Sections
Subpart 1 General Provisions 2001 – 2006
Subpart 2 Organization and Interlocal Cooperation 2101 – 2357
Subpart 3 Municipal Affairs 2501 – 2966
Subpart 4 Ordinance Authority and Limitations 3001 – 3014
Subpart 5 Health, Welfare and Improvements 3101 – 3555
Subpart 6 Regulation, Licenses and Permits 3701 – 4104
Subpart 6-A Planning and Land Use Regulation 4301 – 4483
Subpart 8 Development 4701 – 5415
Subpart 9 Fiscal Matters 5601 – 6209
Subpart 10 Villages 6301 – 6304

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 30-A > Part 2 - Municipalities

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • Abandonment: means any conduct on the part of the parent showing an intent to forego parental duties or relinquish parental claims. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Abuse: includes acts and omissions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Abuse or neglect: means a threat to a child's health or welfare by physical, mental or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse or exploitation including under Title 17-A, sections 282, 852, 853 and 855, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these or failure to ensure compliance with school attendance requirements under Title 20?A, section 3272, subsection 2, paragraph B or section 5051-A, subsection 1, paragraph C, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Academic achievement: means earning a grade point average of 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Academic detailing: means the provision of information regarding prescription drugs based on scientific and medical research, including information on therapeutic and cost-effective use of prescription drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Accessory dwelling unit: means a self?contained dwelling unit located within, attached to or detached from a single-family dwelling unit located on the same parcel of land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Accompanied by an adult: means , with respect to operation of an ATV, within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a child's parent or guardian or another person 21 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • account: means a financial instrument established pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10981
  • Account holder: means an eligible person who owns a family development account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10981
  • Accreditation: means a formal status granted by an accrediting agency to an institution meeting or exceeding the educational quality criteria as stated in the accrediting agency's publication in order to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, ensure consistency in institutional operations, promote institutional improvement and provide for public accountability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Accreditation mill: means an entity that is created to give the appearance that certain substandard schools or institutions of higher education are legitimately accredited organizations, that is not recognized by any authorized state, professional or national agency and that has few, if any, standards for quality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Act: means the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1603
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administering authority: means an urban renewal authority, municipal officers or any other persons or organizations empowered by the provisions of chapters 203, 205 and 206 to implement an urban renewal plan, community development program or municipal development district plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5301
  • Administrative compliance order: means an administrative order that is issued by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative consent order: means an order issued by the commissioner pursuant to a bilateral agreement between the commissioner and a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative penalty: means a fine imposed by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative remedy: means an administrative compliance order, an administrative consent order or an administrative penalty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative unit: means the organization certified by the federal Small Business Administration to administer the Small Business Development Center Program in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Administrator: means the person who is responsible for the administration of a service contract program or who is responsible for any submission required by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • Adult: means any person who has attained 18 years of age or who is a legally emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Adult care facilities: means facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services and that offer programs for adults who need assistance or supervision and that are operated out of nonresidential commercial buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • adult day care program: means a program of care, activities and protection maintained or carried out on a regular basis by a person or combination of persons in a private dwelling or other facility, for consideration, for any part of a day for 3 or more adults, 19 years of age or older, who are not blood relatives and are coming to the facility for the express purpose of participating in this program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8601
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the meaning of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Advertising: means any written, electronic or printed communication or any communication by means of recorded telephone messages or transmitted on radio, television, the Internet or a similar communications medium, including film strips, motion pictures and videos, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of creating an interest in or inducing a person to sell a life insurance policy pursuant to a settlement contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6802-A
  • 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.
