As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2003, c. 495, §1 (NEW).]

1. Adult.  “Adult” means both an individual legally classified as an adult and a juvenile treated as an adult by court order, statute or operation of law.
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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Corrections or his designee, except that, when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Corrections and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
2. Bylaws.  “Bylaws” means those bylaws established by the interstate commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the interstate commission’s actions or conduct.
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3. Commissioner.  “Commissioner” means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed pursuant to section 9873.
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4. Compact administrator.  “Compact administrator” means the individual in each compacting state appointed pursuant to the terms of this compact responsible for the administration and management of the state’s supervision and transfer of offenders subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. The compact administrator for Maine is the Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner’s designee.
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5. Compacting state.  “Compacting state” means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact.
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6. Interstate commission.  “Interstate commission” means the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision established in this subchapter.
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7. Member.  “Member” means the commissioner of a compacting state or a designee who is a person officially connected with the commissioner.
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8. Noncompacting state.  “Noncompacting state” means any state that has not enacted the enabling legislation for this compact.
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9. Offender.  “Offender” means an adult placed under, or subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities or corrections or other criminal justice agencies.
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10. Person.  “Person” means any individual, corporation, business enterprise or other legal entity, either public or private.
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11. Rules.  “Rules” means acts of the interstate commission, duly promulgated pursuant to section 9878, substantially affecting interested parties in addition to the interstate commission that have the force and effect of law in the compacting states.
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12. State.  “State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia and any other territorial possession of the United States.
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13. State council.  “State council” means the resident members of the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision created by each state under section 9874.
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SECTION HISTORY

2003, c. 495, §1 (NEW). 2003, c. 706, §B6 (AMD).