Sections
Subpart 1 General Provisions 601 – 806
Subpart 2 Retail Licenses 1001 – 1209
Subpart 3 Non-Retail Sales 1351 – 1553

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 28-A > Part 3 - Licenses for Sale of Liquor

  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts credited to a member's individual account, together with regular interest on the account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • administration: means the management of spirits activities involving the distribution and sale of spirits by the bureau or any person awarded a contract under section 90. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • administrator: includes any administrator of a preferred provider arrangement required to register under this chapter pursuant to section 2674-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1901
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the meaning of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • 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.
  • Agency liquor store: means a person who is licensed by the bureau to sell spirits to be consumed off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Aggregate attendance: means the total number of days of attendance for one school year in elementary and secondary schools of each regularly enrolled pupil resident of the municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15001
  • Agreement: means a commercial relationship, not required to be evidenced in writing, of definite or indefinite duration, between a certificate of approval holder and a wholesale licensee, under which the wholesale licensee is authorized to distribute one or more of the certificate of approval holder's brands of malt liquor, wine or beverages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Agricultural enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or raising plants or animals, harvesting plants or growing or obtaining plant or animal by-products, includes forestry and aquaculture and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from agricultural enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural seeds: shall include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this State as agricultural or field seeds, and mixtures of such seeds, except seeds of cereals grown in Maine and sold directly from grower to grower and not labeled as seed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Airline: means any person operating regularly scheduled intrastate or interstate passenger air transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Alcohol: means the substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl or spirit of wine which is commonly produced by the fermentation or distillation of grain, starch, molasses, sugar, potatoes or other substances, and includes all dilutions and mixtures of these substances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • alliance: means a corporation established under former Title 13?A, Title 13?B or Title 13?C to provide health insurance to its members through one or more participating carriers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1951
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Application and service fees: means the amount of money charged for the cost of application, servicing or technical assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Auditorium: means any commercially operated indoor or outdoor facility designed or used for the gathering of an audience for speeches and live performances of theater, music, dance or other performing arts that charges a fee and has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Average final compensation: means the average annual rate of earnable compensation of a member during the 3 years of creditable service, not necessarily consecutive, in which the average annual rate of earnable compensation is highest or during the member's entire period of creditable service if the period is less than 3 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Average final compensation: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bed and breakfast: means a place that advertises itself as a bed and breakfast where the public for a fee may obtain overnight accommodations that include a sleeping room or rooms and at least one meal per day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Beneficiary: means any person who receives or is designated to receive a benefit provided by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004?F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board of trustees: means the board provided for in section 731. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Bottle club: means a person operating on a regular, profit or nonprofit basis a facility for social activities in which members or guests provide their own liquor, where no liquor is sold on the bottle club premises, which maintains suitable facilities for the use of members on a regular basis or charges an admission fee to members or the general public and where members, guests or others are regularly permitted to consume liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Bottler: means a person who packages spirits, wine or beer for sale in containers, and is not engaged in distilling, brewing, fermenting or rectifying liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Brewer: means a person who produces malt liquor by fermentation of malt, wholly or partially, or from any substitute for malt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Bureau: means the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Campsite: means a camping location containing tents, registered tent trailers, registered pickup campers, registered recreational vehicles, registered trailers or similar devices used for camping. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Carrier: means any insurance company, nonprofit hospital and medical service organization or health maintenance organization authorized to issue health plans in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1951
  • Catering: means service of liquor with or without food by a person to groups at a prearranged function. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Cave: includes natural subsurface water and drainage systems, but does not include any mine, tunnel or other artificial excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Cave life: means any life-form normally found in a cave. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Certificate of approval holder: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • certificate of approval holder: means an in-state manufacturer of malt liquor or wine licensed under section 1355-A or an out-of-state manufacturer of or out-of-state wholesaler of malt liquor or wine that has been issued a certificate of approval under section 1361. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1401-A
