Sections
Chapter 152 Public Health Infrastructure 411 – 413
Chapter 153 Local Health Officers 451 – 462
Chapter 157-A Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory 565 – 569
Chapter 159-A State Nuclear Safety Program 661 – 670
Chapter 160 Radiation Protection Act 671 – 690
Chapter 163 New England Compact On Radiological Health Protection 751 – 761
Chapter 165 Radon Registration Act 771 – 785

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 22 > Subtitle 2 > Part 2 - State and Local Health Agencies

  • Accreditation: means a national federally recognized credentialing process resulting in the approval of a public health system or a municipal health department by a national federally recognized review board certifying that a public health system or a municipal health department has met specific performance requirements and standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts credited to a member's individual account, together with regular interest on the account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit which is of equal value when computed at regular interest, based on the mortality and service tables adopted by the board of trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Adoption assistance state: means the State that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adverse claim: means a claim that a claimant has a property interest in a financial asset and that it is a violation of the rights of the claimant for another person to hold, transfer or deal with the financial asset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliated business: means 2 businesses exhibiting either of the following relationships:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affiliated group: means a designated business and its corresponding affiliated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affordable housing: means decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for low-income and moderate-income households. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 120% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Agency liquor store: means a person who is licensed by the bureau to sell spirits to be consumed off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Airline: means any person operating regularly scheduled intrastate or interstate passenger air transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Alcohol: means the substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl or spirit of wine which is commonly produced by the fermentation or distillation of grain, starch, molasses, sugar, potatoes or other substances, and includes all dilutions and mixtures of these substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associated radiological concerns: means radioactive elements other than radon, including, but not limited to, radium, thorium, uranium and their respective decay products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Auditorium: means any commercially operated indoor or outdoor facility designed or used for the gathering of an audience for speeches and live performances of theater, music, dance or other performing arts that charges a fee and has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Authority: means the Loring Development Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Authorized radon testing device: means a device that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Average final compensation: means the average annual rate of earnable compensation of a member during the 3 years of creditable service, not necessarily consecutive, in which the average annual rate of earnable compensation is highest or during the member's entire period of creditable service if the period is less than 3 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • 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 period: means the 3 calendar years preceding the calendar year in which an application for approval of a state tax increment financing district is submitted to the commissioner by a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bed and breakfast: means a place that advertises itself as a bed and breakfast where the public for a fee may obtain overnight accommodations that include a sleeping room or rooms and at least one meal per day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Beneficial insects: means those insects that, during their life cycle, are effective pollinators of plants, are parasites or predators of pests or are otherwise beneficial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Beneficiary: means any person who receives or is designated to receive a benefit provided by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board of trustees: means the board provided for in section 731. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • 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
  • Brewer: means a person who produces malt liquor by fermentation of malt, wholly or partially, or from any substitute for malt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Broker: means a person defined as a broker or dealer under the federal securities laws, but without excluding a bank acting in that capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Bureau: means the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Campsite: means a camping location containing tents, registered tent trailers, registered pickup campers, registered recreational vehicles, registered trailers or similar devices used for camping. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Catering: means service of liquor with or without food by a person to groups at a prearranged function. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Cave: includes natural subsurface water and drainage systems, but does not include any mine, tunnel or other artificial excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Cave life: means any life-form normally found in a cave. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Certificate of approval holder: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Certificated security: means a security that is represented by a certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Civic auditorium: means a municipal, county or state or a quasi-municipal, quasi-county or quasi-state owned or operated auditorium or civic center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Class A restaurant: means a reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation that is regularly used for the purpose of providing full course meals for the public on the premises, that is equipped with a separate and complete kitchen, and that maintains adequate dining room equipment and capacity for preparing and serving full course meals upon the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Clearing corporation: means :  
    (i) A person that is registered as a "clearing agency" under the federal securities laws;  
    (ii) A federal reserve bank; or  
    (iii) Any other person that provides clearance or settlement services with respect to financial assets that would require it to register as a clearing agency under the federal securities laws but for an exclusion or exemption from the registration requirement, if its activities as a clearing corporation, including adoption of rules, are subject to regulation by a federal or state governmental authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Club: means any reputable group of individuals incorporated and operating in a bona fide manner solely for purposes of recreational, social, patriotic or fraternal nature and not for pecuniary gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Commercial sporting camp: means a building or group of buildings devoted primarily to the offering of primitive lodging facilities for a fee to persons primarily in pursuit of primitive recreation or snowmobiling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Commission: means the State Liquor and Lottery Commission established in Title 5, section 12004?G, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Committee: means the Revenue Forecasting Committee established in Title 5, section 1710-E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Common consumption area: means an area designated as a common area within an entertainment district in which customers of more than one common consumption area licensee are permitted to consume spirits, wine and malt liquor sold by the common consumption area licensees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Communicate: means to:  
