Sections
Chapter 191 Organization; Powers and Duties; Uniforms; Compensation; Reserve Corps 1501 – 1509-A
Chapter 192-B Bureau of Consolidated Emergency Communications 1533 – 1535
Chapter 193 State Bureau of Identification 1541 – 1551
Chapter 194 DNA Data Base and Data Bank Act 1571 – 1578
Chapter 195 State Police Retirement System 1592 – 1595
Chapter 195-A Death Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Persons Who Die While in the Line of Duty 1611 – 1612
Chapter 198 New England State Police Compact 1665 – 1676
Chapter 199 National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact 1701 – 1711

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 25 > Part 4

  • Abuse: means the occurrence of the following acts between family or household members or dating partners or by a family or household member or dating partner upon a minor child of a family or household member or dating partner:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Access aisle: means a designated space for maneuvering a wheelchair or other mobility device when entering or exiting a vehicle, and that is immediately adjacent to a properly designated parking space for a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Adjudication: means a finding by a court that a person has committed a traffic infraction and includes the acceptance by the clerk of the violations bureau or any judicial division of an answer of not contested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or older or a person under 18 years of age who is emancipated pursuant toTitle 15, section 3506-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Adverse underwriting decision: means any of the following actions with respect to consumer insurance transactions involving insurance coverage that is individually underwritten:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • 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: means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Aggregate student data: means data that is not personally identifiable and that is collected or reported at the group, cohort or institutional level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Alcohol level: means either grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocated parental rights and responsibilities: means that responsibilities for the various aspects of a child's welfare are divided between the parents, with the parent allocated a particular responsibility having the right to control that aspect of the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Annuity issuer: means an insurer that has issued an insurance contract used to fund periodic payments under a structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antique auto: means an automobile or truck manufactured in or after model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique motorcycle: means a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicable law: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Applicant: means any person who seeks to contract for insurance coverage other than a person seeking group insurance that is not individually underwritten. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney General: means the Attorney General of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Autocycle: means a 3-wheeled motorcycle that has a steering wheel or handlebars, floor pedals for automotive-style controls and seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride a seat and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Automobile: means a motor vehicle designed for the conveyance of passengers that has a seating capacity of not more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • 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.
  • Basic support entitlement: means the sum derived from the child support table appropriate for each child and the parties' gross income. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • 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
  • Board: means the governing board of the Maine Workers' Compensation Residual Market Pool. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Bus: means a motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Camp trailer: includes a manufactured or homemade tent trailer, so called, that consists of a platform, shelf or box with means of permanently or temporarily attaching a tent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • carrier: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Chief: means the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1611
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Child: means a son or daughter under 21 years of age or a son or daughter who is incapable of earning a living and without sufficient means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3501
  • Child care costs: means the actual child care costs incurred by the parties for each child for whom support is being established that are related to that party's employment, education or training and are reasonable or customary in the area in which that party resides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Child support table: means the schedule that has been adopted by the department under section 2011. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • CODIS: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national DNA identification index system that allows for storage and exchange of DNA records submitted by state and local forensic DNA laboratories and is derived from the Combined DNA Index System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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.
