Sections
Part 1 Administration 3101 – 3195
Part 1-A State Supplemental Income for Blind, Disabled and Elderly People 3200 – 3282
Part 1-B Disclosure of Confidential Information 3291 – 3296
Part 2 Aged, Blind, Disabled or Medically Indigent Persons 3470 – 3573
Part 3 Children 3731 – 4100
Part 4 Interstate Compacts 4171 – 4269
Part 5 Municipal Support of the Poor 4301 – 4326

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 22 > Subtitle 3

  • Abuse or neglect: means a threat to a child's health or welfare by physical, mental or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse or exploitation including under Title 17-A, sections 282, 852, 853 and 855, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these or failure to ensure compliance with school attendance requirements under Title 20-A, section 3272, subsection 2, paragraph B or section 5051-A, subsection 1, paragraph C, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • account: means a financial instrument established pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Account holder: means a person, whose family income is below 200% of the nonfarm income official poverty line as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with the United States Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Section 673, subsection 2, who owns a family development account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • 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
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Adjudicatory hearing: means a hearing to determine whether the allegations of a petition under chapter 507 are supported by evidence that satisfies the standard of proof required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Administering authority: means an urban renewal authority, municipal officers or any other persons or organizations empowered by the provisions of chapters 203, 205 and 206 to implement an urban renewal plan, community development program or municipal development district plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5301
  • Adoption assistance state: means the State that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • 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
  • Adverse result: means :
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Adverse result: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliated unit: means a school administrative unit that is affiliated with another school administrative unit that operates a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable housing unit: means an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling unit or condominium unit for a household whose income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Alias name: means an alternative name, a pseudonym or a placeholder name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • 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.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal: means a dog, wholly of the species canis familiaris, or a cat, wholly or in part of the species felis domesticus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, domesticated or undomesticated animals which may be a problem in the community and which are not controlled by any other law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, and domesticated or undomesticated animals in accordance with section 3948. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by municipal officers pursuant to Title 7, chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by a municipality pursuant to chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal feeding operation: means a lot or facility where animals are confined and fed for a total of at least 45 days in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Animal shelter: means a facility that houses animals and operates for the purpose of providing stray, abandoned, abused or owner-surrendered animals with sanctuary or finding the animals temporary or permanent adoptive homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal shelter: means a:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Anything of value: means , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • ASPIRE-TANF: means the ASPIRE-TANF program established in section 3781-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Assessment: means an evaluation of a prospective placement to determine whether the placement meets the individualized needs of the child, including but not limited to the child's safety and stability, health and well-being and mental, emotional and physical development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assigned justice or judge: means the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Superior Court or the judge authorized to sit in the Superior Court on post-conviction review cases who is assigned the post-conviction review proceeding when a special assignment has been made. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Assistance unit: means the individuals whose need the department considers when determining whether an applicant or recipient is eligible for program benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Assured revenues: as used in this chapter and in chapter 411, means revenues to be received from grants, subsidies, contracts, leases or other; agreements made by or with the Federal Government, the State or any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government or the State, or others; or revenues to be received from existing projects, from projects under construction or from projects for which the university has entered into a binding commitment for the acquisition, construction or accomplishment of the project, anticipated by the trustees to produce annual revenues in an amount not less than the anticipated annual cost of operation, maintenance and repair of such project, including aggregate annual debt service payments on any financing for the project, during the term of any financing effected under this chapter for the project, as determined by the trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine established in Title 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, including in its capacity as successor to the Maine Educational Loan Authority and the Finance Authority of Maine's successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Authority loans: means loans by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Average final compensation: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • bail: means the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant shall conform to each condition imposed in accordance with section 1026 that is designed to ensure that the defendant shall refrain from any new criminal conduct, to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to ensure the safety of others in the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Basic necessities: means food, clothing, shelter, fuel, electricity, nonelective medical services as recommended by a physician, nonprescription drugs, telephone where it is necessary for medical reasons and any other commodity or service determined essential by the overseer in accordance with the municipality's ordinance and this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Bench warrant: means an arrest warrant issued by an authorized judicial officer that directs a law enforcement officer to seize or detain an individual and includes the following types of arrest warrants:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Bind over hearing: means a hearing at which the Juvenile Court determines whether or not to permit the State to proceed against a juvenile as if he were an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • 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 Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • Board: means the InforME Board established in section 534. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Board: means the Board of the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Board: means a bureau, board or commission listed in Title 10, section 8001 or 8001-A, other licensor that is affiliated with or is a part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Board of Overseers of the Bar or any other state agency or municipality that issues a license authorizing a person to engage in a business, occupation, profession or industry and any state agency, bureau, board, commission or municipality that issues a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Board: means the Nutrient Management Review Board established in section 4203. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Boarding kennel: means any place, building, tract of land or abode in or on which 3 or more privately owned companion animals are kept at any one time for their owners in return for a fee or compensation and includes a facility where 3 or more companion animals are kept for training purposes for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Breeder: means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or association that breeds animals for direct or indirect sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Breeding kennel: means a location where 5 or more adult female dogs or cats capable of breeding are kept and some or all of the offspring are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for value or a location where more than 16 dogs or cats raised on the premises are sold to the public in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Broker: means a person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, arranges or offers to arrange a transaction involving the sale, for purposes other than resale, of a new motor vehicle and who is not:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Budget failure: means the failure of a region, by August 1st of any fiscal year, to approve a budget for the region that is at least equal to the sum of the total allocations for career and technical education of the member school administrative units in the region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Medical Services with respect to section 7703 and section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Butt measure: means the lineal measure of the butt end of tree length wood, without subsequent conversion to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Butt scale: means the volume measure of wood based solely on measurement of the butt end of individual trees and converted to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Capital grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a capital grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Capital improvement district: means a defined area within a municipality that is initially privately owned and that has been designated by the municipality as a capital improvement district according to the provisions of this chapter for the interrelated purposes of fairly apportioning the costs of making necessary capital improvements among the owners of property in the capital improvement district and establishing the public elements of the capital improvement district as municipally owned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Captured assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of a pulp and paper tax increment financing district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Card game: means a game of chance conducted using one or more decks of cards, such as poker, blackjack or cribbage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Career and technical education: means a course or program of education designed to create or improve job-related skills that is part of a secondary school or middle school level curriculum and approved by the commissioner according to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Case plan prescription: means a plan developed by the family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Center: means an administrative entity established pursuant to this chapter that provides career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • 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.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Child abuse and neglect prevention council: means a community organization that provides continuous year-round service as a county's primary organization that serves to encourage and coordinate community efforts to prevent child abuse from occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • Child care: means a regular service of care and education provided for compensation for any part of a day less than 24 hours to a child or children under 16 years of age whose parents work outside the home, attend an educational program or are otherwise unable to care for their children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Child protection proceeding: means a proceeding on a child protection petition under subchapter IV, a subsequent proceeding to review or modify a case disposition under section 4038, an appeal under section 4006, a proceeding on a termination petition under subchapter VI, or a proceeding on a medical treatment petition under subchapter VIII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child with a disability: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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.
  • Client: means a person who is required to complete an alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program for an alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2363
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations to that Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commercial and industrial property: means real and personal property used for or in connection with an industrial, commercial or other business enterprise and includes, but is not limited to, real or personal property used, useful or intended for use in or as warehouses or other wholesale distribution facilities, factories or other manufacturing facilities, commercial business facilities, retail business facilities, service business facilities, office buildings, hotels and motels and parking garages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5281
  • Commercial purpose: means for the purpose of economic gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Commercial vehicle: means a vehicle owned or used by a business, corporation, association, partnership, or the sole proprietorship of any entity conducting business for a commercial purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as defined in Title 1, chapter 25. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and his agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Committee: means any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee of the Legislature or any special committee or commission, by whatever name, established by the Legislature to make recommendations for legislative action or to develop legislation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • 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.
  • Communication common carrier: means any telephone or telegraph company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Community development organization: means a charitable organization, a community action agency or a nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3) approved by the authority to administer a family development account program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Community school district: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of more than one municipality or school administrative district which may provide public education for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Community service provider: means a provider of substance use disorder treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Companion animal: means a cat or dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Compensation: means anything of value that is received or to be received in return for, or in connection with, services rendered or to be rendered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compliance with a support order: means that the support obligor has obtained or maintained health insurance coverage if required by a support order and is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Confidential information: means information deemed confidential by chapters 958-A and 1071, and sections 7703 and 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Conflicting enactments: means multiple enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments, or any combination of these actions, that affect the same statutory unit and that have been adopted by multiple Acts passed within one legislative session or within a regular legislative session and any special sessions preceding the next regular legislative session that do not refer to each other. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Connection fee: means a one-time fee or charge for the establishment of water or sewer service that is directly related to the actual cost of installation of such service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • container: means any and all packages or containers used for the purpose of containing a product sold or held out for sale for human or animal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Content information: when used with respect to any wire, oral or electronic communication, includes any information concerning the substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Contents: when used with respect to any wire or oral communication, means any information concerning the identity of the parties to such communication or the existence, contents, substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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
  • Cooperative services grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a cooperative services grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Corrosive: means any substance which in contact with living tissue causes destruction of tissue by chemical action; but does not refer to action on inanimate surfaces. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Council: means the Child Care Advisory Council established pursuant to Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 35-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Council: means the Animal Welfare Advisory Council as established by Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 2-C or its duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or Superior Court or any active retired justice and any District Court Judge or active retired judge when assigned under Title 4, section 157-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered official: means an official in the executive branch, an official in the legislative branch, a constitutional officer, the Governor and the Governor's cabinet and staff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • 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
  • Crime lab: means the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory located in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • Criminal judgment: means a judgment of conviction of a crime, the orders of adjudication and disposition in a juvenile case and a judgment of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodial parent: means a parent, caretaker relative or legal custodian of a dependent child who is the child's primary residential care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes the death of or inflicts serious bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury or death; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear imminent serious bodily injury by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that inflicts bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury and has previously been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a nuisance dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Data custodian: means any branch, agency or instrumentality of State Government or any agency or instrumentality of a political subdivision of the State that gathers, stores or generates public information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Dealer: shall mean any person engaged in the business of dealing in, selling, buying, exchanging or trading in weighing or measuring devices in this State;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer, a subdealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Debtor: means an individual debtor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Default: means the failure of a member state to perform the obligations or responsibilities imposed upon it by this chapter or the bylaws or rules of the interstate commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Dependent: includes a spouse, whether or not actually dependent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent adult: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Dependent adult: means an adult who has a physical or mental condition that substantially impairs the adult's ability to adequately provide for that adult's daily needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Dependent child: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Dependent child: means any minor child who is not emancipated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • 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.
  • deputy sealer: shall mean , respectively, a sealer of weights and measures, and a deputy sealer of weights and measures, of a municipality or of several municipalities;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • deputy state sealer: shall mean , respectively, the State Sealer of Weights and Measures and the Deputy State Sealer of Weights and Measures;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Designated beneficiary: means the beneficiary designated under section 17952. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17951
  • Designated family member: means the spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister of the owner of a new motor vehicle dealer who, in the case of the owner's death, is entitled to inherit the ownership interest in the new motor vehicle dealer under the terms of the owner's will, or who, in the case of an incapacitated owner of a new motor vehicle dealer, has been appointed by a court as the legal representative of the new motor vehicle dealer's property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Designee: means a business engaged in the pulp and paper industry that is selected by a municipality as a partner in a development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Detention: means the holding of a person in a facility characterized by either physically restrictive construction or intensive staff supervision that is intended to prevent a person who is placed in or admitted to the facility from departing at will. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under section 5264 and that is to be developed by the municipality or its designee under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Development plan: means an urban renewal plan, community development program or municipal development district plan as defined and described in chapters 203, 205 and 206. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5301
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to improve and modernize the manufacturing facilities and related structures and equipment within the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Direct costs: means the total value of general assistance benefits paid out by a municipality that is in compliance with this chapter and the municipality's general assistance ordinance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Direct-marketing: means the marketing of agricultural commodities by farmers directly to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from chapters 958-A and 1071, and the Director of the Bureau of Medical Services or the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 7703 and the Director of the Bureau of Medical Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated: [1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18501
  • 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:
  • displaced homemaker: means an individual who: [2013, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5215
  • Disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Distributor: means a person, firm, corporation, association or organization that sells, markets or otherwise distributes sealed tickets, gambling apparatus or any other implements of gambling that may be used in the conduct of a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Distributor branch: means a branch office maintained by a distributor or wholesaler who or which sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Distributor representative: means a representative employed by a distributor branch, distributor or wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Division: means the early childhood division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA analysis: means DNA typing tests that derive identification information specific to a person from that person's DNA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA record: means DNA identification information obtained from DNA analysis and stored in the state DNA data base or CODIS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA sample: means a blood sample provided by a person convicted of one of the offenses listed in this chapter or submitted to the crime lab for analysis pursuant to a criminal investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dog: means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris, except that in chapters 720, 721, 725, 727, 729 and 739 "dog" means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris or any canine, regardless of generation, resulting from the interbreeding of a member of canis familiaris with a wolf hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Dog licensing agent: means a veterinarian office or animal shelter that licenses dogs for a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Drug user: means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that are provided under public supervision; are provided at no cost except where federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees; are designed to meet the developmental needs of a child with a disability, as identified by the individualized family service plan team, in one or more areas including physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development and adaptive development; meet the standards of the State; are provided by qualified personnel; to the maximum extent appropriate, are provided in natural environments, including the home, and community settings in which children without disabilities participate; and are provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Earnable compensation: includes :
  • (1) Workers' compensation benefits;
    (2) Maintenance, if any;
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Education loan: means a loan made by the Federal Government under the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 United States Code, Chapter 28, Title IV, Part B, as amended, or a loan made by a regulated financial institution for the express purpose of financing the costs of higher education under a program designed solely for such purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Educational institution: means any person, partnership, board, association, institution or corporation other than the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy that offers academic, educational, literary or professional courses or programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Eel: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is 9 inches or more in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Eel pot: means a cylindrical or rectangular trap with funnels that is baited and used to harvest eels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Electronic communication service: means a service that provides to users the ability to send or receive spoken or electronic communications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Electronic communication service: means a service that provides to users the ability to send or receive wire or electronic communications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Electronic device: means a device that enables access to, or use of, an electronic communication service, remote computing service or location information service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Electronic services: means services provided by InforME through electronic means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Electronic video machine: means a machine, however operated, that has a video screen featuring an electronically simulated game and delivers or entitles the person playing or operating it to receive the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge, but does not deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the electronic video machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value other than the privilege of playing the electronic video machine without charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Eligible applicant: means a municipality, county or regional government subdivision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Eligible criminal conviction: means a conviction for a current or former Class E crime, except a conviction for a current or former Class E crime under Title 17-A, chapter 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4257
  • Eligible person: means a person who is qualified to receive general assistance from a municipality according to standards of eligibility determined by the municipal officers whether or not that person has applied for general assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Eligible program of study: means a certificate program of at least one year, an associate degree program, a baccalaureate degree program or a graduate degree program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Elver: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is less than 9 inches in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Emancipation: means the release of a juvenile from the legal control of his parents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Emergency: refers to a situation in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Emergency: means any life threatening situation or a situation beyond the control of the individual which, if not alleviated immediately, could reasonably be expected to pose a threat to the health or safety of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • 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: means a person who agrees to reimburse for expenditures or to compensate a person who in return agrees to provide services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Employment: means an agreement to provide services in exchange for compensation or reimbursement of expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • ensure the integrity of the judicial process: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means safeguarding the role of the courts in adjudicating the guilt or innocence of defendants by ensuring the presence of the defendant in court and otherwise preventing the defendant from obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice by threatening, injuring or intimidating a victim, prospective witness, juror, attorney for the State, judge, justice or other officer of the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environmental improvement project: means a capital investment necessary to comply with the requirements of federal regulation finally adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to its rulemaking initiated on December 17, 1993; Federal Register, Vol. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity: includes but is not limited to the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group, club, partnership, corporation or other entity, whether operating for profit or nonprofit, that sponsors, organizes or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to: pony clubs; 4-H clubs; field trial clubs; hunt clubs; riding clubs; classes or programs sponsored by a school or college; therapeutic riding programs; and operators, instructors and promoters of equine facilities at which equine activities are held, including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs and arenas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Essential tool: means a tool, implement or other device required by the manufacturer, including but not limited to a tablet, scanner, diagnostic machine, computer, computer program, computer software, website, website portal or similar tool, with respect to which there is no other similar tool or device available from any source other than the manufacturer or the representative of a manufacturer that will perform the function necessary to the diagnosis or repair of a manufacturer's express warranty claim on a new motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Evidences of indebtedness: means any notes, long-term or short-term, or other evidences of indebtedness issued pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the Legislative Council appointed under Title 3, section 162. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expenditure: means anything of value or any contract, promise or agreement to transfer anything of value, whether or not legally enforceable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: means any aboveground oil storage tank or tanks, together with associated piping, and transfer and dispensing facilities located over land or water of the State at a single location for more than 4 months per year and used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Facility: means any physical structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Factory branch: means a branch office maintained by a manufacturer which manufactures or assembles motor vehicles for sale to distributors or motor vehicle dealers or which is maintained for directing and supervising the representatives of the manufacturer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Factory representative: means a representative employed by a manufacturer or employed by a factory branch for the purpose of making or promoting the sale of motor vehicles or for supervising, servicing, instructing or contracting motor vehicle dealers or prospective motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Failure to appear: includes a failure to appear at the time or place required by a release order and the failure to surrender into custody at the time and place required by a release order or by the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 32(a) and Rule 38(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • fair: means a nonprofit agricultural fair society eligible for a stipend under Title 7, chapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Source: OCC
  • 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 development account reserve fund: means the fund created by an approved community development organization for the purposes of funding the administrative costs of the program and providing matching funds for deposit in family development accounts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Family support team: means a specialized team of professionals evaluating children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect as defined in section 4002, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Federal poverty level: means the nonfarm income official poverty line for a family of the size involved, as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with the United States Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Section 673, Subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • 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.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: means conditions whose effects include having facial characteristics, growth restriction, central nervous system abnormalities or other characteristics consistent with prenatal alcohol exposure identified in a child from birth to 12 months of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means a credit union or financial institution authorized to do business in this State under Title 9-B and that meets standards established by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Financing documents: means any evidences of indebtedness, loan agreements, credit agreements, financing leases, lease-purchase agreements, trust agreements, indentures, resolutions, mortgages, security agreements, pledge agreements or other contracts, agreements or documents executed and delivered by the university in connection with a financing transaction under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Financing transaction: means the borrowing of money by the university on behalf of the State pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • 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 the child abuse and neglect prevention council and authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to receive and distribute grants to that child abuse and neglect prevention council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • 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
  • Flammable: means any substance which has a flashpoint of above 20 degrees to and including 80 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester, except that the flammability of solids and of the contents of self-pressurized containers is determined by methods generally applicable to such containers and established by regulations issued by the commissioner and "extremely flammable" means any substance which has a flashpoint at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • 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
  • Foreign support order: means a support order issued by a foreign tribunal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Foster parent: means a person whose home is licensed by the department as a family foster home as defined in section 8101, subsection 3 and with whom the child lives pursuant to a court order or agreement with the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Franchise: means an oral or written arrangement for a definite or indefinite period in which a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler grants to a motor vehicle dealer a license to use a trade name, service mark or related characteristic, and in which there is a community of interest in the marketing of motor vehicles or services related thereto at wholesale, retail, leasing or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Franchisee: means a motor vehicle dealer to whom a franchise is offered or granted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Franchisor: means a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler who grants a franchise to a motor vehicle dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fresh pursuit: as used in this chapter includes fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and the pursuit of a person who has committed a crime punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year, who is reasonably suspected of having committed such a crime or who is reasonably suspected of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3279
  • Full-time student: means a person who meets the requirements for a full-time student set out in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Fund: means the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services established by section 6202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Fund: means the repository for funds donated to the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated by the taxpayers of the State through an income tax checkoff pursuant to Title 36, section 5285 as well as federal grants and contracts, privately donated funds and in-kind donations for prevention programs, or by any means for the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Game of chance: means a game, contest, scheme or device in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Game of skill: means any game, contest, scheme or device in which a person stakes or risks something of value for the opportunity to win something of value and that is not a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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 assistance program: means a service administered by a municipality for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide the basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observation of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade as is defined and interpreted in the Uniform Commercial Code, Title 11, section 1-1201, subsection (20). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Government entity: means a state or local government agency, including but not limited to a law enforcement entity or any other investigative entity, agency, department, division, bureau, board or commission or an individual acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of a state or local government agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Government entity: means a state or local agency, including but not limited to a law enforcement entity or any other investigative entity, agency, department, division, bureau, board or commission or an individual acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of a state or local agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of Governor by authority of the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • 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,
  • Grandparent: means the parent of a child's parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Green wood: means trees or parts of trees that have been freshly felled. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Gross revenue: means the total amount wagered in a game of chance less the prizes awarded. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • 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.
  • Guardian: means a person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the duty, of taking care of the person and managing the property and rights of another person, who, because of age, is considered incapable of administering his own affairs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • 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
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Harnish bail proceeding: means a preconviction bail proceeding in which the State is offered the opportunity to obtain a judicial finding of probable cause that the defendant has committed a formerly capital offense, and the defendant, at the same proceeding, is afforded the opportunity to know and rebut the case against the defendant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Hauler: means the person, company or other entity that owns the truck or trailer on which a load of wood is transported. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Hazardous substance: means any substance or mixture of substances which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, strong sensitizer, flammable, or which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means and which may cause substantial personal injury or illness during any customary or reasonable anticipated handling or use including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children and also means any radioactive substance, if, with respect to such substance as used in a particular class of article or as packaged, the commissioner determines by regulation that the substance is sufficiently hazardous to require labeling in accordance with this subchapter in order to protect the public health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Health problem: means any disease, illness or any congenital or hereditary condition that would impair the health or function of an animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Highly toxic: means any substance which produces death within 14 days in at least half of a group of 10 or more laboratory white rats each weighing between 200 and 300 grams, when a single dose of 50 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, is orally administered or when inhaled continuously for a period of one hour or less at an atmospheric concentration of 200 parts per million by volume or less of gas, vapor, mist or dust, or which produces death within 14 days in at least half of 10 or more rabbits tested in a dosage of 200 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when administered by continuous contact with the bare skin for 24 hours or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Homeless youth: means a person 21 years of age or younger who is unaccompanied by a parent or guardian and is without shelter where appropriate care and supervision are available, whose parent or legal guardian is unable or unwilling to provide shelter and care or who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • Household: means an individual or a group of individuals who share a dwelling unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Household use: means any use, or intended use of an article in or about the living area or living quarters of a house, apartment house or other place of abode. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry who assists in enforcing this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the department who assists in enforcing this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Humanely clean conditions: means that both indoor areas and outdoor enclosures are cleaned on a periodic basis to remove excretions and other waste materials, dirt and trash with sufficient frequency to minimize health hazards and to provide adequately clean living conditions for the species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • 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
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse or domestic partner and dependent children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Impact fee: means a one-time fee or charge associated with the establishment of water or sewer service that is related to the impact of such service on system capacity and that is collected to offset future costs associated with system growth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • 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.
  • Improvement: means road construction, drainage system development or the installation of sewer or drinking water infrastructure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Incapacitated adult: means any adult who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability to the extent that that individual lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning that individual's person, or to the extent the adult can not effectively manage or apply that individual's estate to necessary ends. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Income: means annual contributions made to the fund through the income tax checkoff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Income: means any form of income in cash or in kind received by the household, including net remuneration for services performed, cash received on either secured or unsecured credit, any payments received as an annuity, retirement or disability benefits, veterans' pensions, workers' compensation, unemployment benefits, benefits under any state or federal categorical assistance program, supplemental security income, social security and any other payments from governmental sources, unless specifically prohibited by any law or regulation, court ordered support payments, income from pension or trust funds, household income from any other source, including relatives or unrelated household members and any benefit received pursuant to Title 36, chapter 907, Title 36, section 5219-II and Title 36, section 5219-KK, unless used for basic necessities as defined in section 4301, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer, as provided by chapter 65, subchapter IV, to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community of Indians recognized as eligible for services provided to Indians by the United States Secretary of the Interior because of their status as Indians, including any Alaska native village as defined in Section 3(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 United States Code, Section 1602(c). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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.
  • Indirect lobbying: means to communicate with members of the general public to solicit them to communicate directly with any covered official for the purpose of influencing legislative action, other than legislation that is before the Legislature as a result of a direct initiative in accordance with the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18, when that solicitation is made by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • InforME: means the system through which the State electronically provides public information, access to public information and electronic services to individuals, businesses and other entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Inherent risks of equine activities: means those dangers and conditions that are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • 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
  • Installation: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • institution of higher education: means any public or private nonprofit educational institution within the State, any public or private nonprofit educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State, any proprietary educational institution within the State for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority or any proprietary educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State and for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority, that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Institution of higher education: means an accredited institution of higher education located within the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Integrated medication-assisted treatment: means a treatment method that combines medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorder with counseling, urine drug screening and behavioral therapy that has proven effective in treating substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Intercept: means to hear, record or aid another to hear or record the contents of any wire or oral communication through the use of any intercepting device by any person other than:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Intermediate educational unit: means an entity that meets the definition of intermediate educational unit in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1402, (23) as in effect prior to June 4, 1997 and that is a public authority, other than a local educational agency, under the general supervision of the department, that is established for the purpose of providing free public education on a regional basis and that provides special education and related services to children with disabilities within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • interstate commission: means the commission that is created under section 4258. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Intertidal zone: means the shores, flats or other land between the high and mean low water mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 6071-A
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Jail investigative officer: means an employee of a jail designated by the jail administrator as having the authority to conduct investigations of crimes relating to the security or orderly management of the jail and engage in any other activity that is related to the administration of criminal justice as defined in Title 16, section 703, subsection 1 for the purposes of the Criminal History Record Information Act or as defined in Title 16, section 803, subsection 2 for the purposes of the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • jeopardy: means serious abuse or neglect, as evidenced by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction: means the power and authority of a court to hear and decide matters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Just cause: means a valid, verifiable reason that hinders an individual in complying with one or more conditions of eligibility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Juvenile: means any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Juvenile Court: means the District Court exercising the jurisdiction conferred by section 3101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Juvenile crime: has the meaning set forth in section 3103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Kennel: means 5 or more dogs kept in a single location under one ownership for breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, sledding, competition or exhibition purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or attached to the immediate package or container of any substance; and a requirement made by or under authority of this subchapter that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper, and on all accompanying literature where there are directions for use, written or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legal custodian: means a person who has legal custody of a juvenile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Legislative action: means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination or other matter by the Legislature, by either the House of Representatives or the Senate, any committee or an official in the Legislative Branch acting in his official capacity, or action of the Governor in approving or vetoing any legislative document presented to the Governor for his approval. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative designee: means any employee of a state department or agency who is directed by the head of the department or agency to lobby or monitor legislation on behalf of the department or agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry, and a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity, but does not mean a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Licensed commodities: means dry beans and other vegetables listed in rules established pursuant to section 453, but does not mean potatoes, which are governed by chapter 103, subchapter 10, article 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Licensed mental health professional: means a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker or certified social worker. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Licensed public weighmaster: shall mean and refer to all persons who shall, for hire, weigh or measure any commodity, produce or article and issue therefor, a weight certificate, which shall be accepted as the accurate weight, upon which the purchase or sale of such commodity is based;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Licensee: means a firm, corporation, association or organization licensed by the Gambling Control Unit to operate a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Licensee: means an individual holding a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry except an individual holding a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Licensee: means any person who holds a commodities license issued under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Licensing board: means a professional or occupational licensing board that licenses, certifies or registers a person in a profession or occupation which is included in the list of professional and occupational licensing boards in Title 5, section 12004-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Line make: means motor vehicles that are offered for sale, lease or distribution under a common name, trademark, service mark or brand name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Litter: means all waste materials including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, rubbish, offal, except waste parts or remains resulting from the normal field dressing of lawfully harvested wild game or the lawful use of waste parts or remains of wild game as bait, feathers, except feathers from live birds while being transported, abandoned ice-fishing shacks, old automobiles or parts of automobiles or similar refuse, or disposable packages or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited in this chapter, but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Litter receptacle: means a container of suitable size which is clearly identified with a sign, symbol or other device as a place where the public may dispose of litter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Loan payments: means payments required by or received on account of a mortgage or any other financial document, including, but not limited to, payments covering interest, installments of principal, taxes, assessments, loan insurance premiums and hazard insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Lobbying: includes the time spent to prepare and submit to the Governor, an official in the legislative branch, an official in the executive branch, a constitutional officer or a legislative committee oral and written proposals for, or testimony or analyses concerning, a legislative action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist: means any person who is specifically employed by another person for the purpose of and who engages in lobbying in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month, or any individual who, as a regular employee of another person, expends an amount of time in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month in lobbying. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist associate: means an individual who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Local entering agency: means a local law enforcement agency designated by the district attorney within a prosecutorial district, with the approval of the Chief Judge of the District Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • Location information: means information concerning the location of an electronic device, including both the current location and any prior location of the device, that, in whole or in part, is generated, derived from or obtained by the operation of an electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Location information service: means a global positioning service or other mapping, locational or directional information service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Lump sum payment: means a one-time or typically nonrecurring sum of money issued to an applicant or recipient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Machine: means any machine, including electronic devices, however operated, the internal mechanism or components of which when set in motion or activated and by the application of the element of chance may deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tickets or something of value as defined in subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Maine bag: means any consumer pack for potatoes on which appears the word Maine in letters larger than 1/4 inch or a pictorial representation of the outline of the shape of the state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Maine bag grade: means any of the officially established grades of potatoes as adopted by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Maine Child Abuse Prevention Councils: means the statewide organization composed of a majority of the child abuse and neglect prevention councils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • Maine Job-start Program: means the program governed by subchapter VII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Maine State Police wanted database: means the database of warrants and other information maintained by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • Maine telecommunications and routing operations system: means the interagency communications system maintained and operated by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • major policy-influencing position: means those positions listed in Title 5, chapter 71 and officers or employees of departments and agencies listed in section 959 and in Title 5, chapter 71 who have policy development as a major function of their positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Manufactured housing: means a structural unit or units designed to be used as a dwelling or dwellings and constructed in a manufacturing facility and then transported by the use of its own chassis or placement on an independent chassis to a building site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • manufacturer: includes the terms "franchisor" "distributor" "distributor branch" "factory branch" and "factory representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Medical support: means an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health insurance provided by a public entity or by another parent through employment or otherwise or for other medical costs not covered by insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • 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
  • Member: means a bona fide member of a firm, corporation, association, organization, department or class or a combination thereof who has been duly admitted as a member according to the laws, rules, regulations, ordinances or bylaws governing membership in the firm, corporation, association, organization, department, class or combination thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Member state: means a state that has enacted this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Milk: includes cream and one quart of cream is considered the equivalent of 4 quarts of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • misbranded: as used in this chapter or chapter 103 applies to all articles of commercial feeding stuff, commercial fertilizer or food, the package or label of which bears any statement, design or device regarding such article, or the ingredients or substances contained therein, that is false or misleading in any particular or that is falsely branded in any particular. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8451
  • misbranded package of a hazardous substance: means a hazardous substance in a container intended or suitable for household use unless the product bears a label with the information specified in section 507, except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • 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 an agreement granting a lien upon or a security interest in eligible collateral upon certain conditions and includes, but is not limited to, a mortgage of real estate, an assignment of rents, a pledge or a security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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 fuel dispenser: means a commercial motor fuel dispenser that dispenses fuel for retail sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorcycles and recreational vehicles defined under section 1432, subsection 18-A, required to be registered under Title 29-A, chapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means a person other than a manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch, distributor representative, factory branch or factory representative who sells or solicits or advertises the sale of new or used motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality, the deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk, carrying out the duties of this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Municipal legislative body: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipal Securities Approval Program: means the program governed by subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Municipal year: means a municipality's fiscal year as determined by the municipal officers under section 5651. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Municipality of responsibility: means the municipality which is liable for the support of any eligible person at the time of application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • 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
  • Natural resource enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise or a fishing enterprise, but does not include selling of food at wholesale or retail, except when that selling is carried out as part of the natural resource enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Need: means the condition whereby a person's income, money, property, credit, assets or other resources available to provide basic necessities for the individual and the individual's family are less than the maximum levels of assistance established by the municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Net general assistance costs: means those direct costs incurred by a municipality in providing assistance to eligible persons according to standards established by the municipal officers and does not include the administrative expenses of the general assistance program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Net revenue: means gross revenue less allowable expenses as described in section 1838. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Network manager: means the person under contract to carry out the duties described in section 535. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • New criminal conduct: refers to criminal activity by a defendant occurring after bail has been set. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • New motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that has not been previously sold to any person except a distributor, wholesaler or motor vehicle dealer for resale by a franchise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Noncustodial parent: means a person who, at the time of the commencement of court proceedings in the sending state, does not have sole legal custody of the child or has joint legal custody of the child and who is not the subject of allegations or findings of child abuse or neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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 of residential placement: means information regarding a placement into a residential facility provided to the receiving state, including, but not limited to, the name, date and place of birth of the child, the identity and address of the parent or legal guardian, evidence of authority to make the placement and the name and address of the facility in which the child will be placed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Nuisance dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, to an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that causes damage to property or crops not owned by the dog or wolf hybrid owner or keeper while the dog or wolf hybrid is not on the owner's or keeper's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Nutrient management plan: means a written document that outlines how farm nutrients are stored, managed and utilized on the farm for which the plan is written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Nutrition: means the study of proper and balanced diet to promote health, especially in human beings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Nutrition education: means helping and educating people in the selection of food for the primary purpose of nourishing their bodies in health throughout the life cycle and helping and educating people in extending and teaching knowledge of food and nutrition principles, including promotion and research, and the application of these principles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Obligee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means an individual who receives an overpayment or an adult individual who is a member of an assistance unit that receives an overpayment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Offender: means an individual, juvenile or adult, accused or convicted of a criminal offense under the laws of this State or federal law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 62
  • Offender-based tracking information: means information collected during the administration of criminal justice by criminal justice agencies related to an identifiable person who has been determined to be an offender. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 62
  • Office: means the Office of Child Care and Head Start. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • 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.
  • Oral communications: means any oral communications uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of the development district as of March 31st of the preceding tax year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of all commercial and industrial property located within the municipal incentive development zone as of the date of approval of the municipal incentive development zone by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5281
  • Original source: means any person who contributes or pays $1,000 or more in any lobbying year directly or indirectly to any employer of a lobbyist for purposes of lobbying or indirect lobbying, except that contributions of membership dues to nonprofit corporations formed under Title 13-B, under any equivalent state law or by legislative enactment are not considered contributions by an original source. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Ornamental trees: means trees of shade, beauty or landscape value, or those trees intended to become ornamental trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Overpayment: means program benefits that exceed the amount of program benefits for which an individual or assistance unit is eligible when the department or a court has determined that the benefits were provided as a result of an intentional program violation, an unintentional error by the individual or household or an error by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Overseer: means an official designated by a municipality to administer a general assistance program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Owner: means the person or entity having the legal title, claim or right to a portable electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Owner: means the person or entity having the legal title, claim or right to an electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Package: means any commodity put up or packaged in any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or retail sale;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Parent: means mother or father. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Parent: means a natural or adoptive parent or a parent established under Title 19-A, chapter 61, unless parental rights have been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Parent: means either a natural parent or the adoptive parent of a juvenile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Participant: means a person, whether amateur or professional, who directly engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • 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
  • Penal institutions: includes a jail, prison, penitentiary, house of correction or other place of penal detention. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity, and, in case of an entity, it shall include any other entity in which it has a majority interest or effectively controls as well as the individual officers, directors and other persons in active control of the activities of each such entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Person: means both plural and the singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies and associations;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust or corporation, or any other legal entity, whether or not any of the foregoing is an officer, agent or employee of the United States, a state or a political subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind whatsoever. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, proprietorship, joint stock company, business trust, syndicate, association, professional association, labor union, firm, partnership, club or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit, or any municipality or quasi-municipality or group of persons acting in concert, but does not include this State or any other agency of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, facility, institution or agency, public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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 a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person: means an individual, partnership or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Person: means and includes any corporation, association, copartnership or one or more individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Person responsible for the child: means a person with responsibility for a child's health or welfare, whether in the child's home or another home or a facility which, as part of its function, provides for care of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Person with substance use disorder: means a person who, due to the use of alcohol or a drug, has a clinical and significant functional impairment, including a health problem or a disability or an inability to meet major responsibilities at work, home or school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Pet: means a dog, cat or other domesticated animal commonly kept as a companion, but does not include tamed animals that are ordinarily considered wild animals or livestock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Pet shop: means a place or vehicle in or on which any dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, fish, pet birds, exotic birds or exotic animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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
  • Placement: means the act by a public or private child placing agency intended to arrange for the care or custody of a child in another state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Planning grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs of developing a qualifying project for a cooperative services grant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political subdivision: means any city, town, plantation, county, administrative entity or instrumentality created pursuant to Title 30-A, chapters 115 and 119, incorporated fire-fighting unit that is organized under Title 13-B and is officially recognized by any authority created by statute, quasi-municipal corporation and special purpose district, including, but not limited to, any water district, sanitary district, hospital district, school district of any type, an airport authority established pursuant to Title 6, chapter 10, any volunteer fire association as defined in Title 30-A, section 3151, a transit district as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 1, a regional transportation corporation as defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 2, a transit district or regional transportation corporation formed under the laws of another state that would qualify as a transit district or regional transportation corporation under Title 30-A, chapter 163 if formed under the laws of this State and any emergency medical service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • Portable electronic device: means a portable device that enables access to, or use of, an electronic communication service or remote computing service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Portal fee: means a fee, authorized in section 534, paid by a user for a transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Post-conviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding after a verdict or finding of guilty or after the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Post-sentencing proceeding: means a court proceeding or administrative action occurring during the course of and pursuant to the operation of a sentence that affects whether there is incarceration or its length, including revocation of parole, failure to grant parole, an error of law in the computation of a sentence including administrative calculations of deductions relative to time detained pursuant to Title 17-A, section 1253, subsection 2 and default in payment of a fine or restitution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • 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
  • Preadoptive parent: means a person who has entered into a preadoption agreement with the department with respect to the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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.
  • Preconviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding before a verdict in the context of a jury trial or finding of guilty in the context of a jury-waived trial or before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Premium services: means InforME services that are available only to subscribers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Preschool facility: means any day care center or nursery school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-V
  • 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.
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention of drug traffic: means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention policies: means laws, rules, policies, procedures and practices, whether in the public or private sector, that have an actual or potential impact on the nature and incidence of child abuse and neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Prevention programs: means programs, plans or training associated with the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of high-quality child care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Primary standards: means the physical standards of the State which serve as the legal reference from which all other standards and weights and measures are derived;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • 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
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Private child placing agency: means any private corporation, agency, foundation, institution or charitable organization or any private person or attorney that facilitates, causes or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another and that is not an instrumentality of the state or acting under color of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation: means a legal status created by court order in cases involving a juvenile adjudicated as having committed a juvenile crime, which permits the juvenile to remain in his own home or other placement designated by the Juvenile Court subject to revocation for violation of any condition imposed by the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4313
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells the milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Producer dealer: means a dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store, dairy products' store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Program: means the family development account program established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Program benefits: means money payments or food coupons issued by the department pursuant to an application for benefits made by an individual to Aid to Families with Dependent Children established in former chapter 1053, the food stamp program established in chapter 851 or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program established in chapter 1053-B, or money payments or vouchers issued by a municipal general assistance program established pursuant to chapter 1161, or payments for medical services issued by the department pursuant to the MaineCare program established pursuant to chapter 855. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Program evaluation report: means the report submitted to the Legislature by an agency or an independent agency in accordance with Title 3, section 956. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1665
  • Project: means any eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Project: includes all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, 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 subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • project costs: includes , but is not limited to:
  • (1) Capital costs, including, but not limited to:
    (a) The actual costs of the construction of public works or improvements, new buildings, structures and fixtures;
    (b) The demolition, alteration, remodeling, repair or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures and fixtures;
    (c) The acquisition of equipment; and
    (d) The clearing and grading of land;
    (2) Financing costs, including, but not limited to, all interest paid to holders of evidences of indebtedness issued to pay for project costs and any premium paid over the principal amount of that indebtedness because of the redemption of the obligations before maturity;
    (3) Real property assembly costs, meaning a deficit incurred resulting from the sale or lease as lessor by the municipality of real or personal property within a development district for consideration that is less than its cost to the municipality;
    (4) Professional service costs, including, but not limited to, those costs incurred for architectural, planning, engineering and legal advice and services;
    (5) Administrative costs, including, but not limited to, reasonable charges for the time spent by municipal employees in connection with the implementation of a project plan;
    (6) Relocation costs, including, but not limited to, those relocation payments made following condemnation;
    (7) Organizational costs, including, but not limited to, the costs of conducting environmental impact and other studies and the costs of informing the public about the creation of development districts and the implementation of project plans;
    (8) Payments made, in the discretion of the local legislative body, that are found to be necessary or convenient to the creation of development districts or the implementation of project plans;
    (9) That portion of the costs related to the construction or alteration of sewage treatment plants, water treatment plants or other environmental protection devices, storm or sanitary sewer lines or water lines, the rebuilding or expansion of which is required by the project plan for a development district, whether or not the construction, alteration, rebuilding or expansion is within the development district;
    (10) Training costs, including, but not limited to, those costs associated with providing skills development and training for employees of businesses within the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Properly prepared wood: means wood that was required to be harvested and yarded, and was prepared as directed, according to written cutting specifications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protective services: means services that separate incapacitated or dependent adults from danger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Protocols: means procedures developed for the interaction of the suspected child abuse and neglect committee and family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Provisional placement: means that the receiving state has determined that the proposed placement is safe and suitable and, to the extent allowable, the receiving state has temporarily waived its standards or requirements otherwise applicable to prospective foster or adoptive parents so as to not delay the placement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public child placing agency: means any government child welfare agency or child protection agency or a private entity under contract with such an agency, regardless of whether it acts on behalf of a state, county, municipality or other governmental unit and that facilitates, causes or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Public information: means any information that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Public place: means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether or not owned or operated by public or private interests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Pulp and paper industry: means any industrial activity currently described by the United States Office of Management and Budget under Standard Industrial Classification 261, 262 or 263 or those activities classified under classification 2679 that press or mold wood pulp or recycled fiber to make products, including, without limitation, any activity regarding the treatment, recycling or disposal of wastewater, air emissions, solid residues or other related manufacturing by-products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Pupil: means elementary or secondary school student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • qualifying member: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18403
  • Qualifying member: means a member in service or a former member who is receiving a disability retirement benefit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17951
  • Qualifying project: means a project designed to achieve significant and sustainable savings in the cost of delivering local and regional governmental services that reduces the demand for property tax revenues through collaborative approaches to service delivery, enhanced regional delivery systems, consolidated administrative services, broad-based purchasing alliances and interlocal agreements. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Raffle: means a game of chance in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Real estate: means any land, buildings, homes, mobile homes and any other things affixed to that land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Reasonable cost: means the cost of private health insurance to the parent responsible for providing medical support that does not exceed amounts adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services in a rule implementing a cost-reasonableness standard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Receiving state: means the state to which a child is sent, brought or caused to be sent or brought. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • 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
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Region: means a quasi-municipal corporation established by the Legislature to provide career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is comprised of all the school administrative units within the geographical boundaries set forth for each career and technical education region in section 8451. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Regional government subdivision: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Regional school unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration as established pursuant to chapter 103-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Register: means to file in a tribunal of this State a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • 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
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Registrant: means a person or organization registered with the Gambling Control Unit to conduct a game of chance, a raffle or certain tournament games, for which a license is not required under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Regular employer: means a person doing business in or operating a business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Reimbursement: means anything of value received or to be received as repayment for expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Related services: means special education transportation and such developmental, corrective and other related services, as defined by the commissioner, as are required to assist children with disabilities to benefit from their special education programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Relative: means a family member related to the child within the 3rd degree through parentage established under Title 19-A, chapter 61 or any spouse of that family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Relative: means someone who is related to the child as a parent, stepparent, sibling by half or whole blood or by adoption, grandparent, aunt, uncle or first cousin or a nonrelative with such significant ties to the child that the nonrelative may be regarded as a relative as determined by the court in the sending state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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.
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remote computing service: means computer storage or processing services provided by means of an electronic communication service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • Removal of the child from home: means that the department or a court has taken a child out of the home of the parent, legal guardian or custodian without the permission of the parent or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Repairman: shall mean any person engaged in the business of adjusting or repairing weighing or measuring devices in this State or an employee thereof engaged in such business;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • 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).
  • Residence state: means the State of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • 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 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Residential facility: means a facility providing a level of care that is sufficient to substitute for parental responsibility or foster care and is beyond what is needed for assessment or treatment of an acute condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Resource family: means a person or persons who provide care to a child in the child welfare system and who are foster parents, permanency guardians, adoptive parents or members of the child's extended birth family. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Respective municipality: means , in the case of towns, plantations and cities, the municipality where the dog or ferret is found; in the case of unorganized territories, the municipality near or adjacent to the unorganized territory where the dog or ferret is found; or the designee of that municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • restoration to service: means acceptance of employment as either a state employee or a teacher. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying licensed commodities in wholesale quantities and reselling the licensed commodities bought, primarily to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • 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
  • Revision clause: means a section of a law that is not allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes and that changes a term throughout the laws and instructs the revisor to implement the revision as part of update. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Revisor: means the Revisor of Statutes, or the person under Title 3, section 162 who is responsible for the form and format of legislative instruments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • Roulette: means a game of chance in which players bet on the compartment of a revolving wheel into which a small ball will come to rest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Rule: means a written directive, mandate, standard or principle issued by the interstate commission adopted pursuant to section 4261 that is of general applicability and that implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Runaway: means an unmarried child under 18 years of age who is absent from the home of a parent or guardian or other lawful placement without the consent of the parent, guardian or lawful custodian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • Sale: means the issuance, transfer, agreement for transfer, exchange, pledge, hypothecation, mortgage in any form, whether by transfer in trust or otherwise, of any motor vehicle or interest therein or of any franchise related thereto; and any option, subscription or other contract, or solicitation looking to a sale, or offer or attempt to sell in any form, whether spoken or written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Sale of wood: means a transaction involving transfer of title to wood. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Satellite program: means a program providing career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is operated, under section 8403-A, by a school administrative unit affiliated with a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • 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
  • Secondary school: means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Secondary standards: means the physical standards which are traceable to the primary standards through comparison, using acceptable laboratory procedures and used in the enforcement of weights and measures laws and regulations;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Seller: includes animal dealers required to be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Sending state: means the state from which the placement of a child is initiated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Sentence: means the punishment imposed in a criminal proceeding or the disposition imposed in a juvenile proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Serious harm: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Serious harm: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Serious injury: means serious physical injury or impairment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service dog: means a dog that meets the definition of "service animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 9-E or "assistance animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 1-H. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sewage: means the water-carried wastes created in and carried or to be carried away from any structure together with any surface or ground water or household and industrial waste that is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sewer utility: means a municipal sewer department, a sewer district as defined in Title 38, section 1032, subsection 3 or 4 or a sanitary district formed under Title 38, chapter 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Shelter: means any building or physical structure or part of any building or structure, other than a private dwelling, housing dogs or other animals and not used for agricultural purposes or as a laboratory, research facility, medical facility or educational institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • shield: as used in this subchapter , shall include any flag, standard, color, ensign or shield, or copy, picture or representation thereof, made of any substance or represented or produced thereon, and of any size, evidently purporting to be such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield of the United States or of this State, or a copy, picture or representation thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4243
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Something of value: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Special education: means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, as defined by the commissioner, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special education facility: means a public or private school, or portion of a public or private school, intended for use in meeting the educational and related needs of children with disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • special education program: is a full-time or part-time educational program designed to provide an equal educational opportunity to children with disabilities through the delivery of special education services by qualified individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special school district: means a school district created by private and special law for the purpose of constructing or adding to school buildings, but which does not have the authority or responsibility for operating public schools. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Spectator: means a person who is in the vicinity of an equine activity but who is not a participant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • standard cord: when used in connection with sawdust chips, bark or shavings means the volume contained in 128 cubic feet at the time of sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • standard cord: means the cubic foot measurement of 4 foot long wood, ranked and well stowed, and stacked 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, or its equivalent, which stack measure contains 128 cubic feet of wood, bark and air space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Standards: means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • State: means the State of Maine or any office, department, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital or other instrumentality of the State, including the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Port Authority, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, the Maine Community College System, the Maine Veterans' Homes, the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the Maine Military Authority and all such other state entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and any territory of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • State: means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and any other territory of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • state: includes an Indian nation or tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • State: means the State of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • State court: means a judicial body of a state that is vested by law with responsibility for adjudicating cases involving abuse, neglect, deprivation, delinquency or status offenses of individuals who have not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • State DNA data bank: means the repository of DNA samples maintained by the Chief of the State Police at the crime lab collected pursuant to chapter 194 and this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • State DNA data base: means the DNA identification record system administered by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • 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 licensed agency: means an institution or facility licensed by the State to provide education, emotional or mental health services, alcohol or drug rehabilitation, boarding care or other child care services to a person between the ages of 5 and 20 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • 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
  • State valuation: means the value certified to the Secretary of State as provided in Title 36, section 305, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Statewide warrant management system: means the integrated electronic system that consists of the Maine State Police wanted database, the Maine telecommunications and routing operations system and the warrant docket management system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Statutory unit: means a title, subtitle, part, subpart, chapter, subchapter, article, subarticle, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, division or subdivision of the laws of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Stray: means off the owner's premises and not under the control of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Student loan: means a loan under this chapter to or for the benefit of a student enrolled or to be enrolled in an eligible program of study at an institution of higher education that meets the other requirements of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Substance use prevention: means all facilities, programs or services relating to substance use control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, including reinforcing health behaviors and lifestyles and reducing risks contributing to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Successor manufacturer: means any manufacturer that succeeds, or assumes any part of the business of, another manufacturer, referred to as the "predecessor manufacturer" as the result of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Sucker: means only the species Catostomus commersoni (white sucker) and the species Catostomus catostomus (longnose sucker). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • Supervision: means monitoring provided by the receiving state once a child has been placed in a receiving state pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official or agency authorized to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Suspected child abuse and neglect committee: means a committee representing public and private community agencies, hospital departments and the department which are directly involved in providing services to suspected victims of child abuse and the victims' families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Suspicious child death: means the death of a child under circumstances in which there is reasonable cause to suspect that abuse or neglect was a cause of or factor contributing to the child's death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • TANF: means the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, under the United States Social Security Act, as amended by PRWORA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Tax increment: means that portion of all real and personal property taxes assessed by a municipality in excess of any state, county or special district tax upon the captured assessed value of property in the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • tax increment financing district: means a pulp and paper tax increment financing district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • 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 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.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tokens: means distinctive objects, chips, tickets or other devices of no intrinsic value used as a substitute for cash in accounting for revenue from a game of chance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Toxic: means any substance other than a radioactive substance, which has the inherent capacity to produce bodily injury or illness to man through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through any body surface. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Trailer: means any vehicle without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Transaction: means a transaction between a user and a data custodian involving electronic services, including but not limited to: the submission by a user of an application, registration or other document; the purchase by a user of a permit, license or other document or service; the payment of a tax, fee, fine or other charge; and the retrieval of records. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer: means to sell, furnish, give, lend, deliver or otherwise provide with or without consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3173-F
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • tribunal of this State: means the District Court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Trip ticket: means the form used to identify the origin and destination of a truckload of wood. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Trust: means the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustees: means the Trustees of the University of Maine System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5118
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • 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
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety under Title 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3088
  • Unit: means a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • University: means the University of Maine System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5118
  • University: means the body politic and corporate, established by Private and Special Law 1865, chapter 532, under the name of the "Trustees of the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts" its name having been changed to the "University of Maine" by Private and Special Law 1897, chapter 551, and which is an instrumentality and agency of the State for the purpose for which it was established and for which it has been managed and maintained under Private and Special Law 1865, chapter 532, and supplementary legislation relating thereto, including section 10903; Private and Special Law 1967, chapter 229; Private and Special Law 1969, chapter 238; and Public Law 1985, chapter 779. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Unmet need: means the difference between the total cost of attendance for an academic year at an institution of higher education and the total of all sources of financial assistance, including loans, grants, work-study programs and all other available sources, as determined by the authority by rules adopted in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Unorganized territory: means all areas located within the jurisdiction of the State, except areas located within organized cities and towns, and Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Update: means the process by which enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments from a legislative session or sessions are integrated into the statutory data base of the Maine Revised Statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • User: means an individual, business or organization that uses electronic services, whether for a fee or at no charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • User: means a person or entity that uses a portable electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 151
  • User: means a person or entity that uses an electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 154-A
  • User association: means an association:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • 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
  • Value: means fair market value as of the date of the attachment or, in a proceeding under the United States Code, Title 11, the date of the filing of the petition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Value-added: means that an enhancement to a product or service that increases the value or marketability of the product or service has been applied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for carrying persons or property or which is used for the transportation of persons, except motorcycles, farm implements and snowmobiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verified complaint of improper manure handling: means a complaint of improper manure handling investigated in accordance with Title 17, section 2701-B and resulting in a determination by the commissioner that the manure has been stored or handled in a manner that does not conform with best management practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Vertebrate: means a subphylum of chordate animals comprising those having a brain enclosed in a skull or cranium and a segmented spinal column, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian in any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • 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."
  • Warrant docket management system: means the system maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts to manage the generation, storage, retention and recall of electronic arrest warrants issued by the courts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3740
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Weir: means a device placed in the inland waters of a river, stream or brook that is designed to entrap fish and that exceeds more than 1/3 of the wetted width of the channel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Well cared for: means that the animal is receiving necessary sustenance, necessary medical attention, proper shelter, protection from the weather and humanely clean conditions and that the animal has not been nor is being injured, overworked, tormented, tortured, abandoned, poisoned, beaten, mutilated or exposed to a poison with the intent that it be taken by the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • wholesaler: means any person who sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers or who maintains distributor representatives within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. 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
  • Wildlife management area: means a tract of land or body of water owned or leased by the department for the purposes of wildlife management as defined in subsection 73 or created by an act of the Legislature with the landowner's permission, and subject to the commissioner's authority under section 12701. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wire communication: means any communication made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3769-D
  • Witness: means a person who is confined in a penal institution in any state and whose testimony is desired in another state in any criminal proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in any criminal action before a court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • Wolf hybrid: includes a mammal that is represented by its owner to be a wolf hybrid, coyote hybrid, coydog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Wood: means the severed but unprocessed fibrous derivative of trees, without regard for quality or grade and also means the chipped fibrous derivative of trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Wood transactions: means the "sale of wood" or "payment for services" as those terms are defined in this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • Year: means a 12-month period starting December 1st and ending the following November 30th. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901