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  • Accessible voting system: means a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation, including privacy and independence, as for other voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Affiliated group: means a qualified business and its corresponding affiliated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Agreement: means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • 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.
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • another program: means a program of the department not defined as a program in subsection 10 or a program of another department that is approved for addition to the EBT system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assessor: means the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Assets of the investment trust fund: means the funds appropriated or otherwise provided to fund the investment trust fund, together with the interest, earnings and returns on the funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17431
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 829
  • Authority: means the Loring Development Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • Authority: means the Washington County Development Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-B
  • Authority: means the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority established in section 13083-G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Average final compensation: means :
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Ballot label: means that portion of the cardboard, paper or other material to be placed within the ballot frames of a voting machine containing the items required of a paper ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Ballot labels: means the pages, cards or other material containing the names of offices and candidates and the referendum questions to be voted on that are placed on the voting device to conform with the voting system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • 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.
  • base: means those properties and facilities within the geographic boundaries of the United States Department of Defense air force base at Limestone existing on July 13, 1993. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • base: means those properties and facilities within the geographic boundaries of the United States Department of Defense naval air station at Brunswick existing on the effective date of this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Base area: means the area within the geographic boundaries of Loring Air Force Base. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • Base area: means the area within the geographic boundaries of Loring Air Force Base, as defined in section 13080-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Base area: means the area within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Board: means a bureau, board or commission listed in Title 10, section 8001 or 8001-A, other licensor that is affiliated with or is a part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Board of Overseers of the Bar or any other state agency or municipality that issues a license authorizing a person to engage in a business, occupation, profession or industry and any state agency, bureau, board, commission or municipality that issues a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Board: means the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Bond: means a bond or note or other evidence of indebtedness authorized under this article, whether issued under or pursuant to a bond resolution, trust indenture, loan or other security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • Bond: means a bond or note or other evidence of indebtedness authorized under this article, whether issued under or pursuant to a bond resolution, trust indenture, loan or other security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Building code: means any part or portion of any edition of a code that regulates the construction of a building, including codes published by the International Code Council or Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Candidate: means any person who has filed a petition under either sections 335 and 336 or sections 354 and 355 and has qualified as a candidate by either procedure, or any person who has received contributions or made expenditures or has given his consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures with the intent of qualifying as a candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Commercial unit: means such a unit of goods as by commercial usage is a single whole for purposes of lease and division of which materially impairs its character or value on the market or in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for a personal, family or household purpose, if the total payments to be made under the lease contract, excluding payments for options to renew or buy, do not exceed $25,000. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Corporation: means the Northern Maine Transmission Corporation established in section 9202, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 829
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declared state disaster or emergency: means a disaster or emergency event for which a Governor's state of emergency proclamation has been issued pursuant to Title 37-B, section 742 or that the President of the United States has declared to be a major disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Declared write-in candidate: means a write-in candidate who has filed a declaration to be a write-in candidate pursuant to section 722-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • 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.
  • Digital signature: means a computer-created electronic signature that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 16-B
  • Direct recording electronic voting machine: means a system that records votes by means of a ballot display provided with mechanical, electro-optical or electro-audio components that can be activated by the voter, that processes data by means of a computer program and that records voting data in memory components. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Disaster period: means the period of time that begins no later than 10 days following the Governor's proclamation of a state of emergency or the declaration by the President of the United States of a major disaster or emergency, whichever occurs first, and that extends for a period of 60 calendar days following the end of the declared disaster or emergency as proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to Title 37-B, section 743 or the President of the United States or pursuant to law, whichever occurs first. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • EBT: means a system for the delivery of benefits to recipients by means of credit or debit card services, automated teller machines, point of sale devices or access to online systems for the withdrawal of funds or the processing of a payment for merchandise or a service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • EBT card: means a card issued by the department under an electronic benefits transfer system for the delivery of benefits to recipients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic record: means a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employment tax increment: means that level of state income withholding taxes attributed to employees employed within the base area, adjusted pursuant to section 13080-R. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance lease: means a lease with respect to which:
  • (i) The lessor does not select, manufacture or supply the goods;
    (ii) The lessor acquires the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods in connection with the lease; and
    (iii) One of the following occurs:
    (A) The lessee receives a copy of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods before signing the lease contract;
    (B) The lessee's approval of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods is a condition to effectiveness of the lease contract;
    (C) The lessee, before signing the lease contract, receives an accurate and complete statement designating the promises and warranties, and any disclaimers of warranties, limitations or modifications of remedies, or liquidated damages, including those of a third party, such as the manufacturer of the goods, provided to the lessor by the person supplying the goods in connection with or as part of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods; or
    (D) If the lease is not a consumer lease, the lessor, before the lessee signs the lease contract, informs the lessee in writing: of the identity of the person supplying the goods to the lessor, unless the lessee has selected that person and directed the lessor to acquire the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods from that person; that the lessee is entitled under this Article to the promises and warranties, including those of any third party, provided to the lessor by the person supplying the goods in connection with or as part of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods; and that the lessee may communicate with the person supplying the goods to the lessor and receive an accurate and complete statement of those promises and warranties, including any disclaimers and limitations of them or of remedies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • 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.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the Loring Job Increment Financing Fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract including mobile homes, or are fixtures (section 2-1309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Governmental agency: means an executive, legislative or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution or instrumentality of the Federal Government or of a state or of a county, municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Gross employment tax increment: means that level of state income withholding taxes attributed to employees employed within the base area that is greater than the base level of employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Information: means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases or the like. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Information processing system: means an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying or processing information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Infrastructure: includes , without limitation, real and personal property such as buildings, offices, power lines, poles, pipes, structures and equipment; and [2011, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Installment lease contract: means a lease contract that authorizes or requires the delivery of goods in separate lots to be separately accepted, even though the lease contract contains the clause, "each delivery is a separate lease" or its equivalent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Investment trust fund: means the Retiree Health Insurance Post-employment Benefits Investment Trust Fund established in section 17432. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17431
  • Investment trust fund agreement: means the trust agreement to be entered into by the State and the trustees of the investment trust fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17431
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Lease agreement: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this Article and any other applicable rules of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Lot: means a parcel or a single article that is the subject matter of a separate lease or delivery, whether or not it is sufficient to perform the lease contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code: means the uniform statewide building and energy code adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Maine Uniform Building Code: means that portion of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that does not contain energy code requirements as determined by the board pursuant to section 9722, subsection 6, paragraph M. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Maine Uniform Energy Code: means that portion of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that contains only energy code requirements as determined by the board pursuant to section 9722, subsection 6, paragraph M. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • Medicaid: means the Medicaid program under the provisions of the United States Social Security Act, Title XIX, and successors to it, and related rules of the department pursuant to chapter 855. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Merchant lessee: means a lessee that is a merchant with respect to goods of the kind subject to the lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Mobile home: means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Mobile home park: means any parcel of land under single or common ownership or control which contains, or is designed, laid out or adapted to accommodate 2 or more mobile homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk, deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk to carry out duties under this Title, of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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 36 Sec. 328
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Normal wear and tear: means that deterioration which occurs, without negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse of the premises or equipment by the tenant, members of the tenant's household or their invitees or guests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Operating revenues: means funds available to the authority from fees, fares, rental or sale of property and miscellaneous revenue and interest not otherwise pledged or dedicated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Out-of-state business: includes a business entity that is affiliated with a registered business solely through common ownership as long as that business entity does not have any registrations, tax filings or nexus in the State prior to the declared state disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Out-of-state employee: means an individual who performs services for an out-of-state business in return for compensation and who, prior to the declared state disaster or emergency, was not a resident of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • paper ballot: means the printed paper ballot on which votes may be recorded in the layout and format required to conform to the electronic voting system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Parents as Scholars: means the program established in chapter 1054-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means a political organization which has qualified to participate in a primary or general election under chapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • 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
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Present value: means the amount as of a date certain of one or more sums payable in the future, discounted to the date certain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Primary election: means the regular election for the election of nominees of a party for the general election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Primary impact community: means the municipalities of Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Lisbon Falls and Topsham and Androscoggin County, Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Program: means the food stamps or Medicaid program or another program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public counter: means a separate counter built into a voting device that records the total number of ballots cast or tabulated on the voting device for an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Purchase: includes taking by sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, pledge, gift or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • Question: means any proposition submitted to the voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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 or personal property: means those properties and assets transferred by the United States Government or the United States Navy after the closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Recipient: means a recipient of benefits under the food stamp or Medicaid programs or another program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • reconstruction: means any activities undertaken to maintain the properties of Loring Air Force Base, or any part of those properties, as a modern, safe and efficient facility and includes, but is not limited to, any rebuilding, redesign, improvement or enlargement of the real properties or environmental mitigation activities on base properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • reconstruction: means any activities undertaken to maintain the properties of Brunswick Naval Air Station, or any part of those properties, as a modern, safe and efficient facility and includes, but is not limited to, any rebuilding, redesign, improvement or enlargement of the real properties or environmental mitigation activities on base properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • 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 21-A Sec. 846
  • Referendum: means an election for the determination of a question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Register: means to enlist as a voter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Registered business: means a business entity that is registered or licensed to do business in the State prior to the declared state disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • reuse: means an alternative use of the base facility from its use as a military installation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • reuse: means an alternative use of the base facility from its use as a military installation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Security deposit: means any advance or deposit of money, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a rental agreement for a mobile home, including premises used solely for the storage or display of mobile homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • State: includes an Indian tribe or band or Alaskan native village that is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • 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 agency: means a state department, agency, office, board, commission, quasi-independent agency, authority or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 16-B
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Successor business: means a business that has acquired the organization, trade or business, or 50% or more of the assets of the organization, trade or business, of another taxpayer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
  • System: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17431
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: means the program established in chapter 1053-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • 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
  • Tenant: means a mobile home owner who rents a parcel of land in a mobile home park. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transaction: means an action or set of actions occurring between 2 or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial or governmental affairs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting district: means an area set off from another in the same municipality for voting purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting machine: means an apparatus on which voters cast their votes that records each vote by means of mechanical or electronic counters and furnishes a total of the number of votes cast for each candidate and for and against each referendum measure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Voting place: means the building in which ballots are cast at an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting system: means the total combination of mechanical, electromechanical or electronic equipment, including the software, firmware and documentation required to program, control and support the equipment, that is used to define or produce ballots, to cast and count votes, to report or display election results and to maintain and produce any audit trail information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Warden: means the presiding officer at a voting place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Write-in candidate: means a person whose name does not appear on the ballot under the office designation to which a voter may wish to elect the candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328