Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 9 > Subchapter 4
Beverage: means beer, ale or other drink produced by fermenting malt, spirits, wine, hard cider, wine coolers, soda or noncarbonated water and all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption, except for unflavored rice milk, unflavored soymilk, milk and dairy-derived products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 454
Beverage container: means a bottle, can, jar or other container made of glass, metal or plastic that has been sealed by a manufacturer and at the time of sale contains 4 liters or less of a beverage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 454
Distributor: means a person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a dealer in this State and includes a manufacturer who engages in such sales. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 454
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
Local redemption center: means a place of business that deals in acceptance of empty returnable beverage containers from either consumers or from dealers, or both, and that must be licensed under section 3113. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 454
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
Reverse vending machine: means an automated device that uses a laser scanner and microprocessor to accurately recognize the universal product code on beverage containers and to accumulate information regarding containers redeemed, enabling the reverse vending machine to accept containers from redeemers and to issue script for the containers' refund value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 454