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Chapter 27 Judicial Separation 851 – 852
Chapter 29 Divorce 901 – 1051

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 19-A > Part 2

A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Another jurisdiction: means the Federal Government, the United States military, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and each of the several states of the United States except Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Anything of value: means , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Applicant: means a person that submits an application for a license under this chapter to the department for review that the department has not yet approved or denied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Batch: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners established under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Board: means the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Board: means the Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice established under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 505
  • Board: means any authority, board, commission, committee, council and similar organization, including independent organizations, established or authorized by the Legislature to fulfill specific functions the members of which do not serve full time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1826
  • Breeder: means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or association that breeds animals for direct or indirect sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • 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 15 Sec. 1101
  • Business entity: means a partnership, association, company, corporation, limited liability company or other entity incorporated or otherwise formed or organized by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as defined in Title 1, chapter 25. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 505
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Committee: means any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee of the Legislature or any special committee or commission, by whatever name, established by the Legislature to make recommendations for legislative action or to develop legislation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Compensation: means anything of value that is received or to be received in return for, or in connection with, services rendered or to be rendered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Consumer: means an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 214
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Covered official: means an official in the executive branch, an official in the legislative branch, a constitutional officer, the Governor and the Governor's cabinet and staff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • cultivate: means the planting, propagation, growing, harvesting, drying, curing, grading, trimming or other processing of marijuana for use or sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Cultivation facility: means a facility licensed under this chapter to purchase marijuana plants and seeds from other cultivation facilities; to cultivate, prepare and package adult use marijuana; to sell adult use marijuana to products manufacturing facilities, to marijuana stores and to other cultivation facilities; and to sell marijuana plants and seeds to other cultivation facilities and immature marijuana plants and seedlings to marijuana stores. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dental radiographer: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, whose duties include radiography of the maxilla, mandible and adjacent structures for diagnostic purposes and who is licensed under chapter 143. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 505
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Department: means the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dietetics: means the professional discipline of assessing the nutritional needs of an individual, including recognition of the effects of the individual's physical condition and economic circumstances, and the applying of scientific principles of nutrition to prescribing means to ensure the individual's proper nourishment and care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 505
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disqualifying drug offense: means a conviction for a violation of a state or federal controlled substance law that is a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more, except that "disqualifying drug offense" does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • 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 15 Sec. 1101
  • drugs: includes any natural or artificial chemical substance that, when taken into the human body, can impair the ability of the person to safely operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Employer: means a person who agrees to reimburse for expenditures or to compensate a person who in return agrees to provide services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Employment: means an agreement to provide services in exchange for compensation or reimbursement of expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • 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.
  • entity: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2865
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity: includes but is not limited to the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group, club, partnership, corporation or other entity, whether operating for profit or nonprofit, that sponsors, organizes or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to: pony clubs; 4-H clubs; field trial clubs; hunt clubs; riding clubs; classes or programs sponsored by a school or college; therapeutic riding programs; and operators, instructors and promoters of equine facilities at which equine activities are held, including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs and arenas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Expenditure: means anything of value or any contract, promise or agreement to transfer anything of value, whether or not legally enforceable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • failed to submit to a test: means failure to comply with the duty to submit to and complete a chemical test under section 2521 or 2525. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial planner: includes , but is not limited to, those persons who designate themselves financial analysts, advisors, consultants or planners, financial management advisors, securities or investment analysts, estate planners or other such terms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 214
  • Governing body: means a person or group of persons with the responsibility or authority to manage an entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2865
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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 19-A Sec. 902
  • highway: means a public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the department who assists in enforcing this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Humanely clean conditions: means that both indoor areas and outdoor enclosures are cleaned on a periodic basis to remove excretions and other waste materials, dirt and trash with sufficient frequency to minimize health hazards and to provide adequately clean living conditions for the species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Immature marijuana plant: means a marijuana plant that is not a mature marijuana plant or a seedling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse or domestic partner and dependent children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Indirect lobbying: means to communicate with members of the general public to solicit them to communicate directly with any covered official for the purpose of influencing legislative action, other than legislation that is before the Legislature as a result of a direct initiative in accordance with the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18, when that solicitation is made by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Inherent risks of equine activities: means those dangers and conditions that are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Inherently hazardous substance: means a liquid chemical, compressed gas or commercial product that has a flash point at or lower than 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit, including, but not limited to, butane, propane and diethyl ether. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and x rays; alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles; but not ultrasound, sound or radio waves, magnetic fields or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • 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.
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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 15 Sec. 1101
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Law enforcement officer: means a person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Legislative action: means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination or other matter by the Legislature, by either the House of Representatives or the Senate, any committee or an official in the Legislative Branch acting in his official capacity, or action of the Governor in approving or vetoing any legislative document presented to the Governor for his approval. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative designee: means any employee of a state department or agency who is directed by the head of the department or agency to lobby or monitor legislation on behalf of the department or agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a certificate issued by the board authorizing the licensee to use radioactive materials or equipment emitting ionizing radiation on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes in accordance with the provisions of this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • License: includes , but is not limited to, a nonresident operating privilege and the privilege of a person to apply for or obtain a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Licensed dietitian: means a person who practices dietetics and who is licensed as a dietitian under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 505
  • Licensed practitioner: means a person licensed to practice medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, podiatry or osteopathy in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Licensed premises: means the premises specified in a license to operate a marijuana establishment within which the licensee is authorized under this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, test or sell adult use marijuana or adult use marijuana products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter to operate a marijuana establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Limited access area: means a building, room or other area within the licensed premises of a marijuana establishment where a licensee is authorized to cultivate, store, weigh, manufacture, package or otherwise prepare for sale adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Lobbying: includes the time spent to prepare and submit to the Governor, an official in the legislative branch, an official in the executive branch, a constitutional officer or a legislative committee oral and written proposals for, or testimony or analyses concerning, a legislative action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist: means any person who is specifically employed by another person for the purpose of and who engages in lobbying in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month, or any individual who, as a regular employee of another person, expends an amount of time in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month in lobbying. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist associate: means an individual who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • major policy-influencing position: means those positions listed in Title 5, chapter 71 and officers or employees of departments and agencies listed in section 959 and in Title 5, chapter 71 who have policy development as a major function of their positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Managing director: means the person with overall day-to-day responsibility for directing the operations of a quasi-independent state entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2865
  • manufacture: means the production, blending, infusing, compounding or other preparation of marijuana and marijuana products, including, but not limited to, marijuana extraction or preparation by means of chemical synthesis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana: includes marijuana concentrate but does not include industrial hemp as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1 or a marijuana product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana concentrate: means the resin extracted from any part of a marijuana plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation from such resin, including, but not limited to, hashish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana establishment: means a cultivation facility, a products manufacturing facility, a testing facility or a marijuana store licensed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana extraction: means the process of extracting marijuana concentrate from marijuana using water, lipids, gases, solvents or other chemicals or chemical processes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana flower: means the pistillate reproductive organs of a mature marijuana plant, whether processed or unprocessed, including the flowers and buds of the plant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana plant: means all species of the plant genus cannabis, including, but not limited to, a mother plant, a mature marijuana plant, an immature marijuana plant or a seedling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana product: means a product composed of marijuana or marijuana concentrate and other ingredients that is intended for use or consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana store: means a facility licensed under this chapter to purchase adult use marijuana, immature marijuana plants and seedlings from a cultivation facility, to purchase adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products from a products manufacturing facility and to sell adult use marijuana, adult use marijuana products, immature marijuana plants and seedlings to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana trim: means any part of a marijuana plant, whether processed or unprocessed, that is not marijuana flower or a marijuana seed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Mature marijuana plant: means a marijuana plant that is flowering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Motor carrier: means a contract carrier, a common carrier or a private carrier of property or passengers by motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks, but does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Motor vehicle violation: means a violation of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Municipality: means any city, town or local development corporation and any board, commission, agency or authority of any such city, town or local development corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2905
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation in this State that is not located within the unorganized and deorganized areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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 whose legal residence is not in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Nuclear medicine technologist: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who uses radionuclide agents on human beings for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Nuclear medicine technology: means the use of radionuclides on human beings for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes under the supervision of a licensed physician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Operator: means an individual who drives or is in control of a vehicle or who is exercising control over or steering a towed vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Original source: means any person who contributes or pays $1,000 or more in any lobbying year directly or indirectly to any employer of a lobbyist for purposes of lobbying or indirect lobbying, except that contributions of membership dues to nonprofit corporations formed under Title 13-B, under any equivalent state law or by legislative enactment are not considered contributions by an original source. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • OUI: means operating under the influence of intoxicants or with an excessive alcohol level under section 2411, 2453, 2453-A, 2454, 2456, 2457 or 2472. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • OUI conviction: means a conviction for:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • OUI offense: means an OUI conviction or suspension for failure to submit to a test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Owner: means a person holding title to a vehicle or having exclusive right to the use of the vehicle for a period of 30 days or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Participant: means a person, whether amateur or professional, who directly engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization, corporation or any employee or agent of a partnership, unincorporated organization or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 214