  • certificate of approval holder: means an in-state manufacturer of malt liquor or wine licensed under section 1355-A or an out-of-state manufacturer of or out-of-state wholesaler of malt liquor or wine that has been issued a certificate of approval under section 1361. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • certified seed: as used in this Title shall be deemed to mean potato, vegetable, forage crop or grain seeds as shall have been grown and prepared for sale in accordance with regulations laid down by the commissioner and for which a certificate or tag has been issued as provided in section 2103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2101
  • Chief administrative officer: means the head of a correctional facility or a detention facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Civic auditorium: means a municipal, county or state or a quasi-municipal, quasi-county or quasi-state owned or operated auditorium or civic center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Class A restaurant: means a reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation that is regularly used for the purpose of providing full course meals for the public on the premises, that is equipped with a separate and complete kitchen, and that maintains adequate dining room equipment and capacity for preparing and serving full course meals upon the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Club: means any reputable group of individuals incorporated and operating in a bona fide manner solely for purposes of recreational, social, patriotic or fraternal nature and not for pecuniary gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commercial sporting camp: means a building or group of buildings devoted primarily to the offering of primitive lodging facilities for a fee to persons primarily in pursuit of primitive recreation or snowmobiling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Commission: means the State Liquor and Lottery Commission established in Title 5, section 12004?G, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Corrections or his designee, except that, when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Corrections and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Commitment to issue loan insurance: means a commitment to provide insurance for loan payments subject to terms specified by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Common consumption area: means an area designated as a common area within an entertainment district in which customers of more than one common consumption area licensee are permitted to consume spirits, wine and malt liquor sold by the common consumption area licensees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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.
  • Community-based offshore wind energy project: means a wind energy development, as defined by Title 35-A, section 3451, subsection 11, with an aggregate generating capacity of less than 3 megawatts that meets the following criteria: the generating facilities are wholly or partially located on or above the coastal submerged lands of the State; the generating facilities are located within one nautical mile of one or more islands that are within the unorganized and deorganized areas of the State and the project will offset part or all of the electricity requirements of those island communities; and the development meets the definition of "community-based renewable energy project" as defined by Title 35-A, section 3602, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compliance with a support order: means that the support obligor has obtained or maintained health insurance coverage if required by a support order and is:  
    (1) No more than 60 days in arrears in making any of the following payments:  
    (a) Payments in full for current support;  
    (b) Periodic payments on a support arrearage pursuant to a written agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services; and  
    (c) Periodic payments as set forth in a support order; and  
    (2) No more than 30 days in arrears in making payments as described in subparagraph (1) if the obligor has been in arrears for more than 30 days in making payments as described in subparagraph (1) at least 2 times within the past 24 months. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10901
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means a corporation organized and incorporated under the laws of the State or authorized to transact business within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Correctional facility: means any facility that falls under the jurisdiction of the department, but does not include any facility for which the department is required to establish standards pursuant to section 1208 or 1208?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Cost of project: means the cost or value of land, buildings, real estate improvements, labor, materials, machinery and equipment, property rights, easements, franchises, financing charges, interest, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, cost estimates, studies and other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the development, construction, acquisition, financing and placing in operation of an eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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
  • Creditable service: means service rendered while a member of the former Maine Legislative Retirement System, the Legislative Retirement Program, the former Maine State Retirement System or the State and Teacher Retirement Program for which credit is allowed under section 802. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Critical area: means any natural area documented by the Natural Areas Program that is conserved or protected in its natural condition through voluntary action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Cross-contamination: means the unintentional transfer and incorporation of genetic material between a genetically engineered crop, by cross-pollination or other means, and a nongenetically engineered crop or a wild plant population. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Department: means the Department of Corrections. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent child: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Development: means all of the methods used in the preparation of a known and presumed economically extractable ore deposit for mining. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Director of the survey: means the Director of the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Disc golf course: means any commercially operated facility offering disc golfing to the general public for a fee, food for sale and adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distiller: means a person who produces spirits by the process of distillation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dwelling unit: means any part of a structure which, through sale or lease, is intended for human habitation, including single-family and multifamily housing, condominiums, time-share units, and apartments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Earnable compensation: means the actual compensation of a Legislator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Educator: means a teacher or a principal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13701
