontidal body of water which is apparent from visible markings, changes in the character of soils due to prolonged action of the water or from changes in vegetation and which distinguishes between predominantly aquatic and predominantly terrestrial land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Normal high-water line: means that line which is apparent from visible markings, changes in the character of soils due to prolonged action of the water or changes in vegetation, and which distinguishes between predominantly aquatic and predominantly terrestrial land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • 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
  • Note: means an evidence of indebtedness and includes a revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Official certificate: means a certificate established by rule of the commissioner for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Official device: means a device authorized by the commissioner for use in applying an official mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Official establishment: means an establishment as determined by the commissioner at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the preparation of livestock products or poultry products is maintained under the authority of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Official inspection legend: means a symbol established by rule of the commissioner showing that a product was inspected and passed in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Official mark: means the official inspection legend or any other symbol established by rule of the commissioner to identify the status of any product of livestock or poultry under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Out-of-state service: means service rendered as an employee of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • package: means a box, can, tin, cloth or plastic or other receptacle, wrapper or cover. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Parcel: means a contiguous tract of land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Parent: means a person who has established a parent-child relationship with the child under Title 19-A, chapter 61 and whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Part: means an organ, an eye or tissue of a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit and an officer, agent or employee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Person: means an individual, estate, business or nonprofit entity, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • 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 a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Political subdivision: means any city, town, plantation, county, administrative entity or instrumentality created pursuant to Title 30-A, chapters 115 and 119, incorporated fire-fighting unit that is organized under Title 13-B and is officially recognized by any authority created by statute, quasi-municipal corporation and special purpose district, including, but not limited to, any water district, sanitary district, hospital district, school district of any type, an airport authority established pursuant to Title 6, chapter 10, any volunteer fire association as defined in Title 30-A, section 3151, a transit district as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 1, a regional transportation corporation as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 2, a transit district or regional transportation corporation formed under the laws of another state that would qualify as a transit district or regional transportation corporation under Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Poultry: means a domesticated bird, whether live or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Poultry producer: means a person who raises poultry offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Poultry product: means a poultry carcass or part of a carcass or a product that is made wholly or in part from a poultry carcass or part of a carcass, excepting products that are exempted by the commissioner from definition as a poultry product under conditions that the commissioner may prescribe to ensure that the poultry ingredients in products are not adulterated and that these products are not represented as poultry products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • Prepared: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • Private pond: means an artifically constructed pond impounded within the limits of the riparian owner, even though the water is not supplied directly from a brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization or tissue bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Project: means any eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership and includes both real and personal property, tangible and intangible, or any interest therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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 school: includes :  
    (1) Any public school conducted within the State under the authority and supervision of a duly elected board of education, superintending school committee or school directors; and  
    (2) Any school which received any direct state aid in 1950 and municipal tuition funds amounting to at least the amount of that state aid during 1950. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Public warehouse operator: means a person who acts as a temporary custodian of meat, meat food products or poultry products stored in that person's warehouse for a fee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Qualified domestic relations order: means a domestic relations order that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rabbit producer: means a person that raises rabbits offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • Railroad company: includes every corporation or person, their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court owning, controlling, operating or managing any railroad for compensation within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5001
  • 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.
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery agency: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, tissue bank, educational institution or research organization that participates in or facilitates the execution of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Refusal: means a record created under section 2947 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registered domestic partner: means an individual registered as a domestic partner under section 2710, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registered establishment: means a person registered under section 2514-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reinspection: includes inspection of the preparation of livestock products and poultry products, as well as reexamination of products previously inspected. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • Renderer: means a person engaged in the business of rendering livestock or poultry carcasses or parts of carcasses, except rendering conducted under inspection or exemption under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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).
  • resident of the State: means a person who is domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Response costs: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail food establishment: means a food establishment where food and food products are offered for sale to the consumer and intended for off-premise consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Retail vendor: includes a person who operates a store or who sells or attempts to sell to consumers at their homes or otherwise sells, displays, advertises, offers or has available for sale meat food products or poultry products at retail for purchase by consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • River: means a free-flowing body of water including its associated flood plain wetlands from that point at which it provides drainage for a watershed of 25 square miles to its mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • 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
  • Salvage broker: means a person, firm or corporation engaged in buying, selling, distributing or warehousing any distressed merchandise, whether or not in combination with other merchandise, which does not operate a food salvage establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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 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.
  • Shipping container: means a container used or intended for use in packaging a livestock product or poultry product packed in an immediate container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Shooting zone: means an area within a parcel that is enclosed to contain one or more species of large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • significant wildlife habitat: is a s defined and mapped in accordance with section 480-I by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the following areas that are defined by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and are in conformance with criteria adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection or are within any other protected natural resource:  
    (1) Significant vernal pool habitat;  
    (2) High and moderate value waterfowl and wading bird habitat, including nesting and feeding areas; and  
    (3) Shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Small enterprise: means a person licensed under section 2514 that processes 20,000 birds or fewer in a calendar year and that elects to operate under an exemption pursuant to section 2517?C, subsection 1?B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • State: includes an Indian tribe or band recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • State: means the State of Maine or any office, department, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital or other instrumentality of the State, including the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Port Authority, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, the Maine Community College System, the Maine Veterans' Homes, the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the Maine Military Authority and all such other state entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stream: means a free-flowing body of water from the outlet of a great pond or the confluence of 2 perennial streams as depicted on the most recent, highest resolution version of the national hydrography dataset available from the United States Geological Survey on the website of the United States Geological Survey or the national map to the point where the stream becomes a river or where the stream meets the shoreland zone of another water body or wetland. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Structure: means anything temporarily or permanently located, built, constructed or erected for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, goods or property of any kind and anything constructed or erected on or in the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transplant hospital: means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Useable as human food: refers to a livestock or poultry carcass or part or product of a livestock or poultry carcass, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by rules prescribed by the commissioner to deter its use as human food or as naturally inedible by humans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Value-added: means that an enhancement to a product or service that increases the value or marketability of the product or service has been applied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Waste motor oil: means any lubricating oil classified for use in an internal combustion engine, transmission, gear box, differential or hydraulics for a motor vehicle, a boat, an off-highway recreational vehicle, commercial or household power equipment, earth-moving equipment, special equipment or special mobile equipment, as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsections 69 and 70, that through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or the loss of original properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil disposal site: means the following 4 sites where waste motor oil was stored and that are now contaminated and subject to such response action requirements as the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency may impose according to applicable law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil: includes mixtures of waste oil and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil disposal site: means the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth designated by the Department of Environmental Protection as an uncontrolled hazardous substance site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Wholesale distributor: means a person who sells meat to retail vendors, other merchants or to industrial, institutional and commercial users mainly for resale or business use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72