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Compact officer: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Confidential investigative information: means any information that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • consumer: means any individual who resides or obtains insurance in this State and:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Consumer insurance transaction: means an insurance transaction involving insurance primarily for personal, family or household needs rather than business or professional needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Contact notification program: means a program coordinated by the department to encourage any person infected with a communicable disease to identify others who may be at risk as a result of contact with the infected person; or to permit the department to notify those persons who may be at risk to inform them of the risk if the infected person refuses to cooperate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cost of private health insurance: means the cost of adding the child to existing coverage or the difference between self-only and family coverage, unless that cost is determined to be unjust by a court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Council: means the compact council established under section 1707. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means a District Court and, with regard to section 4011, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Crime lab: means the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory located in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • Criminal history record repository: means the state agency designated by the governor or other appropriate executive official or the legislature of a state to perform centralized recordkeeping functions for criminal history records and services in the state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Criminal history records: means information, collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals, consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments or other formal criminal charges and any disposition arising therefrom, including acquittal, sentencing, correctional supervision or release. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Criminal justice: means activities relating to the detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial release, posttrial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Criminal justice agency: includes federal and state inspector general offices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Criminal justice services: means services provided by the FBI to criminal justice agencies in response to a request for information about a particular individual or as an update to information previously provided for criminal justice purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Custom vehicle: means a motor vehicle manufactured after model year 1948 that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dating partners: means individuals currently or formerly involved in dating each other, whether or not the individuals are or were sexual partners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Daytime: means any time from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delinquent insurer: means an insurer that has not timely paid in full that insurer's allocated share pursuant to section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph A, subparagraphs (1) or (2) or section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph B, subparagraphs (1) to (5), except as provided in section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph A, subparagraph (3), division (d) and section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph B, subparagraph (6), division (d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependents: means a payee's spouse and minor children and all other family members and other persons for whom the payee is legally obligated to provide support, including alimony. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Device: means any instrument or contrivance, other than a firearm, that is intended for trapping, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest or any other form of plant or animal life, other than a human being and other than a bacterium, virus or other microorganism on or in a living human being or other living animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct access: means access to the national identification index by computer terminal or other automated means not requiring the assistance of or intervention by another party or agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Director: means the Director of Maine Emergency Medical Services as defined inTitle 32, section 83, subsection 10-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1611
  • Disaster relief organization: means an entity that provides emergency or disaster relief services that include health services or veterinary services provided by volunteer health practitioners as long as the entity:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Discounted present value: means the fair present value of future payments as determined by discounting such payments to the present using the applicable federal rate for determining the present value of an annuity most recently published by the United States Internal Revenue Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • 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:
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • DNA analysis: means DNA typing tests that derive identification information specific to a person from that person's DNA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • 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 25 Sec. 1572
  • DNA sample: means a biological sample provided by a person convicted or a juvenile adjudicated 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 25 Sec. 1572
  • Domestic abuse: means abuse as defined in section 4002. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • domestic partners: means 2 unmarried adults who are domiciled together under long-term arrangements that evidence a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • drugs: includes any natural or artificial chemical substance that, when taken into the human body, can impair the ability of the person to safely operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Economic abuse: means causing or attempting to cause an individual to be financially dependent by maintaining control over the individual's financial resources, including, but not limited to, unauthorized or coerced use of credit or property, withholding access to money or credit cards, forbidding attendance at school or employment, stealing from or defrauding of money or assets, exploiting the individual's resources for personal gain of the defendant or withholding physical resources such as food, clothing, necessary medications or shelter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Eligible student: means a student who has reached 18 years of age or who is attending a postsecondary educational institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Emergency: means an event or condition that is an actual or imminent civil emergency or disaster or an actual or threatened epidemic or public health threat that is the subject of an emergency proclamation pursuant to section 742 or an emergency declaration pursuant toTitle 22, section 802. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Emergency declaration: means a declaration or proclamation of emergency issued by a person authorized to do so under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Emergency Management Assistance Compact: means the interstate compact approved by the United States Congress in Public Law 104-321 (1996) and adopted by this State in chapter 16. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Employer: means any employer in the State that, at any time relevant under this chapter, is required under the Workers' Compensation Act to secure workers' compensation benefits for its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Enhanced support entitlement: means the basic support entitlement multiplied by a factor of 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • 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.
  • Entity: means a person other than an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Environment: includes water, air and land and all plants and human beings and other animals living therein and the interrelationships that exist among these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Environmental disease: means any abnormal condition or disorder aggravated or caused by exposure to an environmental hazard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Environmental hazard: means chemicals, physical agents, biomechanical stressors and biological toxins that are present in the environment and that have an adverse effect on human health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Environmentally related health effects: means chronic diseases, birth defects, developmental disabilities and other noninfectious health effects that may be related to exposure to environmental hazards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive order: means an order of the President of the United States or the chief executive officer of a state that has the force of law and that is promulgated in accordance with applicable law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expense constant: means a premium charge approved by the superintendent that applies to every policy, in addition to other premium charges, covering expenses such as those for issuing, recording and auditing that are common to all workers' compensation policies regardless of premium size. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Exposure: means direct contact or interaction with an environmental hazard or toxic agent affecting or being taken into the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Extraordinary medical expenses: means recurring, uninsured medical expenses in excess of $250 per child or group of children per calendar year that can reasonably be predicted by the court or hearing officer at the time of establishment or modification of a support order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Extreme public health emergency: means the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread exposure to a highly infectious or toxic agent that poses an imminent threat of substantial harm to the population of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • failed to submit to a test: means failure to comply with the duty to submit to and complete a chemical test under section 2521 or 2525. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. 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.
