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Chapter 341 the Maine Criminal Justice Academy 2801 – 2809
Chapter 351 Department of Public Safety 2901 – 2917
Chapter 352 Emergency Services Communication 2921 – 2935
Chapter 353 Maine Drug Enforcement Act of 1992 2951 – 2958

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 25 > Part 8

  • Accepted road: means a state, county or town road which is under the control of state, county or municipal authorities and maintained at public expense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Asbestos: means a group of naturally occurring minerals that separate into fibers of high tensile strength and are resistant to heat, wear and chemicals, including, but not limited to, chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, actinolite, tremolite and anthophylite and any of these minerals that have been chemically treated or altered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos abatement activity: includes associated activities such as design, monitoring, analysis and inspection of any asbestos-containing material in an amount greater than 3 square feet or 3 linear feet, and conducting training for persons seeking a state certificate or license. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos abatement contractor: means a business entity that engages in, or intends to engage in, asbestos abatement activities as a business service on property that it does not own and that employs or involves one or more asbestos abatement project supervisors, asbestos abatement design consultants, asbestos air monitors or asbestos inspectors for asbestos abatement activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos abatement design consultant: means an individual engaged in preparing and supervising the implementation of facility plans for the removal or abatement of asbestos. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos abatement project supervisor: means an individual with responsibility for the supervision of asbestos abatement activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos abatement worker: means an individual engaging in any asbestos abatement activity for any employer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos air analyst: means an individual engaging in the analysis of air samples for fiber count including, but not limited to asbestos fibers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos air monitor: means a person responsible for applying applicable rules and standards at a specific location by monitoring procedures during asbestos abatement activities in order to protect the public health from the hazards associated with exposure to asbestos. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos analytical laboratory: means a public or private entity that scientifically analyzes samples of solids, liquids or gases to determine the presence and concentration of asbestos fibers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos bulk analyst: means an individual engaging in the analysis of bulk samples for asbestos or other material composition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos consultant: means a business entity that engages in, or intends to engage in, the design, inspection or monitoring of asbestos abatement activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos inspector: means an individual whose activities include, but are not limited to, collecting bulk samples and assessing the potential for exposure associated with the presence of asbestos-containing material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos management planner: means a person who assesses hazards associated with the presence and condition of asbestos-containing materials in schools and who develops a response action plan based upon the assessment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos professional: means an individual certified by the commissioner to engage in asbestos abatement activities, including, but not limited to, an asbestos abatement worker, an asbestos abatement project supervisor, an asbestos air monitor, an asbestos inspector, an asbestos abatement design consultant, an asbestos air analyst, an asbestos bulk analyst and an asbestos management planner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Asbestos-containing material: means any material containing asbestos in quantities equal to or greater than 1% by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Automatic location identification: means an enhanced 9-1-1 service capability that enables the automatic display of information defining the geographical location of the telephone used to place a 9-1-1 call. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Automatic number identification: means an enhanced 9-1-1 service capability that enables the automatic display of the 7-digit number used to place a 9-1-1 call. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • 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.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • Building: means any structure, regardless of the materials of which it is constructed, which has a roof or partial roof supported by columns or walls, used or intended to be used for the habitation, enclosure or shelter of persons or animals or to provide uses which include, but are not limited to, working, office, display, sales, storage or parking space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Bureau: means the Emergency Services Communication Bureau within the Public Utilities Commission, which is responsible for the statewide implementation and management of E-9-1-1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Business entity: means a partnership, firm, association, corporation, sole proprietorship or other business concern. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Cellular or wireless telecommunications service: means commercial mobile service as defined in 47 United States Code, Section 332(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Certificate: means a document issued to an individual by the commissioner affirming that an individual has successfully completed the training and other requirements set forth in this chapter to qualify as an asbestos professional. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Clinic: as used in this subchapter , shall mean any place, establishment or institution which operates for the purpose of dispensing immunizing agents to persons who are not confined in that place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1061
  • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed seed, whole or processed, when not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsections 1 to 4 which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed, provided that the commissioner by regulation may exempt from this definition, or from specific provisions of this Act, commodities such as hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials, and are not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Commission: means the St. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 992
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Corrections officer: means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the board pursuant to section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Development: means the carrying out of any significant earthmoving, grading, dredging, filling, building, construction or mining operation; the deposit of refuse or solid or liquid wastes on a parcel of land other than agricultural utilization of animal wastes; the making of any material change in noise levels, thermal conditions or emissions of waste material; the commencement or change in the location of advertising; or the alteration of a shore, bank or floodplain of an estuary, river or pond. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means a specified area of land or water within the corridor, delineated on the district boundary map, within which certain regulations and requirements apply under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • district: means a district formed under this chapter to manage one or more subsurface wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems to accommodate residential development as a means of facilitating compact growth patterns, including cluster developments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1231
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Emergency services: includes fire, police, ambulance, rescue services and other services of an emergency nature identified by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Employee: means an individual who may be permitted, required or directed by an employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to engage in any employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • 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.
  • 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 session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • 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.
  • Friable: means materials that, when dry, have the potential to readily release asbestos fibers when crumbled, pulverized, handled, deteriorated or subjected to mechanical, physical or chemical processes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Full-time law enforcement officer: means a person who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the board pursuant to section 2803-A and is employed as a law enforcement officer by a municipality, a county, the State or any other nonfederal employer with a reasonable expectation of working more than 1,040 hours in any one calendar year performing law enforcement officer duties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Immunizing agent: means a vaccine, antitoxin or other substance used to increase an individual's immunity to a disease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1061
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • In-house asbestos abatement unit: means the unit of a business or public entity that engages in, or intends to engage in, asbestos abatement activities or projects solely within the confines of property owned or leased by the entity and that employs one or more asbestos abatement supervisors for asbestos abatement activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interconnected voice over Internet protocol service: means a service that enables real-time, 2-way voice communications; requires a broadband connection from the user's location; and permits users generally to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public switched telephone network. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Internet protocol enabled services: means services and applications using Internet protocol, including, but not limited to, voice over Internet protocol and other services and applications provided through wireline, cable, wireless and satellite facilities and any other facility that is capable of connecting users to public safety answering points. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Judicial marshal: means a law enforcement officer who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the board pursuant to section 2803-A and is employed by a nonfederal employer to provide security and protection to the Judicial Branch and the courts located within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • 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.
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Law enforcement officer: means a person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with the power to make arrests for crimes or serve criminal process, whether that power extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the board pursuant to section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a document issued by the commissioner to a business entity or public entity affirming that the entity has met the requirements set forth in this chapter to engage in asbestos abatement activities including, but not limited to, asbestos abatement contractor, in-house asbestos abatement unit, asbestos consultant, asbestos analytical laboratory and training provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local exchange carrier: means any person that is engaged in:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Memorandum of Understanding: means the Memorandum of Understanding Between the State of Maine of the United States and the Province of New Brunswick of Canada Regarding the St. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 992
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Owner or operator: means a person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises an asbestos abatement activity within a building, structure or facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • parking areas: when used in this chapter, or regulations issued thereunder, shall be held to mean all lands maintained by the State at the capitol area or other state controlled locations in Augusta which may be designated as parking areas by the State Director of Public Improvements or by the superintendent of the Riverview Psychiatric Center, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2905
  • Part-time law enforcement officer: means a person who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • 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.
  • 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 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means any individual, business entity, governmental body or other public or private entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepaid wireless telecommunications service: means a cellular or wireless telecommunications service that allows a caller to dial 9-1-1 to access the E-9-1-1 system, which service must be paid for in advance and is sold in predetermined units or dollars that declines with use in a known amount. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Prepaid wireless telecommunications service provider: means a person that provides prepaid wireless telecommunications service pursuant to a license issued by the Federal Communications Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Private safety agency: means a private entity that provides fire, emergency medical or security services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public entity: means the State, any of its political subdivisions or any agency or instrumentality of either. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • Public right-of-way: is a n improved roadway maintained for passage by motor vehicles in which the owner of fee does not control the right of passage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Public safety agency: means a state, county or municipal government entity that provides or has the authority to provide fire, emergency medical or police services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Public safety answering point: means a facility with enhanced 9-1-1 capability, operated on a 24-hour basis, assigned the responsibility of receiving 9-1-1 calls and, as appropriate, directly dispatching emergency services or, through transfer routing or relay routing, passing 9-1-1 calls to public or private safety agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Public switched telephone network: means the network of equipment, lines and controls assembled to establish communication paths between calling and called parties in North America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • public ways: when used in this chapter, or regulations issued thereunder, shall be held to mean all roads and driveways on lands maintained for the State Government at the capital area or other state controlled locations in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2905
  • 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.
  • Registered apprenticeship: means an apprenticeship program registered with the Maine Apprenticeship Program in accordance with Title 26, chapter 37. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Relay routing: means the method of responding to a 9-1-1 call whereby a public safety answering point notes pertinent information and relays it by telephone to the appropriate public or private safety agency that dispatches the needed service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Retail transaction: means the purchase of prepaid wireless telecommunications service from a seller for any purpose other than resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Selective routing: means the method employed to direct 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate public safety answering point based on the geographical location from which the call originated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Seller: means a person who sells prepaid wireless telecommunications service to another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structure: means any object of a significant nature constructed or erected with a fixed location on or in the ground, or attached to something having a fixed location or in the ground, which may include, but is not limited to, buildings, mobile homes, walls, fences, billboards, signs, piers and floats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Training provider: means a person providing training that is necessary to fulfill certification or licensing requirements under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1272
  • 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 routing: means the method of responding to a 9-1-1 call whereby a public safety answering point transfers the call, including the automatic location and number information, to the appropriate public or private safety agency that dispatches the needed service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2921
  • Transport officer: means a person who is responsible for transferring or conveying from one place to another individuals who are confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the board pursuant to section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2801-A
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tributary stream: means a channel between defined banks and associated flood plain wetlands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Waterway: means the St. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 992
  • Wetlands: means marshes, bogs, swamps and other areas exceeding 1,000 square feet, periodically covered by water which exhibit predominantly aquatic vegetation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 952
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72