  • Effectiveness rating: means the level of effectiveness of an educator derived through implementation of a performance evaluation and professional growth system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13701
  • Efficiency Maine project: means a project approved by the Efficiency Maine Trust Board, as established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 10-C, to carry out the purposes of Title 35-A, chapter 97 relating to increasing energy efficiency or conservation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Electric rate stabilization project: means an agreement by a transmission and distribution utility with a qualifying facility, as defined in Title 35-A, section 3303, that will result in the reduction of costs to the transmission and distribution utility and that has been certified by the Public Utilities Commission to meet the standards established under Title 35-A, section 3156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Electronic funds transfer: means the use of an electronic device for the purpose of ordering, instructing or authorizing a financial institution or credit union to debit or credit an account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Eligible collateral: means accounts, as-extracted collateral, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, consumer goods, deposit accounts, documents, equipment, farm products, fixtures, general intangibles, instruments, investment property, inventory, letter of credit rights, manufactured homes, money, real estate, supporting obligations and accessions to any of the foregoing and any other business assets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise, fishing enterprise, industrial enterprise, manufacturing enterprise or recreational enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Energy conservation project: means the purchasing and installation of energy conservation equipment or facilities, including building modifications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Energy distribution system project: means an energy distribution system owned, in whole or in part, by an individual, municipality, corporation or other governmental entity or business association and that uses biomass, peat, solar, waste, water and related dams, wind, wood or coal or that distributes or transmits oil, biofuels, propane, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or natural gas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Energy generating system project: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Entertainment district: means an area that is located within a municipality that is established by ordinance of the municipal legislative body in accordance with section 221. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Entrant to natural resource enterprises: means an individual or a business organization who or which engages or proposes to engage in one or more natural resource enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • equipment: as used in this chapter mean any and all services, articles or things that are used by or furnished to the State or any department or agency thereof, and any and all printing, binding, publication of laws, journals and reports. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1812
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exploration: means an examination of an area for the purpose of discovering the presence of minerals with techniques which include all of the manual, mechanical, electronic or chemical methods of determining the presence, size and quality of a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Explosives: means explosive materials which are used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • export: means to place insurance in a nonadmitted insurer under this Surplus Lines Law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2003
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: means any aboveground oil storage tank or tanks, together with associated piping, and transfer and dispensing facilities located over land or water of the State at a single location for more than 4 months per year and used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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.
  • Family farm corporation: means a corporation formed under the laws of the State for the purpose of farming and owning agricultural land in which at least 2/3 of the stock is held by members of a family related to each other within the 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity, including the spouses, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law of any such family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Federal Act: means the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Title 21 U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Federal Government: means the United States, the President of the United States and any current or future corporation, department, agency, authority or instrumentality created, designated or established by the United States, including, but not limited to, the Federal Land Bank, the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and the Bank for Cooperatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final remedy selection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial assistance: means guarantees, leases, insurance, financing credits, loans or the purchase or discounts thereof, letters of credit, financing assistance payments, grants or other financial aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Financial document: means a lease, installment sale agreement, conditional sale agreement, note, mortgage, loan agreement or other instrument pertaining to an extension of financial assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Firearm: means any instrument used in the propulsion of pellets, shot, shells or bullets by action of gunpowder, compressed air or gas exploded or released within it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fishing enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or catching fish, including shellfish, in fresh or salt water, including aquaculture, and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from fishing enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Food: means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, chewing gum and articles used for components of any such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food establishment: includes a caregiver, as defined in section 2422, subsection 8-A, and a registered dispensary, as defined in section 2422, subsection 6, that prepare food containing marijuana for medical use by a qualifying patient pursuant to chapter 558-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Food salvage establishment: means a food establishment engaged in reconditioning or by other means salvaging distressed merchandise and includes any food establishment that sells, buys, warehouses or distributes any salvaged merchandise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • 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
  • Fortified wine: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Genetically engineered: means the application of in vitro nucleic acid techniques, including recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid and direct injection of nucleic acid into cells or organelles, or the fusion of cells beyond the taxonomic family, that overcome natural physiological reproductive or recombinant barriers and that are not techniques used in traditional breeding and selection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Golf course: means a commercially operated facility, whether publicly or privately owned, offering golfing facilities to the general public for a fee, including a regulation size golf course of not less than 9 holes and an average total of not less than 1,200 yards per 9 holes, that has a value of not less than $100,000, that offers food for sale to the public and that has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Hard cider: means liquor produced by fermentation of the juice of apples or pears, including, but not limited to, flavored, sparkling or carbonated cider, that contains not less than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume and not more than 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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
  • Hotel: means any reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation, where the public obtains sleeping accommodations for a consideration and where meals may be served, whether or not under one roof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Hunter orange: means a daylight fluorescent orange color with a dominant wave length between 595 and 605 nanometers, excitation purity not less than 85% and luminance factor of not less than 40%. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Hunting equipment: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Imitation liquor: includes , but is not limited to, products bearing the brand names "Near Beer" "Brew" or "Champaigne-0. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Incorporated civic organization: means any organization incorporated as a corporation without stock under Title 13, chapter 81 or Title 13?B with a civic or charitable purpose, including but not limited to relief of poverty, advancement of education and the arts, promotion of social health, safety and welfare, fostering community and economic development, protection against animal cruelty, combating community deterioration, lessening the burdens of government and providing assistance to the underprivileged and distressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to conduct of a trade or business, selling of goods, providing services, providing dwelling accommodations, mining, education or discovery, research, development or refinement of new or known substances, processes or products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Insured certificate: means a certificate evidencing fractional undivided ownership interest in a pool of mortgage loans, each of which is insured by the authority pursuant to this chapter, that is insured by the authority pursuant to and subject to the limitations of section 1026-E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interest rate swap agreement: means a financial agreement as defined by the Finance Authority of Maine by rule in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • International air terminal: means an airport served by one or more bona fide international air carriers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Keg: means a container capable of holding at least 5 gallons of liquid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Labeling: includes all labels and other written, printed or graphic representations, in any form whatsoever, accompanying and pertaining to any seed whether in bulk or in containers, and includes invoices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • 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 any person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, to prosecute offenders, to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes, or to perform probation functions or who is an adult probation supervisor as defined in Title 17?A, section 2, subsection 3?C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Lease: means a contract providing for the use of a project or portions of a project for a term of years for a designated or determinable rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Legislator: means a member of the Legislature who is actively serving as of December 3, 1986, or who is elected subsequent to December 2, 1986. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Lessee: means a tenant under a lease and may include an installment purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensed establishment: means premises to which a license for the sale of spirits, wine or malt liquor to be consumed on or off the licensed premises applies, and any person or organization which is licensed to sell spirits, wine or malt liquor in the times, places and manners as specified in the license. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Licensee: includes , but is not limited to, agency liquor stores and certificate of approval holders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liquor: means spirits, wine, malt liquor or hard cider, or any substance containing liquor, intended for human consumption, that contains more than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan insurance agreement: means an agreement pursuant to which the authority insures payment of a loan pursuant to subchapter 2, and also means an agreement pursuant to which the authority insures or guarantees an insured certificate, if the authority's loan insurance liability for insuring an insured certificate is in lieu of and not in addition to its liability for insuring that portion of a mortgage loan represented by the insured certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan Insurance Program: means the program governed by subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan payments: means payments required by or received on account of a mortgage or any other financial document, including, but not limited to, payments covering interest, installments of principal, taxes, assessments, loan insurance premiums and hazard insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Local development corporation: means a nonprofit corporation established under Title 13, chapter 81; Title 13-B; or other law acceptable to the authority and empowered to foster, encourage and assist any eligible enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Low-alcohol spirits product: means a product containing spirits that has an alcohol content of 8% or less by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Machinery: means equipment or machinery, exclusive of vehicles, which is used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Maine Job-start Program: means the program governed by subchapter VII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Malt liquor: includes , but is not limited to, ale, beer, porter and stout. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Manufacturer: means a person who distills, rectifies, brews, ferments, bottles or otherwise produces liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Manufacturer: means a person that produces or commercializes a genetically engineered plant part, seed or plant, not including a farm operation as defined in section 152, subsection 6. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Manufacturing enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to giving of new shapes, new qualities or new combinations to matter as material products and includes assembling, fabricating, making, creating, working, preparing, milling, processing, recycling, manufacturing, finishing, fashioning, producing, storing, warehousing, preserving, distributing, handling or transporting in any manner goods, wares, merchandise, metals, fabrics, materials, substances, product or matter of any kind or nature including materials recovered from solid and hazardous wastes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Maturity date: means the date on which final payment is due as provided in a note, revenue obligation security or other financial document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Member: means a Legislator who is included in the membership of the Legislative Retirement Program, as provided in section 801. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Minerals: means all naturally occurring mineral deposits, including hydrocarbons and peat, but excluding sand, gravel and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Minibar: means a self-contained, locking cabinet, refrigerated or unrefrigerated, designed for the storage, dispensation and sale of alcoholic beverages and related merchandise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Mining: means all of the extractive and beneficiative processes necessary to remove and prepare a mineral deposit for market. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Minor: means a person who has not reached the age of 21 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Moratorium: means a temporary land use regulation or ordinance approved by the commission or a municipal legislative body which prevents development or subdivision by withholding authorization or approval necessary for development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage: means an agreement granting a lien upon or a security interest in eligible collateral upon certain conditions and includes, but is not limited to, a mortgage of real estate, an assignment of rents, a pledge or a security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Mortgagor: means the grantor or party giving rights to eligible collateral pursuant to a mortgage and includes the successors or assigns of a mortgagor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the members of the select board or councillors of a town and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipal officers: means municipal officers as defined in Title 30-A, section 2001, subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the members of the select board or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal Securities Approval Program: means the program governed by subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipality: means any municipality as defined in Title 30-A, section 2001, subsection 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Muzzle-loading firearm: means a muzzleloader, a traditional muzzleloader or a muzzle-loading shotgun. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Natural area: means any area of land or water, or both land and water, whether publicly or privately owned, that retains or has reestablished its natural character, though it need not be completely natural and undisturbed, and that supports, harbors or otherwise contains endangered, threatened or rare plants, animals and native ecological systems, or rare or unique geological, hydrological, natural historical, scenic or other similar features of scientific and educational value benefiting the citizens of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Natural resource enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise or a fishing enterprise, but does not include selling of food at wholesale or retail, except when that selling is carried out as part of the natural resource enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Note: means an evidence of indebtedness and includes a revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Off-premise catering: means service of liquor with or without food by a licensee to groups at prearranged functions located at a place other than the licensee's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • On-premise retail licensee: means a person licensed to sell liquor to be consumed on the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Open firearm season on deer: means the time during which it is lawful to hunt deer with a firearm, including the special muzzle-loading season as described in section 11404. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Ore: means any mineral or an aggregate of minerals which can be extracted from the earth economically. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Orphan share: means the percentage of the total response costs payable by parties who are bankrupt, dissolved, insolvent or no longer in business or whose current identity or location can not be determined. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Outdoor stadium: means any commercially operated outdoor facility with 3,000 or more fixed seats designed or used for the playing of any sport or event that is open to the general public, charges a fee and has adequate facilities for the sale and consumption of wine and malt liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Overboard discharge: means the same as set forth in Title 38, section 466, subsection 9-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Overboard discharge replacement project: means the removal, rehabilitation or replacement of a privately owned waste water disposal system utilized by a business which results in an overboard discharge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Owner: means a person who owns title to land where a cave is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544-J
