§ 3201 Definitions
§ 3202 Maine Apprenticeship Program; eligibility and registration procedure
§ 3203 Standards of apprenticeship
§ 3204 Apprenticeship program performance standards
§ 3205 Apprenticeship agreement
§ 3206 Deregistration of a registered apprenticeship program
§ 3207 Limitations
§ 3208 Complaints
§ 3209 Maine Apprenticeship Council
§ 3210 State office
§ 3211 Additional powers and duties
§ 3212 Rulemaking

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 26 > Chapter 37

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Agriculture: means the production, keeping or maintenance for sale or lease of plants or animals, including, but not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and seed crops, dairy animals and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits and vegetables and ornamental and greenhouse products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • 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.
  • Apprentice: means a person who is at least 16 years of age, except when a higher minimum age standard of 18 years of age is otherwise fixed by law or a sponsor, who is employed to learn an apprenticeable occupation that is approved by the department and who is registered with the Maine Apprenticeship Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeable occupation: means an occupation that is specified by industry and that:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship agreement: means a written agreement between an apprentice and a sponsor or employer that contains the terms and conditions of the employment and training of the apprentice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • apprenticeship cohort: means the group of apprentices registered to a specific apprenticeship program during a one-year time frame, except that "apprenticeship cohort" does not include the apprentices whose apprenticeship agreement has been cancelled during the probationary period as described in section 3205, subsection 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship committee: means those persons designated by a sponsor to administer an apprenticeship program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Apprenticeship program: means a plan containing all terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices, including such matters as the requirement for an apprenticeship agreement, a schedule of work experience outlining the skills to be learned on the job, a schedule of related instruction courses necessary to supplement the on-the-job learning and a schedule of progressively increasing wages to be paid to an apprentice consistent with the skill proficiencies achieved and leading toward a journeyman wage rate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Basement: means any portion of a structure with a floor-to-ceiling height of 6 feet or more and having more than 50% of its volume below the existing ground level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Coastal wetlands: means all tidal and subtidal lands; all lands with vegetation present that is tolerant of salt water and occurs primarily in a salt water or estuarine habitat; and any swamp, marsh, bog, beach, flat or other contiguous low land that is subject to tidal action during the highest tide level for the year in which an activity is proposed as identified in tide tables published by the National Ocean Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Commercial fishing activities: means activities directly related to commercial fishing and those commercial activities commonly associated with or supportive of commercial fishing, such as the manufacture or sale of ice, bait and nets, and the sale, manufacture, installation or repair of boats, engines and other equipment commonly used on boats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • 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.
  • Competency: means the attainment of manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge, as specified by an occupational standard and demonstrated by an appropriate written and hands-on proficiency measurement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completion rate: means the percentage of an apprenticeship cohort that receives a certificate of completion of apprenticeship within one year of the projected completion date. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Densely developed area: means any commercial, industrial or compact residential area of 10 or more acres with a density of at least one principal structure per 2 acres. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Department: means the Department of Labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Electronic media: means media that use electronics or electromechanical energy for the end user to access content and includes, but is not limited to, electronic storage media, transmission media, the Internet, extranet, lease lines, dial-up lines, private networks and the physical movement of removable or transportable electronic media and interactive distance learning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Employer: means a person or organization employing an apprentice, whether or not the person or organization is a party to an apprenticeship agreement with the apprentice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • 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.
  • Federal purposes: includes any federal contract, grant, agreement or arrangement dealing with apprenticeship and any federal financial or other assistance, benefit, privilege, contribution, allowance, exemption, preference or right pertaining to apprenticeship. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Floodway: means the channel of a river or other water course and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved to allow for the discharge of a 100-year flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation of the 100-year flood by more than one foot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Footprint: means the entire area of ground covered by the structures on a premises, including cantilevered or similar overhanging extensions, as well as unenclosed structures, such as patios and decks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Forested wetland: means a freshwater wetland dominated by woody vegetation that is 6 meters tall or taller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Freshwater wetlands: means freshwater swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas, other than forested wetlands, which are:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Functionally water-dependent uses: means those uses that require, for their primary purpose, location on submerged lands or that require direct access to, or location in, coastal or inland waters and that can not be located away from these waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Great pond: means any inland body of water which in a natural state has a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland body of water artificially formed or increased which has a surface area in excess of 30 acres except for the purposes of this article, where the artificially formed or increased inland body of water is completely surrounded by land held by a single owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • 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.