    (i) Send a signed writing; or  
    (ii) Transmit information by any mechanism agreed upon by the persons transmitting and receiving the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Community-based offshore wind energy project: means a wind energy development, as defined by Title 35-A, section 3451, subsection 11, with an aggregate generating capacity of less than 3 megawatts that meets the following criteria: the generating facilities are wholly or partially located on or above the coastal submerged lands of the State; the generating facilities are located within one nautical mile of one or more islands that are within the unorganized and deorganized areas of the State and the project will offset part or all of the electricity requirements of those island communities; and the development meets the definition of "community-based renewable energy project" as defined by Title 35-A, section 3602, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Comprehensive community health coalition: means a multisector coalition that serves a defined local geographic area and is composed of designated organizational representatives and interested community members who share a commitment to improving their communities' health and quality of life and that includes public health in its core mission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Controlled by: means a person subject to control by another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Converting entity: means the domestic business corporation or domestic unincorporated entity that adopts a plan of entity conversion or the foreign unincorporated entity converting to a domestic business corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 951
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means a corporation organized and incorporated under the laws of the State or authorized to transact business within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Corporation: includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a corporation in a merger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the Statewide Homeless Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Creditable service: means service rendered while a member of the former Maine Legislative Retirement System, the Legislative Retirement Program, the former Maine State Retirement System or the State and Teacher Retirement Program for which credit is allowed under section 802. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Critical area: means any natural area documented by the Natural Areas Program that is conserved or protected in its natural condition through voluntary action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal assessor as of April 1st of each year that the affordable housing development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defoliant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for causing the leaves or foliage to drop from a plant, with or without causing abscission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Desiccant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for artificially accelerating the drying of plant tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Designated business: means a business located within the boundaries of a development district and designated by the municipality as a "designated business" for purposes of state tax increment financing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Detention: means the holding of a person in a facility characterized by either physically restrictive construction or intensive staff supervision that is intended to prevent a person who is placed in or admitted to the facility from departing at will. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Development: means all of the methods used in the preparation of a known and presumed economically extractable ore deposit for mining. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under section 5226 and that is to be developed by the municipality under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated as provided under sections 5223 and 5226 and that is to be developed under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to provide new employment opportunities, retain existing employment, improve or broaden the tax base and improve the physical facilities and structures or the quality of pedestrian and vehicular transportation, as described in section 5224. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to provide new employment opportunities, retain existing employment, improve or broaden the tax base, construct or improve the physical facilities and structures or improve the quality of pedestrian and vehicular transportation, as described in section 5224, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Device: means any instrument or contrivance, other than a firearm, that is intended for trapping, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest or any other form of plant or animal life, other than a human being and other than a bacterium, virus or other microorganism on or in a living human being or other living animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • Director of the survey: means the Director of the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated:   [PL 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18501
  • Disc golf course: means any commercially operated facility offering disc golfing to the general public for a fee, food for sale and adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Disclosure: means the transmission of information contained in juvenile case records by any means, including orally, in writing or electronically, upon request. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Distiller: means a person who produces spirits by the process of distillation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, ship, deliver for shipment or receive and, having so received, deliver or offer to deliver pesticides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under sections 5247 and 5250 to be developed under an affordable housing development program and financed under section 5250-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • District: means one of the 8 districts of the department, including Aroostook District, composed of Aroostook County; Penquis District, composed of Penobscot County and Piscataquis County; Downeast District, composed of Washington County and Hancock County; Midcoast District, composed of Waldo County, Lincoln County, Knox County and Sagadahoc County; Central District, composed of Kennebec County and Somerset County; Western District, composed of Androscoggin County, Franklin County and Oxford County; Cumberland District, composed of Cumberland County; and York District, composed of York County, and the tribal district, composed of any lands belonging to the Indian tribes in the State and including any member of a tribe living outside of tribal lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • District coordinating council for public health: means a representative districtwide body of local public health stakeholders working toward collaborative public health planning and coordination to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies in the public health system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • District public health unit: means a unit of public health staff set up whenever possible in a district in department offices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Division: means the division of environmental health within the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Dwelling unit: means any part of a structure which, through sale or lease, is intended for human habitation, including single-family and multifamily housing, condominiums, time-share units, and apartments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Earnable compensation: means the actual compensation of a Legislator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Emancipation: means the release of a juvenile from the legal control of the juvenile's parents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Employee cooperative: means a corporation which has duly elected to be governed by this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Entertainment district: means an area that is located within a municipality that is established by ordinance of the municipal legislative body in accordance with section 221. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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.