  • Advisory committee: means the Right To Know Advisory Committee established in Title 5, section 12004?J, subsection 14 and described in section 411. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 431
  • Advisory committee: means the Advisory Committee on Education Savings established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Affected employee: means a resident of this State, including a self-employed resident, who has experienced a reduction in income since January 1, 2020 due to circumstances related to COVID-19. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1100-BB
  • Affected municipalities: means all those municipalities which, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of the quasi-municipal corporation or district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • Affiliate: means any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Affiliated business: means 2 businesses exhibiting either of the following relationships:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affiliated business: means a member of a group of 2 or more businesses in which more than 50% of the voting stock of each member corporation or more than 50% of the ownership interest in a business other than a corporation is directly or indirectly owned by a common owner or owners, either corporate or noncorporate, or by one or more of the member businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Affiliated company: means any company in the same corporate system as a parent or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation or management. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Affiliated group: means a designated business and its corresponding affiliated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable housing: means decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for low-income and moderate-income households. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Affordable housing: means a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, apartment or other living accommodation for a household whose income does not exceed 120% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Affordable housing unit: means an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling unit or condominium unit for a household whose income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Age-friendly community: means a community where policies, services, settings and structures support and enable older people to actively age in place and that recognizes the capabilities, resources and needs of older adults, plans to meet the needs of older adults in flexible ways that support healthy and active aging, promotes the inclusion and contributions of older adults in all areas of community life, respects the self-determination and independence of older adults and protects those older adults who are most vulnerable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • agency: shall mean a state department, agency, office, board, commission; or quasi-independent agency, board, commission, authority or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 501
  • Agency: means a branch office of a financial institution at which all or part of the business of the institution is conducted, but the records pertaining to such business are maintained at another office of the institution, and not at such agency office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Agency of jurisdiction: means the state agency which has use of and jurisdiction over the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Agreement: means a legally binding written document between 2 or more parties, including, but not limited to, a document commonly referred to as an accepted application, proposal, prospectus, contract, grant, joint or cooperative agreement, purchase of service or state aid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • agreement funding: means all agreement funds received by a community agency from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Agreement of the parties: means the mutual agreement of the parties or their authorized representatives, and is distinguished from a unilateral condition imposed by any party to the agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Agricultural enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or raising plants or animals, harvesting plants or growing or obtaining plant or animal by-products, includes forestry and aquaculture and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from agricultural enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Agricultural seeds: shall include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this State as agricultural or field seeds, and mixtures of such seeds, except seeds of cereals grown in Maine and sold directly from grower to grower and not labeled as seed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Airmobile: means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is designed to travel upon a cushion of air on or within 2 feet of the water or land surface of the earth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Airport: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5401
  • All-weather road: means a public or private road that may be traversed during all seasons of the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8881
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alleged father: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1601
  • Allocation: means the privilege of taking a specified number of passengers per day on whitewater trips on a particular river, as specified annually. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Alpine tundra: means high-elevation, treeless areas beyond the timberline that are dominated by low herbaceous or shrubby vegetation and, specifically, areas that are designated as alpine tundra by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by rule pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Alternative working hours employment: means employment in the classified or unclassified service capable of being filled through flexible hours, job-sharing or part-time employment, as defined in subsections 2, 3 and 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 902
  • Alzheimer special care program: means a special program or secure, locked or segregated unit within one of the following entities for individuals with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder to prevent or limit access by an individual to areas outside the designated or separated program or area and that advertises, markets or otherwise promotes that entity as providing specialized Alzheimer or dementia care services:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 8551
  • Ambulatory surgical facility: means a facility with the primary purpose of providing elective surgical care to a patient who is admitted to and discharged from the facility within the same day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Amenities: means items of street furniture, signs and landscaping, including, but not limited to, plantings, benches, trash receptacles, street signs, sidewalks and pedestrian malls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Ancillary obligation: means the obligation of the bond bank in connection with liquor operation revenue bonds issued under this subchapter under any of the following entered into by the bond bank:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Animal food manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of preparing animal food, including poultry food, derived wholly or in part from livestock or poultry carcasses or parts or products of carcasses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Antibody to HIV: means the specific immunoglobulin produced by the body's immune system in response to HIV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19201