  • Farming: means engaging in farming in all its branches and the cultivation and tillage of the soil as a livelihood and includes dairying; raising livestock, freshwater fish, fur-bearing animals or poultry; producing, cultivating, growing and harvesting fruit, produce or floricultural or horticultural commodities; or any practices on a farm that are incident to or in conjunction with these farming operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of Justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • federal Affordable Care Act: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments to or regulations or guidance issued under those acts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 14
  • Federal hardship standard: means a federal standard applicable to transfers of structured settlement payment rights based on findings of a court or responsible administrative authority regarding the payee's needs, as contained in the United States Internal Revenue Code or in a United States Treasury regulation adopted pursuant to the code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Firefighter: means an active municipal firefighter or an active volunteer firefighter, as defined inTitle 30-A, section 3151. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1611
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fresh start period: means the period from January 1, 1988 to December 31, 1992. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Golf cart: means a motor vehicle that is originally designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Grandparent: includes a parent of a child's parent whose parental rights have been terminated pursuant toTitle 18-C, section 9-204 or Title 22, chapter 1071, subchapter 6, but only until the child's adoption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1802
  • Gross income: means gross income of a party as follows. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Gross weight: means the weight in pounds of an empty vehicle or axle plus the weight of the maximum load to be carried by the vehicle or axle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • 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.
  • Health care: includes prescribing, dispensing, furnishing or providing to a patient drugs, biologicals, medical devices, health care equipment and supplies or hospice services and the banking of blood, sperm, organs or any other tissue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Health care facility: means a facility, institution or entity licensed pursuant to Title 22 that offers health care to persons in this State, including a home health care entity and a hospice program, or a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Title 32. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Health care information: means information that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Health care practitioner: means a person licensed in this State to provide or otherwise lawfully providing health care, and includes a partnership or corporation made up of health care practitioners, or an officer, employee, agent or contractor of a health care practitioner acting in the course and scope of employment, agency or contract related to or supportive of the provision of health care to an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Health care provider: means a health care practitioner or health care facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Health facility: means an entity licensed under the laws of this State or another state to provide health services or veterinary services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • health insurance: means insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement or expense resulting from sickness, and every insurance appertaining thereto, including provision for the mental and emotional welfare of human beings by defraying the costs of legal services only to the extent provided for in chapter 38. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 704
  • Health practitioner: means an individual licensed under the laws of this State or another state to provide health services or veterinary services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Health services: means the provision of treatment, care, advice or guidance or other services or supplies related to the health or death of individuals or human populations, to the extent necessary to respond to an emergency, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • highway: means a public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Horseless carriage: means an automobile manufactured before model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Host entity: means an entity operating in this State that uses volunteer health practitioners to respond to an emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Ignition interlock device: means a device that connects a breath analyzer to a motor vehicle's ignition system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • III system: includes the national indices and, to the extent of their participation in the system, the criminal history record repositories of the states and the FBI. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Imminent hazard: means a situation that exists when the continued use of a pesticide during the time required for cancellation proceedings pursuant to section 609 would likely result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or will involve unreasonable hazard to the survival of a species declared endangered by the United States Secretary of the Interior under United States Public Law 91-135. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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.
