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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 5 > Part 25

(a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, domesticated or undomesticated animals which may be a problem in the community and which are not controlled by any other law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by municipal officers pursuant to Title 7, chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Animal shelter: means a facility that houses animals and operates for the purpose of providing stray, abandoned, abused or owner-surrendered animals with sanctuary or finding the animals temporary or permanent adoptive homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Average final compensation: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank, established under Title 30-A, chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1611
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Board: means a bureau, board or commission listed in Title 10, section 8001 or 8001-A, other licensor that is affiliated with or is a part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Board of Overseers of the Bar or any other state agency or municipality that issues a license authorizing a person to engage in a business, occupation, profession or industry and any state agency, bureau, board, commission or municipality that issues a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Boarding kennel: means any place, building, tract of land, abode or vehicle in or on which privately owned dogs or other pets, or both, are kept for their owners in return for a fee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Bridge: means a structure, including supports, designed principally to carry motor vehicles that is erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, a highway or a railway, and has an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between the undercropping of abutments or spring lines of arches or the extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Parks and Lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Business: shall mean any lawful activity, excepting a farm operation conducted primarily:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Capital improvement: includes construction of new structures, replacement of existing structures, removal of closed structures and rehabilitation of existing structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Capital responsibility: means the responsibility to provide all resources needed to make capital improvement to a structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Center preschool: means the preschool program established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Center school: means the kindergarten to grade 12 programs established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf located at Mackworth Island or at a location determined by the school board in accordance with section 7407, subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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
  • Civil deputy: means a deputy who meets the requirements for a civil deputy adopted by the sheriff and has been designated by the sheriff to enforce civil laws and serve civil process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Client: means a person who is required to complete an alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program for an alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2363
  • Client: means the taxpayer with whom the exchange facilitator enters into an agreement described in subsection 4, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Collateral: includes :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Community service provider: means a provider of substance use disorder treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Comparable replacement dwelling: means any dwelling that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Consumer: means an individual who uses, purchases, acquires, attempts to purchase or acquire or is offered or furnished goods or services, other than insurance, for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6622
  • Consumer arbitration: means binding arbitration under a consumer arbitration agreement in which a party to the arbitration is a consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6622
  • Consumer arbitration agreement: means a standard contract with a consumer concerning the use of, purchase of, acquisition of, attempt to purchase or acquire, offer of or furnishing of goods or services, other than insurance, for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6622
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Custodial parent: means a parent, caretaker relative or legal custodian of a dependent child who is the child's primary residential care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Dealer: includes a person who customarily sells manufactured housing to consumers and is subject to the jurisdiction of this State under Title 14, section 704-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Debtor: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Default: means the failure to pay obligations incurred by the storage of a boat, boat motor or boat trailer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6603
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Dependent child: means any minor child who is not emancipated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook or similar account maintained with a bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Deputy: means either a full-time or part-time county law enforcement officer appointed under section 381. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated: [1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17901
  • Disabled: means that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated under the following conditions:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17921
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Displaced person: means :
  • (1) Any person who moves from real property or moves that person's personal property from real property:
    (a) As a direct result of a written notice of intent to acquire or the acquisition of that real property in whole or in part for a program or project undertaken by the department; or
    (b) On which the person is a residential tenant or conducts a small business, a farm operation or a business defined in subsection 2, as a direct result of rehabilitation, demolition or such other displacing activity as the department prescribes under a program or project undertaken by the department in any case in which the department determines that the displacement is permanent; and
    (2) Solely for the purposes of section 243 and section 244, subsections 1 and 2, any person who moves from real property or moves that person's personal property from real property:
    (a) As a direct result of a written notice of intent to acquire or the acquisition of other real property, in whole or in part, on which the person conducts a business or farm operation, for a program or project undertaken by the department; or
    (b) As a direct result of rehabilitation, demolition or such other displacing activity as the department prescribes of other real property on which the person conducts a business or a farm operation, under a program or project undertaken by the department where the department determines that the displacement is permanent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • 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 as defined in subsection 30. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Drug user: means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Earnable compensation: includes :
  • (1) Workers' compensation benefits;
    (2) Maintenance, if any;
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Ecological reserve: means an area owned or leased by the State, under the jurisdiction of the bureau, designated by the director for the purpose of maintaining one or more natural community types or native ecosystem types in a natural condition and range of variation and contributing to the protection of Maine's biological diversity and managed:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employee of this State: means an employee in the classified or unclassified service as defined in chapters 71 and 372. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Exchange facilitator: means a person that does any of the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • executive session: is a session at which only members of the investigating committee, staff of the committee, counsel to the committee, the witness and his counsel shall be present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Existing patronage: means either the volume of clientele or the annual net earnings for the 2 taxable years immediately prior to the taxable year in which the business was displaced. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Facility: means a marina, boatyard or marine repair facility that provides, as part of its commercial operation, the storage of boats, boat motors or boat trailers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6603
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Farm operation: shall mean any activity conducted solely or primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities, including timber, for sale or home use, and customarily producing such products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Federal agency: shall mean any department, agency or instrumentality in the executive branch of the Federal Government, except the National Capitol Housing Authority, any wholly-owned government corporation, except the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, and the Architect of the Capitol, the Federal Reserve Banks and branches thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee: means compensation of any nature, direct or indirect, monetary or in-kind, that is received by a person or related person as defined in the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 267(b) or 707(b) for any services relating to or incidental to the exchange of like-kind property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • FHWA: means an agency of the United States Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial institution: means a bank, credit union, savings and loan association, savings bank or trust company or other similar depository or nondepository financial institution including an institution whose accounts are insured by the full faith and credit of the United States, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund or other similar or successor programs as well as an affiliate or subsidiary of such institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • Financial interest: means holding a position in a business as an officer, director, trustee, member or partner or any position in management or ownership of more than 5% interest in the business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6622
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Full-time deputy: means a deputy who is compensated under section 386, subsection 1, and who is employed in county law enforcement for at least 40 hours a week. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • GARVEE bond: means a grant anticipation revenue vehicle debt financing instrument repaid with federal highway funds as authorized by 23 United States Code, Section 122. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1611
  • Geothermal heat pump: means a central heating or central cooling system that pumps heat to or from the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Historic site: means any area of land owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the State, with or without buildings, improvements or other structures, that has been classified by the director for public use wholly or primarily because of its historical, archaeological or scientific interest or value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry who assists in enforcing this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Humane society: means a nonprofit group or organization incorporated for the purpose of providing physical service directly to abused and abandoned animals, improving the conditions of animals, providing education concerning animals or fund-raising to promote animal welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Humanely clean conditions: means that both indoor areas and outdoor enclosures are cleaned on a periodic basis to remove excretions and other waste materials, dirt and trash with sufficient frequency to minimize health hazards and to provide adequately clean living conditions for the species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • 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.
  • Individualized education program team: means the group of individuals composed in accordance with Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1414(d)(1)(B) to determine the individualized education program for a child with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Infiltration: means the uncontrolled movement of air into and out of the conditioned space through cracks and interstices in the building envelope. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Installer: means any person, including but not limited to a dealer or mechanic, who installs or sets up manufactured housing for a buyer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Integrated medication-assisted treatment: means a treatment method that combines medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorder with counseling, urine drug screening and behavioral therapy that has proven effective in treating substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested party: is a ny person who learns that he has been specifically identified in testimony taken before an investigating committee and who reasonably believes that he has been adversely affected by such testimony. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Intermediate educational unit: means an entity that meets the definition of intermediate educational unit in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1402, (23) as in effect prior to June 4, 1997 and that is a public authority, other than a local educational agency, under the general supervision of the department, that is established for the purpose of providing free public education on a regional basis and that provides special education and related services to children with disabilities within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • investigating committee: is a ny committee of the Legislature which has been granted by the Legislature the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take depositions, as authorized by section 165, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • investigating committee action: is a ny decision arrived at formally by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • 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 23 Sec. 155
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry, and a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity, but does not mean a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • lienholder of record: means a person who claims an interest in or lien on the property pursuant to a financing statement filed with the Secretary of State or other public filing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6603
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Low use bridge: means a bridge with an AADT of under 100 motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Maintenance: means the work necessary to preserve a structure's existing structural or functional capacity and integrity and to abate deterioration of its components. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Maintenance responsibility: means the responsibility to provide all resources needed to perform maintenance on a structure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Medical support: means an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health insurance provided by a public entity or by another parent through employment or otherwise or for other medical costs not covered by insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Minor span: means a structure designed principally to carry motor vehicles that is larger than a culvert but has a span less than that required to be defined as a bridge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, that secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Mortgage: shall mean such classes of liens as are commonly given to secure advances on, or the unpaid purchase price of, real property, under the laws of this State, together with the credit instruments, if any, secured thereby. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Multiple use: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 384
