Sections
Subchapter 1 Apples 531 – 544
Subchapter 1-A Labeling of Water 562-A – 563
Subchapter 2-A Maine Pesticide Control Act of 1975 601 – 625
Subchapter 3 Eggs 631 – 643
Subchapter 4-A Feeds 711 – 724
Subchapter 5 Fertilizers 741 – 751
Subchapter 5-A Agricultural Liming Materials 761 – 770
Subchapter 5-B Maine Plant and Soil Amendment Act 775 – 787
Subchapter 8-B Maple Products 891 – 898
Subchapter 10 Potatoes 950 – 1037
Subchapter 11 Seeds 1041 – 1048
Subchapter 11-A Genetically Engineered Plants and Seeds 1051 – 1054

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 2 > Chapter 103

  • Abandonment: means any conduct on the part of the parent showing an intent to forego parental duties or relinquish parental claims. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Abuse: includes acts and omissions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Abuse: means the occurrence of the following acts between family or household members or dating partners or by a family or household member or dating partner upon a minor child of a family or household member or dating partner:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Abuse or neglect: means a threat to a child's health or welfare by physical, mental or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse or exploitation including under Title 17-A, sections 282, 852, 853 and 855, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these or failure to ensure compliance with school attendance requirements underTitle 20-A, section 3272, subsection 2, paragraph B or section 5051-A, subsection 1, paragraph C, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Academic detailing: means the provision of information regarding prescription drugs based on scientific and medical research, including information on therapeutic and cost-effective use of prescription drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Access aisle: means a designated space for maneuvering a wheelchair or other mobility device when entering or exiting a vehicle, and that is immediately adjacent to a properly designated parking space for a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Adjudication: means a finding by a court that a person has committed a traffic infraction and includes the acceptance by the clerk of the violations bureau or any judicial division of an answer of not contested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Administrative compliance order: means an administrative order that is issued by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative consent order: means an order issued by the commissioner pursuant to a bilateral agreement between the commissioner and a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative penalty: means a fine imposed by the commissioner against a public water system in violation of state drinking water laws, regulations or rules. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrative remedy: means an administrative compliance order, an administrative consent order or an administrative penalty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Administrator: means any person, other than a carrier, that administers a preferred provider arrangement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2671
  • Adult: means any person who has attained 18 years of age or who is a legally emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or older or a person under 18 years of age who is emancipated pursuant toTitle 15, section 3506-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Adult education: means an education program primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school age that is administered by school administrative units through a career pathways and service system and that, except as provided in section 8602-B, includes intake, assessment, advising, instruction and individual learning plans; is guided by data management and analysis, annual monitoring and annual professional development plans; uses appropriately certified staff; is designed to meet identified local needs; makes use of partnerships and alignment with workforce development, postsecondary institutions and support services; and offers at least 3 of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • 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
  • Adverse underwriting decision: means any of the following actions with respect to consumer insurance transactions involving insurance coverage that is individually underwritten:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the meaning of this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Advertisement: means any material designed to create public interest in a product or induce the public to purchase, increase, modify, reinstate, borrow on, surrender, replace or retain a policy, as more specifically defined in the rules and operating procedures of the commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • 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.
  • 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: means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • agency: means any unit of State Government or local government, including any state board or commission, and the Legislature and its committees and subcommittees, but not including the judicial branch, the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Agency records: means records of government agencies to which they retain legal title, but that have been transferred to the custody of the Maine State Archives to effect economies and efficiency in their storage and use pending their ultimate disposition as authorized by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Aggregate student data: means data that is not personally identifiable and that is collected or reported at the group, cohort or institutional level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Agreement of the parties: means the mutual agreement of the parties or their authorized representatives, and is distinguished from a unilateral condition imposed by any party to the agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • 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 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 seeds: shall include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this State as agricultural or field seeds, and mixtures of such seeds, except seeds of cereals grown in Maine and sold directly from grower to grower and not labeled as seed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1042
  • Aircraft: means a machine or device designed for flight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Alcohol and drug program: means the alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services under Title 5, chapter 521, subchapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Alcohol level: means either grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • All-weather road: means a public or private road that may be traversed during all seasons of the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8881
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocated parental rights and responsibilities: means that responsibilities for the various aspects of a child's welfare are divided between the parents, with the parent allocated a particular responsibility having the right to control that aspect of the child's welfare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Alternative education program: means a program in which the primary purpose is to provide at-risk students with curricula and assessment in a setting designed to effectively meet the student's academic, social and relational needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Alternative learning: means an educational option that a public school or publicly supported program offers at-risk students by offering some combination of the following: alternative education programs; small class size; flexible scheduling; relevant alternative curricula and assessment; mentoring adults; skilled teachers; a focus on social, emotional and relationship skills; collaboration among home, school and social service agencies; and any other measures designed to accommodate the needs of at-risk students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Annuity issuer: means an insurer that has issued an insurance contract used to fund periodic payments under a structured settlement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Antique auto: means an automobile or truck manufactured in or after model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique motorcycle: means a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicable law: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2241
  • Applicant: means any person who seeks to contract for insurance coverage other than a person seeking group insurance that is not individually underwritten. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Application and service fees: means the amount of money charged for the cost of application, servicing or technical assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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 private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Archives: means government records that have been determined by the State Archivist, with advice from the Archives Advisory Board, to have sufficient value to warrant their continued preservation and that are in the physical and legal custody of the Maine State Archives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 92-A
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistive device: includes , but is not limited to, manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, motorized scooters and other aids that enhance the mobility of the individual; hearing aids, telephone communications devices for the deaf, or TDD, assistive listening devices and other aids that enhance an individual's ability to hear; voice synthesized computer modules, optical scanners, talking software, braille printers and other devices that enhance a sight-impaired individual's ability to communicate; and any other assistive device that enables a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear or maneuver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500
  • Association: means the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • At-risk student: means a student who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1099-A
  • Authorizer: means an entity empowered under this chapter to review applications, decide whether to approve or reject applications, enter into charter contracts with applicants, oversee and monitor public charter schools and decide whether to renew, not renew or revoke charter contracts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2401
  • Autocycle: means a 3-wheeled motorcycle that has a steering wheel or handlebars, floor pedals for automotive-style controls and seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride a seat and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Automobile: means a motor vehicle designed for the conveyance of passengers that has a seating capacity of not more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Average wholesale price: means the wholesale price charged on a specific commodity that is assigned by the drug manufacturer and is listed in a nationally recognized drug pricing file. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • 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.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic support entitlement: means the sum derived from the child support table appropriate for each child and the parties' gross income. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Beneficial insects: means those insects that, during their life cycle, are effective pollinators of plants, are parasites or predators of pests or are otherwise beneficial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bid: means a written offer or proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor, in response to an "invitation to bid" stating the terms under which the exhibitor will agree to exhibit a motion picture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1901
  • Biosolids: means municipal sewage sludge that is a primarily organic, semisolid product resulting from the wastewater treatment process that can be beneficially recycled, including material derived from biosolids and septic tank sludge, also known as septage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Blind bidding: means the solicitation of bidding for, solicitation of negotiation for, or solicitations of offers for or agreeing to terms for the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture if the motion picture has not been trade screened. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1901
  • Blood-borne pathogen test: means a test that indicates the presence of a specific blood-borne transmissible infectious agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 831
