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

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Calories per serving: means the caloric information for a food or beverage item being offered for consumption by one person, as usually prepared and as offered for sale on the menu, menu board or food display tag. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Campground: includes , but is not limited to, sites intended for recreational purposes rather than permanent residency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Chain restaurant: means an eating establishment that does business under the same trade name in 20 or more locations, at least one of which is located in the State, that offers predominantly the same type of meals, food, beverages or menus, regardless of the type of ownership of an individual location. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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 Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement, that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Eating establishment: means any place where food or drink is prepared and served or served to the public for consumption on the premises or prepared and served or served ready to eat to the public for consumption off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Electronic abstract: means the digital indexing information for a document. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 753
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Food display tag: means a written or printed description of a food or beverage item, such as a label or placard, placed in the vicinity of the food or beverage item identifying the type or price of the food or beverage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Health inspector: means a person whose education and experience in the biological and sanitary sciences qualify that person to engage in the promotion and protection of the public health and who applies technical knowledge to solve problems of a sanitary nature and develops methods and carries out procedures for the control of those factors of the environment that affect the health, safety and well-being of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Image: means a digital capture of an individual page of a document or plan filed in a county registry of deeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lodging place: includes , but is not limited to, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and inns where the owner or managing entity maintains the lodging facilities and the structures are located in the same general physical location. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • 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
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Menu: means a written or printed list describing food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that may be distributed on or off the premises, but does not include a menu board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Menu board: means a list of food or beverage items offered for sale at an eating establishment that is posted in a public area for viewing by multiple customers, including a backlit marquee sign, chalkboard or drive-through menu sign. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means a person, corporation, partnership or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 753
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Public pool: includes a pool on the premises of a child care facility that is licensed or required to be licensed under section 8301-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Public burying ground: means a burying ground or cemetery in which any person may be buried without regard to religious or other affiliation and includes a cemetery owned and operated by a municipality, a cemetery corporation or a cemetery association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Public pool: means any constructed or prefabricated pool other than a residential pool or medical facility pool that is intended to be used for swimming, recreational bathing or wading and is operated by an owner, lessee, tenant or concessionaire or by a person licensed by the department whether or not a fee is charged for use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Public spa: means any constructed spa other than a residential spa or medical facility spa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Qualified domestic relations order: means a domestic relations order that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. 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
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • sporting camp: means a building or group of buildings devoted primarily to the offering of primitive lodging for a fee to persons who want primitive recreation, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and similar camps, not including summer sports programs overseen by employees or volunteers of municipalities and educational institutions when the activities generally take place at municipal or institutional properties and buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Youth camp: includes day camps, residential camps and trip and travel camps. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2491