Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 7

  • 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.
When used in this Title, the words “shall” and “must” are used in a mandatory sense to impose an obligation to act in the manner specified by the context. The word “may,” when used in this Title, is used in a permissive sense to grant authority or permission, but not to create duty, to act in the manner specified by the context. When used in this Title, the term “may not” indicates a lack of authority or permission to act or refrain from acting in the manner specified by the context.   [PL 2009, c. 538, §3 (AMD).]
SECTION HISTORY

PL 1989, c. 166, §1 (NEW). PL 2009, c. 538, §3 (AMD).