  • Paper industry job retention project: means the acquisition and improvement of a paper production facility in the State, in which not less than 40% of the ownership of the project will be, at the time the financial assistance is provided, owned or controlled by or for the benefit of a majority of the employees of the project through a qualified employee stock ownership program or other employee ownership program recognized in the federal Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Past cost settlement: means the settlement between the potentially responsible parties, the United States and the State, embodied in the consent decree filed with the United States District Court for the District of Maine, Civil Docket 00-249-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Paved way: means a public road treated with bituminous or concrete material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Performing arts center: means any charitable or nonprofit corporation incorporated as a corporation without capital stock under Title 13, chapter 81, and which has as its primary purpose the encouragement, promotion and presentation of the arts for the benefit of the general public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Person: means individuals, partnerships, corporations and other entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • person: as used in this Title must be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and includes corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • person: means a natural person, corporation, partnership, trust, agency or other entity as well as the individual officer, directors or persons in active control of the activities of that entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Person: shall include any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society or association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Pharmaceutical or industrial crop: means a plant that has been genetically engineered to produce a medical or industrial product, including a human or veterinary drug, a biologic, industrial or research chemical, enzymes, vaccines, human antibodies and human blood proteins. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Planned subdistrict: means a delineated area for which a specific land use plan and standards have been agreed to by the owner of the land within the delineated area and approved by the commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plymouth waste oil site remedial study: means a remedial investigation and feasibility study undertaken in accordance with 40 C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Pollution-control project: means any building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility, including transportation, equipment or facility, which may be deemed necessary for preventing, avoiding, reducing, controlling, abating or eliminating contamination, solid waste, thermal pollution or pollution by any other means of the air, water or earth, together with all land, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premises: includes the place where an incorporated civic organization sells or serves spirits, wine and malt liquor under a license obtained under section 1071. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • premiums: as used in this chapter means premiums, rates or other required contributions by whatever name known. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4120
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary source of supply: means the distiller, the bottler, the brewer, the winery, the brand owner or the designated agent of any distiller, brewer, winery or brand owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Prison: means the Maine State Prison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Prisoner: means an adult person sentenced and committed to, transferred to or detained in the custody of the department, including a person on supervised community confinement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Private pond: means an artifically constructed pond impounded within the limits of the riparian owner, even though the water is not supplied directly from a brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Producer: means a producer with surplus lines authority duly licensed as such under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2003
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Professional firefighter: means an employee of a municipal fire department who is a member of the Participating Local District Retirement Program or who is a participating member under chapter 425 and who aids in the extinguishment of fires, whether or not the employee has other administrative duties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18601
  • Professional improvement plan: means a written plan developed by a school or district administrator with input from an educator that outlines the steps to be taken over the coming year to improve the effectiveness of the educator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13701
  • Project: means any eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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
  • Pupil: means elementary or secondary school student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15001
  • Qualified catering service: means a catering establishment as defined in Title 22, chapter 562, and licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Qualifying member: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18601
  • Raptor: means a bird of the order Strigiformes and of the families Accipitridae and Falconidae commonly called buteos, accipiters, falcons and owls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • 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.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recreational enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to providing facilities or opportunities for recreation, culture, entertainment or tourism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • recycled materials: means materials that are composed in whole or in part of elements that are reused or reclaimed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1812
  • Recycling or waste reduction project: means any building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility which may be considered necessary for recovery, separation, remanufacture or reuse of materials contained in solid or hazardous waste or for the reduced generation of solid or hazardous waste, together with all land, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Register of critical areas: means the official listing of critical areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • 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
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate which the Board of Trustees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System sets from time to time, in accordance with Title 5, section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • regularly: includes daily, weekly or monthly, but does not include once a year or less often. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • 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.
  • rental: means payments under a lease. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Reselling agent: means an agency liquor store with a federal and state license permitting the agency liquor store to sell spirits to a retail licensee licensed for on-premises consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or a person who is not a citizen of the United States who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • resident of the State: means a person who is domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Response costs: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Restaurant: means a reputable place operated by responsible persons of good reputation, which is regularly used for the purpose of providing food for the public, and which has adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity for preparing and serving suitable food for the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retail employee: means any person employed by a retailer to sell liquor in a licensed establishment or agency liquor store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retail food establishment: means a food establishment where food and food products are offered for sale to the consumer and intended for off-premise consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Retail sale: means any single sale of liquor for consumption on or off the premises where sold and whether in the original package or as a mixed drink for immediate consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retailer: means any person licensed by the bureau to engage in the purchase and resale of liquor in the original container or by the drink, for consumption on or off the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Retirement: means the termination of membership service with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 701
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, established pursuant to Title 5, chapter 421. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Revenue Obligation Securities Program: means the program governed by subchapter III. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Royalty: means the amount paid to the State for the right to remove minerals from state land, including minimum and preproduction payments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • sale territory: means the area of primary sales responsibility expressly or implicitly designated by any agreement between a wholesale licensee and a certificate of approval holder for the brand or label of a certificate of approval holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Salvage broker: means a person, firm or corporation engaged in buying, selling, distributing or warehousing any distressed merchandise, whether or not in combination with other merchandise, which does not operate a food salvage establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • School administrative district: means a state-approved unit of school administration, composed of one or more municipalities which must provide public education to all public school students in the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Seed dealer: means a person who cleans, processes, sells or offers for sale a genetically engineered plant part, seed or plant in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • sell: means any transfer or delivery of liquor for a consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Seller-sponsored loan: means a loan to one or more individuals or to a family farm corporation from the seller of agricultural land, which loan represents all or a significant portion of the purchase price for that land, provided that the authority has issued a certificate designating the loan as a seller-sponsored loan with respect to an identified seller after finding that the interest rate to be charged is reasonably consistent with current interest rates for loans for the purchase of agricultural land, and that the purchasers intend to use the land primarily for growing or raising plants or animals for business purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1812
  • Setback: means the minimum horizontal distance from a lot line, shoreline or road to the nearest part of a structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • 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.
  • Ship chandler: means a retail establishment supplying provisions, including malt liquor and wine, to ships of foreign registry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Shoreline: means the normal high water mark of tidal waters, a coastal or inland wetland, a standing body of water or flowing water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Small brewery: means a facility that brews, lagers and kegs, bottles or packages its own malt liquor, not to exceed 30,000 barrels per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small distillery: means a distiller that produces spirits in an amount that does not exceed 50,000 gallons per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small winery: means a facility that ferments, ages and bottles:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Spaghetti-lot: means a parcel of land with a lot depth to shore frontage ratio greater than 5 to 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Sparkling wine: means carbonated wine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Species: means any recognized taxonomic category of the biota including species, subspecies or variety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 544
  • Spirits: means any liquor produced by distillation or, if produced by any other process, strengthened or fortified by the addition of spirits of any kind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State lands: means all lands owned or held in trust by the State or in which the State holds an interest, including inland and tidal submerged lands and waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 549-A
  • 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 anything constructed or erected with a fixed location on or in the ground, or attached to something having a fixed location on or in the ground, including, but not limited to, buildings, mobile homes, retaining walls, billboards, signs, piers and floats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Student pursuing higher education: means an eligible student receiving higher education financial assistance from the authority pursuant to Title 20-A, chapter 421, 423, 424 or 428. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • subdivision: means a division of an existing parcel of land into 3 or more parcels or lots within any 5-year period, whether this division is accomplished by platting of the land for immediate or future sale, by sale of the land or by leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summative effectiveness rating: means the effectiveness rating of an educator that is assigned at the end of an evaluation period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13701
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sunrise: means the time computed and established for sunrise for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Sunset: means the time computed and established for sunset for Bangor, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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 order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10901
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Swap counterparty: means a person who is a party to an interest rate swap agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • system: means a method developed in compliance with this chapter by which educators are evaluated, rated on the basis of effectiveness and provided opportunities for professional growth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 13701
  • tank: means any aboveground container, less than 10% of the capacity of which is beneath the surface of the ground, that is used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • tank project: means the renovation, removal, disposal or replacement of all or any part of an underground oil storage tank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Targeted technologies: means biotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology, composite materials technology, environmental technology, advanced technologies for forestry and agriculture, information technology and precision manufacturing technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Technology use agreement: means an agreement between a manufacturer and a farmer that controls the right to plant a given genetically engineered plant part, seed or plant on a specific area of land for a certain period of time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Tenant brewer: means a person who has submitted a brewer's notice to and received approval from the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau authorizing the brewer to engage in an alternating proprietorship as defined by federal regulation and is licensed by the bureau to produce malt liquor at a manufacturing facility of another brewer who is licensed by the bureau. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Tenant winery: means a person who has been issued an approved application for an alternating proprietorship from the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau authorizing the winery to engage in an alternating proprietorship as defined by federal regulation and is licensed by the bureau to produce wine or hard cider at a manufacturing facility of another winery who is licensed by the bureau. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Time-critical removal action: means the removal activities undertaken pursuant to the Administrative Order by Consent for Time-Critical Removal Action, United States Environmental Protection Agency Docket No. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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 response costs: means the total costs that have been or will be paid in association with investigatory, removal or remedial activities at the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth, including costs incurred by the Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and 3rd parties to carry out investigatory, removal or remedial activities at that site approved by the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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.
  • Transient occupancy: means occupancy that does not exceed 120 days in a calendar year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • Transmission facilities project: means a project approved by the Northern Maine Transmission Corporation, as established in section 9202, to carry out the purposes of chapter 1003 or any electric transmission, gas transmission, energy transfer or electric generation facility, including necessary appurtenances, otherwise proposed to the authority to benefit northern Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Tree and shrub seeds: shall include the seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree and shrub seeds in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Underground oil storage facility: means any tank, together with associated piping and dispensing facilities, 10% or more of which is located beneath the surface of the ground and not on or above a floor in such a manner that it may be readily inspected, located at a single location and used, formerly used or intended to be used for the marketing and distribution of oil, petroleum products or their by-products to persons or entities other than the owner of the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Underground oil storage facility project: means the renovation, removal, disposal or replacement of all or any part of an underground oil storage facility that is used for marketing and distribution of oil, petroleum products or their by-products to persons or entities other than the owner of the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unincorporated place: means a place which is not incorporated as a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Unorganized and deorganized areas: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 682
  • User: means one or more persons acting as lessee, purchaser, mortgagor or borrower under a financial document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Value-added: means that an enhancement to a product or service that increases the value or marketability of the product or service has been applied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Vegetable seeds: shall include the seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Vessel: means any ship, vessel or boat of any kind used for navigation of the coastal water or for commercial navigation of inland waters and licensed for carrying not less than 25 passengers under the requirements of the Public Utilities Commission or the United States Coast Guard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Veteran: means any person who served in the United States Armed Forces and was not dishonorably discharged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Wartime veteran: means any person who served in the United States Armed Forces during any federally recognized period of conflict who is certified to be a wartime veteran by the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services and was not dishonorably discharged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil: means any lubricating oil classified for use in an internal combustion engine, transmission, gear box, differential or hydraulics for a motor vehicle, a boat, an off-highway recreational vehicle, commercial or household power equipment, earth-moving equipment, special equipment or special mobile equipment, as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsections 69 and 70, that through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or the loss of original properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil disposal site: means the following 4 sites where waste motor oil was stored and that are now contaminated and subject to such response action requirements as the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency may impose according to applicable law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil: includes mixtures of waste oil and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil disposal site: means the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth designated by the Department of Environmental Protection as an uncontrolled hazardous substance site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Water supply system project: means any building structure, facilities, machinery, pipes, aqueducts, conduits, drains or the equipment which may be deemed necessary to supply water for municipal, domestic, business or combined use, together with all land, property, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interests in lands which may be acquired for construction or operation of the project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Weed seeds: shall include the seeds of all plants other than other crop seed and pure seed and shall include noxious-weed seeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • wholesale licensee: means any person holding a wholesale malt liquor or wine license within the State, offering malt liquor or wine for sale or resale to retailers, without regard to whether the business of the person is conducted under the terms of an agreement with a certificate of approval holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1451
  • Wholesale licensee: means a person licensed by the bureau as a wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wholesaler: means a person who engages in the purchase and resale of malt or brewed beverages or wines, or both, in sealed bottles, containers or original packages, as prepared for the market by the manufacturer at the place of manufacture, but not for consumption, except when taste testing, on the premises of that wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wildlife management: means the art or science of producing wild animals and birds and of improving wildlife conditions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Wine: includes , but is not limited to, wine coolers, table wine, still wine, sparkling wine, champagne and fortified wine, provided that the alcohol content is not above 24% by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Winery: means a facility that ferments, ages and bottles wine and hard cider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2