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Board: means the governing board of the Maine Workers' Compensation Residual Market Pool. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board: means the Board of Licensure of Water System Operators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2621
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established inTitle 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • board of directors: means the directors of the jail authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8203
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8233
  • Board of trustees: means the board of trustees of the system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • bow: includes a compound bow, a recurve bow and a long bow. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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
  • Brand: means a term, design or trademark used in connection with one or several grades of commercial fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Brand name: means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which individual plant or soil amendments are distributed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 776
  • Brand name: means a word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, that identifies the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishes it from that of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Broker: means a person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, arranges or offers to arrange a transaction involving the sale, for purposes other than resale, of a new motor vehicle and who is not:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Budget failure: means the failure of a region, by August 1st of any fiscal year, to approve a budget for the region that is at least equal to the sum of the total allocations for career and technical education of the member school administrative units in the region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Bulk: means a nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Bulk: means in nonpackaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 776
  • Bulk fertilizers: means commercial fertilizer distributed in a non-packaged form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1692-A
  • Burnt lime: means a material made from limestone which consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Bus: means a motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • butt diameter: means the diameter of the severed stem butt, measured outside the bark, the short way through the center, disregarding crevices and cracks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt measure: means the lineal measure of the butt end of tree length wood, without subsequent conversion to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Butt scale: means the volume measure of wood based solely on measurement of the butt end of individual trees and converted to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Buyer: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-103
  • Bylaws: means the bylaws established by the commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the commission's actions or conduct. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • Calcium carbonate equivalent: means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as a weight percentage of calcium carbonate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Camp trailer: includes a manufactured or homemade tent trailer, so called, that consists of a platform, shelf or box with means of permanently or temporarily attaching a tent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Career and technical education: means a course or program of education designed to create or improve job-related skills that is part of a secondary school or middle school level curriculum and approved by the commissioner according to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • carrier: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Carrier: means an insurance company licensed in accordance with this Title, a fraternal benefit society authorized pursuant to chapter 55 or a nonprofit hospital or medical service organization licensed pursuant to Title 24. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2671
  • Catchment area: means the geographic area from which a public charter school expects to draw the majority of its students, which may not be smaller than the combined enrollment areas of the 2 closest noncharter public schools serving students of the same grade levels as the applicant is proposing to serve, or the geographic area within a radius of 20 miles extending from the public charter school, whichever is smaller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2401
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • 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
  • Certificate: includes riders, endorsements and enrollment forms, if attached. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2692
  • certified seed: as used in this Title shall be deemed to mean potato, vegetable, forage crop or grain seeds as shall have been grown and prepared for sale in accordance with regulations laid down by the commissioner and for which a certificate or tag has been issued as provided in section 2103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2101
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Characterizing flavor: means a distinguishable taste or aroma of candy, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, berry, nut, herb, spice, honey or an alcoholic drink that is imparted to tobacco or tobacco smoke either prior to or during consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Charter contract: means a performance-based contract for a fixed term between a public charter school and an authorizer that describes performance expectations, defines operational responsibilities and outlines the autonomy and accountability for each party to the contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2401
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Child: means a son or daughter under 21 years of age or a son or daughter who is incapable of earning a living and without sufficient means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3501
  • Child care costs: means the actual child care costs incurred by the parties for each child for whom support is being established that are related to that party's employment, education or training and are reasonable or customary in the area in which that party resides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Child protection proceeding: means a proceeding on a child protection petition under subchapter IV, a subsequent proceeding to review or modify a case disposition under section 4038, an appeal under section 4006, a proceeding on a termination petition under subchapter VI, or a proceeding on a medical treatment petition under subchapter VIII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Child support table: means the schedule that has been adopted by the department under section 2011. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2001
  • Cigarette paper: means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Clear-cut: means any timber harvesting on a forested site greater than 5 acres in size that results in a residual basal area of trees over 4 1/2 inches in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground of less than 30 square feet per acre, unless, after harvesting, the site has a well-distributed stand of acceptable growing stock, as defined by rule, of at least 3 feet in height for softwood trees and 5 feet in height for hardwood trees that meets the regeneration standards defined under section 8869, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Clerk: means the person described in Title 13-C, chapter 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 102
  • 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.
  • Clinic: as used in this subchapter , shall mean any place, establishment or institution which operates for the purpose of dispensing immunizing agents to persons who are not confined in that place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1061
  • Collaborative agreement: means an agreement to share the responsibility for and cost of the delivery of certain administrative, instructional and noninstructional functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2601
  • Collaborative agreement: means an agreement between a secondary school, a career and technical education program and one or more public postsecondary educational institutions in the State to form a collaborative partnership that articulates a credit transfer agreement between the publicly supported educational institutions and that specifies each institution's responsibility for and cost of the delivery of specified secondary and postsecondary educational functions and support services over a 3-year period for a cohort-based program that provides secondary school students with the opportunity to take postsecondary education courses and earn credits toward an associate degree while participating in a career and technical education program that integrates secondary education and postsecondary education courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • Collaborative agreements: includes , but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2601
  • Collaborative board: means the governing body composed of representatives of the publicly supported educational institutions participating in the collaborative partnership and the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • Collaborative partnership: means a dual enrollment career and technical education collaborative partnership formed pursuant to this chapter to provide a cohort-based learning pathway for career and technical education students that provides those students with the opportunity to take postsecondary education courses and earn credits toward an associate degree while participating in a career and technical education program that integrates secondary education and postsecondary education courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 6971
  • College: means a community college as established in section 12714. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • Commercial clerk: means a clerk who is listed under section 106. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 102
  • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed seed, whole or processed, when not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsections 1 to 4 which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed, provided that the commissioner by regulation may exempt from this definition, or from specific provisions of this Act, commodities such as hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials, and are not adulterated within the meaning of section 717, subsection 1, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Commercial fertilizer: means a substance containing one or more recognized fertilizer materials bearing a guaranteed analysis on the product label of a packaged product or the accompanying delivery paperwork or invoice of a bulk fertilizer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Commercial processor: means a person who maintains an official establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products other than for the exclusive use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commercial registered agent: means an individual or a domestic or foreign entity listed under section 106. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 102
  • Commercial slaughterhouse: means a person engaged in the business of slaughtering livestock or poultry other than as a custom slaughterhouse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commission: means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission established under section 683-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Commission: means the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission established by the compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • Commission: means the Maine Public Drinking Water Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 776
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the geographical area in which the person resides or is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the chief insurance regulatory official of a compacting state, including, but not limited to, commissioner, superintendent, director or administrator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 3322
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2152
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7-A Sec. 101
  • 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 or his authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 742
  • Commitment to issue loan insurance: means a commitment to provide insurance for loan payments subject to terms specified by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Committee: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund Committee under section 972-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • 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.
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Community Reinvestment Act: The Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977. Source: OCC
  • Community school district: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of more than one municipality or school administrative district which may provide public education for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Community water system: means a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2660-B
  • Compacting state: means a state that has enacted the compact and that has not withdrawn pursuant to section 2485, subsection 1 or been terminated pursuant to section 2485, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2473
  • Component part: includes but is not limited to the tobacco, filter and paper in a cigar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • Confidential investigative information: means any information that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Consent of county: means a vote taken pursuant to section 122 or a vote taken at an election at which a majority of the legal votes of the voters of a county voting at the election are cast in favor of a question seeking approval of funding construction of a jail facility through the issuance of bonds or the guarantee by the counties of bonds issued by the jail authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • Constituent: includes a smoke constituent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1560-D
  • consumer: means any individual who resides or obtains insurance in this State and:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Consumer: means a person who purchases or leases an assistive device from a dealer or manufacturer for purposes other than resale; a person to whom an assistive device is transferred for purposes other than resale while an express warranty is in effect; a funding source that purchases a device for a person with a disability; or a person otherwise legally qualified to enforce a warranty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Consumer insurance transaction: means an insurance transaction involving insurance primarily for personal, family or household needs rather than business or professional needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2204
  • Consumer pack: means a unit of 50 pounds or less net weight of potatoes contained in a bag or other type of container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Consumer package: means a container or package that contains a product in its final form for sale to the end-use consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Contact notification program: means a program coordinated by the department to encourage any person infected with a communicable disease to identify others who may be at risk as a result of contact with the infected person; or to permit the department to notify those persons who may be at risk to inform them of the risk if the infected person refuses to cooperate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract feeder: means a person who, as an independent contractor, feeds commercial feed to animals pursuant to a contract whereby such commercial feed is supplied, furnished or otherwise provided to such person and whereby such person's remuneration is determined all or in part by feed consumption, mortality, profits or amount or quality of product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-106
  • Conversion public charter school: means a public charter school that existed as a noncharter public school before becoming a public charter school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2401
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative: means a regional education cooperative formed pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2511
  • Cooperative agreement: means an agreement between school administrative units that form a regional education cooperative to share the responsibility for and cost of the delivery of specified educational functions and support services in a region such as, without limitation:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2511
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with the powers and duties set forth in this chapter for a regional education cooperative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 2511
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Corrections officer: means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy pursuant toTitle 25, section 2803-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1581
  • Cost of private health insurance: means the cost of adding the child to existing coverage or the difference between self-only and family coverage, unless that cost is determined to be unjust by a court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 1501
  • Cost of project: means the cost or value of land, buildings, real estate improvements, labor, materials, machinery and equipment, property rights, easements, franchises, financing charges, interest, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, cost estimates, studies and other expenses as may be necessary or incidental to the development, construction, acquisition, financing and placing in operation of an eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means either Lincoln County or Sagadahoc County, and "counties" means both Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1802
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners in a county or the officers, under a charter, who exercise legislative powers within the county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1302
  • County legislative delegation: means all state legislators whose legislative districts, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • County officers: means the commissioners, treasurer, sheriff, register of deeds and register of probate of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • County official: means an elected or appointed member of a county government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Courses of study: means the courses of study for the elementary and secondary schools that are in alignment with the system of learning results as established in section 6209 and consistent with the requirements of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Court: means a District Court and, with regard to section 4011, the tribal court of the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Covered drugs: means drugs that are on the MaineCare preferred drug list established and revised from time to time by the department pursuant to its authority to operate the MaineCare program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • 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
  • Cross-contamination: means the unintentional transfer and incorporation of genetic material between a genetically engineered crop, by cross-pollination or other means, and a nongenetically engineered crop or a wild plant population. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1051
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custom processor: means a person who maintains a licensed establishment under this chapter for the purpose of processing livestock, meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products exclusively for use in the household of the owner of the commodity by the owner and members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Custom slaughterhouse: means a person who maintains a slaughtering facility that is a licensed establishment or a registered establishment under this chapter for the purposes of slaughtering livestock or poultry for another person's exclusive use by that person and members of that person's household and that person's nonpaying guests and employees, and who is not engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products or any cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, equines, poultry or other designated animals useable as human food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Custom vehicle: means a motor vehicle manufactured after model year 1948 that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Customer-formula feed: means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds or feed ingredients or both, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 712
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dating partners: means individuals currently or formerly involved in dating each other, whether or not the individuals are or were sexual partners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 4002
  • Daytime: means any time from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Dealer: shall mean any person engaged in the business of dealing in, selling, buying, exchanging or trading in weighing or measuring devices in this State;  
  • [PL 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2302
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the sale, offering for sale, brokering or distribution of manufactured housing to a licensed dealer, developer dealer or consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defoliant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for causing the leaves or foliage to drop from a plant, with or without causing abscission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Delinquent insurer: means an insurer that has not timely paid in full that insurer's allocated share pursuant to section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph A, subparagraphs (1) or (2) or section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph B, subparagraphs (1) to (5), except as provided in section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph A, subparagraph (3), division (d) and section 2393, subsection 1, paragraph B, subparagraph (6), division (d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2392
  • Delivery sale: means a sale of tobacco products to a consumer in this State when: