§ 311 Declaration of purpose
§ 312-A Definitions
§ 312-B Required training regarding harassment
§ 313 Registration of lobbyists and employers
§ 313-A Registration of state employees or state agency employees
§ 314 Duration of registration
§ 315-A Registration docket; disclosure website
§ 316 Registration forms
§ 316-A Registration forms for state employees or state agency employees
§ 317 Reports
§ 318 Restricted activities
§ 318-A Prohibition
§ 319 Penalty
§ 319-A Testimony before Legislature; lobbyist
§ 320 Disposition of fees
§ 321 Powers and duties of the commission
§ 322 Enforcement
§ 326 Construction
§ 327 Name tag requirement

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 3 > Chapter 15

A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Anything of value: means , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Board: means the Nutrient Management Review Board established in section 4203. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Breeder: means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or association that breeds animals for direct or indirect sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Breeding kennel: means a location where 5 or more adult female dogs or cats capable of breeding are kept and some or all of the offspring are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for value or a location where more than 16 dogs or cats raised on the premises are sold to the public in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as defined in Title 1, chapter 25. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Committee: means any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee of the Legislature or any special committee or commission, by whatever name, established by the Legislature to make recommendations for legislative action or to develop legislation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Compensation: means anything of value that is received or to be received in return for, or in connection with, services rendered or to be rendered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Covered official: means an official in the executive branch, an official in the legislative branch, a constitutional officer, the Governor and the Governor's cabinet and staff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dog: means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris, except that in chapters 720, 721, 725, 727, 729 and 739 "dog" means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris or any canine, regardless of generation, resulting from the interbreeding of a member of canis familiaris with a wolf hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Employer: means a person who agrees to reimburse for expenditures or to compensate a person who in return agrees to provide services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Employment: means an agreement to provide services in exchange for compensation or reimbursement of expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity: includes but is not limited to the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group, club, partnership, corporation or other entity, whether operating for profit or nonprofit, that sponsors, organizes or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to: pony clubs; 4-H clubs; field trial clubs; hunt clubs; riding clubs; classes or programs sponsored by a school or college; therapeutic riding programs; and operators, instructors and promoters of equine facilities at which equine activities are held, including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs and arenas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Expenditure: means anything of value or any contract, promise or agreement to transfer anything of value, whether or not legally enforceable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Health problem: means any disease, illness or any congenital or hereditary condition that would impair the health or function of an animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse or domestic partner and dependent children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Indirect lobbying: means to communicate with members of the general public to solicit them to communicate directly with any covered official for the purpose of influencing legislative action, other than legislation that is before the Legislature as a result of a direct initiative in accordance with the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18, when that solicitation is made by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Inherent risks of equine activities: means those dangers and conditions that are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Kennel: means 5 or more dogs kept in a single location under one ownership for breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, sledding, competition or exhibition purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Legislative action: means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination or other matter by the Legislature, by either the House of Representatives or the Senate, any committee or an official in the Legislative Branch acting in his official capacity, or action of the Governor in approving or vetoing any legislative document presented to the Governor for his approval. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative designee: means any employee of a state department or agency who is directed by the head of the department or agency to lobby or monitor legislation on behalf of the department or agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lobbying: includes the time spent to prepare and submit to the Governor, an official in the legislative branch, an official in the executive branch, a constitutional officer or a legislative committee oral and written proposals for, or testimony or analyses concerning, a legislative action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist: means any person who is specifically employed by another person for the purpose of and who engages in lobbying in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month, or any individual who, as a regular employee of another person, expends an amount of time in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month in lobbying. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist associate: means an individual who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • major policy-influencing position: means those positions listed in Title 5, chapter 71 and officers or employees of departments and agencies listed in section 959 and in Title 5, chapter 71 who have policy development as a major function of their positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Nutrient management plan: means a written document that outlines how farm nutrients are stored, managed and utilized on the farm for which the plan is written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Original source: means any person who contributes or pays $1,000 or more in any lobbying year directly or indirectly to any employer of a lobbyist for purposes of lobbying or indirect lobbying, except that contributions of membership dues to nonprofit corporations formed under Title 13-B, under any equivalent state law or by legislative enactment are not considered contributions by an original source. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Participant: means a person, whether amateur or professional, who directly engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, proprietorship, joint stock company, business trust, syndicate, association, professional association, labor union, firm, partnership, club or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit, or any municipality or quasi-municipality or group of persons acting in concert, but does not include this State or any other agency of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Pet: means a dog, cat or other domesticated animal commonly kept as a companion, but does not include tamed animals that are ordinarily considered wild animals or livestock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Pet shop: means a place or vehicle in or on which any dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, fish, pet birds, exotic birds or exotic animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reimbursement: means anything of value received or to be received as repayment for expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Seller: includes animal dealers required to be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Spectator: means a person who is in the vicinity of an equine activity but who is not a participant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verified complaint of improper manure handling: means a complaint of improper manure handling investigated in accordance with Title 17, section 2701-B and resulting in a determination by the commissioner that the manure has been stored or handled in a manner that does not conform with best management practices. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1552
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian in any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Wolf hybrid: includes a mammal that is represented by its owner to be a wolf hybrid, coyote hybrid, coydog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a 12-month period starting December 1st and ending the following November 30th. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901