  • Entitlement holder: means a person identified in the records of a securities intermediary as the person having a security entitlement against the securities intermediary. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Entitlement order: means a notification communicated to a securities intermediary directing transfer or redemption of a financial asset to which the entitlement holder has a security entitlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Environment: includes water, air and land and all plants and human beings and other animals living therein and the interrelationships that exist among these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Essential public health services: means core public health functions identified by a national public health performance standards program, a national federally recognized review board or a national federally recognized review board for Indian health that help provide the guiding framework for the work and accreditation of public health systems or municipal health departments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • executive session: is a session at which only members of the investigating committee, staff of the committee, counsel to the committee, the witness and counsel may be present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Exploration: means an examination of an area for the purpose of discovering the presence of minerals with techniques which include all of the manual, mechanical, electronic or chemical methods of determining the presence, size and quality of a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Explosives: means explosive materials which are used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • facility: means a production or utilization facility situated in this State that holds an operating permit or license issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 662
  • 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.
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Financial asset: except as otherwise provided in section 8-1103, means:  
    (i) A security;  
    (ii) An obligation of a person or a share, participation or other interest in a person or in property or an enterprise of a person that is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on financial markets or that is recognized in any area in which it is issued or dealt in as a medium for investment; or  
    (iii) Any property that is held by a securities intermediary for another person in a securities account if the securities intermediary has expressly agreed with the other person that the property is to be treated as a financial asset under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the project costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • 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.
  • Fishery products: includes fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine products for human consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Fortified wine: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fuel assistance: means assistance paid to eligible households or to fuel vendors on behalf of an eligible household or directly to eligible tenants who pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Fund: means the Loring Job Increment Financing Fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-P
  • Fungi: means all nonchlorophyll-bearing thallophytes, that is, all nonchlorophyll-bearing plants of a lower order than mosses and liverworts, including but not limited to rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, yeasts and bacteria, except those on or in living human beings or other living animals, and except those in or on processed food, beverages or pharmaceuticals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Golf course: means a commercially operated facility, whether publicly or privately owned, offering golfing facilities to the general public for a fee, including a regulation size golf course of not less than 9 holes and an average total of not less than 1,200 yards per 9 holes, that has a value of not less than $100,000, that offers food for sale to the public and that has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • Gross state tax increment: means the difference, if any, between the sales and income tax revenues attributable to the state tax increment financing district for the current period and the sales and income tax revenues attributable to the state tax increment financing district for the base period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: means a person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the duty, of taking care of a person and managing the property and rights of the person, who, because of age, is considered incapable of administering the person's own affairs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hard cider: means liquor produced by fermentation of the juice of apples or pears, including, but not limited to, flavored, sparkling or carbonated cider, that contains not less than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume and not more than 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Health risk assessment: means a customized process by which an individual confidentially responds to questions and receives a feedback report to help that individual understand the individual's personal risks of developing preventable health problems, know what preventive actions the individual can take and learn what local and state resources are available to help the individual take these actions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships: means a statewide system of comprehensive community health coalitions that meet the standards for department funding that is established under section 412, including the tribal district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Highly toxic pesticide: means any pesticide determined to be a highly toxic pesticide under FIFRA, Section 25(c)(2) or by the board under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Homeless: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Hotel: means any reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation, where the public obtains sleeping accommodations for a consideration and where meals may be served, whether or not under one roof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Imminent hazard: means a situation that exists when the continued use of a pesticide during the time required for cancellation proceedings pursuant to section 609 would likely result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or will involve unreasonable hazard to the survival of a species declared endangered by the United States Secretary of the Interior under United States Public Law 91-135. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Incorporated civic organization: means any organization incorporated as a corporation without stock under Title 13, chapter 81 or Title 13?B with a civic or charitable purpose, including but not limited to relief of poverty, advancement of education and the arts, promotion of social health, safety and welfare, fostering community and economic development, protection against animal cruelty, combating community deterioration, lessening the burdens of government and providing assistance to the underprivileged and distressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Increased assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of an affordable housing development district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indorsement: means a signature that alone or accompanied by other words is made on a security certificate in registered form or on a separate document for the purpose of assigning, transferring or redeeming the security or granting a power to assign, transfer or redeem it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Inert ingredient: means an ingredient that is not an active ingredient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Ingredient statement: means a statement of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insect: means any of the numerous small invertebrate animals generally having the body more or less obviously segmented, for the most part belonging to the class insecta, comprising 6-legged, usually winged forms, including but not limited to beetles, bugs, bees and flies, and to other allied classes or arthropods whose members are wingless and usually have more than 6 legs, including but not limited to spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and wood lice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Instruction: means a notification communicated to the issuer of an uncertificated security that directs that the transfer of the security be registered or that the security be redeemed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • 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
  • interested party: is a ny person who learns that that person has been specifically identified in testimony taken before an investigating committee and who reasonably believes that that person has been adversely affected by such testimony. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Interim care: means the status of temporary physical control of a juvenile by a person authorized by section 3501. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • International air terminal: means an airport served by one or more bona fide international air carriers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Intertidal zone: means the shores, flats or other land between the high and mean low water mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 6071-A
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • investigating committee: is a ny committee of the Legislature which has been granted by the Legislature the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take depositions, as authorized by section 165, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • investigating committee action: is a ny decision arrived at formally by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juvenile: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age and a person 18 years of age or older during the period of a disposition that includes probation or commitment to a Department of Corrections juvenile facility who was adjudicated before 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Juvenile community corrections officer: means an agent of the Department of Corrections authorized:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Keg: means a container capable of holding at least 5 gallons of liquid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Label: means the written, printed or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Labeling: means the label and all other written, printed or graphic matter:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Land: means all land and water areas, including airspace, and all plants, animals, structures, buildings, contrivances and machinery appurtenant thereto or situated thereon, fixed or mobile, including any used for transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal custodian: means a person who has legal custody of a juvenile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Legislator: means a member of the Legislature who is actively serving as of December 3, 1986, or who is elected subsequent to December 2, 1986. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty, fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, or expenses incurred with respect to a proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • Licensed establishment: means premises to which a license for the sale of spirits, wine or malt liquor to be consumed on or off the licensed premises applies, and any person or organization which is licensed to sell spirits, wine or malt liquor in the times, places and manners as specified in the license. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Licensee: includes , but is not limited to, agency liquor stores and certificate of approval holders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liquor: means spirits, wine, malt liquor or hard cider, or any substance containing liquor, intended for human consumption, that contains more than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Listed facility: means a radon testing facility that is designated as providing radon analysis services and that has proven its proficiency to the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local health officer: means a municipal employee who has knowledge of the employee's community and meets educational, training and experience standards as set by the department in rule to comply with section 451. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Low-alcohol spirits product: means a product containing spirits that has an alcohol content of 8% or less by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Lower income households: means low-income and very low-income households as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Machinery: means equipment or machinery, exclusive of vehicles, which is used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain affordable housing after development and all activities necessary to operate the affordable housing, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional, safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Maintenance and operation: means all activities necessary to maintain facilities after they have been developed and all activities necessary to operate the facilities, including, but not limited to, informational, promotional and educational programs and safety and surveillance activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Malt liquor: includes , but is not limited to, ale, beer, porter and stout. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Manufactured housing: means a structural unit or units designed to be used as a dwelling or dwellings and constructed in a manufacturing facility and then transported by the use of its own chassis or placement on an independent chassis to a building site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Manufactured housing community: means a parcel or adjoining parcel of land, under single ownership, that has been planned and improved for the placement of 3 or more manufactured homes, but does not include a construction camp. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9081
