§ 111-A Arbor Week
§ 112 Poetry Day
§ 113 American History Month
§ 116 Statehood Day
§ 117 Chester Greenwood Day
§ 118 Maine Cultural Heritage Week
§ 119 R. B. Hall Day
§ 120 Saint Jean-Baptiste Day
§ 121 Maine Clean Water Week
§ 123 Seamen’s Memorial Day
§ 124 Maine Business Women’s Week
§ 125 Alcohol Awareness Week
§ 126 Samantha Smith Day
§ 127 Maine Merchant Marine Day
§ 128 Garden Week
§ 129 Margaret Chase Smith Day
§ 130 Edmund S. Muskie Day
§ 131 Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
§ 132 Deaf Culture Week
§ 133 Landowner Recognition Day
§ 134 Children’s Day
§ 135 Firefighter’s Recognition Day
§ 136 Prisoner of War – Missing in Action Recognition Day
§ 137 Organ Donor Awareness Day
§ 138 Major-General Henry Knox Day
§ 139 Maine Lighthouse Week
§ 140 Maine Youth Field and Stream Day
§ 141 Colonel Freeman McGilvery Day
§ 142 Destroyer Escort Day
§ 143 Maine Small Business Week
§ 144 Veterans’ Week
§ 145 Equal Pay Day
§ 146 Maine Week of Heroes
§ 147 Maine Aviation and Aerospace Education Week
§ 148 Family Reunion Day
§ 149 Community Giving Week
§ 150 Cancer Awareness Week
§ 150-A Cold War Victory Day
§ 150-B Missing Persons Day
§ 150-C Native American Veterans Day
§ 150-D Wyeth Day
§ 150-E Lyme Disease Awareness Month
§ 150-F Governor William King Day
§ 150-G Vietnam War Remembrance Day
§ 150-H Juneteenth Independence Day
§ 150-I Maine Korean War Veteran Recognition Day
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§ 150-K Maine Seniors Day
§ 150-L Native American Heritage and Culture Day
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§ 150-N Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 1 > Chapter 5

A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • bail: means the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant shall conform to each condition imposed in accordance with section 1026 that is designed to ensure that the defendant shall refrain from any new criminal conduct, to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to ensure the safety of others in the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Base minimum price: means Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blend price: means the price of milk per hundredweight computed as the sum of the Class I price multiplied by the percentage of milk sold as Class I milk, the Class II price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class II milk and the Class III price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Boarding kennel: means any place, building, tract of land or abode in or on which 3 or more privately owned companion animals are kept at any one time for their owners in return for a fee or compensation and includes a facility where 3 or more companion animals are kept for training purposes for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Boston market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk subject to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk from or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • 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 day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Cat identification: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Companion animal: means a cat or dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Council: means the Animal Welfare Advisory Council as established by Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 2-C or its duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Court: means any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or Superior Court or any active retired justice and any District Court Judge or active retired judge when assigned under Title 4, section 157-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Crime bailable as of right preconviction: means a crime for which, under the Constitution of Maine, Article I, Section 10, a defendant has an absolute right to have bail set at the preconviction stage of any criminal proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer, a subdealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Dealer: means any person or entity who purchases or receives milk from a producer within the State for processing and sale within or outside the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Eligible marketing cooperative: means an association of milk producers organized to negotiate producer prices higher than the minimum producer prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order and that the commissioner has determined will not, through its operation, evade, impair or undermine the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • ensure the integrity of the judicial process: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means safeguarding the role of the courts in adjudicating the guilt or innocence of defendants by ensuring the presence of the defendant in court and otherwise preventing the defendant from obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice by threatening, injuring or intimidating a victim, prospective witness, juror, attorney for the State, judge, justice or other officer of the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Ensure the safety of others in the community: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means protecting community members, other than those already protected under subsection 5, from the potential danger posed by the defendant to a specific person or to persons in the community generally. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Failure to appear: includes a failure to appear at the time or place required by a release order and the failure to surrender into custody at the time and place required by a release order or by the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 32(a) and Rule 38(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Harnish bail proceeding: means a preconviction bail proceeding in which the State is offered the opportunity to obtain a judicial finding of probable cause that the defendant has committed a formerly capital offense, and the defendant, at the same proceeding, is afforded the opportunity to know and rebut the case against the defendant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the department who assists in enforcing this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Humanely trap: means to trap an animal using traps and trapping methods that are designed to avoid injury to animals to the greatest extent practicable for animal control or animal rescue purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Judicial officer: includes the court, as defined in subsection 2, and a bail commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maine market dealer: means any dealer as defined in subsection 4 who sells milk subject to the price control authority of the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Maine market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk on the Maine market, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Maine Milk Pool: means the sum of collections as prescribed in section 3153, from Maine market producers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Milk: means cows' milk and includes cream. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Milk: includes cream and one quart of cream is considered the equivalent of 4 quarts of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality, the deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk, carrying out the duties of this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • New criminal conduct: refers to criminal activity by a defendant occurring after bail has been set. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • Nutrition: means the study of proper and balanced diet to promote health, especially in human beings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Nutrition education: means helping and educating people in the selection of food for the primary purpose of nourishing their bodies in health throughout the life cycle and helping and educating people in extending and teaching knowledge of food and nutrition principles, including promotion and research, and the application of these principles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Over-order premium: means that part of the minimum Class I, Class II and Class III prices established by the Maine Milk Commission pursuant to chapter 603, that exceeds the applicable Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order as adjusted to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Penal institutions: includes a jail, prison, penitentiary, house of correction or other place of penal detention. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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
  • Plant price: means the F. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Post-conviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding after a verdict or finding of guilty or after the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Preconviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding before a verdict in the context of a jury trial or finding of guilty in the context of a jury-waived trial or before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells the milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Producer dealer: means any dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk and sells milk to other than a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Producer dealer: means a dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store, dairy products' store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Producer-dealer: means a dealer who himself produces a part or all of his milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store or dairy products store or similar commercial establishment, and shall include an agricultural cooperative comprised solely of dairy farmers that wholly owns and operates its processing facilities, and whose individual members hold a share of that ownership which is in direct proportion to that individual's share of all milk produced by cooperative members for the cooperative, provided that such an agricultural cooperative shall be a "producer-dealer" under this chapter only if it was in existence on January 1, 1986, and had been recognized on or before that date by the commissioner as meeting the criteria established in this subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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.
  • Records: means books, records, accounts, memoranda or other data pertaining to the purchase and distribution of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Respective municipality: means , in the case of towns, plantations and cities, the municipality where the dog or ferret is found; in the case of unorganized territories, the municipality near or adjacent to the unorganized territory where the dog or ferret is found; or the designee of that municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Small animal: means a bird, reptile or amphibian or a small mammal, other than a cat or dog, commonly kept as a household pet and that is an unrestricted species designated by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in rules adopted pursuant to Title 12, chapter 915. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • State: shall include any territory of the United States and District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and any territory of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • Stray: means off the owner's premises and not under the control of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Summons: shall include a subpoena, order or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unified Criminal Docket: means the unified criminal docket established by the Supreme Judicial Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Unorganized territory: means all areas located within the jurisdiction of the State, except areas located within organized cities and towns, and Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Utilization rate: means the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class I or fluid milk, the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class II milk and the percentage of milk that is used as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Witness: shall include a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution or proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • Witness: means a person who is confined in a penal institution in any state and whose testimony is desired in another state in any criminal proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in any criminal action before a court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • 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.