  • Height of a structure: means the vertical distance between the mean original grade at the downhill side of the structure, prior to construction, and the highest point of the structure, excluding chimneys, steeples, antennas and similar appurtenances that have no floor area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Highway purposes: means use as a town way and those things incidental to the laying out, construction, improvement, maintenance, change of location, alignment and drainage of town ways, including the securing of materials therefor; provision for the health, welfare and safety of the public using town ways; provision for parking places, rest areas and preservation of scenic beauty along town ways. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 3021
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Interim credential: means a credential issued by the department to document attainment of certain benchmarks toward completion of an apprenticeship. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Journeyman: includes a mentor, technician, specialist or other skilled worker who has documented sufficient skills and knowledge of an occupation, either through formal apprenticeship or through practical on-the-job experience and formal training, as determined by the sponsor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maine Apprenticeship Council: means the Maine Apprenticeship Council under section 3209. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Maine Apprenticeship Program: means the Maine Apprenticeship Program established in section 3202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Maritime activities: means the construction, repair, storage, loading and unloading of boats, chandlery and other commercial activities designed and intended to facilitate maritime trade. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. 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
  • Normal high-water line: means that line which is apparent from visible markings, changes in the character of soils due to prolonged action of the water or changes in vegetation, and which distinguishes between predominantly aquatic and predominantly terrestrial land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Outlet stream: means any perennial or intermittent stream, as shown on the most recent, highest resolution version of the national hydrography dataset available from the United States Geological Survey on the website of the United States Geological Survey or the national map, that flows from a freshwater wetland. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Principal structure: means a building other than one which is used for purposes wholly incidental or accessory to the use of another building on the same premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Provisional registration: means the one-year initial provisional registration of newly registered apprenticeship programs under section 3202, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Public easement: means an easement held by a municipality for purposes of public access to land or water not otherwise connected to a public way, and includes all rights enjoyed by the public with respect to private ways created by statute prior to July 29, 1976. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 3021
  • Quality assurance assessment: means a comprehensive review conducted by the department regarding all aspects of an apprenticeship program's performance, including but not limited to determining if apprentices are receiving on-the-job learning in all phases of the apprenticeable occupation, scheduled wage increases consistent with the standards of the program submitted under section 3203 and related instruction through appropriate curricula and delivery systems and determining if the apprenticeship program has provided to the registration agency notification of all new registrations, transfers, suspensions, cancellations and completions as required in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • 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
  • Registration: means registration with the Maine Apprenticeship Program under section 3202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Registration agency: means the state apprenticeship agency, which is responsible for registering apprenticeship programs and apprentices, providing technical assistance and conducting compliance and quality assurance assessments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Related instruction: means an organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide an apprentice with the knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the apprentice's occupation and given in a classroom, through occupational or industrial courses or by correspondence courses of equivalent value, electronic media or other forms of self-study approved by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • 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.
  • River: means a free-flowing body of water including its associated flood plain wetlands from that point at which it provides drainage for a watershed of 25 square miles to its mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Sponsor: means a person, association, apprenticeship committee or organization operating an apprenticeship program and in whose name the apprenticeship program is or is to be registered or approved. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • State apprenticeship agency: means the department, which is the state government agency that has responsibility and accountability for apprenticeship in the State and is recognized by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship as an agency that has been properly constituted under state law and authorized by the Office of Apprenticeship to register and oversee apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship agreements for federal purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stream: means a free-flowing body of water from the outlet of a great pond or the confluence of 2 perennial streams as depicted on the most recent, highest resolution version of the national hydrography dataset available from the United States Geological Survey on the website of the United States Geological Survey or the national map to the point where the stream becomes a river or where the stream meets the shoreland zone of another water body or wetland. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Structure: means anything temporarily or permanently located, built, constructed or erected for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, goods or property of any kind and anything constructed or erected on or in the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Technical assistance: means guidance provided by the Bureau of Employment Services within the department in the development, revision, amendment or processing of a potential or current sponsor's standards of apprenticeship or apprenticeship agreements or advice or consultation provided by the bureau to a sponsor to further compliance with or remedy nonconformance to state and federal law, regulation or rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Timber harvesting: means the cutting and removal of timber for the primary purpose of selling or processing forest products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 a shift of registration from one apprenticeship program to another or from one employer within a program to another employer within that same program, in accordance with an agreement between the apprentice and the affected sponsors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 3201
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72