  • Manufacturer: means a person who distills, rectifies, brews, ferments, bottles or otherwise produces liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Market area: means a geographic region exclusive of a state tax increment financing district that will be affected by the operation of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Material financial interest: means a financial interest in a transaction that would reasonably be expected to impair the objectivity of the director's judgment when participating in action on the authorization of the transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Member: means a Legislator who is included in the membership of the Legislative Retirement Program, as provided in section 801. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Member: means a natural person who has been accepted for membership in and owns a membership share issued by an employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Membership fee: means an initial payment made by a person to an employee cooperative as a condition to becoming a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Minerals: means all naturally occurring mineral deposits, including hydrocarbons and peat, but excluding sand, gravel and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Mining: means all of the extractive and beneficiative processes necessary to remove and prepare a mineral deposit for market. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Minor: means a person who has not reached the age of 21 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Moderate income households: means households in which gross income does not exceed 150% of the median income of the county or metropolitan statistical area in which the household is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Moratorium: means a temporary land use regulation or ordinance approved by the commission or a municipal legislative body which prevents development or subdivision by withholding authorization or approval necessary for development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal health department: means a health department or division that is established pursuant to municipal charter or ordinance in accordance with Title 30-A, chapter 141 and accredited by a national federally recognized credentialing process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the members of the select board or councillors of a town and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30?A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Natural area: means any area of land or water, or both land and water, whether publicly or privately owned, that retains or has reestablished its natural character, though it need not be completely natural and undisturbed, and that supports, harbors or otherwise contains endangered, threatened or rare plants, animals and native ecological systems, or rare or unique geological, hydrological, natural historical, scenic or other similar features of scientific and educational value benefiting the citizens of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Nematode: means invertebrate animals of the phylum nemathelminthes and class nematoda, that is, unsegmented roundworms with elongated fusiform or sac-like bodies covered with cuticle, and inhabiting soil, water, plants or plant parts; nematodes may also be called nemas or eelworms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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.
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Off-premise catering: means service of liquor with or without food by a licensee to groups at prearranged functions located at a place other than the licensee's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Office: means the Office of Policy Innovation and the Future established by section 3102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3101
  • officer: includes , unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of a director or officer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • Official capacity: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • On-premise retail licensee: means a person licensed to sell liquor to be consumed on the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Ore: means any mineral or an aggregate of minerals which can be extracted from the earth economically. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated, and, for affordable housing development districts designated on or after April 1, 2014, "original assessed value" means the taxable assessed value of an affordable housing development district as of March 31st of the tax year preceding the year in which it was designated by the municipality or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Outdoor stadium: means any commercially operated outdoor facility with 3,000 or more fixed seats designed or used for the playing of any sport or event that is open to the general public, charges a fee and has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of wine and malt liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person who owns title to land where a cave is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Parent: means either a natural parent or the adoptive parent of a juvenile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • 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 an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a defendant or respondent in a proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • Patronage: means the amount of work performed as a member of an employee cooperative, measured in accordance with the articles of incorporation or bylaws. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Performing arts center: means any charitable or nonprofit corporation incorporated as a corporation without capital stock under Title 13, chapter 81, and which has as its primary purpose the encouragement, promotion and presentation of the arts for the benefit of the general public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Person: means individuals, partnerships, corporations and other entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual or entity, including but not limited to a corporation, partnership, firm, organization, company, homeowner, consumer or purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pest: means any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, weeds, and other forms of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, except viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms on or in living human beings or other living animals, that the commissioner declares to be a pest under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Planned subdistrict: means a delineated area for which a specific land use plan and standards have been agreed to by the owner of the land within the delineated area and approved by the commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Plant regulator: means any substance or mixture of substances intended through physiological action for accelerating or retarding the rate of growth or rate of maturation or for otherwise altering the behavior of plants or the produce thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Plant-incorporated protectant: means a pesticidal substance that is produced and used in a living plant through genetic engineering and the genetic material necessary for the production of the pesticidal substance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premises: includes the place where an incorporated civic organization sells or serves spirits, wine and malt liquor under a license obtained under section 1071. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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.