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • Independent professional advice: means advice of an attorney, certified public accountant, actuary or other licensed professional advisor:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Infected person: means a person who is diagnosed as having a communicable disease or who, after appropriate medical evaluation or testing, is determined to harbor an infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Ingredient statement: means a statement of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Initial surcharge period: means the period from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 2003. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Institutional source: means any person or governmental entity that provides information about an individual to a regulated insurance entity or insurance support organization other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Insurance support organization: means any person, other than a regulated insurance entity, health care provider or governmental agency, who regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the practice of assembling or collecting information for the primary purpose of providing the information to carriers, producers or agencies for insurance transactions, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Insurance transaction: means any transaction that entails:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Insured employer: means an employer in the State that, on or after July 1, 1995, secures or continues to secure workers' compensation benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act for its employees through the purchase of an insurance policy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Insurer: means every insurer or group of affiliated insurers authorized to provide workers' compensation insurance in the State at any time during the fresh start period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Interested parties: means the payee, any beneficiary designated under the annuity contract to receive payments following the payee's death and any other party that has continuing rights or obligations under the contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • International Emergency Management Assistance Compact: means the mutual assistance compact described in chapter 16-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Intersection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juvenile: means any person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • Kindergarten: means a one-year or 2-year childhood education program, for children at least 5 years of age, immediately prior to grade one. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Label: means the written, printed or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Labeling: means the label and all other written, printed or graphic matter:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Land: means all land and water areas, including airspace, and all plants, animals, structures, buildings, contrivances and machinery appurtenant thereto or situated thereon, fixed or mobile, including any used for transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Large deductible policy: means a workers' compensation policy written with a per occurrence deductible in excess of $5,000 or a medical deductible in excess of $500. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Law enforcement agency: means the State Police, a sheriff's department or a municipal police department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Law enforcement officer: means a person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal age: means the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes authorization under the laws of this State to an individual to provide health services or veterinary services based upon a national certification issued by a public or private entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • License: includes , but is not limited to, a nonresident operating privilege and the privilege of a person to apply for or obtain a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local health officer: means a person who is a municipal official appointed pursuant to section 451 and who is authorized by the department to enforce this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Low-speed vehicle: means a 4-wheeled motor vehicle that is able to attain a speed of at least 20 miles per hour but not more than 25 miles per hour and is less than 3,000 pounds in unloaded weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Major insurer: means any insurer that was designated by the superintendent as a servicing carrier in the workers' compensation residual market in the State as of October 1, 1986. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • manual premium: means the workers' compensation premium that would have been applicable to the individual self-insured employer if calculated using the advisory loss costs in effect at the time the surcharge is due multiplied by 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • 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 19-A Sec. 1501
  • 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 20-A Sec. 15001
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Minor insurer: means any insurer other than a major insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Moped: means a motorized device designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in contact with the ground and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor carrier: means a contract carrier, a common carrier or a private carrier of property or passengers by motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor home: means a motor vehicle that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motorcycle: means a motor vehicle that has a seat or a saddle for the use of the rider and is designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in ground contact and has a motor with a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cubic centimeters or an electric motor with a capacity of not less than 1,500 watts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mutual order of protection or restraint: means an order that is granted to the defendant in an action under this chapter or the inclusion of language in an order granted to the plaintiff in an action under this chapter that restricts or limits the plaintiff's conduct with regard to the defendant absent the filing of a separate complaint by the defendant, service of the complaint and summons upon the plaintiff and a finding by the court that the plaintiff committed the abuse alleged in the complaint. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • National fingerprint file: means a database of fingerprints or of other uniquely personal identifying information that relates to an arrested or charged individual and that is maintained by the FBI to provide positive identification of subjects indexed in the III system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • National identification index: means an index maintained by the FBI consisting of names, identifying numbers and other descriptive information relating to subjects who have criminal history records in the III system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • National indices: means the national identification index and the national fingerprint file. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Net direct written premium: means the Maine direct gross premiums charged less all return premiums, except dividends and savings refunded under participating policies, returned to policyholders for all Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Insurance written in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Noncriminal justice purposes: means uses of criminal history records for purposes authorized by federal or state law other than purposes relating to criminal justice activities, including employment suitability, licensing determinations, immigration and naturalization matters and national security clearances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Nonparty state: means a state that has not ratified this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Nonresident: means a person whose legal residence is not in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Notifiable disease or condition: means any communicable disease, occupational disease or environmental disease, the occurrence or suspected occurrence of which is required to be reported to the department pursuant to sections 821 to 825 or section 1493. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • officer: means an active state police officer, municipal police officer, county sheriff, deputy sheriff, game warden, an employee of the Office of the State Fire Marshal who has law enforcement powers pursuant to section 2396, subsection 7, fire marshal, judicial marshal, forest ranger, Baxter State Park ranger, a detective employed by the Office of the Attorney General pursuant toTitle 5, section 202, a person employed by the Department of Corrections as an investigative officer as defined inTitle 34-A, section 1001, subsection 10-A, a juvenile community corrections officer as described inTitle 34-A, section 5602, a probation officer, a security officer appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety pursuant to section 2908, a motor vehicle detective or supervisor appointed by the Secretary of State pursuant toTitle 29-A, section 152, a military security police officer appointed by the Adjutant General, a University of Maine System police officer or marine patrol officer in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1611
  • Operator: means an individual who drives or is in control of a vehicle or who is exercising control over or steering a towed vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Operator: means any entity other than the department, school administrative unit or school to the extent that the entity:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Original registration: means a registration other than a renewal of registration by the same owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • OUI: means operating under the influence of intoxicants or with an excessive alcohol level under section 2411, 2453, 2453-A, 2454, 2456, 2457 or 2472. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • OUI offense: means an OUI conviction or suspension for failure to submit to a test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Owner: means a person holding title to a vehicle or having exclusive right to the use of the vehicle for a period of 30 days or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Parent: includes either a biological parent or an adoptive parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3501
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Parental support obligation: means the portion of total basic or enhanced support obligation a party is ordered to pay in money as child support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Parking area: means an area designed for use as access or parking for patrons and customers of establishments to which the public is invited. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Parking control vehicle: means a 3-wheel vehicle of 25 horsepower or less that has a metal roof and is operated by a law enforcement officer or a parking control officer to control parking and traffic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party state: means a state that has ratified this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Payee: means an individual who is receiving tax-free damage payments under a structured settlement and proposes to make a transfer of payment rights under that settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, fiduciary, trust, estate or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • 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 19-A Sec. 101
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Personal information: includes but is not limited to an individual's name and address and health care information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pest: means any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, weeds, and other forms of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, except viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms on or in living human beings or other living animals, that the commissioner declares to be a pest under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Pickup truck: means a truck with a registered gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan year: means , for an employer, the period beginning on the self-insured employer's plan approval or renewal date and ending the day before the next plan renewal or anniversary date. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • 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.
  • Policy year: means the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Policyholder: means any person who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Pool: means the Maine Workers' Compensation Residual Market Pool described in and governed by chapter 440. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Positive identification: means a determination, based upon a comparison of fingerprints or other equally reliable biometric identification techniques, that the subject of a criminal history record search is the same person as the subject of a criminal history record or records indexed in the III system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prescribed care: means isolation, quarantine, examination, vaccination, medical care or treatment ordered by the department or a court pursuant to section 820. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Pretext interview: means an interview wherein a person, in an attempt to obtain information, performs one or more of the following acts:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Primary residence: means the residence of a child where that child receives residential care for more than 50% of the time on an annual basis if the parents do not provide substantially equal care as defined in subsection 8-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Primary residential care provider: means the party who provides residential care for a child for more than 50% of the time on an annual basis if the parents do not provide substantially equal care as defined in subsection 8-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • Private health insurance: means fee-for-service, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization and other types of coverage available to either parent under which medical services could be provided to a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means animals, inanimate objects, vessels, public conveyances, buildings and all other real or personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public health threat: means any condition or behavior that can reasonably be expected to place others at significant risk of exposure to a toxic agent or environmental hazard or infection with a notifiable disease or condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public school: means a school that is governed by a school board of a school administrative unit and funded primarily with public funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Public way: means a way, owned and maintained by the State, a county or a municipality, over which the general public has a right to pass. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Qualified assignment agreement: means an agreement providing for a qualified assignment within the meaning of Section 130 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, United States Code, Title 26. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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 19-A Sec. 1501
