Sections
Chapter 1 Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry 1 – 20
Chapter 2 Interest in Agricultural Land 31 – 36
Chapter 2-B Registration of Farmland 51 – 59
Chapter 2-C Voluntary Municipal Farm Support Program 60 – 60-A
Chapter 4 Agricultural Fairs and Pulling Events 81 – 102
Chapter 5 Board of Agriculture and Maine Agricultural Experiment Station 121 – 125
Chapter 6 Maine Agriculture Protection Act 151 – 163
Chapter 6-A Management of Mosquitoes 171 – 176
Chapter 7 Extension Work With State University 191 – 196
Chapter 8-A Food and Food Policy 211 – 220
Chapter 8-B Agricultural Internship and Training 221 – 222
Chapter 8-D Agricultural Awareness 241 – 242
Chapter 8-E Agritourism Activities 251 – 252
Chapter 8-F Maine Food Sovereignty Act 281 – 286
Chapter 10 Agricultural Development Grant Program 306-A – 309
Chapter 10-B Maine Farms for the Future Program 317 – 320

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 1

  • 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
  • Academic credit: means credit hours or some equivalent measure which may be awarded and which are applicable toward a degree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10701
  • Access: means to gain logical entry into, instruct, communicate with, store data in or retrieve data from any computer resource. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 431
  • Accessory equipment: means equipment, materials and controls that are not integral parts of the oil, solid fuel, propane or natural gas burning unit but that are connected to the oil, solid fuel, propane or natural gas burning unit and have the potential to affect the safety of the equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18101
  • Accreditation: means a formal status granted by an accrediting agency to an institution meeting or exceeding the educational quality criteria as stated in the accrediting agency's publication in order to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, ensure consistency in institutional operations, promote institutional improvement and provide for public accountability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Accreditation commission for midwifery education: means the United States Department of Education-recognized commission approved in rules adopted by the board that provides accreditation, pre-accreditation of certificate, graduate and precertification programs that meet the national college of nurse midwives core competencies for midwifery practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Accreditation mill: means an entity that is created to give the appearance that certain substandard schools or institutions of higher education are legitimately accredited organizations, that is not recognized by any authorized state, professional or national agency and that has few, if any, standards for quality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 10801
  • Accredited: means an educational institution that is approved by the United States Department of Education, or one of its regionally accredited agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 17101
  • 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
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • 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
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Acupuncture: means the insertion of fine metal needles through the skin at specific points on or near the surface of the body with or without the palpation of specific points on the body and with or without the application of electric current or heat to the needles or skin, or both. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Acupuncture detoxification specialist: means an individual licensed under this chapter to practice auricular acupuncture detoxification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Acupuncture intern: means an acupuncture student enrolled in an acupuncture internship program approved by the board that involves practical training, including needle insertion on human subjects. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 12501
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administer: means to apply an epinephrine autoinjector directly to a human body. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2150-F
  • Administration of civil justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible civil violations and prospective and pending civil actions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • administration of criminal justice: means activities relating to the investigation of all or specific crimes and the prosecution of offenders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 431
  • Administration of criminal justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of criminal history record information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 703
  • Administration of criminal justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Administration of juvenile justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of intelligence and investigative information relating to the administration of juvenile justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 16 Sec. 803
  • Administrator: means the administrator designated in Article VI, section 6-103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-A Sec. 11-105
  • Administrator: means the Securities Administrator under section 16601. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 16102
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2140
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affected municipalities: means all those municipalities which, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of the quasi-municipal corporation or district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2351
  • 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.
  • Affiliated licensee: means a licensee who is authorized to engage in brokerage activity by and on behalf of a real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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 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
  • agency: means any person or entity engaged in real estate brokerage services through its designated broker, associates or employees and licensed by the commission as a real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13171
  • 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 an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Agent: means an individual, other than a broker-dealer, who represents a broker-dealer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of securities or represents an issuer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of the issuer's securities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 16102
  • Agricultural chemicals: means fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 52
  • Agricultural composting operation: means composting that takes place on a farm. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agricultural enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or raising plants or animals, harvesting plants or growing or obtaining plant or animal by-products, includes forestry and aquaculture and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from agricultural enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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 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
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Animal: means an animal entered in an event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Animal food manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of preparing animal food, including poultry food, derived wholly or in part from livestock or poultry carcasses or parts or products of carcasses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • Appeals board: means the State Civil Service Appeals Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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;  
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  • Appointed agent: means that affiliated licensee who is appointed by the designated broker of the affiliated licensee's real estate brokerage agency to act solely for a client of that real estate brokerage agency to the exclusion of other affiliated licensees of that real estate brokerage agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 13271
  • Appointing authority: means the officer, board, commission, person or group of persons having the power by virtue of the Constitution of Maine, a statute or lawfully delegated authority to make appointments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal: means an analysis, opinion or conclusion prepared by a real estate appraiser related to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 14002
  • Appraisal foundation: means the appraisal foundation incorporated as an Illinois nonprofit corporation on November 30, 1987 and recognized under the federal Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 as the organization that establishes the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 14002
  • Appraisal report: means any written or oral communication of an appraisal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 14002
  • Appraiser qualifications board: means an independent board of the appraisal foundation authorized to establish the minimum education, experience and examination criteria for licensed real estate appraisers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 14002
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved naturopathic medical college: means a college or program granting the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy approved by the board that: