Sections
Subchapter 2 New England Interstate Corrections Compact 9201 – 9223
Subchapter 3 Interstate Corrections Compact 9401 – 9424
Subchapter 4 Interstate Compact On Detainers 9601 – 9636
Subchapter 6 Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision 9871 – 9888
Subchapter 7 the Interstate Compact for Juveniles 9901 – 9913
Subchapter 8 State Councils 9921 – 9922

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 34-A > Chapter 9

  • 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. See 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
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • auction: means the offering of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equines, domesticated cervids, poultry and other animals raised for food or fiber for sale by means of exchanges between an auctioneer and bidders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6203-G
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 3231
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9603
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9634
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the interstate commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the interstate commission's actions or conduct. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the interstate commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the interstate commission's actions or conduct. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Chief administrative officer: means the head of a correctional facility or a detention facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Commercial large game shooting area: means an enclosed area in which large game are kept and a fee is charged to pursue and kill or pursue and attempt to kill large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Commissioner: means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed pursuant to section 9873. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Commissioner: means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed pursuant to section 9903. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • 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 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
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • 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 juveniles subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Compacting state: means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Compacting state: means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Correctional facility: means any facility that falls under the jurisdiction of the department, but does not include any facility for which the department is required to establish standards pursuant to section 1208 or 1208-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Court: means a court having jurisdiction over juveniles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Department: means the Department of Corrections. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Deputy compact administrator: means the individual, if any, in each compacting state appointed to act on behalf of a compact administrator pursuant to the terms of this compact responsible for the administration and management of the State's supervision and transfer of juveniles subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Educational opportunity tax credit: means the tax credit provided for in Title 36, section 5217-D. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9608
  • Eligible employment position: means a full-time position within the State as the founder or employee of a statewide recognized economic development entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9603
  • Emergency medical services person: means a person who is licensed to provide emergency medical treatment under Title 32, chapter 2-B and is serving a public agency in an official capacity as an officially recognized or designated employee or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew, with or without compensation, or who is an employee of an emergency medical service as defined in subsection 1-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9634
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Financial aid package: means financial aid obtained by a student for attendance at an accredited Maine community college, college or university. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9608
  • Firefighter: means a person who is an active member of a municipal fire department in this State or a volunteer firefighters' association in this State and who aids in the extinquishing of fires, regardless of whether he has administrative or other duties as a member of the department or association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9634
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Interstate commission: means the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Interstate commission: means the Interstate Commission for Juveniles established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Juvenile: means any person defined as a juvenile in any member state or by the rules of the interstate commission, including:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Large game: means domesticated cervids, domesticated boar and domesticated bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Law enforcement officer: means an active state police officer, municipal police officer, county sheriff or deputy sheriff in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9634
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Loan Insurance Program: means the program governed by subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Maine resident: means an individual who qualifies for Maine residence under Title 21-A, section 112. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9608
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Member: means the commissioner of a compacting state or a designee who is a person officially connected with the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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.
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, business enterprise or other legal entity, either public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • 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: means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6111
  • Post-secondary educational institution: means the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy and the community colleges. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9634
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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
  • Prison: means the Maine State Prison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Prisoner: means an adult person sentenced and committed to, transferred to or detained in the custody of the department, including a person on supervised community confinement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.
  • Program: means the Maine Engineers Recruitment and Retention Program established in section 12522. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 3231
  • public water system: includes any collection, treatment, storage or distribution pipes or other constructed conveyances, structures or facilities under the control of the supplier of water and used primarily in connection with such a system, and any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under that control that are used primarily in connection with such a system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Roadside spring: means any spring, well or other water diverted by pipes for the use of the public to obtain water by using containers or other methods, including but not limited to water being diverted and collected by a landowner by tiles, pipes, catch basins, buildings or other appurtenances. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • Rule: means a written statement by the interstate commission promulgated pursuant to section 9904 that is of general applicability; implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact or an organizational, procedural or practice requirement of the interstate commission; and has the force of statutory law in a compacting state, including the ability to amend, repeal or suspend an existing rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia and any other territorial possession of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • State council: means the resident members of the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision created by each state under section 9874. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • State council: means the resident members of the state council for interstate juvenile supervision created by each state under section 9909. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225