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registered weight: means the gross vehicle weight specified on the vehicle's registration certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Registrant: means a person who has registered any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Registration: means the registration certificate, plates and renewal devices pertaining to the registration of a vehicle, including temporary registered gross weight increases. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Regulated insurance entity: means any person or entity required to be licensed by the superintendent under this Title or Title 24, including without limitation a carrier, producer, producer agency or administrator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Resident: means a person who has declared or established residency in this State or has been domiciled in this State for a period of at least 30 days, except for persons in compliance with section 109, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Residual market: means any special-purpose insurer, association, organization or other entity that provides insurance coverage to persons who are unable to obtain it in the voluntary market. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Residual market: means the instrument to provide coverage to employers not able to obtain coverage in the voluntary market. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • residual market mechanism: means the workers' compensation residual market mechanism described in and governed by Chapter 440. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Responsible administrative authority: means any government authority vested by law with exclusive jurisdiction over the settled claim resolved by a structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • School board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • School union: means a union composed of school administrative units joined for the purpose of providing joint administrative services, including a joint superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Scope of practice: means the extent of the authorization to provide health services or veterinary services granted to a health practitioner by a license issued to the practitioner in the state in which the principal part of the practitioner's services are rendered, including any conditions imposed by the licensing authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Sealed criminal history record information: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Secondary school: means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Self-insured employer: means an employer that, on or after July 1, 1995, secures or continues to secure workers' compensation through a self-insured program under the Workers' Compensation Act as approved by the superintendent pursuant to the provisions ofTitle 39-A, section 403, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Self-insured group or groups: means a self-insured group approved by the superintendent pursuant to chapter 250, section 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Sell: means to sell, offer, negotiate or advertise to sell, display for sale, exchange or otherwise transfer for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Semitrailer: includes , but is not limited to, so-called pole dollies and pole dickeys and wheels commonly used as a support for the ends of logs or other long articles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settled claim: means the original tort claim or workers' compensation claim resolved by a structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • 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.
  • Shared parental rights and responsibilities: means that most or all aspects of a child's welfare remain the joint responsibility and right of both parents, so that both parents retain equal parental rights and responsibilities, and both parents confer and make joint decisions regarding the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Social media: means an electronic medium or service through which users create, share and view user-generated content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, e-mail, online service accounts and Internet website profiles and locations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Sole parental rights and responsibilities: means that one parent is granted exclusive parental rights and responsibilities with respect to all aspects of a child's welfare, with the possible exception of the right and responsibility for support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Solid tires: means tires of solid rubber or other material that do not depend on confined air for the support of the load. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Special equipment: means equipment that is drawn by a motor vehicle and that is not designed or used to convey property other than hand tools or parts used in connection with the operation of that equipment, including, but not limited to, air compressors, conveyors, cement mixers, wood splitting or sawing machines, sprayers, compactors, pumps, drills and brush chippers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Special mobile equipment: includes , but is not limited to, road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch-digging apparatus, stone crushers, air compressors, power shovels, cranes, graders, rollers, trucks used only to plow snow and for other duties pertaining to winter maintenance, including sanding and salting, well drillers and wood-sawing equipment or similar types of equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Sport utility vehicle: means a motor vehicle constructed on a light truck chassis but designed primarily for the transportation of persons or any motor vehicle designated by the United States Department of Transportation as a sport utility vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • State: means any state, territory or possession of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • 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 19-A Sec. 101
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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 this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • State DNA data base: means the DNA identification record system administered by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1572
  • State-assigned student identifier: means the unique student identifier assigned by the State to each student, which may not be and may not include the student's social security number in whole or in part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • 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.
  • Stock race car: means a factory-produced motor vehicle that is equipped with roll bars or bracing welded or attached to the frame in a permanent manner, special safety belts and firewalls and that has part of the body removed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Street rod: means a replica of or a modified antique auto manufactured prior to 1949 that complies with standards adopted by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Structured settlement: means an arrangement for periodic payment of damages for personal injuries established by settlement or judgment in resolution of a tort claim or for periodic payments in settlement of a workers' compensation claim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Structured settlement agreement: means the agreement, judgment, stipulation or release embodying the terms of a structured settlement, including the rights of the payee to receive periodic payments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Structured settlement obligor: means the party that has the continuing periodic payment obligation to the payee under a structured settlement agreement or a qualified assignment agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Structured settlement payment rights: means rights to receive periodic payments, including lump sum payments, under a structured settlement, whether from the settlement obligor or the annuity issuer, when:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Student data: means information that is collected and maintained at the individual student level in this State, including, but not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Student personally identifiable information: means student data that, alone or in combination, is linked to a specific student and would allow a reasonable person who does not have knowledge of the relevant circumstances to identify the student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantially equal care: means that both parents participate substantially equally in the child's total care, which may include, but is not limited to, the child's residential, educational, recreational, child care and medical, dental and mental health care needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Succession transaction: means an asset sale, merger, consolidation, reorganization or restructuring that creates a successor self-insured employer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Successor self-insured employer: means any self-insured employer that is a successor entity to another employer or employers doing business in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Sufficient existing relationship: means a relationship involving extraordinary contact between a grandparent and a child, including but not limited to circumstances in which the grandparent has been a primary caregiver and custodian of the child for a significant period of time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1802
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • Support guidelines: means the child support table and the criteria for application of the table set forth in section 2006. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Surchargeable premium: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Targeted advertising: includes advertising to a student at an online location based upon a single search query without collection and retention of a student's online activities over time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Terms of a structured settlement: means the terms of a structured settlement agreement, an annuity contract, any qualified assignment agreement and any order or approval of any court or responsible administrative authority or other government authority authorizing or approving the structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • test: means a test or tests used to determine alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite by analysis of blood, breath or urine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • timely payment: means payment by the party responsible for the payments on or before the due date specified in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Total basic support obligation: means the sum of money determined by adding the basic support entitlement, child care costs, extraordinary medical expenses and health insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Total enhanced support obligation: means the sum of money determined by calculating the enhanced support entitlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Tow dolly: means a device towed by a motor vehicle and designed and used exclusively to transport another motor vehicle and on which the front or rear wheels of the towed motor vehicle are mounted, while the other wheels of the towed motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Toxic agent: means a chemical or physical substance that, under certain circumstances of exposure, may cause harmful effects to living organisms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Tractor: means a motor vehicle used primarily off the highway for farming, forestry or other similar types of activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together using public way for travel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic infraction: means any violation of any provision of this Title, or of any rules established under this Title, not expressly defined as a crime or as a civil violation and otherwise not punishable by incarceration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Trailer: means a vehicle without motive power, designed to carry persons or property and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, not operated on railroad tracks, and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • 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 any sale, assignment, pledge, hypothecation or other form of alienation or encumbrance made by a payee for consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Transfer agreement: means the agreement providing for transfer of structured settlement payment rights from a payee to a transferee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Transferee: means a person that becomes entitled to receive structured settlement payment rights as a result of a transfer agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Truck: means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily to carry property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Truck tractor: means a motor vehicle designed and used exclusively to draw other vehicles and not constructed to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and the load drawn. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • under common control with: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or a corporate office held by the person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Under the influence of intoxicants: means being under the influence of alcohol, a drug other than alcohol, a combination of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Union committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school union. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Vehicle: means a device for conveyance of persons or property on a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Veterinary services: means the provision of treatment, care, advice or guidance or other services or supplies related to the health or death of an animal or to animal populations, to the extent necessary to respond to an emergency, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Voluntary market: means the workers' compensation insurance market in which insurance companies voluntarily offer coverage to applicants who meet the insurers' underwriting standards or guidelines. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Volunteer health practitioner: means a health practitioner who provides health services or veterinary services while an emergency declaration is in effect, whether or not the practitioner receives compensation for those services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 949-A
  • Way: means the entire width between boundary lines of a road, highway, parkway, street or bridge used for vehicular traffic, whether public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Wildlife: means all living things that are neither human, domesticated nor, as defined in this subchapter, pests, including but not limited to mammals, birds and aquatic life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Wrecker: means a motor vehicle with hoisting apparatus and special equipment designed and used for towing or carrying wrecked or disabled vehicles or freeing vehicles stalled or stuck in snow, mud or sand, when such a motor vehicle in fact is being used for one of those purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72