  • Municipality: includes departments or bureaus of State Government and quasi-independent agencies or boards of State Government that are responsible for structures on public highways, excepting the Maine Turnpike Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nonreserved public lands: means all public domain lands, public islands in inland and coastal waters, lands acquired under section 8003, subsection 3, paragraph N, lands acquired by the bureau pursuant to other lawful authority and any other lands the management and control of which are not otherwise provided for by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • outreach: means consultation services provided to families of children from birth to 5 years of age who are deaf or hard-of-hearing students and consulting services to school administrative units that serve school-age deaf or hard-of-hearing children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Owner: means any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Park: means any area of land or an interest in land, with or without improvements, that is acquired by or under the control of the State, managed primarily for public recreation or conservation purposes and classified by the director as a park, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Part-time deputy: means a deputy who is compensated under section 386, subsection 2, and who does not work more than the maximum amount allowed under that subsection in any one calendar or fiscal year while performing county law enforcement duties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Permanent incapacity: means a guardian or conservator has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of an office holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or governmental entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Person: shall mean any individual, partnership, corporation or association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust or any other form of legal entity, including agents and employees of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • Person with substance use disorder: means a person who, due to the use of alcohol or a drug, has a clinical and significant functional impairment, including a health problem or a disability or an inability to meet major responsibilities at work, home or school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention of drug traffic: means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Primary heating system: means a heating system with a rated maximum heat output that is greater than 50% of the design heating load of the building or the unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Private school: means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Proceeds: means the following property:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Program or project: means any highway construction or related activity undertaken by the Department of Transportation on a state or state-aid highway and any other activity undertaken and authorized by law to be carried out by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Property: means a boat, boat motor or boat trailer in storage at a facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6603
  • Property valuation: means the value of all taxable property in a municipality based upon 100% of the current market value as determined by the State Tax Assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Provider: means a person that provides consumer arbitration or services related to consumer arbitration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6622
  • Prudent investor standard: means the prudent investor standard referenced in Title 18-B, Part 1, section 901, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6631
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public reserved lands: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Public school: means a school that is governed by a school board of a school administrative unit and funded primarily with public funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Qualified transportation project: means a project to reconstruct, rehabilitate or replace existing bridges and existing arterial highways that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1611
  • Qualified transportation project costs: includes , without limitation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1611
  • quorum: is a majority of the members of a legislative investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Redundant bridge: means a bridge in which the AADT multiplied by the detour length in miles is less than 200. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Related services: means special education transportation and such developmental, corrective and other related services, as defined by the commissioner, as are required to assist children with disabilities to benefit from their special education programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Remodeling: means the addition to an existing building of new conditioned space that is heated electrically or the conversion of existing space from nonelectric heat to electric heat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Renovation: means the reconstruction, removal or replacement of any portion or element of an existing building that affects the heat loss or gain of the building, illumination of the building or the heating, ventilating or air conditioning system of the building when the total cost of the renovation exceeds 75% of the assessed value of the building, but does not include normal maintenance and repair. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7404
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement: means the termination of membership service with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 385
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Revenue: means , in the case of bonds or notes issued by the bank to finance the qualified transportation projects, payment of funds derived from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and any other investment, gift, grant, contribution, appropriation and income and any other amount pledged to secure payment of such bonds or notes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 1611
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Satellite school: means the programs, including a residential program, day school programs, early childhood programs and outreach programs, that are located near the population centers of deaf and hard-of-hearing students within the State established by the School Board of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • School: means the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf established under this chapter, including the center school located at Mackworth Island known as the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, the center preschool and any satellite school within the State that may be operated under a contracted services agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • School board: means the School Board of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Secured party: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Shelter: means any building or physical structure or part of any building or structure, other than a private dwelling, housing dogs or other animals and not used for agricultural purposes or as a laboratory, research facility, medical facility or educational institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • Small business: means any business having fewer than 500 employees working at the site being acquired or permanently displaced by a program or project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 242
  • Special deputy: means a person appointed under section 382 who may exercise the powers of a deputy only when a state of war or emergency exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 351
  • Standards: means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided under Title 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided in Title 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • State property: means personal property, including, but not limited to, furnishings, supplies and equipment that is owned or leased by or in the control of the State or any department or agency of the State or independent state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Structure: means a bridge or minor span. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 562
  • Submerged lands: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 253
  • Substance use prevention: means all facilities, programs or services relating to substance use control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, including reinforcing health behaviors and lifestyles and reducing risks contributing to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Sustained yield: means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a high-level regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the nonreserved public lands without impairing the productivity of the land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 384
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Testimony: is a ny form of evidence received by an investigating committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Warrant: means an order of municipal officers directing a police officer, constable, sheriff or animal control officer to enter a complaint and summons against the owners or keepers of unlicensed dogs following notice of and noncompliance with a violation of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 155
  • witness: is a ny person who testifies before an investigating committee or who gives a deposition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 256
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.