Sections
Chapter 401 General Provisions 1701 – 1727
Chapter 403 Town Hospitals 1761 – 1762
Chapter 403-A Direct Primary Care Service Agreements 1771
Chapter 404 Private Mental Hospitals 1781 – 1783
Chapter 405 Licensing of Hospitals and Institutions 1811 – 1832
Chapter 405-A Hospital and Health Care Provider Cooperation Act 1841 – 1852
Chapter 405-B Limitation On Payments to Health Care Institutions 1861 – 1867
Chapter 405-C Tuberculosis Sanatoriums 1871 – 1872
Chapter 406 Family Planning Services 1901 – 1911
Chapter 407 Maternal and Child Health Services 1950 – 1951
Chapter 408 Public Health Nursing 1961 – 1965
Chapter 409 Crippled Children 2000 – 2001
Chapter 411 Maine Medical Laboratory Act 2011 – 2040
Chapter 412 Licensing of End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities 2041 – 2042
Chapter 413 Health Facilities Authority 2051 – 2077
Chapter 414 Health Care Practitioner Self-Referrals 2081 – 2087
Chapter 415 Dental Health 2091 – 2099
Chapter 416 1979 Dental Health Education Act 2121 – 2124
Chapter 416-A Dental Services 2127 – 2128
Chapter 417 Temporary Nurse Agencies 2131
Chapter 417-A Background Checks for Temporary Nurse Agencies 2136 – 2139
Chapter 419 Home Health Services 2141 – 2150
Chapter 421 Automated External Defibrillators 2150-C
Chapter 423 Access to Epinephrine Autoinjector 2150-F – 2150-G

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 22 > Subtitle 2 > Part 4

  • Abuse: includes , but is not limited to, rape or sexual assault, the striking of an individual, the use of excessive force in the use of bodily restraints, the use of bodily or chemical restraints in a manner that is not in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and rules and verbal, nonverbal, mental and emotional harassment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Abutting land: means real estate that shares a common boundary, or portion of a boundary, with land that is held in common ownership with land registered or being considered for registration under this chapter when the abutting real estate is within 50 feet of the land registered or being considered for registration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2004
  • Accession: means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Account: includes health-care-insurance receivables. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper or general intangible. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • account for: means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance:
(a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • accounting for: means a record:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administer: means to apply an epinephrine autoinjector directly to a human body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2150-F
  • Administrative unit: means the organization certified by the federal Small Business Administration to administer the Small Business Development Center Program in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1080
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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.
  • Affected municipalities: means all those municipalities which, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of the quasi-municipal corporation or district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • AFIDA: means the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978, United States Code, Title 7, Section 3501, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1955
  • Agency: means the protection and advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, designated by the Governor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Agency enforcement action: means an enforcement action initiated by an agency against a small business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10951
  • 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
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Aggrieved person: means any person who bids on a contract or grant and who is adversely affected, financially, professionally or personally, by that contract or grant award decision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Agreement: means a commercial relationship, not required to be evidenced in writing, of definite or indefinite duration, between a certificate of approval holder and a wholesale licensee, under which the wholesale licensee is authorized to distribute one or more of the certificate of approval holder's brands of malt liquor, wine or beverages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Agricultural chemicals: means fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2004
  • Agricultural composting operation: means composting that takes place on a farm. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3102
  • Agricultural land: means any land in Maine which is used or capable of use without substantial modification for production of agriculturally related products including, but not limited to, crops, livestock, poultry, dairy products and sod. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1955
  • Agricultural lien: means an interest, other than a security interest, in farm products:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Agricultural products: means those plants and animals and their products that are useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and feed crops, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, bees and bees' products, livestock and livestock products, manure and compost and fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses and other similar products, or any other plant, animal or plant or animal products that supply humans with food, feed, fiber or fur. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3102
  • Agricultural society: means a nonprofit organization or association incorporated in the State to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • ambulatory surgical facility: means a facility with a primary purpose of providing elective surgical care to a patient who is admitted to and discharged from the facility within the same day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1812-E
  • Animal: means an animal entered in an event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraised value: means the fair market value of property without the consideration of the effect, if any, of dedication or other preservation-related restrictions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Approved equal: means any goods or service other than specified in the bid proposal that in the opinion of the State Purchasing Agent is equivalent in character, quality and performance to the goods or service specified in the bid proposal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • As-extracted collateral: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Assessor: means the State Tax Assessor, except that, in Part 2, Property Taxes, it means the State Tax Assessor with respect to the unorganized territory and the respective municipal assessors or chief assessors of primary assessing areas with respect to the organized areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • ATV grant coordinator: means the person retained by the commissioner to be responsible for providing administration and staff support for the ATV Enforcement Grant Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • Authority: means the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority created and established as a public body corporate and politic of the State of Maine by section 2054 or any board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this chapter shall be given by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Authorized entity: means any entity, organization or place of employment, other than a school under Title 20-A, section 6305, in connection with or at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, including but not limited to recreation camps, colleges, universities, day care facilities, youth sports leagues, amusement parks, restaurants and sports arenas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2150-F
  • Autoloading firearm: means a firearm that reloads itself after each shot and requires that the trigger be pulled for each shot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Automatic firearm: means a firearm that will continue to fire as long as the trigger is held back. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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.
  • Bear bait: means an animal or plant or derivative of an animal or plant used to attract bear. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • 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 the Maine Potato Board established in Title 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Bona fide occupational exposure: means skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact of a person with the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person that results from the performance of duties by the exposed person in the course of employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Bottle club: means a person operating on a regular, profit or nonprofit basis a facility for social activities in which members or guests provide their own liquor, where no liquor is sold on the bottle club premises, which maintains suitable facilities for the use of members on a regular basis or charges an admission fee to members or the general public and where members, guests or others are regularly permitted to consume liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Bottler: means a person who packages spirits, wine or beer for sale in containers, and is not engaged in distilling, brewing, fermenting or rectifying liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Brand: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which an individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Brand name: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which individual plant or soil amendments are distributed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-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
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Bulk: means in nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Bureau: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Revenue Services, which may be referred to as "Maine Revenue Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • 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
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability corporation, professional corporation or any other legal business entity recognized under the laws of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Cash proceeds: means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts or the like. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Certificate of approval holder: means an instate manufacturer, out-of-state manufacturer or out-of-state wholesaler licensed by the bureau. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Certificate of title: includes another record maintained as an alternative to a certificate of title by the governmental unit that issues certificate of title if a statute permits the security interest in question to be indicated on the record as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of a lien creditor with respect to the collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • certified seed: as used in this Title shall be deemed to mean potato, vegetable, forage crop or grain seeds as shall have been grown and prepared for sale in accordance with regulations laid down by the commissioner and for which a certificate or tag has been issued as provided in section 2103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6705
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • 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.
  • Charter revision: means a change in the charter of a quasi-municipal corporation or district which has an effect on:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • Chattel paper: means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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 and amendments to that Code as of March 23, 2018. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Code of conduct: means the state purchasing code of conduct that follows the principles set out in section 1825-L. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12156
  • Collaborative agreement: means an agreement to share the responsibility for and cost of the delivery of certain administrative, instructional and noninstructional functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2201
  • Collaborative agreements: includes , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2201
  • Collateral: includes :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commercial fertilizer: means a substance containing one or more recognized fertilizer materials bearing a guaranteed analysis on the product label of a packaged product or the accompanying delivery paperwork or invoice of a bulk fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Commercial fisheries business: means an enterprise directly or indirectly concerned with the commercial harvest of wild or aquacultured marine organisms, whose primary source of income is derived from these activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Commercial tort claim: means a claim arising in tort with respect to which:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commercially: means , with regard to the buying, selling, bartering or trading of wildlife parts, for the purpose of resale or profit or receiving any form of remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commission: means the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1080
  • 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 or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1080
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1955
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2142
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Committee: means a joint standing committee of the Legislature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1074
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Commodity account: means an account maintained by a commodity intermediary in which a commodity contract is carried for a commodity customer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commodity contract: means a commodity futures contract, an option on a commodity futures contract, a commodity option or another contract if the contract or option is:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commodity customer: means a person for which a commodity intermediary carries a commodity contract on its books. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commodity intermediary: means a person that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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 :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Competitive bidding: means the transmission of a written proposal or invitation to bid to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complaint: means , but is not limited to, any report or communication, formal or informal, written or oral, including media accounts and telephone calls from any source, including anonymous calls, alleging abuse or neglect of a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Complaint: means a request to the special advocate for assistance under section 90-Q. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10951
  • Composting: means the controlled aerobic decomposition of organic materials to produce a soil-like product beneficial to plant growth and suitable for agronomic use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3102
  • Comprehensive family life education: means education in kindergarten to grade 12 regarding human development and sexuality, including education on family planning and sexually transmitted diseases, that is medically accurate and age appropriate; that respects community values and encourages parental communication; that develops skills in communication, decision making and conflict resolution; that contributes to healthy relationships; that promotes responsible sexual behavior with an emphasis on abstinence; that addresses the use of contraception; that promotes individual responsibility and involvement regarding sexuality; and that teaches skills for responsible decision making regarding sexuality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Consignee: means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consignment: means a transaction, regardless of its form, in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer goods: means goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer obligor: means an obligor who is an individual who incurred the obligation as part of a transaction entered into primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer transaction: includes consumer-goods transactions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer-goods transaction: means a consumer transaction in which:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperating entities: means those private nonprofit organizations, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, federal agencies or other bodies designated by the Land for Maine's Future Board pursuant to section 6203, as able to assist the State in the acquisition or management of conservation lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Cooperative: means a regional education cooperative formed pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2002
  • Cooperative agreement: means an agreement that names the parties to the agreement and describes the nature and scope of the cooperation for:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Cooperative agreement: means an agreement between school administrative units that form a regional education cooperative to share the responsibility for and cost of the delivery of specified educational functions and support services in a region such as, without limitation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2002
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with the powers and duties set forth in this chapter for a regional education cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2002
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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
  • Council: means the Maine Children's Growth Council established in subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1252-D
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means any District Court and, with regard to section 4659, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Covered entity: means a hospital or health care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • 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
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Debtor: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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 Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1080
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2142
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook or similar account maintained with a bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Legislative Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1074
  • Disallowed expenditure: means an amount paid to any person for those acts or services rendered, which result in:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1862
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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, sell, barter or otherwise supply agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Distribute: means to import, consign, manufacture, produce, compound, mix or blend plant or soil amendments, or offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply plant or soil amendments in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • distributor: means any person who is engaged in the business of distributing agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Distributor: means any person who distributes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document: means a document of title or a receipt of the type described in section 7-1201, subsection (2). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Driver: means a person who drives or controls the animal that is pulling in a pulling event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • 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
  • Electronic chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information stored in an electronic medium. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Eligible entity: means a facility or institution eligible to participate in financing or other borrowing services authorized by this chapter and includes a participating community health or social service facility, a participating health care facility, a participating institution for higher education or a participating institution providing an educational program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employee of this State: means an employee in the classified or unclassified service as defined in chapters 71 and 372. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • employer of the person exposed: include a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Encumbrance: includes mortgages and other liens on real property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Epinephrine autoinjector: means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a premeasured dose of epinephrine into a human body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2150-F
  • Equipment: means goods other than inventory, farm products or consumer goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • equipment: as used in this chapter mean any and all services, articles or things that are used by or furnished to the State or any department or agency thereof, and any and all printing, binding, publication of laws, journals and reports. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • 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.
  • ESRD: means that stage of renal impairment that appears irreversible and permanent and requires a regular course of dialysis or kidney transplantation to maintain life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2041
  • ESRD facility: means a renal dialysis center, a renal dialysis facility, a self-dialysis unit or a special-purpose renal dialysis facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2041
  • Estates: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Event: means a pulling competition or livestock exhibition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • 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
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an individual or the individual's resources for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: means a facility, institution or entity licensed pursuant to Title 22 that offers health care to persons in this State, including a home health care provider and hospice program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Facility: includes any facility providing services, supports and other assistance or residential services or treatment that operates without a license that is required by law, ordinance or rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Facility: means any sole proprietorship, partnership, firm, corporation or other business that provides health services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • fair: means an exhibition that is designed to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture and that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Fair Fund: means the fund established in section 85. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • 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.
  • Family farm corporation: means a corporation founded for the purpose of farming and the ownership of agricultural land; the majority of the voting stock must be held by, and a majority of the shareholders must be, persons or the spouses of persons related to each other within the 3rd degree of kindred and at least one of the related persons must reside on or actively operate the farm; and none of the shareholders may be a corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1955
  • Family planning: means informed and voluntary self-determination of desired family size and of the timing of child bearing based upon comprehensive knowledge of factors pertinent to this determination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Family planning services: means counseling with trained personnel regarding family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; distribution of literature relating to family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; referral of patients to physicians or health agencies for consultation, examination, tests, medical treatment and prescription for the purposes of family planning, contraceptive procedures and treatment of infertility and provision of contraceptive procedures and contraceptive supplies by those qualified to do so under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Farm: means the land, plants, animals, buildings, structures, ponds and machinery used in the commercial production of agricultural products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3102
  • Farm operation: means a condition or activity that occurs on a farm in connection with the commercial production of agricultural products and includes, but is not limited to, operations giving rise to noise, odors, dust, insects and fumes; operation of machinery and irrigation pumps; disposal of manure; agricultural support services; and the employment and use of labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3102
  • Farm partnership: means an association of 2 or more individuals formed for the purpose of farming. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1955
  • Farm products: means goods, other than standing timber, with respect to which the debtor is engaged in a farming operation and that are:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Farm support arrangement: means an arrangement that meets requirements established by the department by rule under which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2017
  • Farm support payments: means annual payments by a municipality during the term of a qualified easement:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2017
  • Farmland: means any tract or tracts of land used for commercial farming:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2004
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • File number: means the number assigned to an initial financing statement pursuant to section 9-1519, subsection (1). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Filing office: means an office designated in section 9-1501 as the place to file a financing statement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Filing-office rule: means a rule adopted pursuant to section 9-1526. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • fine: includes any surcharge or assessment required by law to be imposed as all or part of a sentence for a criminal conviction and any other costs or other fees the court assesses or imposes against a defendant in any civil or criminal adjudication, including appointed counsel fees and restitution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2137
  • Fineness: means the percentage by weight of the material which will pass federal standard sieves of specified sizes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Finished wildlife products: means tanned animal hides and finished taxidermy mounts, including full or partial body mounts or antlers mounted on a plaque. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Firearm: means any instrument used in the propulsion of pellets, shot, shells or bullets by action of gunpowder, compressed air or gas exploded or released within it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Fiscal agent: means an incorporated community organization, agency or institution designated by a community-based AIDS organization and authorized by the bureau to receive and distribute grants to that community-based AIDS organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Fixture filing: includes the filing of a financing statement covering goods of a transmitting utility that are or are to become fixtures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Fixtures: means goods that have become so related to particular real property that an interest in them arises under real property law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fund: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund established in Title 10, section 1023-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • 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
  • General ATV enforcement: means Level 1 or Level 2 enforcement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • General intangible: includes payment intangibles and software. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Genetic information: means the information concerning genes, gene products or inherited characteristics that may be obtained from an individual or family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1206
  • Genetic test: means a test for determining the presence or absence of an inherited genetic characteristic in an individual, including tests of nucleic acids such as deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, ribonucleic acid, or RNA, or mitochondrial DNA, and tests of chromosomes or proteins in order to identify a predisposing genetic characteristic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1206
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Governmental unit: includes an organization having a separate corporate existence if the organization is eligible to issue debt on which interest is exempt from income taxation under the laws of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • grant committee: means the committee established in section 10324. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Group practice: means a group of 2 or more health care practitioners legally organized as a partnership, professional corporation, nonprofit corporation or similar association in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • 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.
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Harassment: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Health care facility: means a nursing home that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 405; a residential care facility that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1663; a continuing care retirement community that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under Title 24-A, chapter 73; an assisted living facility that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1664; a hospital; a community mental health facility; a scene response air ambulance licensed under Title 32, chapter 2-B and the rules adopted thereunder; a facility of a hospice program that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1681; a nonprofit statewide health information network incorporated in the State for the purpose of exchanging health care information among licensed health care providers in the State; or a community health center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Health care institution: means any person, partnership, association or corporation, including county or local government unit, required to obtain a license pursuant to chapter 405. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1862
  • Health care practitioner: means an individual regulated under the laws of this State to provide health services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Health care practitioner: means an individual who is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized in the appropriate jurisdiction to prescribe and administer drugs in the course of professional practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2150-F
  • Health care practitioners: include , without limitation, acupuncturists, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, nurses, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians including allopathic and osteopathic physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, speech therapists and audiologists or hearing aid dealers and examiners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Health care provider: means any appropriately licensed, certified or registered provider of mental or physical health care, either in the public or private sector or any business establishment providing health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Health care provider: means a licensed community mental health services provider, a physician licensed under Title 32, chapter 36 or 48 and operating in this State or a corporation or business entity engaged primarily in the provision of physician health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Health care setting: means any location where there is provision of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance or palliative care, services, procedures or counseling, including emergency services performed in the field, and appropriate assistance with disease or symptom management and maintenance that affects an individual's physical, mental or behavioral condition, including the process of banking blood, sperm, organs or any other tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Health services: means diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative services for an injured, disabled or sick person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Health-care-insurance receivable: means an interest in or claim under a policy of insurance that is a right to payment of a monetary obligation for health-care goods or services provided or to be provided. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • HIV: means the human immunodeficiency virus, identified as the causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • HIV infection: means the state wherein HIV has invaded the body and is being actively harbored by the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • HIV infection status: means the results of an HIV test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • HIV test: means a test for the presence of an antibody to HIV or a test for an HIV antigen or other diagnostic determinants specific for HIV infection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • home health care provider: includes any business entity or subdivision thereof, whether public or private, proprietary or nonprofit, that is engaged in providing speech pathology services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2142
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Hospital: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Hunter orange: means a daylight fluorescent orange color with a dominant wave length between 595 and 605 nanometers, excitation purity not less than 85% and luminance factor of not less than 40%. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Hunting equipment: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Incompatible use: means the development or use of abutting land for a well, drinking water spring or water supply intake point when that use is initiated on abutting land that is within 50 feet of farmland after that farmland has been registered under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2004
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial by-product: means any industrial waste or by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Ingredient form: means the chemical compound such as salt, chelate, oxide, acid, etc. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inland waters: means all waters within the State above the rise and fall of the tide and wholly or partially within the territorial limits of the State, except private ponds as defined in subsection 51. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Institution for higher education: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Institution providing an educational program: means a nonprofit or charitable institution, public or private, that is exempt from federal taxation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, Section 501 and that provides a program of education for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge or abilities of its members or the general public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Instrument: means a negotiable instrument or any other writing that evidences a right to the payment of a monetary obligation, is not itself a security agreement or lease and is of a type that in the ordinary course of business is transferred by delivery with any necessary indorsement or assignment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Inventory: means goods, other than farm products, that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Investment interest: means an equity or debt security issued by a facility, including, without limitation, shares of stock in a corporation, units or other interests in a partnership, bonds, debentures, notes or other equity interests or debt instruments, except that investment interest does not include interest in a hospital licensed under state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Investment property: means a security, whether certificated or uncertificated, security entitlement, securities account, commodity contract or commodity account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • Investor: means an individual who owns, whose immediate family owns or who directly or indirectly owns a controlling interest in another facility that owns an investment interest in a facility that provides health services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for implementing a contract for secondary education under chapter 115. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Kindergarten: means a one-year or 2-year childhood education program, for children at least 5 years of age, immediately prior to grade one. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Label: means any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or on the delivery ticket which accompanies bulk shipments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Label: means any written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container or accompanying a plant or soil amendment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Labeling: means any written, printed or graphic matter, upon or accompanying any plant or soil amendment, or advertisements, brochures, posters or television or radio announcements used in promoting the sale of the plant or soil amendment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Law enforcement agency: means the State Police, a sheriff's department or a municipal police department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Law enforcement agency: means a state, county or municipal agency or bureau that employs full-time and part-time law enforcement officers certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy who are authorized pursuant to section 10402, subsection 4 to enforce the provisions of this Part regulating ATVs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • 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
  • Letter-of-credit right: means a right to payment or performance under a letter of credit, whether or not the beneficiary has demanded or is at the time entitled to demand payment or performance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian by the State who is operating under the direction or authority of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Licensee: includes , but is not limited to, agency liquor stores and certificate of approval holders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • licensee: means a person, agricultural society or other entity licensed to conduct an agricultural fair in accordance with section 83. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Lien creditor: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle, equines, goats, members of the genus Lama, rabbits, sheep and swine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Malt liquor: includes beverages made with malt liquor, but to which no spirits are added. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Malt liquor: includes , but is not limited to, ale, beer, porter and stout. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Manufactured home: includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained in the structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Manufactured-home transaction: means a secured transaction:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Manufacturer: means a person who distills, rectifies, brews, ferments, bottles or otherwise produces liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Matching funds: means any combination of public and private funds used in conjunction with the Land for Maine's Future Fund or the Public Access to Maine Waters Fund for the purpose of this chapter, including, but not limited to: private contributions of cash or securities; money from municipal or other public agencies; money from a federal matching program, subject to the limitations of applicable federal and state laws, in an amount authorized by the federal program; contributions of real property, or interest in real property, that serves the acquisition needs of the State as determined by the Land for Maine's Future Board; in-kind contributions; or any combination of those funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Matching funds: includes , but is not limited to, private contributions of cash or securities, money from municipal or other public agencies, money from a federal matching program, in-kind contributions or any combination thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • 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
  • Membership: means active participation in the program of a school from the date of enrollment to the time the student withdraws or is absent from the school for 10 consecutive days for reasons other than illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • Mental illness: means a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a qualified mental health professional. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Merger: means a transaction by which ownership or control over substantially all of the stock, assets or activities of one or more covered entities is placed under the control of another covered entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Merrymeeting Bay: means the waters of the Kennebec River bounded as follows: from the high-tension wires at Chop's Point to the first dam on the Androscoggin River, to the first road bridge on the Muddy, Cathance, Abbagadassett and Eastern Rivers and to the Richmond-Dresden Bridge on the Kennebec River, in the counties of Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, that secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorboats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Multijurisdictional high-problem area: means an area of extensive use by ATV operators, including, but not limited to, unauthorized trails or damaged agricultural lands, wetlands or other environmentally sensitive areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal legislative body: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: shall mean the mayor and aldermen of cities, the selectmen of towns and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipal officers: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: shall include cities, towns and plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Muzzle-loading firearm: means a muzzleloader, a traditional muzzleloader or a muzzle-loading shotgun. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Naturally shed: means naturally dropped from the animal without any human manipulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Neglect: means a negligent act or omission that causes or may cause an individual's injury or death or that places an individual at risk of injury or death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Net weight: means the weight of amending ingredients plus other ingredients as offered for sale, exclusive of the weight of any package or container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • New debtor: means a person that becomes bound as debtor under section 9-1203, subsection (4) by a security agreement previously entered into by another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • New value: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Noncash proceeds: means proceeds other than cash proceeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Noncharter public school: means a public school other than a school formed pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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
  • Notice: means written notification served personally, sent by certified mail or sent by first-class mail to the last known address of the person for whom the notification is intended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Offender: means any natural person or organization convicted of a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1402-A
  • Office practice: includes the facility or facilities at which a health care practitioner, on a regular basis, provides or supervises the provision of professional health services to individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Open firearm season on deer: means the time during which it is lawful to hunt deer with a firearm, including the special muzzle-loading season as described in section 11404. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Other ingredients: means any ingredients present in plant or soil amendments which are not plant-amending ingredients or soil-amending ingredients, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Participating health care facility: means a health care or licensed assisted living facility that, pursuant to this chapter, undertakes the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of existing indebtedness as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Participating institution for higher education: means an institution for higher education which, pursuant to this chapter, shall undertake the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or shall undertake the refunding or refinancing of obligations or of a mortgage or of advances as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Participating institution providing an educational program: means an institution providing an educational program that, pursuant to this chapter, undertakes the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of obligations or of a mortgage or of advances as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • 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
  • Party: means a public agency or the following federally recognized Indian tribes or their political subdivisions:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2202
  • Paved way: means a public road treated with bituminous or concrete material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Payment intangible: means a general intangible under which the account debtor's principal obligation is a monetary obligation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • percentage: means by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • percentage: means percent or percentage by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group, however organized. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 859
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, society, club, corporation, financial institution, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, assignee or any other group or combination acting as a unit, the State or Federal Government or any political subdivision or agency of either government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation, municipality or quasi-municipal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: means any person, partnership, association or corporation engaged or employed by a health care institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1862
  • Person: means any person regardless of sex, race, number of children, marital status, motive and citizenship. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person: means any individual, business, corporation, association, firm, partnership or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person with a disability: means a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person and includes, but is not limited to, a person with a developmental disability, a learning disability or a mental illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Personnel: means staff employed by the agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Petitioner: means any person who has requested a stay of a contract or grant award decision or a hearing of appeal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Physician: means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice his profession in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • 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
  • Place: shall include municipalities, townships and any other unorganized area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Plant amendment: means any product distributed consisting of a plant-amending ingredient and other ingredients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Poultry: means domesticated fowl and domesticated waterfowl. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Premium: means a ribbon, trophy or monetary amount or a service or object with monetary value awarded as a prize in a competition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • 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 source of supply: means the distiller, the bottler, the brewer, the winery, the brand owner or the designated agent of any distiller, brewer, winery or brand owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Private pond: means an artifically constructed pond impounded within the limits of the riparian owner, even though the water is not supplied directly from a brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Private school: means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Private school approved for tuition purposes: means a private school approved for the receipt of public funds under sections 2951 to 2955. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: means a reasonable ground for belief that a person with a disability has been or may be subject to abuse or neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Proceeds: means the following property:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Production money crops: means crops that secure a production-money obligation incurred with respect to the production of those crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • program: means the ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program established pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10321
  • Prohibited substance: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Project: includes all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures mentioned in this paragraph, and also includes landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include such items as books, fuel, supplies or other items that are customarily considered as a current operating charge; and [2007, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Promissory note: means an instrument that evidences a promise to pay a monetary obligation, does not evidence an order to pay and does not contain an acknowledgment by a bank that the bank has received for deposit a sum of money or funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Property: shall be construed to mean both real estate and personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Proportional share: means the revenue received from the State during the previous 12 months, divided by the sum of revenue received from the State, 3rd party payors and patients during the corresponding 12 months. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1862
  • Proposal: means a record authenticated by a secured party that includes the terms on which the secured party is willing to accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures pursuant to sections 9-1620, 9-1621 and 9-1622. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public agency: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2202
  • Public charter school: means a public school formed pursuant to this chapter that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public organic record: means a record that is available to the public for inspection and is:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Public school: means a school that is governed by a school board of a school administrative unit and funded primarily with public funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Public-finance transaction: means a secured transaction in connection with which:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Pupil: means elementary or secondary school student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • Qualified easement: means an agricultural conservation easement held by a municipality on qualified farmland in that municipality that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2017
  • Qualified farmland: means farmland that meets eligibility requirements established by the department by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2017
  • Quasi-municipal corporation or district: means any governmental unit that includes a portion of a municipality, a single municipality or several municipalities and which is created by law to deliver public services but which is not a general purpose governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • Quasi-municipal corporation or district voters: means the voters who reside within the boundaries of the quasi-municipal corporation or district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Raptor: means a bird of the order Strigiformes and of the families Accipitridae and Falconidae commonly called buteos, accipiters, falcons and owls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • record owner: 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 22 Sec. 1687
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Rectifier: means a person who produces spirits by combining spirits with other products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • recycled materials: means materials that are composed in whole or in part of elements that are reused or reclaimed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • Referral: means a referral of a patient for health services, including, without limitation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2084
  • Refinancing of existing indebtedness: means liquidation, with the proceeds of bonds or notes issued by the authority, of an indebtedness of a health care facility, an institution for higher education or a participating institution providing an educational program incurred to finance or aid in financing a lawful purpose of that health care facility, institution for higher education or participating institution providing an educational program not financed pursuant to this chapter that would constitute a project had it been undertaken and financed by the authority, or consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the authority incurred for a project related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the health care facility, institution for higher education or participating institution providing an educational program was incurred. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Registered mail: shall be construed to include certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Registered organization: means an organization formed or organized solely under the law of a single state or of the United States by the filing of a public organic record with, the issuance of a public organic record by or the enactment of legislation by the state or the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Registrant: means the person who registers commercial fertilizer under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Registrant: means the person who registers plant or soil amendments under the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1402-A
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • Return: means any document, digital file or electronic data transmission containing information required by this Title to be reported to the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • school administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes only the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative district: means a state-approved unit of school administration, composed of one or more municipalities which must provide public education to all public school students in the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes a municipal school unit, school administrative district, community school district, regional school unit or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation responsible for operating or constructing public schools, except that it does not include a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a municipal school unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • school management and leadership center: is a political subdivision pursuant to section 3802, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2254
  • School management and leadership center: means a multiservice agency established and operated exclusively for the purposes of developing, managing and providing services or programs to 2 or more members pursuant to section 3802, subsection 2 and may include associate members pursuant to section 3802, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2254
  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Secured party: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • Significant economic hardship: means a hardship created for a small business by a monetary penalty or license suspension or revocation imposed by an agency enforcement action that appears likely to result in the:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10951
  • Significantly vary: means to change, modify, add to, subtract from, substitute or otherwise change a proposal or invitation to bid to an extent that may affect the price of goods or services requested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Small brewery: means a facility that is brewing, lagering and kegging, bottling or packaging its own malt liquor, not to exceed 50,000 gallons per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small business: means a business having 50 or fewer employees in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10951
  • Small Business Development Center Program: means the program established by Public Law 96-302, Title II, 15 United States Code, Sections 636 and 648, the Small Business Development Center Act of 1980. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 1080
  • Small winery: means a facility that is fermenting, aging and bottling its own wine, not to exceed 50,000 gallons per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Software: means a computer program and any supporting information provided in connection with a transaction relating to the program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Soil amendment: means any product distributed consisting of a soil-amending ingredient and other ingredients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Soil-amending ingredient: means any substance which is intended to improve the chemical, biological or physical characteristics of the soil, except commercial fertilizers, plant-amending ingredients, agricultural liming materials, unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures, pesticides and other like material, exempted by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Special advocate: means the person appointed pursuant to section 90-P. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10951
  • Spirits: means any liquor produced by distillation or, if produced by any other process, strengthened or fortified by the addition of distilled spirits of any kind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Sporting dogs: means sporting dogs as defined by the American Kennel Club, including pointers, retrievers, setters, spaniels, Vizslas, Weimaraners and wirehaired pointing griffons. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • State property: means personal property, including, but not limited to, furnishings, supplies and equipment that is owned or leased by or in the control of the State or any department or agency of the State or independent state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • Statewide AIDS alliance: means a statewide coalition of community-based AIDS organizations having at least one representative from each member organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stay: means the temporary suspension of a contract or grant award pending an appeal under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Stewardship account: means an account held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts of a state agency for the purposes of management of land owned in fee or less-than-fee simple meeting the criteria established in section 6207. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Stipend: means an amount distributed from the Stipend Fund or the Fair Fund to a qualifying fair licensee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Stipend Fund: means the fund receiving money in accordance with Title 8, sections 286 and 287 to provide aid and encouragement to fair licensees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2019
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sunrise: means the time computed and established for sunrise for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Sunset: means the time computed and established for sunset for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Superintendent: means the person in a school administrative unit or school union appointed and having the authority and responsibility under this Title and other applicable statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Supporting obligation: means a letter-of-credit right or secondary obligation that supports the payment or performance of an account, chattel paper, a document, a general intangible, an instrument or investment property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • System: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17431
  • Tangible chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information that is inscribed on a tangible medium. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Tax: means the total amount required to be paid, withheld and paid over or collected and paid over with respect to estimated or actual tax liability under this Title, any credit or reimbursement allowed or paid pursuant to this Title that is recoverable by the assessor and any amount assessed by the assessor pursuant to this Title, including any interest or penalties provided by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Tax collector: shall mean any person chosen, appointed or designated by a municipality or the officers thereof to collect any tax due a municipality; or his successor in office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
  • Taxpayer: means any person required to file a return under this Title or to pay, withhold and pay over or collect and pay over any tax imposed by this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • 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 nurse agency: means a business entity or subdivision thereof that provides nurses to another organization on a temporary basis within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2136
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Timber and grass: when used in reference to the public reserved lots, so called, in unorganized territory in the State, means all growth of every description on said lots. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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.
  • Transmitting utility: means a person primarily engaged in the business of:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim: means a government that suffers economic loss or a person who suffers personal injury, death or economic loss as a result of a crime or the good faith effort of any person to prevent a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1402-A
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Weight: means the weight of undried material as offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • Wholesale licensee: means a person licensed by the bureau as a wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • wholesale licensee: means any person holding a wholesale malt liquor or wine license within the State, offering malt liquor or wine for sale or resale to retailers, without regard to whether the business of the person is conducted under the terms of an agreement with a certificate of approval holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife exhibit: means a place where wildlife is kept in captivity, either in an enclosure or by tether, upon any street or highway or upon land, public or private, for the evident purpose of exhibition or attracting trade. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife management: means the art or science of producing wild animals and birds and of improving wildlife conditions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • working waterfront property: means land, legally filled lands and piers and wharves and other improvements to land adjacent to the navigable coastal waters of the State and used by a commercial fisheries business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 905
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Young children: means children from birth through 5 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1252-D