  • Primary impact community: means the municipalities of Caribou, Caswell, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Presque Isle and Van Buren and Aroostook County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13080-A
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, arbitrative or investigative and whether formal or informal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to encourage the development and maintenance of affordable housing within an affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5225, subsection 1 and included in a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5249, subsection 1 and included in an affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Project costs: means any expenditures or monetary obligations incurred or expected to be incurred that are authorized by section 5225, subsection 1 and included in a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protect health and the environment: means to protect against any unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified catering service: means a catering establishment as defined in Title 22, chapter 562, and licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radon: means the radioactive gaseous element and its decay products produced by the disintegration of the element radium in air, water, soil or other media. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Radon testing services: means providing, for remuneration, determination of radon levels or analysis of an authorized radon testing device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Register of critical areas: means the official listing of critical areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registrant: means a person who has registered any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate which the Board of Trustees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System sets from time to time, in accordance with Title 5, section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • regularly: includes daily, weekly or monthly, but does not include once a year or less often. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Related person: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Required disclosure: means disclosure of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Reselling agent: means an agency liquor store with a federal and state license permitting the agency liquor store to sell spirits to a retail licensee licensed for on-premises consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • residence: refer to an individual's place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Residence state: means the State of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Restaurant: means a reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation, which is regularly used for the purpose of providing food for the public, and which has adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity for preparing and serving suitable food for the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restricted use pesticide: means any pesticide or pesticide use classified for restricted use by the EPA Administrator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Retail sale: means any single sale of liquor for consumption on or off the premises where sold and whether in the original package or as a mixed drink for immediate consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retailer: means any person licensed by the bureau to engage in the purchase and resale of liquor in the original container or by the drink, for consumption on or off the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retirement: means the termination of membership service with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Rodent: means any member of the animal group of the order rodentia, including but not limited to rats, mice, gophers, porcupines and squirrels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Royalty: means the amount paid to the State for the right to remove minerals from state land, including minimum and preproduction payments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Securities intermediary: means :  
    (i) A clearing corporation; or  
    (ii) A person, including a bank or broker, that in the ordinary course of its business maintains securities accounts for others and is acting in that capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Security: except as otherwise provided in section 8-1103, means an obligation of an issuer or a share, participation or other interest in an issuer or in property or an enterprise of an issuer:  
    (i) That is represented by a security certificate in bearer or registered form or the transfer of which may be registered upon books maintained for that purpose by or on behalf of the issuer;  
    (ii) That is one of a class or series or by its terms is divisible into a class or series of shares, participations, interests or obligations; and  
    (iii) That:  
    (A) Is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on securities exchanges or securities markets; or  
    (B) Is a medium for investment and by its terms expressly provides that it is a security governed by this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Security certificate: means a certificate representing a security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Security entitlement: means the rights and property interest of an entitlement holder with respect to a financial asset specified in Part 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • sell: means any transfer or delivery of liquor for a consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Setback: means the minimum horizontal distance from a lot line, shoreline or road to the nearest part of a structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • 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.
  • Shoreline: means the normal high water mark of tidal waters, a coastal or inland wetland, a standing body of water or flowing water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Small brewery: means a facility that brews, lagers and kegs, bottles or packages its own malt liquor, not to exceed 30,000 barrels per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small distillery: means a distiller that produces spirits in an amount that does not exceed 50,000 gallons per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small winery: means a facility that ferments, ages and bottles:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Spaghetti-lot: means a parcel of land with a lot depth to shore frontage ratio greater than 5 to 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Sparkling wine: means carbonated wine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Species: means any recognized taxonomic category of the biota including species, subspecies or variety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Spirits: means any liquor produced by distillation or, if produced by any other process, strengthened or fortified by the addition of spirits of any kind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • State: means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • state authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • State lands: means all lands owned or held in trust by the State or in which the State holds an interest, including inland and tidal submerged lands and waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • State tax increment: means the net annual gain, if any, in sales tax paid as a result of taxable events occurring within a state tax increment financing district and the net annual gain, if any, in state income taxes withheld as a result of wages paid for labor performed within the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • State tax increment financing district: means a type of tax increment financing district, or portion of a district, that uses state tax increment financing under section 5242. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Statewide Coordinating Council for Public Health: means the council established under Title 5, section 12004?G, subsection 14-G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structure: means anything constructed or erected with a fixed location on or in the ground, or attached to something having a fixed location on or in the ground, including, but not limited to, buildings, mobile homes, retaining walls, billboards, signs, piers and floats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • subdivision: means a division of an existing parcel of land into 3 or more parcels or lots within any 5-year period, whether this division is accomplished by platting of the land for immediate or future sale, by sale of the land or by leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surviving entity: means the corporation or unincorporated entity as it continues in existence immediately after consummation of an entity conversion pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 951
  • Tax increment: means real property taxes assessed by a municipality, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the affordable housing development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax increment: means real and personal property taxes assessed by a municipality or plantation, in excess of any state, county or special district tax, upon the increased assessed value of property in the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Tax increment financing district: means a type of development district, or portion of a district, that uses tax increment financing under section 5227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Tax shifts: means the effect on a municipality's state revenue sharing, education subsidies and county tax obligations that results from the designation of an affordable housing development district and the capture of increased assessed value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tax year: means the period of time beginning on April 1st and ending on the succeeding March 31st. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Tenant brewer: means a person who has submitted a brewer's notice to and received approval from the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau authorizing the brewer to engage in an alternating proprietorship as defined by federal regulation and is licensed by the bureau to produce malt liquor at a manufacturing facility of another brewer who is licensed by the bureau. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Tenant winery: means a person who has been issued an approved application for an alternating proprietorship from the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau authorizing the winery to engage in an alternating proprietorship as defined by federal regulation and is licensed by the bureau to produce wine or hard cider at a manufacturing facility of another winery who is licensed by the bureau. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: is a ny form of evidence received by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transient occupancy: means occupancy that does not exceed 120 days in a calendar year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribal district: means an administrative district established in a memorandum of understanding or legal contract among all Indian tribes in the State that is recognized by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Tribal health department or health clinic: means a health department or health clinic managed by an Indian tribe that is eligible for funds from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and other federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • tribe: means a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or band in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uncertificated security: means a security that is not represented by a certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Unincorporated place: means a place which is not incorporated as a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Unorganized and deorganized areas: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Unreasonable adverse effects on the environment: means any unreasonable risk to human beings or the environment, taking into account the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Vessel: means any ship, vessel or boat of any kind used for navigation of the coastal water or for commercial navigation of inland waters and licensed for carrying not less than 25 passengers under the requirements of the Public Utilities Commission or the United States Coast Guard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Weed: means any plant that grows where it is not wanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Wholesale licensee: means a person licensed by the bureau as a wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wholesaler: means a person who engages in the purchase and resale of malt or brewed beverages or wines, or both, in sealed bottles, containers or original packages, as prepared for the market by the manufacturer at the place of manufacture, but not for consumption, except when taste testing, on the premises of that wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wildlife: means all living things that are neither human, domesticated nor, as defined in this subchapter, pests, including but not limited to mammals, birds and aquatic life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Wine: includes , but is not limited to, wine coolers, table wine, still wine, sparkling wine, champagne and fortified wine, provided that the alcohol content is not above 24% by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Winery: means a facility that ferments, ages and bottles wine and hard cider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • witness: is a ny person who testifies before an investigating committee or who gives a deposition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 402
  • Written notice of allocation: means a written instrument which discloses to a member the stated dollar amount of that member's patronage allocation and the terms for payment of that amount by the employee cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1972
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72