  • Antique snowmobile: means a snowmobile more than 25 years old that is registered as an antique snowmobile under section 13104, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Antlerless moose: means a moose without antlers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Application and service fees: means the amount of money charged for the cost of application, servicing or technical assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Appraised value: means the fair market value of property without the consideration of the effect, if any, of dedication or other preservation-related restrictions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • 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
  • Aquarium: means an enclosed container used in importing, possessing or displaying nonnative and exotic species of fish or other aquatic organisms that has a closed operating system, that is located within a home, exhibition building or other permanent all-season structure and that does not allow the discharge of water or aquatic organisms into the inland waters of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Aquatic plant: means a plant species that requires a permanently flooded freshwater habitat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • 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
  • Artificial lure: includes , but is not limited to, artificial flies, spinners, spoons, poppers, plugs, jigs and plastic, rubber or other artificial imitations of natural bait. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Arts district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality or plantation that has been designated by the municipality or plantation for the purpose of providing employment and cultural opportunities through the development of arts opportunities, including, but not limited to, museums, galleries, arts education, art studios, performing arts venues and associated businesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Assessed share: means a special assessment that represents that portion of the total projected cost of an improvement undertaken by a municipality in a capital improvement district that is the obligation of an owner of property within the capital improvement district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • Assigned counsel: means a private attorney designated by the commission to provide indigent legal services at public expense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1802
  • 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 1 Sec. 1012
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Association: means any legal association of individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or associations that have been in continuous existence for at least one year, the member organizations of which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Association captive insurance company: means any company that insures risks of the member organizations of the association and their affiliated companies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Assured revenues: as used in this chapter and in Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10951
  • At-risk: means there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child's health, safety and welfare is in jeopardy due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or similar circumstances and that return to the child's or the child's parent's country of origin or country of last habitual residence would not be in the best interest of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Atlantic salmon: means the anadromous fish species Salmo salar that customarily migrates from inland waters to the ocean as part of its life cycle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • ATV: includes , but is not limited to, a multitrack, multiwheel or low-pressure tire vehicle; a motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or belt-driven vehicle; an amphibious machine; or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12552
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12571
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12921
  • Authority: means the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority as established by this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1603
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, including in its capacity as successor to the Maine Educational Loan Authority and the Finance Authority of Maine's successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine established in Title 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1099-A
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority established pursuant to section 4722. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, which serves as administrator of the Maine Education Savings Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4991
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine established in Title 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11611
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12001-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12121
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12301
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12521
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12531
  • Authority loans: means loans made under this chapter by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Authority loans: means loans by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Authorized to do business in this State: means that a financial institution or credit union is authorized to do the business of banking, if it is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Automobile graveyard: includes an area used for automobile dismantling, salvage and recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Automobile recycling business: means the business premises of a dealer or a recycler licensed under Title 29-A, sections 851 to 1112 who purchases or acquires salvage vehicles for the purpose of reselling the vehicles or component parts of the vehicles or rebuilding or repairing salvage vehicles for the purpose of resale or for selling the basic materials in the salvage vehicles, as long as 80% of the business premises specified in the site plan in section 3755-A, subsection 1, paragraph C is used for automobile recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Available facility: means a facility in which all or a part of the facility is unused and available for leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Average personal income growth: means the average for the prior 10 calendar years, ending with the most recent calendar year for which data is available, of the percent change in personal income in this State, as estimated by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Average wholesale price: means the wholesale price charged on a specific commodity that is assigned by the drug manufacturer and is listed in a nationally recognized drug pricing file. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • 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.
  • Baitfish: means only those species in the following list:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Baitfish trap: means a device used to take baitfish fitted with rigid entrance or exit holes and having a volume no greater than 50 cubic feet. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Base level of employment: means the greater of either the total employment in the State of a business as of March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st of the calendar year immediately preceding the year of the business's application to become a certified Pine Tree Development Zone business divided by 4 or its average employment during the base period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Base period: means the 3 calendar years preceding the calendar year in which an application for approval of a state tax increment financing district is submitted to the commissioner by a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Base period: means the 3 calendar years prior to the year in which a business applies to be certified as a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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.