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, proprietorship, joint stock company, business trust, syndicate, association, professional association, labor union, firm, partnership, club or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit, or any municipality or quasi-municipality or group of persons acting in concert, but does not include this State or any other agency of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2905
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Person: means a natural person or a business entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, fiduciary, trust, estate or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • 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 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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 15 Sec. 1101
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plant canopy: means the total surface area within the licensed premises of a cultivation facility that is authorized by the department for use at any time by the cultivation facility licensee to cultivate mature marijuana plants. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Products manufacturing facility: means a facility licensed under this chapter to purchase adult use marijuana from a cultivation facility or another products manufacturing facility; to manufacture, label and package adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products; and to sell adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products to marijuana stores and to other products manufacturing facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Program of assistance: means any financial or technical assistance program established or authorized by the department or a municipality and providing assistance to persons for the improvement and development of housing, community and economic development opportunities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2905
  • Propagation: means the process of reproducing marijuana plants through the use of marijuana seeds, cuttings or grafting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualifying patient: means a person who possesses a valid certification for the medical use of marijuana pursuant to Title 22, section 2423-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Quasi-independent state entity: means an organization that has been established by the Legislature as an independent board, commission or agency to fulfill governmental purposes and that receives revenues that are derived, in whole or part, from federal or state taxes or fees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2865
  • Radiation therapist: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who applies ionizing radiation to human beings for therapeutic and simulation purposes, excluding the administration of radiopharmaceuticals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Radiation therapy technology: means the use of ionizing radiation on human beings for therapeutic and simulation purposes, excluding the administration of radiopharmaceuticals, under the supervision of a licensed physician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Radiographer: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who applies ionizing radiation to human beings for imaging purposes, excluding the administration of radiopharmaceuticals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Radiologic technologist: means any person who is a radiographer, a radiation therapist or a nuclear medicine technologist licensed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Radiologic technology: means the use of a radioactive substance or equipment emitting ionizing radiation on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Radiologist: means a physician, certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, the British Royal College of Radiology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, who is licensed in this State or who has completed or who is actively pursuing the course of training equivalent to the course of training required for admission to these boards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered dispensary: means a nonprofit dispensary that is registered pursuant to Title 22, section 2428. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Registration: means the registration certificate, plates and renewal devices pertaining to the registration of a vehicle, including temporary registered gross weight increases. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Reimbursement: means anything of value received or to be received as repayment for expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Resident: means a natural person who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Resident: means a person who has declared or established residency in this State or has been domiciled in this State for a period of at least 30 days, except for persons in compliance with section 109, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Respiratory care: includes the terms "respiratory therapy" or "inhalation therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Respiratory care practitioner: means a person licensed as a respiratory therapist or as a respiratory care technician under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Respiratory care practitioner trainee: means an employee of a health care facility who is enrolled in the clinical portion of an approved respiratory care educational program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 113
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Sample: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • sell: means a transfer or delivery of marijuana or marijuana products for consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Seller: includes animal dealers required to be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • 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.
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Spectator: means a person who is in the vicinity of an equine activity but who is not a participant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • test: means the research and analysis of marijuana, marijuana products or other substances for contaminants, safety or potency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • test: means a test or tests used to determine alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite by analysis of blood, breath or urine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Testing facility: means a facility licensed under this chapter to develop, research and test marijuana, marijuana products and other substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • THC: means tetrahydrocannabinol. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together using public way for travel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Under the influence of intoxicants: means being under the influence of alcohol, a drug other than alcohol, a combination of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • use: means all activities involved in the application of radioactive material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 303
  • Vehicle: means a device for conveyance of persons or property on a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian in any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Visibly intoxicated: means in a state of intoxication accompanied by a perceptible act, a series of acts or the appearance of an individual that clearly demonstrates the state of intoxication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Wolf hybrid: includes a mammal that is represented by its owner to be a wolf hybrid, coyote hybrid, coydog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a 12-month period starting December 1st and ending the following November 30th. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901