Sections
Chapter 337 Human Rights Act 4551 – 4634
Chapter 337-A Protection From Harassment 4651 – 4661
Chapter 337-B Civil Rights Act 4681 – 4685
Chapter 337-C Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking 4701

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 5 > Part 12 - Human Rights

  • Abuse: includes , but is not limited to, rape or sexual assault, the striking of an individual, the use of excessive force in the use of bodily restraints, the use of bodily or chemical restraints in a manner that is not in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and rules and verbal, nonverbal, mental and emotional harassment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Abutting land: means real estate that shares a common boundary, or portion of a boundary, with land that is held in common ownership with land registered or being considered for registration under this chapter when the abutting real estate is within 50 feet of the land registered or being considered for registration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Accession: means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Account: includes health-care-insurance receivables. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper or general intangible. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Acquisition of voting shares: includes , without limitation, the acquisition of the voting power of those shares, whether by direct or indirect purchase, by single or multiple transactions or any other means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1011
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • AFIDA: means the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978, United States Code, Title 7, Section 3501, et seq. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Agency: means the protection and advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, designated by the Governor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19503
  • Agency: means any office or any place of business of a foreign bank located in any state of the United States at which credit balances are maintained incidental to or arising out of the exercise of banking powers, checks are paid, or money is lent, but at which deposits may not be accepted from persons who are citizens or residents of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • 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
  • Agent: means a person or that person's representative who has been licensed under this chapter to sell lottery tickets on behalf of the State from the physical premises of the licensee's retail business establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 371
  • Agent: means any person acting for or in behalf of another in any of the transactions which constitute being a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Agricultural chemicals: means fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Agricultural commodity: means any plant, or part thereof, or animal or animal product produced by a person, including farmers, ranchers, vineyardists, plant propagators, Christmas tree growers, aquaculturists, floriculturists, orchardists, foresters or other comparable persons, primarily for sale, consumption, propagation or other use by humans or animals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Agricultural composting operation: means composting that takes place on a farm. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agricultural land: means any land in Maine which is used or capable of use without substantial modification for production of agriculturally related products including, but not limited to, crops, livestock, poultry, dairy products and sod. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 32
  • Agricultural lien: means an interest, other than a security interest, in farm products:  
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 9-1102
  • Agricultural products: means those plants and animals and their products that are useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and feed crops, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, bees and bees' products, livestock and livestock products, manure and compost and fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses and other similar products, or any other plant, animal or plant or animal products that supply humans with food, feed, fiber or fur. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agricultural society: means a nonprofit organization or association incorporated in the State to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Agricultural support services: means the aerial or surface application of seed, fertilizer, pesticides or soil amendments and custom harvesting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agritourism activity: means any agricultural activity carried out on a farm or ranch that members of the general public are allowed to view or participate in, including farming, ranching, historical and cultural activities, harvest-your-own activities and attractions related to farming or ranching. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 251
  • Agritourism professional: means a person who is engaged in the business of farming or ranching and provides one or more agritourism activities, whether or not for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 251
  • Aircraft: means any machine or device used or designed for navigation of, or flight in, the air. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amusement ride: means a device or combination of devices or elements that carry, convey or direct a person over or through a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the primary purpose of amusement or entertainment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement ride inspector: means an amusement ride inspector employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement show: includes but is not limited to a carnival, thrill show, ice show and rodeo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • 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 an animal entered in an event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • 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
  • Antlerless moose: means a moose without antlers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Application: means a request under the Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3311
  • Application for credit: means any communication, oral or written, by a person to a creditor requesting an extension of credit to that person or to any other person, and includes any procedure involving the renewal or alteration of credit privileges or the changing of the name of the person to whom credit is extended;  
  • [PL 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 4597
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ASTM standards: means standards for amusement rides established by American Society for Testing and Materials International or a successor organization and adopted by the commissioner by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • 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
  • Authority: means the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority established in section 13083-G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13083-H
  • Authority: means the Combat Sports Authority of Maine created under section 522. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 521
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5246
  • Authorized participants: means competitors, officials, referees, judges, promoters, managers, physicians, timekeepers and knock-down timekeepers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 521
  • Average final compensation: means :