  • Bear bait: means an animal or plant or derivative of an animal or plant used to attract bear. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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 7 Sec. 604
  • Beneficiary: means any person designated by a participation agreement to benefit from payments for higher education expenses at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Benefits: means the payment of higher education expenses on behalf of a beneficiary by the Maine Education Savings Program during the beneficiary's attendance at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best interests of the child: means an outcome that serves or otherwise furthers the health, safety, well-being, education and growth of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1551
  • Beverage container: means a can, bottle, jar or other container made of aluminum or metal that is sealed by a manufacturer and contained, at the time of sale, a beverage, as defined by Title 38, section 3102, subsection 1, but does not include a beer keg. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3771
  • Biennial base year appropriation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Biosolids: means municipal sewage sludge that is a primarily organic, semisolid product resulting from the wastewater treatment process that can be beneficially recycled, including material derived from biosolids and septic tank sludge, also known as septage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Blighted area: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5101
  • Blighted area: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5202
  • Blood or tissue-typing tests: means tests that demonstrate through examination of genetic markers the paternity of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1601
  • 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 Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board: means the Employee Suggestion System Board established in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 651
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3702
  • Board: means the Advisory Board for the Licensing of Taxidermists established by Title 5, section 12004?I, subsection 23-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12952
  • Board: means the Board of Licensure of Water System Operators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2621
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established in Title 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board: means the Victims' Compensation Board established in section 12004?J, subsection 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • board: means the Maine Board of Tax Appeals as established in Title 5, section 12004?B, subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board or its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Board of trustees: means the board of trustees of the system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • 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 5 Sec. 19201
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • bond bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank created by section 5951. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Bonds: means any bonds, including refunding bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5101
  • Bonds: means any bonds or securities of the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority issued pursuant to this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1603
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of indebtedness the authority issues under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Bonds: means bonds of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Borrower: means a student who has received an education loan or any parent who has received or agreed to repay an education loan under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Borrower: means a student who has received an education loan or any parent who has received or agreed to repay an education loan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Borrower: means a person who is obligated as a borrower to make payment of an eligible loan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • Boundary waters between Maine and New Brunswick: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Bow: means the forward half of a watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Branch: means any office of a financial institution, including a credit union, where the business of banking is conducted other than the institution's main office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Brand: means a term, design or trademark used in connection with one or several grades of commercial fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • 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 7 Sec. 762
  • Brand name: means a word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, that identifies the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishes it from that of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • 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 7 Sec. 776
  • 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 a person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, arranges or offers to arrange a transaction involving the sale, for purposes other than resale, of a new motor vehicle and who is not:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Bulk: means in nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 776
  • Bulk fertilizers: means commercial fertilizer distributed in a non-packaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1692-A
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Revenue Services, which may be referred to as "Maine Revenue Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Bureau: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Financial Institutions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Burnt lime: means a material made from limestone which consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability corporation, professional corporation or any other legal business entity recognized under the laws of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • Business concern: means a person, partnership or corporation engaged in providing property, products or services for the purpose of gain, benefit or advantage, either direct or indirect, whether or not the concern is organized for profit or not for profit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Business of settlements: means any activity involved in, but not limited to, the offering, solicitation, negotiation, procurement, effectuation, purchasing, financing, monitoring, tracking, underwriting, selling, transferring, assigning, pledging, hypothecating or in any other manner engaging in the business of settlement contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6802-A
  • butt diameter: means the diameter of the severed stem butt, measured outside the bark, the short way through the center, disregarding crevices and cracks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt measure: means the lineal measure of the butt end of tree length wood, without subsequent conversion to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt scale: means the volume measure of wood based solely on measurement of the butt end of individual trees and converted to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-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
