Sections
Chapter 1 County Officers 1 – 524
Chapter 3 County Budget and Finances 701 – 952-A
Chapter 5 Meridian Lines and Standards of Length 1001 – 1007
Chapter 7 Emergency Management 1101
Chapter 9 Regional Development 1201
Chapter 11 County Charters 1301 – 1353
Chapter 13 County Jails and Jailers 1501 – 1671
Chapter 17 Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority 1801 – 1955

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 30-A > Part 1

  • Abuse: means the occurrence of the following acts between family or household members or dating partners or by a family or household member or dating partner upon a minor child of a family or household member or dating partner:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1557-B
  • 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 30-A Sec. 385
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts credited to a member's individual account, together with regular interest thereon. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • active state service: means all military duty performed as a member of the state military forces pursuant to this Title or the United States Code, Title 32. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit which is of equal value when computed at regular interest, based on the mortality and service tables adopted by the board of trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or older or a person under 18 years of age who is emancipated pursuant to Title 15, section 3506-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1557-B
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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 22 Sec. 2099
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Affiliated unit: means a school administrative unit that is affiliated with another school administrative unit that operates a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes licensed commodities in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Aggregate student data: means data that is not personally identifiable and that is collected or reported at the group, cohort or institutional level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • Agricultural commodity: means any and all agricultural, horticultural and vineyard crops and products when produced or sold in this State, either in their natural state or as processed by the producer, including such products as:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-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 22 Sec. 2099
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocated parental rights and responsibilities: means that responsibilities for the various aspects of a child's welfare are divided between the parents, with the parent allocated a particular responsibility having the right to control that aspect of the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Alternative learning: means an educational option that a public school or publicly supported program offers at-risk students by offering some combination of the following: alternative education programs; small class size; flexible scheduling; relevant alternative curricula and assessment; mentoring adults; skilled teachers; a focus on social, emotional and relationship skills; collaboration among home, school and social service agencies; and any other measures designed to accommodate the needs of at-risk students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Ambulance services: means those emergency services primarily designed to transport ill or injured persons to available medical facilities and to administer first aid and emergency life-support systems in the interim period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs: means the sole successor to the Micmac Nation as constituted in aboriginal times in what is now the State of Maine, and all its predecessors and successors in interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30 Sec. 7202
  • Aroostook Band Trust Land: means land or natural resources acquired by the secretary in trust for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, in compliance with the terms of this Act, with money from the original $900,000 congressional appropriation and interest thereon deposited in the Land Acquisition Fund established for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs pursuant to federal legislation concerning the Aroostook Band of Micmacs or with proceeds from a taking of Aroostook Band Trust Land for public uses pursuant to the laws of this State or the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30 Sec. 7202
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Articulation agreement: means an agreement between a center or region and a postsecondary institution that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Associated organization: means any organization in which a Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is a managerial employee, director, officer or trustee or owns or controls, directly or indirectly, and severally or in the aggregate, at least 10% of the outstanding equity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authorizer: means an entity empowered under this chapter to review applications, decide whether to approve or reject applications, enter into charter contracts with applicants, oversee and monitor public charter schools and decide whether to renew, not renew or revoke charter contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Average final compensation: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 30-A Sec. 385
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • bail: means the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant shall conform to each condition imposed in accordance with section 1026 that is designed to ensure that the defendant shall refrain from any new criminal conduct, to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to ensure the safety of others in the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic support entitlement: means the sum derived from the child support table appropriate for each child and the parties' gross income. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Beneficial insects: means those insects that, during their life cycle, are effective pollinators of plants, are parasites or predators of pests or are otherwise beneficial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary: means any person who receives or is designated to receive a benefit provided by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Beneficiary: means any person who receives or is designated to receive a benefit provided by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Blood-borne pathogen test: means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Board: means a bureau, board or commission listed in Title 10, section 8001 or 8001-A, other licensor that is affiliated with or is a part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Board of Overseers of the Bar or any other state agency or municipality that issues a license authorizing a person to engage in a business, occupation, profession or industry and any state agency, bureau, board, commission or municipality that issues a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established in Title 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • board of directors: means the directors of the jail authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Board of trustees: means the board provided for in section 731. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Board of trustees: means the board provided for in section 1231. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Bona fide occupational exposure: means skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact of a person with the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person that results from the performance of duties by the exposed person in the course of employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Bounds of the watercourse: means the high-water marks of the shorelines of the lakes and ponds, the high-water marks of the intervening and connecting waters and the high-water marks of the banks of the streams and rivers of the watercourse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Brand: means a term, design or trademark used in connection with one or several grades of commercial fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Brand: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which an individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Brand name: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which individual plant or soil amendments are distributed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of licensed commodities in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • Budget committee: means the Penobscot County Budget Committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 900-K
  • Budget failure: means the failure of a region, by August 1st of any fiscal year, to approve a budget for the region that is at least equal to the sum of the total allocations for career and technical education of the member school administrative units in the region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Bulk: means in nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Parks and Lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1692-A
  • Buyer: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Canoe: means a form of small watercraft with no rudder or sails that is long and narrow, sharp on both ends or sharp on one end and blunt on the other end usually propelled by paddles or a small motor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Career and technical education: means a course or program of education designed to create or improve job-related skills that is part of a secondary school or middle school level curriculum and approved by the commissioner according to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Catchment area: means the geographic area from which a public charter school expects to draw the majority of its students, which may not be smaller than the combined enrollment areas of the 2 closest noncharter public schools serving students of the same grade levels as the applicant is proposing to serve, or the geographic area within a radius of 20 miles extending from the public charter school, whichever is smaller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Cave: includes natural subsurface water and drainage systems, but does not include any mine, tunnel or other artificial excavation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 66-B
  • Cave life: means any life-form normally found in a cave. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 66-B
  • Center: means an administrative entity established pursuant to this chapter that provides career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • 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 14 Sec. 6705
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charter contract: means a performance-based contract for a fixed term between a public charter school and an authorizer that describes performance expectations, defines operational responsibilities and outlines the autonomy and accountability for each party to the contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Child care costs: means the actual child care costs incurred by the parties for each child for whom support is being established that are related to that party's employment, education or training and are reasonable or customary in the area in which that party resides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Child Development Services System: means the state intermediate educational unit under section 7209, subsection 3, and any regional sites it chooses to establish and maintain, to ensure the provision of child find activities, early intervention services and free, appropriate public education services to eligible children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child support table: means the schedule that has been adopted by the department under section 2011. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Child with a disability: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Cigarette paper: means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Civil deputy: means a deputy who meets the requirements for a civil deputy adopted by the sheriff and has been designated by the sheriff to enforce civil laws and serve civil process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Client: means a person who is required to complete an alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program for an alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2363
  • Clinic: as used in this subchapter , shall mean any place, establishment or institution which operates for the purpose of dispensing immunizing agents to persons who are not confined in that place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1061
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Commercial fertilizer: means a substance containing one or more recognized fertilizer materials bearing a guaranteed analysis on the product label of a packaged product or the accompanying delivery paperwork or invoice of a bulk fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 62
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and his agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Committee amendment: An amendment recommended by a committee in reporting a bill or other measure.
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Communications: means a system for sending and receiving information to aid in law enforcement or law enforcement functions between fixed or mobile points, including telephone, teletype or radio systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Community school district: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of more than one municipality or school administrative district which may provide public education for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Community service provider: means a provider of substance use disorder treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Compliance with a support order: means that the support obligor has obtained or maintained health insurance coverage if required by a support order and is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Consumer pack: means a unit of 50 pounds or less net weight of potatoes contained in a bag or other type of container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Convention: means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Conversion public charter school: means a public charter school that existed as a noncharter public school before becoming a public charter school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corrections officer: means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy pursuant to Title 25, section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • Corrosive: means any substance which in contact with living tissue causes destruction of tissue by chemical action; but does not refer to action on inanimate surfaces. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Cost of private health insurance: means the cost of adding the child to existing coverage or the difference between self-only and family coverage, unless that cost is determined to be unjust by a court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • County: means either Lincoln County or Sagadahoc County, and "counties" means both Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners of Androscoggin County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 722
  • county commissioners: means the county commissioners of Aroostook County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 739
  • county commissioners: means the county commissioners of Knox County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 751
  • County commissioners: means the elected county commissioners of Piscataquis County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 822
  • county commissioners: means the county commissioners of York County and "county" means York County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 831
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners of Waldo County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 852
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners of Kennebec County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 861
  • county commissioners: means the county commissioners of Somerset County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 895
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners in a county or the officers, under a charter, who exercise legislative powers within the county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1302
  • County legislative delegation: means all state legislators whose legislative districts, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • County officers: means the commissioners, treasurer, sheriff, register of deeds and register of probate of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • County official: means an elected or appointed member of a county government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Court: means any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or Superior Court or any active retired justice and any District Court Judge or active retired judge when assigned under Title 4, section 157-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Court: means a District Court and, with regard to section 4011, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1557-B
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Court reporter: means a person who records legal proceedings by stenotype machine or other means allowed under the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 30 and provides prompt preparation of an accurate, verbatim written transcript. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 872
  • Court reporting services: means services provided by a court reporter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 872
  • Court reporting services provider: means a business, entity or firm that provides or arranges for court reporting services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 872
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 30-A Sec. 385
  • Creditable service: means membership service and prior service as a judge which is credited towards retirement in accordance with subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Crime involving domestic violence: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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 30-A Sec. 62
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2157
  • Custodial parent: means a parent, caretaker relative or legal custodian of a dependent child who is the child's primary residential care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Dealer: means any person other than a consumer, engaged in the business of buying or selling licensed commodities in commerce, except as provided in section 458. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Debtor: means an individual debtor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delivery sale: means a sale of tobacco products to a consumer in this State when:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2161
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent child: means any minor child who is not emancipated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Deputy: means either a full-time or part-time county law enforcement officer appointed under section 381. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • detention: means the confining of an adult held in lawful custody in a specially constructed or modified facility designed to ensure continued custody and control. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • 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 30-A Sec. 103
  • Device: means any instrument or contrivance, other than a firearm, that is intended for trapping, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest or any other form of plant or animal life, other than a human being and other than a bacterium, virus or other microorganism on or in a living human being or other living animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Direct-marketing: means the marketing of agricultural commodities by farmers directly to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Health or his designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1692-A
  • Director of the survey: means the Director of the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply commercial fertilizers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Distribute: means to import, consign, manufacture, produce, compound, mix or blend plant or soil amendments, or offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply plant or soil amendments in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, ship, deliver for shipment or receive and, having so received, deliver or offer to deliver pesticides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • distributor: means any person who distributes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • distributor: means any person who is engaged in the business of distributing agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Distributor: means any person who distributes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • distributor: means a person licensed as a distributor under Title 36, chapter 704. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Domestic abuse: means abuse as defined in section 4002. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drug user: means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that are provided under public supervision; are provided at no cost except where federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees; are designed to meet the developmental needs of a child with a disability, as identified by the individualized family service plan team, in one or more areas including physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development and adaptive development; meet the standards of the State; are provided by qualified personnel; to the maximum extent appropriate, are provided in natural environments, including the home, and community settings in which children without disabilities participate; and are provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Earnable compensation: means the actual compensation of a Legislator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Earnable compensation: means the annual salary as a judge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Earnable compensation: includes :
  • (1) Workers' compensation benefits;
    (2) Maintenance, if any;
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Ecological reserve: means an area owned or leased by the State, under the jurisdiction of the bureau, designated by the director for the purpose of maintaining one or more natural community types or native ecosystem types in a natural condition and range of variation and contributing to the protection of Maine's biological diversity and managed:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Economic development incentive: means federal and state statutorily defined programs that receive state funds, dedicated revenue funds and tax expenditures as defined by section 1666 whose purposes are to create, attract or retain business entities related to business development in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13070-J
  • Economic development investments: means commitments of state funds, dedicated revenue funds and tax expenditures as defined by section 1666 for research and development activities and economic development incentive programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13070-J
  • Economic development proposal: means proposed legislation that establishes a new program or that expands an existing program that:
  • (1) Is intended to encourage significant business expansion or retention in the State; and
    (2) Contains a tax expenditure, as defined in section 1666, or a budget expenditure with a cost that is estimated to exceed $100,000 per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13070-J
  • Education service provider: means an education management organization, charter management organization, school design provider or any other partner entity with whom a public charter school intends to contract for a limited scope of education services and resources, including education design, implementation or management. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Eligible student: means a student who has reached 18 years of age or who is attending a postsecondary educational institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • Emergency management: means the coordination and implementation of an organized effort to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Emergency use: means a use resulting from unforeseen circumstances that calls for immediate action to protect persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employee: means a person in any employment position, including public or private employment, employment with a nonprofit, religious, charitable or educational organization, or any other compensated service under an expressed, implied, oral or written contract for hire, but does not include a self-employed person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • employer of the person exposed: includes a self-employed person who is exposed to the potentially infectious blood or other body fluids of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Enhanced support entitlement: means the basic support entitlement multiplied by a factor of 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • ensure the integrity of the judicial process: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means safeguarding the role of the courts in adjudicating the guilt or innocence of defendants by ensuring the presence of the defendant in court and otherwise preventing the defendant from obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice by threatening, injuring or intimidating a victim, prospective witness, juror, attorney for the State, judge, justice or other officer of the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environment: includes water, air and land and all plants and human beings and other animals living therein and the interrelationships that exist among these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Environmental disease: means any abnormal condition or disorder aggravated or caused by exposure to an environmental hazard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • executive session: is a session at which only members of the investigating committee, staff of the committee, counsel to the committee, the witness and his counsel shall be present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • 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 30-A Sec. 103
  • Explosives: means explosive materials which are used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • Exposure: means direct contact or interaction with an environmental hazard or toxic agent affecting or being taken into the body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Extraordinary medical expenses: means recurring, uninsured medical expenses in excess of $250 per child or group of children per calendar year that can reasonably be predicted by the court or hearing officer at the time of establishment or modification of a support order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Extreme public health emergency: means the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread exposure to a highly infectious or toxic agent that poses an imminent threat of substantial harm to the population of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Failure to appear: includes a failure to appear at the time or place required by a release order and the failure to surrender into custody at the time and place required by a release order or by the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 32(a) and Rule 38(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Federal Act: means the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Title 21 U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fertilizer material: means any substance containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium or any recognized plant nutrient element or compound which is used primarily for its plant nutrient content or for compounding mixed fertilizers except unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Fineness: means the percentage by weight of the material which will pass federal standard sieves of specified sizes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Flammable: means any substance which has a flashpoint of above 20 degrees to and including 80 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester, except that the flammability of solids and of the contents of self-pressurized containers is determined by methods generally applicable to such containers and established by regulations issued by the commissioner and "extremely flammable" means any substance which has a flashpoint at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Floor leaders: The Majority Leader and Minority Leader are elected by their respective party conferences to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for their parties and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. By custom, the Presiding Officer gives the floor leaders priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate.
  • 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 primary 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
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, that under its law authorizes the issuance of support orders and:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Foreign support order: means a support order issued by a foreign tribunal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Full-time deputy: means a deputy who is compensated under section 386, subsection 1, and who is employed in county law enforcement for at least 40 hours a week. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Fund: means the Maine Microenterprise Initiative Fund established in section 13063-K. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13063-J
  • Fund: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund established in Title 10, section 1023-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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 22 Sec. 2157
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift: means anything of value, including forgiveness of an obligation or debt, given to a person without that person providing equal or greater consideration to the giver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Governing board: means the independent board of a public charter school that is party to the charter contract with the authorizer and whose members have been elected or selected pursuant to the school's application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • 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
  • Grade: means any commercial fertilizer having a specific minimum percentage of plant nutrients that is the same as the guaranteed analysis, expressed in whole numbers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Grade: means one of the officially established grades for an agricultural commodity as defined by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Grandparent: includes a parent of a child's parent whose parental rights have been terminated pursuant to Title 18-A, section 9-204 or Title 22, chapter 1071, subchapter 6, but only until the child's adoption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1302
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Gross income: means gross income of a party as follows. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Guaranteed analysis: means the minimum percentage of plant nutrients claimed in the following order and form:
  • 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.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Handler: means any person, except a common carrier, exempt carrier or contract carrier of agricultural commodities, who is engaged in packing, grading, selling, offering for sale or marketing any agricultural commodities, who as owner, agent or otherwise ships or causes to be shipped an agricultural commodity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Harnish bail proceeding: means a preconviction bail proceeding in which the State is offered the opportunity to obtain a judicial finding of probable cause that the defendant has committed a formerly capital offense, and the defendant, at the same proceeding, is afforded the opportunity to know and rebut the case against the defendant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Hazardous substance: means any substance or mixture of substances which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, strong sensitizer, flammable, or which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means and which may cause substantial personal injury or illness during any customary or reasonable anticipated handling or use including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children and also means any radioactive substance, if, with respect to such substance as used in a particular class of article or as packaged, the commissioner determines by regulation that the substance is sufficiently hazardous to require labeling in accordance with this subchapter in order to protect the public health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Herbicide: means a substance or mixture of substances used to destroy, dessicate, defoliate or prevent the growth of unwanted vegetation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Highly toxic: means any substance which produces death within 14 days in at least half of a group of 10 or more laboratory white rats each weighing between 200 and 300 grams, when a single dose of 50 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, is orally administered or when inhaled continuously for a period of one hour or less at an atmospheric concentration of 200 parts per million by volume or less of gas, vapor, mist or dust, or which produces death within 14 days in at least half of 10 or more rabbits tested in a dosage of 200 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when administered by continuous contact with the bare skin for 24 hours or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Historic site: means any area of land owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the State, with or without buildings, improvements or other structures, that has been classified by the director for public use wholly or primarily because of its historical, archaeological or scientific interest or value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Household use: means any use, or intended use of an article in or about the living area or living quarters of a house, apartment house or other place of abode. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Immediate family: means a Legislator's spouse, domestic partner or dependent children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Imminent hazard: means a situation that exists when the continued use of a pesticide during the time required for cancellation proceedings pursuant to section 609 would likely result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or will involve unreasonable hazard to the survival of a species declared endangered by the United States Secretary of the Interior under United States Public Law 91-135. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • Income: means economic gain to a person from any source, including, but not limited to, compensation for services, including fees, commissions and payments in kind; gross income derived from business; gross income derived from dealings in property, rents and royalties; gross income from investments including interest, capital gains and dividends; annuities; income from life insurance and endowment contracts; pensions; income from discharge of indebtedness; distributions from a partnership or limited liability company; gross income from an interest in an estate or trust; prizes; and grants, but does not include gifts or honoraria. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer, as provided by chapter 65, subchapter IV, to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • 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.
  • Individualized education program team: means the group of individuals composed in accordance with Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1414(d)(1)(B) to determine the individualized education program for a child with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Industrial by-product: means any industrial waste or by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Infected person: means a person who is diagnosed as having a communicable disease or who, after appropriate medical evaluation or testing, is determined to harbor an infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Informed consent: means consent that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Ingredient form: means the chemical compound such as salt, chelate, oxide, acid, etc. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Ingredient statement: means a statement of the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insect: means any of the numerous small invertebrate animals generally having the body more or less obviously segmented, for the most part belonging to the class insecta, comprising 6-legged, usually winged forms, including but not limited to beetles, bugs, bees and flies, and to other allied classes or arthropods whose members are wingless and usually have more than 6 legs, including but not limited to spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and wood lice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Integrated medication-assisted treatment: means a treatment method that combines medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorder with counseling, urine drug screening and behavioral therapy that has proven effective in treating substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Intelligence: means the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and use of information about persons known to be repeatedly violating the criminal law in a manner difficult to detect as part of a covertly planned, deliberate or organized attempt to undertake criminal acts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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
  • interested party: is a ny person who learns that he has been specifically identified in testimony taken before an investigating committee and who reasonably believes that he has been adversely affected by such testimony. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Intermediate educational unit: means an entity that meets the definition of intermediate educational unit in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1402, (23) as in effect prior to June 4, 1997 and that is a public authority, other than a local educational agency, under the general supervision of the department, that is established for the purpose of providing free public education on a regional basis and that provides special education and related services to children with disabilities within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • investigating committee: is a ny committee of the Legislature which has been granted by the Legislature the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take depositions, as authorized by section 165, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • investigating committee action: is a ny decision arrived at formally by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Investigation: means the inquiry about, or examination or observation of, persons or objects to gather evidence concerning unlawful acts or the apprehension of wrongdoers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • jail: means any land area, structure, location or equipment, or combination of them, used for the confinement of prisoners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • jail authority: means the authority formed under this chapter and Title 13, chapter 81. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Judge: means a Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or the Superior Court, any Judge of the District Court, any Administrative Court Judge or any Associate Administrative Court Judge who is actively serving as of December 1, 1984, or who is appointed subsequent to December 1, 1984, but does not include Active Retired Judges. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Juvenile services: means the personnel, procedures and services provided to deal with delinquents or criminal offenders under 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Kindergarten: means a one-year or 2-year childhood education program, for children at least 5 years of age, immediately prior to grade one. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Label: means the written, printed or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Label: means any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or on the delivery ticket which accompanies bulk shipments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Label: means any written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container or accompanying a plant or soil amendment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • 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
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or attached to the immediate package or container of any substance; and a requirement made by or under authority of this subchapter that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper, and on all accompanying literature where there are directions for use, written or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Labeling: means the label and all other written, printed or graphic matter:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Labeling: means any written, printed or graphic matter, upon or accompanying any plant or soil amendment, or advertisements, brochures, posters or television or radio announcements used in promoting the sale of the plant or soil amendment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • 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 22 Sec. 2099
  • 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
  • Labor: means the period of time before a birth during which contractions are of sufficient frequency, intensity and duration to bring about effacement and progressive dilation of the cervix. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • Laboratory services: means those services which concern the testing or analyzing of physical evidence, by chemical or physical science methods and techniques, in order to determine its properties, composition, attributes or other information required for law enforcement purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Land: means all land and water areas, including airspace, and all plants, animals, structures, buildings, contrivances and machinery appurtenant thereto or situated thereon, fixed or mobile, including any used for transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Law enforcement agency: means the State Police, a sheriff's department or a municipal police department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1557-B
  • Law enforcement functions: means functions or services related to law enforcement, including patrol, laboratory services, intelligence, investigation, juvenile services, emergency services, detention and communications, whether or not those services are administered or directed through the sheriff's department or municipal police departments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Laws of the State: means the Constitution and all statutes, rules or regulations and the common law of the State and its political subdivisions, and subsequent amendments thereto or judicial interpretations thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30 Sec. 7202
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal age: means the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Legal proceeding: means a proceeding or series of proceedings by which a legal judgment is invoked and includes but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 872
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • 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 30-A Sec. 385
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry, and a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity, but does not mean a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Licensed commodities: means dry beans and other vegetables listed in rules established pursuant to section 453, but does not mean potatoes, which are governed by chapter 103, subchapter 10, article 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Licensed federal-state potato inspector: means an authorized representative of the Federal-State Inspection Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Licensee: means any person who holds an unrevoked and valid unsuspended license issued under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Licensee: means an individual holding a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry except an individual holding a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Licensee: means any person who holds a commodities license issued under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Local school board: means a school board exercising management and control of a school administrative unit other than a public charter school formed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Lock Dam Lot: means a certain lot or parcel of land described as follows:
  • Beginning at a point on the East town line of Township 7, Range 13 on the south bank of the thoroughfare between Chamberlain and Eagle Lakes, said point beginning 4 miles + 26. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Machinery: means equipment or machinery, exclusive of vehicles, which is used to explore, develop or mine a mineral deposit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • Maine bag: means any consumer pack for potatoes on which appears the word Maine in letters larger than 1/4 inch or a pictorial representation of the outline of the shape of the state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Maine bag grade: means any of the officially established grades of potatoes as adopted by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Management plan: means a plan of timber harvesting operations for areas within the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • 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 22 Sec. 2157
  • 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.
  • Market agreement: means an agreement with the commissioner entered into pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Market order: means an order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this subchapter, prescribing rules governing the marketing, distribution, sale or handling, in any manner of any agricultural commodity during any specified period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Medical support: means an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health insurance provided by a public entity or by another parent through employment or otherwise or for other medical costs not covered by insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Member: means a Legislator who is included in the membership of the Legislative Retirement Program, as provided in section 801. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Member: means a judge who is included in the membership of the Maine Judicial Retirement System as provided in section 1301. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Membership: means active participation in the program of a school from the date of enrollment to the time the student withdraws or is absent from the school for 10 consecutive days for reasons other than illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the Maine Judicial Retirement System for which credit is allowed under section 1302. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Microenterprise: means a business located in the State that produces goods or provides services and has fewer than 10 full-time equivalent employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13063-J
  • Military forces: means the state military forces, as defined in section 102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • Minerals: means all naturally occurring mineral deposits, including hydrocarbons and peat, but excluding sand, gravel and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • Mining: means all of the extractive and beneficiative processes necessary to remove and prepare a mineral deposit for market. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • misbranded: as used in this chapter or chapter 103 applies to all articles of commercial feeding stuff, commercial fertilizer or food, the package or label of which bears any statement, design or device regarding such article, or the ingredients or substances contained therein, that is false or misleading in any particular or that is falsely branded in any particular. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8451
  • misbranded package of a hazardous substance: means a hazardous substance in a container intended or suitable for household use unless the product bears a label with the information specified in section 507, except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • 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.
  • Multiple use: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 384
  • Multiple use: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 424
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor, councillors or selectmen. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 852
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipal officers: means the municipal officers or councillors of a town or the mayor and municipal officers or councillors of a city. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Municipal official: means any elected member of a municipal government in Penobscot County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 900-K
  • Municipal officials: means the mayor, aldermen, councillors or manager of a city and the selectmen, councillors or manager of a town located in Androscoggin County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 722
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: means a city or town. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Mutual order of protection or restraint: means an order that is granted to the defendant in an action under this chapter or the inclusion of language in an order granted to the plaintiff in an action under this chapter that restricts or limits the plaintiff's conduct with regard to the defendant absent the filing of a separate complaint by the defendant, service of the complaint and summons upon the plaintiff and a finding by the court that the plaintiff committed the abuse alleged in the complaint. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1557-B
  • 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 30-A Sec. 62
  • Net weight: means the weight of amending ingredients plus other ingredients as offered for sale, exclusive of the weight of any package or container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • New criminal conduct: refers to criminal activity by a defendant occurring after bail has been set. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Noncharter public school: means a public school other than a school formed pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Nonreserved public lands: means all public domain lands, public islands in inland and coastal waters, lands acquired under section 8003, subsection 3, paragraph N, lands acquired by the bureau pursuant to other lawful authority and any other lands the management and control of which are not otherwise provided for by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Notifiable disease or condition: means any communicable disease, occupational disease or environmental disease, the occurrence or suspected occurrence of which is required to be reported to the department pursuant to sections 821 to 825 or section 1493. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Official sample: means any sample of commercial fertilizer taken by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Operating and governance agreement: means the documents that set the terms of the jail authority operations and structure for governance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Operator: means any entity other than the department, school administrative unit or school to the extent that the entity:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • Ornamental trees: means trees of shade, beauty or landscape value, or those trees intended to become ornamental trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Other ingredients: means any ingredients present in plant or soil amendments which are not plant-amending ingredients or soil-amending ingredients, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Out-of-state service: means service rendered as an employee of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person who owns title to land where a cave is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 66-B
  • Packaged biosolids: means biosolids distributed in a sealed container provided by the distributor of the material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Parent: means mother or father. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Parental support obligation: means the portion of total basic or enhanced support obligation a party is ordered to pay in money as child support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Park: means any area of land or an interest in land, with or without improvements, that is acquired by or under the control of the State, managed primarily for public recreation or conservation purposes and classified by the director as a park, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Part-time deputy: means a deputy who is compensated under section 386, subsection 2, and who does not work more than the maximum amount allowed under that subsection in any one calendar or fiscal year while performing county law enforcement duties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Participating local district employee: means an employee of a participating local district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means a party to an action that is the subject of the legal proceeding for which court reporting services are provided or sought to be provided. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 872
  • Patrol: means the regular and repeated circuit of the jurisdictional area as a method of deterring criminal activities, of observing or inspecting for possible violations or criminal activities, of providing for rapid response to calls for assistance and of maintaining order and the general peace. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • percentage: means the percentage by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • percentage: means by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • percentage: means percent or percentage by weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Permanent incapacity: means a guardian or conservator has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of an office holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Person: includes individual, partnership, association, firm and corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation, municipality or quasi-municipal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: shall include any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society or association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2099
  • Person: means an individual, partnership or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Person: means an individual; corporation; business trust; estate; trust; partnership; limited liability company; association; joint venture; public corporation; government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality; or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Person: means individuals, partnerships, corporations and other entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 103
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Person: means and includes any corporation, association, copartnership or one or more individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Person with substance use disorder: means a person who, due to the use of alcohol or a drug, has a clinical and significant functional impairment, including a health problem or a disability or an inability to meet major responsibilities at work, home or school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pest: means any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, weeds, and other forms of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, except viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms on or in living human beings or other living animals, that the commissioner declares to be a pest under section 610, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Plant amendment: means any product distributed consisting of a plant-amending ingredient and other ingredients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • 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.
  • Post-conviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding after a verdict or finding of guilty or after the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Postpartum recovery: means , as determined by a woman's physician, the period immediately following delivery, including the entire period the woman is in the hospital or infirmary after giving birth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • 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.
  • Preconviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding before a verdict in the context of a jury trial or finding of guilty in the context of a jury-waived trial or before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Premium cigar: means a cigar that weighs more than 3 pounds per 1,000 and is wrapped in whole tobacco leaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Prescribed care: means isolation, quarantine, examination, vaccination, medical care or treatment ordered by the department or a court pursuant to section 820. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention of drug traffic: means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Primary residential care provider: means the party who provides residential care for a child for more than 50% of the time on an annual basis if the parents do not provide substantially equal care as defined in subsection 8-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Prior service: means all service before December 1, 1984, as a judge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Private health insurance: means fee-for-service, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization and other types of coverage available to either parent under which medical services could be provided to a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Private school: means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops primarily for manufacture into articles of food or starch by operations that change the physical form the potatoes or rotation crops possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Processor: means any person, other than a consumer, who purchases or contracts to purchase an agricultural commodity primarily for manufacture into food or other products by operations which change the physical form which that agricultural commodity possessed when produced. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase licensed commodities primarily for manufacture into articles of food by operations which change the physical form the commodities possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Producer: means any person engaged within this State in the business of producing, or causing to be produced, for any market, any agricultural commodity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7205
  • Property: means animals, inanimate objects, vessels, public conveyances, buildings and all other real or personal property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protect health and the environment: means to protect against any unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public charter school: means a public school formed pursuant to this chapter that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Public health threat: means any condition or behavior that can reasonably be expected to place others at significant risk of exposure to a toxic agent or environmental hazard or infection with a notifiable disease or condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public preschool program: means a program offered by a public school that provides instruction to children who are 4 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Public reserved lands: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • 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 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Pupil: means elementary or secondary school student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • quorum: is a majority of the members of a legislative investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 108
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonable cost: means the cost of private health insurance to the parent responsible for providing medical support that does not exceed amounts adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services in a rule implementing a cost-reasonableness standard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Region: means a quasi-municipal corporation established by the Legislature to provide career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is comprised of all the school administrative units within the geographical boundaries set forth for each career and technical education region in section 8451. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Regional school unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration as established pursuant to chapter 103-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Register: means to file in a tribunal of this State a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Register of critical areas: means the official listing of critical areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 62
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Registrant: means a person who has registered any pesticide pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Registrant: means the person who registers commercial fertilizer under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Registrant: means the person who registers plant or soil amendments under the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Regular employer: means a person doing business in or operating a business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 30-A Sec. 385
  • 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 30-A Sec. 902
  • Related services: means special education transportation and such developmental, corrective and other related services, as defined by the commissioner, as are required to assist children with disabilities to benefit from their special education programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rescue: means those services required to free or save persons from imminent injury or death due to accidents or other emergencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 451
  • Research and development activities: means activities that directly or through capital investment support basic and applied scientific research and related commercial development funded by state appropriations and bond proceeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13070-J
  • Residence: means , with reference to a person's eligibility to receive career and technical education, the school administrative unit in which is located the legal residence of the person's parent if the person has not reached 18 years of age, the legal residence of the person after the person reaches 18 years of age or the legal residence of the person after the person becomes an emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • restoration to service: means acceptance of employment as either a state employee or a teacher. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Restraints: means any physical restraint or mechanical device used to control the movement of a prisoner's or juvenile's body or limbs, including, but not limited to, disposable or soft restraints, handcuffs, a security restraint system that combines handcuffs with a rigid component, leg irons, belly chains, a security or tether chain and a convex shield. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • Restricted zone: means a land area of from 400 feet to 800 feet that extends in all directions from the bounds of the watercourse and includes all land areas within the bounds of the watercourse and all additional areas that may be added by mutual agreement between the director and private property owners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities and reselling the potatoes or rotation crops bought primarily to consumers through at least 5 retail outlets located within or without the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying licensed commodities in wholesale quantities and reselling the licensed commodities bought, primarily to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • retailer: means a person located within or outside the State who sells tobacco products to a person in the State for personal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement: means the termination of membership service with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Retirement: means the termination of membership service with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Revenues: means the proceeds of bonds, all revenues, rates, tolls, assessments, rents, transportation charges, reimbursement from the State excluding community corrections money, boarding fees and inmate-related medical reimbursements, and other charges and receipts derived by the jail authority from the operation of a multicounty jail, including, but not limited to, investment earnings and the proceeds of insurance, condemnation, sale or other disposition of properties, and must include proceeds from assessments when the power of assessment has been granted to the jail authority under sections 1952 and 1953. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Rotation crop: means small grain, soybean or flax grown in rotation with potatoes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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 30-A Sec. 103
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of licensed commodities for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of potatoes or rotation crops for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Satellite program: means a program providing career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is operated, under section 8403-A, by a school administrative unit affiliated with a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • school administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes only the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative district: means a state-approved unit of school administration, composed of one or more municipalities which must provide public education to all public school students in the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes a municipal school unit, school administrative district, community school district, regional school unit or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation responsible for operating or constructing public schools, except that it does not include a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a municipal school unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School union: means a union composed of school administrative units joined for the purpose of providing joint administrative services, including a joint superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Secondary school: means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30 Sec. 7202
  • 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 22 Sec. 2157
  • Self-employed: means that the person qualifies as an independent contractor under Title 39-A, section 102, subsection 13-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1365
  • Seller: means any person who sells or contracts to sell potatoes or rotation crops in the regular course of business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shared parental rights and responsibilities: means that most or all aspects of a child's welfare remain the joint responsibility and right of both parents, so that both parents retain equal parental rights and responsibilities, and both parents confer and make joint decisions regarding the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Soil amendment: means any product distributed consisting of a soil-amending ingredient and other ingredients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Soil-amending ingredient: means any substance which is intended to improve the chemical, biological or physical characteristics of the soil, except commercial fertilizers, plant-amending ingredients, agricultural liming materials, unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures, pesticides and other like material, exempted by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2023-A
  • Sole parental rights and responsibilities: means that one parent is granted exclusive parental rights and responsibilities with respect to all aspects of a child's welfare, with the possible exception of the right and responsibility for support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Special deputy: means a person appointed under section 382 who may exercise the powers of a deputy only when a state of war or emergency exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Special education: means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, as defined by the commissioner, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special education facility: means a public or private school, or portion of a public or private school, intended for use in meeting the educational and related needs of children with disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • special education program: is a full-time or part-time educational program designed to provide an equal educational opportunity to children with disabilities through the delivery of special education services by qualified individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special school district: means a school district created by private and special law for the purpose of constructing or adding to school buildings, but which does not have the authority or responsibility for operating public schools. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Species: means any recognized taxonomic category of the biota including species, subspecies or variety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 62
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 902
  • Standards: means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Start-up public charter school: means a public charter school that did not exist as a noncharter public school prior to becoming a public charter school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • state: includes an Indian nation or tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided under Title 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided in Title 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • State 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 30-A Sec. 103
  • State licensed agency: means an institution or facility licensed by the State to provide education, emotional or mental health services, alcohol or drug rehabilitation, boarding care or other child care services to a person between the ages of 5 and 20 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • State strategic economic improvement plan: means the long-term economic plan for the State's economy developed by the Maine Economic Growth Council pursuant to Title 10, section 929-A, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13070-J
  • State valuation: means the value certified to the Secretary of State as provided in Title 36, section 305, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Student data: means information that is collected and maintained at the individual student level in this State, including, but not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • Student personally identifiable information: means student data that, alone or in combination, is linked to a specific student and would allow a reasonable person who does not have knowledge of the relevant circumstances to identify the student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • 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 30-A Sec. 108
  • Submerged lands: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substance use prevention: means all facilities, programs or services relating to substance use control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, including reinforcing health behaviors and lifestyles and reducing risks contributing to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Substantially equal care: means that both parents participate substantially equally in the child's total care, which may include, but is not limited to, the child's residential, educational, recreational, child care and medical, dental and mental health care needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Sufficient existing relationship: means a relationship involving extraordinary contact between a grandparent and a child, including but not limited to circumstances in which the grandparent has been a primary caregiver and custodian of the child for a significant period of time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1302
  • Superintendent: means the person in a school administrative unit or school union appointed and having the authority and responsibility under this Title and other applicable statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official or agency authorized to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Support guidelines: means the child support table and the criteria for application of the table set forth in section 2006. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Sustained yield: means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a high-level regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the nonreserved public lands without impairing the productivity of the land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 384
  • Sustained yield: means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a high-level regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the public reserved lands without impairing the productivity of the land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 424
  • Targeted advertising: includes advertising to a student at an online location based upon a single search query without collection and retention of a student's online activities over time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1853
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 22 Sec. 2157
  • Telos Dam Lot: means a certain lot or parcel of land situated in Township 6, Range 11, WELS, being known as the Telos Dam Lot, being a square lot 20 chains on each side. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: is a ny form of evidence received by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Timber and grass: when used in reference to the public reserved lots, so called, in unorganized territory in the State, means all growth of every description on said lots. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Timber harvesting operation: means the cutting and removal of trees from their growing site and the attendant operation of mobile or portable chipping mills and of cutting and skidding machinery, including the creation and use of skid trails, skid roads and winter haul roads and the construction or creation of land management roads. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Tobacco product: means any product that is made from or derived from tobacco, or that contains nicotine, that is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, a cigarette, a cigar, a hookah, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or snus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • 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 allocation: means the foundation allocation for a year, the debt service allocation for that year, the sum of all adjustments for that year and the total of the additional local appropriations for the prior year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 4353
  • Total basic support obligation: means the sum of money determined by adding the basic support entitlement, child care costs, extraordinary medical expenses and health insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Total enhanced support obligation: means the sum of money determined by calculating the enhanced support entitlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1325
  • Toxic: means any substance other than a radioactive substance, which has the inherent capacity to produce bodily injury or illness to man through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through any body surface. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Toxic agent: means a chemical or physical substance that, under certain circumstances of exposure, may cause harmful effects to living organisms. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • 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: includes , but is not limited to, any voluntary or involuntary sale, grant, lease, allotment, partition or other conveyance; any transaction the purpose of which was to effect a sale, grant, lease, allotment, partition or other conveyance; and any act, event or circumstance that resulted in a change in title to, possession of, dominion over, or control of land or other natural resources. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30 Sec. 7202
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • 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 22 Sec. 2099
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • tribunal of this State: means the District Court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • Union committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school union. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Unit: means a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Unorganized and deorganized areas: includes :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 108
  • Unpackaged biosolids: means biosolids distributed in a loose, unpackaged form in an unsealed container, including, but not limited to, a tote bag, tote tank, bin, tank, trailer, spreader truck, railcar and pickup truck bed or other container provided by the final user solely for transport of the material. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1580-H
  • Unreasonable adverse effects on the environment: means any unreasonable risk to human beings or the environment, taking into account the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Use: means an activity of any form, kind or description. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Value: means fair market value as of the date of the attachment or, in a proceeding under the United States Code, Title 11, the date of the filing of the petition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • 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 22 Sec. 2099
  • Vending machine: means any automated, self-service device that upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes or any other tobacco product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verified complaint: means a writing signed by a person, who, under oath, swears that he has reason to believe that a person required to be licensed under this Article has violated one or more of the provisions of this Article or of the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, setting forth a short and plain statement of the allegations which are the basis for such belief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Virtual public charter school: means a public charter school that offers education services predominantly through an online program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1858
  • Visible from the watercourse: means able to be seen by a person at any point on the watercourse from Churchill Dam north without the aid of any magnifying devices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Watercourse: means the bodies of water consisting of lakes, rivers and streams extending from Telos Lake Dam northerly to the confluence of West Twin Brook and Allagash River, a distance of approximately 85 miles, and bodies of water consisting of lakes and streams extending from where Allagash Stream crosses the west boundary of T. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat, canoe or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on waters, other than a seaplane. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 502
  • 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 22 Sec. 2099
  • Weight: means the weight of undried material as offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2013-A
  • Wildlife: means all living things that are neither human, domesticated nor, as defined in this subchapter, pests, including but not limited to mammals, birds and aquatic life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • witness: is a ny person who testifies before an investigating committee or who gives a deposition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256