§ 81 Definitions
§ 82 Commissioner’s duties and powers
§ 83 Licensing of agricultural fairs
§ 84 Fair dates
§ 85 Fair Fund
§ 86 Stipend Fund
§ 87 Licensees ineligible for stipend
§ 88 Filing and certification; investigation of complaints
§ 89 Licensees holding pari-mutuel racing meets
§ 90 Annual reports
§ 91 Agricultural Fair Support Fund
§ 92 Constables
§ 93 Property management
§ 94 Entry fees; lien on animals or articles
§ 95 Restriction on sale of goods and refreshments; lease of land
§ 96 Use of prohibited substance; animals entered in events
§ 97 Pulling events between animals
§ 98 Pull Events Commission
§ 99 Pull superintendent
§ 100 Enforcement actions by commission
§ 101 Violations relating to pulling events
§ 102 Reciprocal disciplinary action

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 1 > Chapter 4 - Agricultural Fairs and Pulling Events

  • Agricultural liming material: means a product whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • 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
  • Animal: means an animal entered in an event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Association of unit owners: means all of the unit owners acting as a group in accordance with the bylaws and declaration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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: 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
  • Blanket encumbrance: means any mortgage, deed of trust, option to purchase, vendor's lien or interest under a contract or agreement of sale or other material financing lien or encumbrance granted by the membership camping operator which secures or evidences the obligation to pay money or to sell or convey any campgrounds located in this State which are made available to purchasers by the membership camping operator, or any portion thereof, and which authorizes, permits or requires the foreclosure or other disposition of the campground affected. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Brand: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which an individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Building: means a building or buildings containing one or more units and comprising a part of the property, and designated with a name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Campground: means real property owned or operated by a membership camping operator which is available for camping by purchasers of membership camping contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Camping site: means a space designed and promoted for the purpose of locating a trailer, tent, tent trailer, pickup camper or other similar device used for camping. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Common expenses: means and includes:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • 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.
  • Common profits: means the balance of all income, rents, profits and revenues from the common areas and facilities remaining after the deduction of the common expenses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Conservation easement: means a nonpossessory interest of a holder in real property imposing limitations or affirmative obligations the purposes of which include retaining or protecting natural, scenic or open space values of real property; assuring its availability for agricultural, forest, recreational or open space use; protecting natural resources; or maintaining or enhancing air or water quality of real property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 476
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declaration: means the instrument by which the property is recorded, in the manner provided for the recording of deeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dental auxiliary: means a dental radiographer, expanded function dental assistant, dental hygienist, independent practice dental hygienist, public health dental hygienist, dental therapist or denturist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Dentist: means a person who holds a valid dentist license issued by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Denture: means any removable full or partial upper or lower prosthetic dental appliance to be worn in the human mouth to replace any missing natural teeth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Denturist: means a person who holds a valid denturist license issued by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disbursement of loan funds: means the delivery of the loan funds by the lender to the settlement agent in one or more of the following forms:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Disbursement of settlement proceeds: means the payment or sending of all proceeds of the transaction to the person or account designated to receive the proceeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • distributor: means any person who is engaged in the business of distributing agricultural liming materials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Driver: means a person who drives or controls the animal that is pulling in a pulling event. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Event: means a pulling competition or livestock exhibition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • fair: means an exhibition that is designed to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture and that includes, but is not limited to, the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Fair Fund: means the fund established in section 85. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • 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 simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Holder: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 476
  • 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.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Known defect: means a condition, known by the seller, that has a significant adverse effect on the value of property, significantly impairs the health or safety of future occupants of the property or, if not repaired, removed or replaced, significantly shortens the expected normal life of the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • Label: means any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or on the delivery ticket which accompanies bulk shipments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lender: means a person regularly engaged in making loans secured by mortgages on real estate and to whom the debt is initially payable on the face of the loan documents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian by the State who is operating under the direction or authority of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • licensee: means a person, agricultural society or other entity licensed to conduct an agricultural fair in accordance with section 83. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited common areas and facilities: means and includes those common areas and facilities designated in the declaration as reserved for use of a certain unit or certain units to the exclusion of the other units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Livestock: means cattle, equines, goats, members of the genus Lama, rabbits, sheep and swine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Loan funds: means the proceeds of the loan to be disbursed by the lender to others at loan closing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Majority or majority of unit owners: means the owners of more than 50% in the aggregate in interest of the undivided ownership of the common areas and facilities as specified in the declaration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Membership camping contract: means an agreement offered or sold within the State evidencing a purchaser's right or license to use the camping or outdoor recreation facilities of a membership camping operator in each of 3 or more years, including renewal options. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Membership camping contract broker: means a person who resells a membership camping contract to a new purchaser on behalf of the prior purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Membership camping operator: means any person who offers camping or outdoor recreational opportunities through the use of camping sites and who solicits membership camping contracts paid for in cash, by installment or periodic payments, including annual fees, by which the purchasers of memberships obtain the right to use camping sites or other camping or recreational facilities of the membership camping operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 151-A
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Person: means individual, corporation, partnership, association, trustee or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Poultry: means domesticated fowl and domesticated waterfowl. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Practice setting: means the physical location where services authorized under this chapter are provided to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 18302
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premium: means a ribbon, trophy or monetary amount or a service or object with monetary value awarded as a prize in a competition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prohibited substance: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Property: means and includes the land, the building, all improvements and structures thereon, all owned in fee simple absolute, or leased as provided in section 579 and all easements, rights and appurtenances belonging thereto, which have been or are intended to be submitted to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Property disclosure statement: means a written disclosure form prepared by a seller pursuant to section 173. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchaser: means a transferee in any of the types of transactions described in section 172. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • Purchaser: means a person who enters into a membership camping contract and obtains the right to use the facilities of a membership camping operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Real estate contract: means a contract for the transfer of ownership of residential real property by any of the ways described in section 172. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • Real property: includes without limitation surface waters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 476
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reciprocal program: means any arrangement allowing purchasers to use camping sites, facilities or other properties owned or operated by any person other than the membership camping operator with whom the purchaser has entered into a membership camping contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Residential real property: means real estate consisting of one or not more than 4 residential dwelling units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • 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
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • sell: means entering into, or other disposition, of a membership camping contract for value, but the term of value does not include a fee to offset the reasonable costs of transfer of a membership camping contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Seller: means the owner of the residential real property that is for sale, exchange, sale under an installment contract or lease with an option to buy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 171
  • Seller: means a membership camping operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 589
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: means the time when the settlement agent has received the loan funds, loan documents and other documents and funds to carry out the terms of the contract between the parties and the settlement agent reasonably determines that all conditions for disbursement of the settlement proceeds as required by applicable law or such contracts have been satisfied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Settlement agent: means the person responsible for conducting the settlement and disbursement of the settlement proceeds and includes an individual, corporation, partnership or other entity conducting the settlement and disbursement of loan proceeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 522
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stipend: means an amount distributed from the Stipend Fund or the Fair Fund to a qualifying fair licensee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Stipend Fund: means the fund receiving money in accordance with Title 8, sections 286 and 287 to provide aid and encouragement to fair licensees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 81
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party right of enforcement: means a right provided in a conservation easement to enforce any of its terms granted to a governmental body, nonprofit corporation or charitable trust, which, although eligible to be a holder, is not a holder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 476
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Unit: means a part of the property including one or more rooms or enclosed spaces located on one or more floors or a part or parts thereof in a building, intended for any type of independent use, and with a direct exit to a public street or highway or to a common area leading to such street or highway. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Unit number: means the number, letter, or combination thereof, designating the unit in the declaration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Unit owner: means the person or persons owning a unit in fee simple absolute, or leasing a unit as provided, and an undivided interest in the fee simple, or leased estate, of the common areas and facilities in the percentage specified and established in the declaration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 Sec. 561
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.