  • Cable television company: means any person owning, controlling, operating, managing or leasing a cable television system within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Cable television system: means any facility that, in whole or in part, receives directly or indirectly over the air, amplifies or otherwise modifies the signals transmitting programs broadcast by one or more television or radio stations and distributes those signals by wire or cable to subscribing members of the public who pay for that service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Calcium carbonate equivalent: means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as a weight percentage of calcium carbonate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Call center: means a business enterprise that employs 50 or more full-time employees for the purpose of customer service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • capital: means the sum of common stock, paid-in common stock surplus, perpetual preferred stock, undivided profits and other capital reserves;   [PL 1997, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Capital grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a capital grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Capital improvement district: means a defined area within a municipality that is initially privately owned and that has been designated by the municipality as a capital improvement district according to the provisions of this chapter for the interrelated purposes of fairly apportioning the costs of making necessary capital improvements among the owners of property in the capital improvement district and establishing the public elements of the capital improvement district as municipally owned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • Capital reserve fund: means any capital reserve fund created or established as provided in section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Captive insurance company: means any pure captive insurance company, sponsored captive insurance company, association captive insurance company or industrial insured captive insurance company formed or licensed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Captured assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of a pulp and paper tax increment financing district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount, as a percentage or stated sum, of increased assessed value that is utilized from year to year to finance the project costs contained within the affordable housing development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • 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
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Casualty insurance: means all contracts of insurance covered by section 707. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2932
  • Catastrophic injury: means an extremely serious injury that may result in permanent disability or a long-lasting medical condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Catastrophic occurrence: means accidental fire, flood, hurricane, windstorm, earthquake or other similar event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • 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.
  • Center: means a community-based area health education center that is designated in accordance with section 12857 or that exists on the effective date of this chapter and contracts with the system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12851
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Characterizing flavor: means a distinguishable taste or aroma of candy, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, berry, nut, herb, spice, honey or an alcoholic drink that is imparted to tobacco or tobacco smoke either prior to or during consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Charter revision: means a change in the charter of a quasi-municipal corporation or district which has an effect on:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12001-A
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12121
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12301
  • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12521
  • 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 an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • child: means an unmarried person who has not attained 21 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child care: means a regular service of care and protection provided for compensation for any part of a day less than 24 hours to a child or children under 13 years of age whose parents work outside the home, attend an educational program or are otherwise unable to care for their children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Child care facilities: means facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services that provide care for at least 6 children who are less than 18 years of age by persons who are not family members, legal guardians or other custodians of the children and that are operated out of nonresidential commercial buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Child care facility: means a child care center or a family child care provider as defined in Title 22, section 8301-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Child care provider qualifications: means a degree or certificate in child development or a related area as determined by rule of the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12501-A
  • Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody or visitation with respect to a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • Child custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Child protection proceeding: means a proceeding on a child protection petition under subchapter IV, a subsequent proceeding to review or modify a case disposition under section 4038, an appeal under section 4006, a proceeding on a termination petition under subchapter VI, or a proceeding on a medical treatment petition under subchapter VIII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • children: means persons who are not related by blood or marriage to, or who have not been legally adopted by, the licensee or administrator of any facility, defined in section 8101, 8201 or 8301-A, that provides services to these children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7701
  • Chronically ill: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6802-A
  • 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 forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clear-cut: means any timber harvesting on a forested site greater than 5 acres in size that results in a residual basal area of trees over 4 1/2 inches in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground of less than 30 square feet per acre, unless, after harvesting, the site has a well-distributed stand of acceptable growing stock, as defined by rule, of at least 3 feet in height for softwood trees and 5 feet in height for hardwood trees that meets the regeneration standards defined under section 8869, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • 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 receives services from a home health agency, long-term care facility, general and specialty hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory surgical facility, hospice agency or end-stage renal disease unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • 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
  • Clinical education: means any on-location teaching environment ranging from a one-to-one training between a physician and a medical student to a training in a health clinic or hospital with or without a residency program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Close economic association: means the employers, employees, partners or clients of the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family; corporations in which the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is an officer, director or agent or owns 10% or more of the outstanding capital stock; a business which is a significant unsecured creditor of the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family; or a business of which the Legislator or a member of the Legislator's immediate family is a significant unsecured creditor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1012
  • Closely related activities: means those activities that are part of the business of banking, are closely related to the business of banking, are convenient and useful to the business of banking, are reasonably related to the operation of a financial institution or are financial in nature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Cluster development: means a form of development that allows a subdivision design in which individual lot sizes and setbacks are reduced in exchange for the creation of common open space and recreation areas, the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas, agriculture and silviculture and the reduction in the size of road and utility systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Coastal area: means a coastal island and any municipality or unorganized township contiguous to tidal waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • COBRA continuation provision: means any of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2848
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations to that Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2019. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • code enforcement officer: means a person certified under this section and employed by a municipality to enforce all applicable laws and ordinances in the following areas:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4451
  • College: means a community college as established in section 12714. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • commerce: shall include the advertising, offering for sale, sale or distribution of any services and any property, tangible or intangible, real, personal or mixed, and any other article, commodity or thing of value wherever situate, and shall include any trade or commerce directly or indirectly affecting the people of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 206
  • Commercial: means for financial compensation or other remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Commercial activity: means any activity in which a bank holding company, a financial holding company, a national bank or a national bank financial subsidiary may not engage under federal law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Commercial and industrial property: means real and personal property used for or in connection with an industrial, commercial or other business enterprise and includes, but is not limited to, real or personal property used, useful or intended for use in or as warehouses or other wholesale distribution facilities, factories or other manufacturing facilities, commercial business facilities, retail business facilities, service business facilities, office buildings, hotels and motels and parking garages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5281
  • Commercial bank: means a trust and banking company organized under prior laws of this State or the laws of another country or state or a national bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed seed, whole or processed, when not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsections 1 to 4 which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed, provided that the commissioner by regulation may exempt from this definition, or from specific provisions of this Act, commodities such as hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials, and are not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • 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 7 Sec. 742
  • Commercial fisheries business: includes , but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Commercial loan: means a loan to a person, regardless of the nature of any property securing such loan, the proceeds of which are used for business or industrial purposes and not primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Commercial processor: means a person who maintains an official establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products other than for the exclusive use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercial slaughterhouse: means a person engaged in the business of slaughtering livestock or poultry other than as a custom slaughterhouse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercially: means , with regard to the buying, selling, bartering or trading of wildlife parts, for the purpose of resale or profit or receiving any form of remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commission: means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission established under section 683-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Commission: means a river corridor commission granted approval by the commissioner under section 4463 and authorized by Title 5, chapter 379, or as established under Title 38, chapter 6. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4462
  • Commission: means the Maine Public Drinking Water Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1012
  • Commission: means the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services under section 1801. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1802
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 1051
  • Commission: means the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission established pursuant to Title 35?A, section 103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-I
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8423-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5250-R
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4462
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1531
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, who has responsibility for the administration of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 776
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13031
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the geographical area in which the person resides or is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • Commitment to issue loan insurance: means a commitment to provide insurance for loan payments subject to terms specified by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Committee: means a joint standing committee of the Legislature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 11111
  • Committee: means the Revenue Forecasting Committee established in Title 5, section 1710-E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5241
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Community agency: means any public or private nonprofit organization, firm, individual, partnership or business corporation operated for profit that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Community agency fiscal year: means the fiscal year of a community agency commencing on or after July 1, 1995. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1660-D
  • Community development credit union: means a credit union, as defined in subsection 12, of which a majority of the field of membership meets the definition of low-income in subsection 24-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Community development organization: means a charitable organization, a community action agency or a nonprofit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Section 501(c)(3) approved by the university to administer family development accounts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10981
  • Community development program: means a program adopted by a municipality under this chapter which has as its primary objective the development of a viable community by providing decent housing principally for persons of low and moderate incomes, or by expanding economic opportunity by providing public facilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5202
  • Community water system: means a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • community well-being check program: means a voluntary program that involves daily, or regular, contact with a participant and, when contact cannot be established, sends first responders to the participant's residence to check on the participant's well-being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 402
  • Community-based AIDS organization: means a nonprofit community organization whose primary purpose is to provide educational information on HIV-related illnesses, support to persons with HIV-related illnesses and assistance to families and others providing care and support to persons with HIV-related illnesses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19251
  • Company: means the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company created in section 3703. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 3702
  • Component part: includes but is not limited to the tobacco, filter and paper in a cigar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Comprehensive economic impact area: means the geographic area affected by a proposed large-scale retail development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Comprehensive economic impact study: means a municipal study that estimates the effects of a large-scale retail development on the local economy, downtown and community pursuant to section 4367, subsection 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4366
  • Comprehensive plan: means a document or interrelated documents containing the elements established under section 4326, subsections 1 to 4, including the strategies for an implementation program which are consistent with the goals and guidelines established under subchapter II. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Conditional zoning: means the process by which the municipal legislative body may rezone property to permit the use of that property subject to conditions not generally applicable to other properties similarly zoned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Connection fee: means a one-time fee or charge for the establishment of water or sewer service that is directly related to the actual cost of installation of such service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Consolidation loan: means a loan under this chapter to or for the benefit of an individual made for the purpose of refinancing education loans that, when made, were made to or for the benefit of a student then enrolled in an eligible program of study at an institution of higher education that meets the other requirements of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Constituent: includes a smoke constituent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Construction loan: means a loan:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Consumer: means an individual who buys other than for purposes of resale any tangible personal property that is distributed in commerce and that is normally used for personal, family or household purposes and not for business or research purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 7102
  • 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 loan: means a loan defined as such pursuant to Title 9?A, section 1?301, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • 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
  • Consumer package: means a container or package that contains a product in its final form for sale to the end-use consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Contact notification program: means a program coordinated by the department to encourage any person infected with a communicable disease to identify others who may be at risk as a result of contact with the infected person; or to permit the department to notify those persons who may be at risk to inform them of the risk if the infected person refuses to cooperate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract counsel: means a private attorney under contract with the commission to provide indigent legal services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1802
  • Contract feeder: means a person who, as an independent contractor, feeds commercial feed to animals pursuant to a contract whereby such commercial feed is supplied, furnished or otherwise provided to such person and whereby such person's remuneration is determined all or in part by feed consumption, mortality, profits or amount or quality of product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Contract zoning: means the process by which the property owner, in consideration of the rezoning of that person's property, agrees to the imposition of certain conditions or restrictions not imposed on other similarly zoned properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Contributions: means amounts deposited by a participant to an account within the program fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means a business entity that has a contractual relationship, such as a subcontractor or franchisee relationship, with the parent of a pure captive insurance company or with one or more of its affiliates, satisfying the following criteria:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6701
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1552
  • Conversion: means a change in character of residential real property from a rental to an ownership basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperating entities: means those private nonprofit organizations, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, federal agencies or other bodies designated by the Land for Maine's Future Board pursuant to section 6203, as able to assist the State in the acquisition or management of conservation lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 6201
  • Cooperative affordable housing corporation: means a domestic corporation that is organized under or elects to be governed by the provisions of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Cooperative financial institution: means any financial institution organized pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Cooperative interest: means the ownership interest in a cooperative affordable housing corporation that is evidenced by a membership share. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative property: means the real and personal property, including mobile and manufactured homes, in this State owned or leased by a cooperative affordable housing corporation for the primary purpose of residential use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1742
  • Cooperative services grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a cooperative services grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Cost of attendance: means the tuition and fees applicable to a student, together with an estimate of other expenses reasonably related to cost of attendance at an institution, including, without limitation, the cost of room and board, transportation, books and supplies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Cost of attendance: means the tuition and fees applicable to a student, together with an estimate of other expenses reasonably related to cost of attendance at an institution, including, without limitation, the cost of room and board, transportation, books and supplies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Cost of issuance: means an item of expense directly or indirectly payable or reimbursable by the bond bank and related to the authorization, sale or issuance of liquor operation revenue bonds, including, but not limited to, underwriting fees and fees and expenses of professional consultants and fiduciaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6052
  • Cost of project: means the cost or value of land, buildings, real estate improvements, labor, materials, machinery and equipment, property rights, easements, franchises, financing charges, interest, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, cost estimates, studies and other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the development, construction, acquisition, financing and placing in operation of an eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Council: means the Statewide Homeless Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5002
  • Courses of study: means the courses of study for the elementary and secondary schools that are in alignment with the system of learning results as established in section 6209 and consistent with the requirements of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce or modify a child custody determination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1732
  • Court: includes , but is not limited to, the Probate Court and District Court, or any other state court with juvenile jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Court: means any District Court and, with regard to section 4659, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4651
  • 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.
  • Covered drugs: means drugs that are on the MaineCare preferred drug list established and revised from time to time by the department pursuant to its authority to operate the MaineCare program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • Cowling: means the forward or rear portion of a snowmobile, usually of fiberglass or similar material, surrounding the motor and clutch assembly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Credit card: means a credit device by which a cardholder obtains loans or otherwise obtains credit from the card issuer or other persons authorized to extend such credit by the card issuer or his agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Credit union: means a cooperative, nonprofit corporation organized pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Credit union authorized to do business in this State: means a credit union:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Crime: means one of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360
  • Crime: means a criminal offense committed under the laws of the State that resulted in verifiable property loss of a person other than a person who committed the crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 3360-S
  • Criminal proceeding: includes the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4701
  • Critical access hospital: means a hospital that must first be designated and approved by the State, as long as the State also has established an approved rural hospital flexibility program, and that meets the conditions in effect on March 1, 2004 for critical access hospital status under the federal Medicare program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 7932
  • Critical rural area: means a rural area that is specifically identified and designated by a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as deserving maximum protection from development to preserve natural resources and related economic activities that may include, but are not limited to, significant farmland, forest land or mineral resources; high-value wildlife or fisheries habitat; scenic areas; public water supplies; scarce or especially vulnerable natural resources; and open lands functionally necessary to support a vibrant rural economy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Critical waterfront area: means a shorefront area characterized by functionally water-dependent uses, as defined in Title 38, section 436-A, subsection 6, and specifically identified and designated by a municipality's or multimunicipal region's comprehensive plan as deserving maximum protection from incompatible development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Cross-contamination: means the unintentional transfer and incorporation of genetic material between a genetically engineered crop, by cross-pollination or other means, and a nongenetically engineered crop or a wild plant population. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal or plantation assessor as of April 1st of each year that the development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5222
  • Current assessed value: means the assessed value of the district certified by the municipal assessor as of April 1st of each year that the affordable housing development district remains in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Currently effective annual salary: means the annual salary on June 30, 1984, of the position from which the judge retired, or if he died in office, the position he held at death, increased on July 1, 1984, and each succeeding July 1st, by 6% of the salary, as adjusted, on the immediately preceding June 30th. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 4 Sec. 1401
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custom processor: means a person who maintains a licensed establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products exclusively for use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Custom slaughterhouse: means a person who maintains a slaughtering facility that is a licensed establishment or a registered establishment under this chapter for the purposes of slaughtering livestock or poultry for another person's exclusive use by that person and members of that person's household and that person's nonpaying guests and employees, and who is not engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products or any cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, equines, poultry or other designated animals useable as human food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Customer-formula feed: means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds or feed ingredients or both, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • De novo branch: means a branch of a financial institution, out-of-state financial institution, federal association or national bank, that is originally established by the financial institution as a branch and does not become a branch of that financial institution as a result of the acquisition by the financial institution of a financial institution or the acquisition of a branch of a financial institution or through the conversion, merger or consolidation with that institution or branch. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 372
  • Dealer: shall mean any person engaged in the business of dealing in, selling, buying, exchanging or trading in weighing or measuring devices in this State;  
  • [PL 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2302
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the sale, offering for sale, brokering or distribution of manufactured housing to a licensed dealer, developer dealer or consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • 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: