Sections
Chapter 201 Livestock and Poultry 1301 – 1310
Chapter 202 Cervids 1332 – 1333
Chapter 202-A Commercial Large Game Shooting Areas 1341 – 1347
Chapter 203 Mink 1351
Chapter 207 Auctions 1452 – 1457

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 3

  • Abandoned ice-fishing shack: means a temporary structure used for ice fishing and left on property not owned by the person owning the structure without permission of the landowner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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
  • Accelerator: means a program that supports entrepreneurs by providing training, business assistance and mentors in a time-limited training program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adult: means both an individual legally classified as an adult and a juvenile treated as an adult by court order, statute or operation of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Adult developmental services: means any support or assistance provided, licensed or funded in whole or in part by the department pursuant to chapter 5 or 6 to an adult with an intellectual disability or autism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Agent: means any person acting for or in behalf of another in any of the transactions which constitute being a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • 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
  • Agricultural land: means land capable of supporting commercial farming and forestry production. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Agricultural products: include floricultural, horticultural, viticultural, forestry, nut, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member or retiree who is recognized by a domestic relations order as having a right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable by the retirement system with respect to that member or retiree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1901
  • 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.
  • another conviction: means :  
    (1) For persons convicted and sentenced before September 17, 2005, a conviction for an offense for which sentence was imposed prior to the occurrence of the new offense; and  
    (2) For persons convicted and sentenced on or after September 17, 2005, a conviction that occurred at any time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Another state: means each of the several states except Maine, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Another state: means each of the several states except Maine, and includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Association: means a corporation organized under this subchapter, or a similar domestic corporation, or a foreign association or corporation if authorized to do business in this State, organized under any general or special Act as a cooperative association for the mutual benefit of its members, as agricultural producers, and which confines its operations to purposes authorized by this subchapter and restricts the return on the stock or membership capital and the amount of its business with nonmembers to the limits placed thereon by this subchapter for associations organized hereunder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Association of producers: means any association of producers of agricultural products organized and existing under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • auction: means the offering of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equines, domesticated cervids, poultry and other animals raised for food or fiber for sale by means of exchanges between an auctioneer and bidders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1452
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, including in its capacity as successor to the Maine Educational Loan Authority and the Finance Authority of Maine's successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • 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 established inTitle 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Authority loans: means loans made under this chapter by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Authority loans: means loans by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Average final compensation: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Agricultural Bargaining Board provided for in this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Board: means the State Parole Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 5001
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Maine Potato Board established inTitle 36, section 4603. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Board of trustees: means the Maine Rural Development Authority Board of Trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Borrower: means a student who has received an education loan or any parent who has received or agreed to repay an education loan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • 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
  • Bureau: means the State Bureau of Identification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Bureau: means the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police, State Bureau of Identification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • 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
  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the interstate commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the interstate commission's actions or conduct. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the interstate commission for its governance or for directing or controlling the interstate commission's actions or conduct. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Carrying costs: means reasonable costs incurred for the maintenance, protection and security of a speculative industrial building prior to occupancy, including, but not limited to, insurance, taxes and interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Cervid: means a member of the cervidae family and hybrids, including deer, elk, caribou, reindeer and related species, specified by the commissioner by rule with the written concurrence of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1333
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief administrative officer: means the head of a state institution or the head of any other institution which provides services which fall under the jurisdiction of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Client: means a person receiving services from the department, from any state institution or from any agency licensed or funded to provide services falling under the jurisdiction of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations to that Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Commercial: means related to or connected with the furtherance of a profit-making enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Commercial facility: means real estate and improvements used principally for commercial purposes or suitable for commercial use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Commercial large game shooting area: means an enclosed area in which large game are kept and a fee is charged to pursue and kill or pursue and attempt to kill large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • 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 purpose: means for the purpose of economic gain. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • 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
  • Commercial vehicle: means a vehicle owned or used by a business, corporation, association, partnership, or the sole proprietorship of any entity conducting business for a commercial purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee, except that when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Health and Human Services and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Commissioner: means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed pursuant to section 9873. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Commissioner: means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed pursuant to section 9903. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • 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 Corrections or his designee, except that, when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Corrections and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • 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.
  • Compact administrator: means the individual in each compacting state appointed pursuant to the terms of this compact responsible for the administration and management of the state's supervision and transfer of offenders subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Compact administrator: means the individual in each compacting state appointed pursuant to the terms of this compact responsible for the administration and management of the state's supervision and transfer of juveniles subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Compacting state: means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Compacting state: means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Conditional release: means supervised release of a registrant or an offender from institutional confinement for placement on probation, parole, supervised release for sex offenders, supervised community confinement, home release monitoring or release underTitle 15, section 104-A or Title 17-A, chapter 67, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • container: means any and all packages or containers used for the purpose of containing a product sold or held out for sale for human or animal consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Correctional facility: means any facility that falls under the jurisdiction of the department, but does not include any facility for which the department is required to establish standards pursuant to section 1208 or 1208-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Cost of attendance: means the tuition and fees applicable to a student, together with an estimate of other expenses reasonably related to cost of attendance at an institution, including, without limitation, the cost of room and board, transportation, books and supplies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Court: means a court having jurisdiction over juveniles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • 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
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Crisis intervention: means an unplanned and temporary service necessary to alleviate a crisis and preserve the living arrangements of a person who receives services from the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1801
  • 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
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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: means any person or entity engaged in the business of buying livestock or poultry primarily for resale, whether the purchase or sale is completed by cash, delayed payment, transfer, exchange, barter or shipment on commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Default insurance: means insurance that insures authority loans or bonds against default. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Default reserve fund: means a fund established by the authority for the purpose of securing authority loans or bonds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Department: means the Department of Corrections. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deputy compact administrator: means the individual, if any, in each compacting state appointed to act on behalf of a compact administrator pursuant to the terms of this compact responsible for the administration and management of the State's supervision and transfer of juveniles subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the interstate commission and policies adopted by the state council under this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Designated family member: means the spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister of the owner of a new motor vehicle dealer who, in the case of the owner's death, is entitled to inherit the ownership interest in the new motor vehicle dealer under the terms of the owner's will, or who, in the case of an incapacitated owner of a new motor vehicle dealer, has been appointed by a court as the legal representative of the new motor vehicle dealer's property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Diesel engine crankcase oil: means motor vehicle oil that is classified for use in a diesel engine crankcase by meeting the performance requirements of the American Petroleum Institute beginning with CA standards and all succeeding specifications under those standards, inclusive of all original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Director: means the person designated by the commissioner to be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the state meat and poultry inspection and licensing program established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Dirigo Health insurance: means the program of health coverage provided underTitle 24-A, section 6910. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated:   [PL 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17901
  • Discharge: means unconditional release and discharge of a registrant from institutional confinement upon the expiration of a sentence or upon discharge underTitle 15, section 104-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Discharge: means unconditional release and discharge of a registrant from institutional confinement upon the expiration of a sentence or upon discharge underTitle 15, section 104-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discrepancy: means an instance in which a holder of a license under subsection 2 has failed to comply with a requirement under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1333
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distributor branch: means a branch office maintained by a distributor or wholesaler who or which sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Distributor representative: means a representative employed by a distributor branch, distributor or wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Domesticated bison: means the genus and species Bison bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Domesticated boar: means a member of a species of Sus scrofa commonly known as the Eurasian boar or Wild Russian boar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Domesticated deer: means fallow deer, family Cervidae, subfamily Cervinae, genus Dama; red deer, family Cervidae, subfamily Cervinae, genus Cervus, species Elaphus; and any other species specified underTitle 7, section 1333, subsection 1 kept as domestic animals for breeding stock or for sale as food. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Domicile: means the place where a person has that person's established, fixed, permanent or ordinary dwelling place or legal residence to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Domicile: means the place where a person has that person's established, fixed, permanent or ordinary dwelling place or legal residence to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Education loan: means a loan made by the authority or by or on behalf of an institution to a student or to parents of a student, or both, in amounts not in excess of the maximum amounts specified by the authority to finance a part or all of the student's cost of attendance at an institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Education loan series portfolio: means all education loans made by a specific institution that are funded from or acquired by the proceeds of an authority loan to the institution of higher education out of the proceeds of a related specific bond issue through the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Elderly low-cost drug program: means the elderly low-cost drug program provided under section 254-D. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Eligible collateral: means accounts, as-extracted collateral, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, consumer goods, deposit accounts, documents, equipment, farm products, fixtures, general intangibles, instruments, investment property, inventory, letter of credit rights, manufactured homes, money, real estate, supporting obligations and accessions to any of the foregoing and any other business assets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Eligible person: means a person that is eligible, pursuant to section 1020-A, to have that person's share of response costs paid from the proceeds of revenue obligation securities issued pursuant to this subchapter or is eligible to have that person's share of response costs paid from the fund as otherwise set forth in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Entrant to natural resource enterprises: means an individual or a business organization who or which engages or proposes to engage in one or more natural resource enterprises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Entrepreneurial support system: means a network of organizations and programs in the State that facilitate entrepreneurial growth including capital providers, chambers of commerce, local governments, economic development organizations, universities, incubators and accelerators. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Essential tool: means a tool, implement or other device required by the manufacturer, including but not limited to a tablet, scanner, diagnostic machine, computer, computer program, computer software, website, website portal or similar tool, with respect to which there is no other similar tool or device available from any source other than the manufacturer or the representative of a manufacturer that will perform the function necessary to the diagnosis or repair of a manufacturer's express warranty claim on a new motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Factory branch: means a branch office maintained by a manufacturer which manufactures or assembles motor vehicles for sale to distributors or motor vehicle dealers or which is maintained for directing and supervising the representatives of the manufacturer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Factory representative: means a representative employed by a manufacturer or employed by a factory branch for the purpose of making or promoting the sale of motor vehicles or for supervising, servicing, instructing or contracting motor vehicle dealers or prospective motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family support services: means services that enable a family, which is otherwise eligible to receive services from the department, to maintain and care for its minor or adult member at home. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1801
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Federal acts: means the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • federal Affordable Care Act: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments to or regulations or guidance issued under those acts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 14
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act: means the Act so entitled, approved March 4, 1907, 34 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act: means the Act so entitled, approved August 28, 1957, 71 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final remedy selection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • Franchise: means an oral or written arrangement for a definite or indefinite period in which a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler grants to a motor vehicle dealer a license to use a trade name, service mark or related characteristic, and in which there is a community of interest in the marketing of motor vehicles or services related thereto at wholesale, retail, leasing or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Franchisee: means a motor vehicle dealer to whom a franchise is offered or granted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Franchisor: means a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler who grants a franchise to a motor vehicle dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Full-time student: means a person who meets the requirements for a full-time student set out in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Fund: means the Waste Motor Oil Revenue Fund established under subsection 2 to be deposited with and administered by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Fund: means the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund established inTitle 10, section 1023-N. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 970
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gasoline engine crankcase oil: means motor vehicle oil that is classified for use in a gasoline engine crankcase by meeting the performance requirements of the American Petroleum Institute, beginning with SA standards through the most current standards, inclusive of original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils, and International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee GF-1 standards through current standards, inclusive of all original equipment manufacturer-specific engine oils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observation of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade as is defined and interpreted in the Uniform Commercial Code,Title 11, section 1-1201, subsection (20). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Handler: means any person engaged in the business or practice of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • health insurance: means insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement or expense resulting from sickness, and every insurance appertaining thereto, including provision for the mental and emotional welfare of human beings by defraying the costs of legal services only to the extent provided for in chapter 38. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 704
  • Health plan: means a health plan providing prescription drug coverage as authorized under the federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Immediate container: means a consumer package or any other container in which livestock products or poultry products are packed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Incubator: means a program that supports entrepreneurs by providing training, business assistance and mentors and office, manufacturing or laboratory space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Independent agricultural contractor: means a person who grows under contract, or who harvests or hauls forest products under contract, as the person's primary activity or as part of a general agricultural activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means an employee or official of the State or an employee or official of the Federal Government or of any other governmental entity of this State, authorized by the commissioner to perform inspection functions under this chapter under an agreement between the commissioner and the governmental entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Institute: means the Maine Technology Institute. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Institution: means a public or private psychiatric institution licensed under Title 22, chapter 404 or 405 to provide psychiatric services that fall under the jurisdiction of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1951
  • institution of higher education: means any public or private nonprofit educational institution within the State, any public or private nonprofit educational institution outside of the State which is attended by residents of the State, any proprietary educational institution within the State for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority or any proprietary educational institution outside of the State which is attended by residents of the State and for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority, which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11413
  • institution of higher education: means any public or private nonprofit educational institution within the State, any public or private nonprofit educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State, any proprietary educational institution within the State for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority or any proprietary educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State and for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Insured: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity which is the beneficiary of a loan insurance agreement with the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities: means an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded as defined in Section 1905(d) of the federal Social Security Act, 42 United States Code, Section 1396d(d) and its implementing regulations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Interstate commission: means the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Interstate commission: means the Interstate Commission for Juveniles established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Jurisdiction: means the Federal Government, including the military, this State or another state or tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Jurisdiction: means the Federal Government, including the military, this State, another state or a tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Juvenile: means any person defined as a juvenile in any member state or by the rules of the interstate commission, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon a product or the immediate container, not including package liners, of a product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Labeler: means an entity or person that receives prescription drugs from a manufacturer or wholesaler and repackages those drugs for later retail sale and that has a labeler code from the federal Food and Drug Administration under 21 Code of Federal Regulations, 207. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • Labeler: means an entity or person that receives prescription drugs from a manufacturer or wholesaler and repackages those drugs for later retail sale and that has a labeler code from the federal Food and Drug Administration under 21 Code of Federal Regulations, 207. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2697
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Large game: means domesticated cervids, domesticated boar and domesticated bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Law enforcement agency having jurisdiction: means the chief of police in the municipality where a registrant or an offender expects to be or is domiciled. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Law enforcement agency having jurisdiction: means the chief of police in the municipality where a registrant or an offender expects to be or is domiciled. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Lease: means a contract providing for the use of a project or portions of a project for a term of years for a designated or determinable rent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Lessee: means a tenant under lease and may include an installment purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Licensed federal-state potato inspector: means an authorized representative of the Federal-State Inspection Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Licensee: means any person who holds an unrevoked and valid unsuspended license issued under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lifetime registrant: means a person who has complied with the initial duty to register under this chapter as an adult convicted and sentenced or a juvenile convicted and sentenced as an adult of a:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Line make: means motor vehicles that are offered for sale, lease or distribution under a common name, trademark, service mark or brand name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Litter: means all waste materials including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, rubbish, offal, except waste parts or remains resulting from the normal field dressing of lawfully harvested wild game or the lawful use of waste parts or remains of wild game as bait, feathers, except feathers from live birds while being transported, abandoned ice-fishing shacks, old automobiles or parts of automobiles or similar refuse, or disposable packages or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited in this chapter, but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Livestock: means cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, domestic rabbits, horses, mules, other equines or other designated animals, whether live or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Livestock and poultry: includes all cattle, sheep, goats, swine, equines, members of the genus lama, bison, ratites, poultry, domesticated cervids and other animals raised for food or fiber. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Loan: means an extension of credit made in consideration of a written promise of repayment or any other conditions that may be established by the authority, performance of which may be secured by mortgage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Loan funding deposit: means money or other property deposited by an institution with the authority or a trustee or custodian, in amounts the authority determines necessary as a condition for an institution's participation in the authority's programs to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Local development corporation: means any nonprofit organization created by a municipality that is incorporated under Title 13, chapter 81 or that is incorporated under Title 13-B or otherwise chartered by the State, which is designed to foster, encourage and assist the settlement or resettlement of industrial, manufacturing, fishing, agricultural, recreational and other business enterprises within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Locally owned grocery store: means a grocery store at least 51% of which is owned by one or more residents of the State and that has a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Locally owned restaurant: means an eating establishment at least 51% of which is owned by one or more residents of the State and that is not a chain restaurant pursuant to section 2491, subsection 2-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Maine Rx Plus Program: means the Maine Rx Plus Program established under section 2681. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • MaineCare program: means the MaineCare program administered under chapter 855. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • Manufacturer: means a manufacturer of prescription drugs and includes a subsidiary or affiliate of a manufacturer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2697
  • manufacturer: includes the terms "franchisor" "distributor" "distributor branch" "factory branch" and "factory representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • manufacturer: means a manufacturer of prescription drugs or biological products or an affiliate of the manufacturer or a labeler that receives prescription drugs or biological products from a manufacturer or wholesaler and repackages those drugs or biological products for later retail sale and that has a labeler code from the federal Food and Drug Administration under 21 Code of Federal Regulations, 2027. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-A
  • Marketing contract: includes a contract related to the marketing of agricultural products and a contract by an independent agricultural contractor for furnishing services and facilities in raising or growing agricultural products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Meat: means the part of the muscle of cattle, domesticated deer, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines or other designated animals that is skeletal or that is found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels that normally accompany the muscle tissue but does not include the muscle found in the lips, snout or ears. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Member: includes the holder of a membership in an association without capital stock and the holder of common stock in an association organized with capital stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Member: means the commissioner of a compacting state or a designee who is a person officially connected with the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile poultry processing unit: means a poultry slaughterhouse that meets the structural, operational and licensing requirements of a mobile poultry processing unit under the federal acts and that is operated by a person licensed under section 2514. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Mortgage: means an agreement granting a lien upon or a security interest in eligible collateral upon certain conditions and includes, but is not limited to, a mortgage of real estate, an assignment of rents, a pledge or a security agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle that is required to be registered pursuant toTitle 29-A, section 351. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorcycles and recreational vehicles defined under section 1432, subsection 18-A, required to be registered under Title 29-A, chapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means a person other than a manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch, distributor representative, factory branch or factory representative who sells or solicits or advertises the sale of new or used motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Motor vehicle oil: means any lubricating oil or other lubricant that is reclaimable and classified for use in an internal combustion engine or the transmission, gear box, hydraulic system, compressor or differential for a motor vehicle, including but not limited to natural, synthetic and rerefined motor oils, whether or not in retail containers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Motor vehicle oil dealer: means any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of producing, packaging or otherwise preparing motor vehicle oil for market, or selling or distributing motor vehicle oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1020
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means any city, town or local development corporation and any board, commission, agency or authority of any such city, town or local development corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Municipality: means any county, city or town in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • New motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that has not been previously sold to any person except a distributor, wholesaler or motor vehicle dealer for resale by a franchise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Noncompacting state: means any state that has not enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Noncompacting state: means any state that has not enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Offender: means a person to whom this chapter applies pursuant to section 11202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Offender: means a person to whom this chapter applies pursuant to section 11272. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Offender: means an adult placed under, or subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities or corrections or other criminal justice agencies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Official establishment: means an establishment as determined by the commissioner at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the preparation of livestock products or poultry products is maintained under the authority of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Parcel: means a contiguous tract of land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Parent: means any parent or guardian of a student at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Parking area: means land maintained by the State at the state institutions under the jurisdiction of the department, which may be designated as parking areas by the heads of the state institutions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Parole: is a release procedure by which a person may be released from a correctional facility by the State Parole Board prior to the expiration of the person's maximum term, parole status being in effect underTitle 17-A, section 2314, subsection 2, with all provisions of prior laws governing parole continuing in effect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 5001
  • parole: means any kind of supervision or conditional release of juveniles authorized under the laws of the compacting states. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Permit: includes , but is not limited to, a permit by rule issued by the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance withTitle 38, section 344, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13054
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, corporations and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • 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 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13119
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity, and, in case of an entity, it shall include any other entity in which it has a majority interest or effectively controls as well as the individual officers, directors and other persons in active control of the activities of each such entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, business enterprise or other legal entity, either public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit and an officer, agent or employee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind whatsoever. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System: means the federally designated planning organization for the Portland region established to improve the coordination of transportation planning and investment decisions by state, municipal and public transportation organizations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3501
  • Poultry: means a domesticated bird, whether live or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Poultry producer: means a person who raises poultry offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Prepared: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Prescriber: means a person who is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized in the appropriate jurisdiction to prescribe and administer drugs in the course of professional practice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-A
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Prison: means the Maine State Prison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Prisoner: means an adult person sentenced and committed to, transferred to or detained in the custody of the department, including a person on supervised community confinement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops primarily for manufacture into articles of food or starch by operations that change the physical form the potatoes or rotation crops possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Producer: means a person engaged in the production of agricultural products as a farmer, planter, rancher, poultry farmer, dairy farmer, fruit, vegetable or nut grower, or independent agricultural contractor as specified in section 1774, subsections 6-A and 8-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Producers: includes independent agricultural contractors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public place: means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether or not owned or operated by public or private interests. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Public school: includes :  
    (1) Any public school conducted within the State under the authority and supervision of a duly elected board of education, superintending school committee or school directors; and  
    (2) Any school which received any direct state aid in 1950 and municipal tuition funds amounting to at least the amount of that state aid during 1950. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Public way: means a road or driveway on land maintained by the State at the state institutions under the jurisdiction of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Qualified association: means an association of producers accredited in accordance with section 1957. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1955
  • Qualified domestic relations order: means a domestic relations order that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Regional transportation corporation: means any private, nonprofit corporation formed for the express purpose of providing public transportation services to more than one municipality but which is not wholly or partly owned by the municipalities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3501
  • 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
  • Registrant: means a 10-year registrant or a lifetime registrant or, when appropriate, both a 10-year registrant and a lifetime registrant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Registrant: means a Tier I registrant, Tier II registrant or Tier III registrant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Regulated advertisement: means the presentation to the general public of a commercial message regarding a prescription drug or biological product by a manufacturer of prescription drugs that is:  
    (1) Broadcast on television or radio from a station that is physically located in the State;  
    (2) Broadcast over the Internet from a location in the State; or  
    (3) Printed in magazines or newspapers that are printed, distributed or sold in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2700-A
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Residence: means that place or those places, other than a domicile, in which a person may spend time living, residing or dwelling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Residence: means that place or those places, other than a domicile, in which a person may spend time living, residing or dwelling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Resident: means a person residing in a state institution or in any other institution which provides services which fall under the jurisdiction of the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • resident of the State: means a person who is domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Respite care: means a temporary service that provides a respite to a family in a planned and predictable manner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1801
  • Response costs: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • retail pharmacy: means a retail pharmacy located in this State, or another business licensed to dispense prescription drugs in this State, that participates in the program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • Retail vendor: includes a person who operates a store or who sells or attempts to sell to consumers at their homes or otherwise sells, displays, advertises, offers or has available for sale meat food products or poultry products at retail for purchase by consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities and reselling the potatoes or rotation crops bought primarily to consumers through at least 5 retail outlets located within or without the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Risk assessment instrument: means an instrument created and modified as necessary by reviewing and analyzing precursors to a sex offense, victim populations of a registrant or an offender, living conditions and environment of a registrant or an offender and other factors predisposing a person to become a registrant or an offender, for the ongoing purpose of identifying risk factors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Rotation crop: means small grain, soybean or flax grown in rotation with potatoes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Rule: means a written statement by the interstate commission promulgated pursuant to section 9904 that is of general applicability; implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact or an organizational, procedural or practice requirement of the interstate commission; and has the force of statutory law in a compacting state, including the ability to amend, repeal or suspend an existing rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • Rules: means acts of the interstate commission, duly promulgated pursuant to section 9878, substantially affecting interested parties in addition to the interstate commission that have the force and effect of law in the compacting states. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • Sale: means the issuance, transfer, agreement for transfer, exchange, pledge, hypothecation, mortgage in any form, whether by transfer in trust or otherwise, of any motor vehicle or interest therein or of any franchise related thereto; and any option, subscription or other contract, or solicitation looking to a sale, or offer or attempt to sell in any form, whether spoken or written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of potatoes or rotation crops for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Salvia divinorum: means the herb Salvia divinorum and includes Salvinorin A and Divinorin A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • SBIR program: means the small business innovation research program enacted pursuant to the federal Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, Public Law 97-219, which provides funds to small businesses to conduct innovation research having commercial application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Secondary discounted price: means the initial discounted price minus any further discounts paid for out of the fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2681
  • security: means a note, bond, interim certificate, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness, including any recovery zone facility bond or qualified energy conservation bond, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues, as provided in section 1045-A or 1065, or by assignment or pledge of other eligible collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Seller: means any person who sells or contracts to sell potatoes or rotation crops in the regular course of business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service coordination: means a lifelong, goal-oriented process for coordination of the range of services needed and wanted by persons with disabilities and their families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1801
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sex offense: means a conviction for one of the following offenses or for an attempt or solicitation of one of the following offenses if the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time of the criminal conduct:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Sexually violent offense: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Shipping container: means a container used or intended for use in packaging a livestock product or poultry product packed in an immediate container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Shooting zone: means an area within a parcel that is enclosed to contain one or more species of large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Small enterprise: means a person licensed under section 2514 that processes 20,000 birds or fewer in a calendar year and that elects to operate under an exemption pursuant to section 2517-C, subsection 1-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Speculative industrial building: means a building of flexible design and suitable for commercial use, for which the construction or carrying costs or both are financed through this subchapter for the purpose of creating new jobs in a municipality resulting from the sale or lease of the building. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 13120-B
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia and any other territorial possession of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • State council: means the resident members of the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision created by each state under section 9874. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9872
  • State council: means the resident members of the state council for interstate juvenile supervision created by each state under section 9909. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 9902
  • 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 underTitle 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 inTitle 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • State employee health insurance program: means the state employee health insurance program provided underTitle 5, section 285. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2685
  • State institution: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Successor manufacturer: means any manufacturer that succeeds, or assumes any part of the business of, another manufacturer, referred to as the "predecessor manufacturer" as the result of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Targeted technologies: means biotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology, composite materials technology, environmental technology, advanced technologies for forestry and agriculture, information technology and precision manufacturing technology. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Technology transfer: means the disclosure, protection and licensing of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 15301
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Ten-year registrant: means a person who has complied with the initial duty to register under this chapter as an adult convicted and sentenced or a juvenile convicted and sentenced as an adult of a sex offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapeutic services: means occupational, physical, speech and language, respiratory, and vision therapy, counseling and other therapies to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1801
  • This subchapter: means the "Uniform Agricultural Cooperative Association Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Tier I offense: means a conviction for a Class E or Class D crime under the following or for an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit a Class E, Class D or Class C crime under the following if the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time of the criminal conduct unless otherwise specified:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tier I registrant: means a person who is an adult convicted and sentenced or a juvenile convicted and sentenced as an adult for a Tier I offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tier II offense: means a conviction for a Class C crime under the following, or for an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit a Class B crime under the following, if the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time of the criminal conduct unless otherwise specified:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tier II registrant: means a person who is an adult convicted and sentenced or a juvenile convicted and sentenced as an adult for a Tier II offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tier III offense: means a conviction for a Class B or Class A crime under the following or for an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit a Class A crime under the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tier III registrant: means a person who is an adult convicted and sentenced or a juvenile convicted and sentenced as an adult for a Tier III offense or as provided for under section 11285, subsection 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trailer: means any vehicle without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Transfer: means to sell, furnish, give, lend, deliver or otherwise provide with or without consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2011
  • transit district: includes :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3501
  • Transportation corridor district: means a specified area contiguous with a transportation route or facility that has been formed by a municipality or municipalities and approved by the voters as provided under section 3502?A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3501
  • Tribe: means the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Tribe: means the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation or the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • 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 hospital ward or other area used to provide inpatient care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1951
  • Useable as human food: refers to a livestock or poultry carcass or part or product of a livestock or poultry carcass, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by rules prescribed by the commissioner to deter its use as human food or as naturally inedible by humans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for carrying persons or property or which is used for the transportation of persons, except motorcycles, farm implements and snowmobiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Waste motor oil: means any lubricating oil classified for use in an internal combustion engine, transmission, gear box, differential or hydraulics for a motor vehicle, a boat, an off-highway recreational vehicle, commercial or household power equipment, earth-moving equipment, special equipment or special mobile equipment, as defined inTitle 29-A, section 101, subsections 69 and 70, that through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or the loss of original properties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste motor oil disposal site: means the following 4 sites where waste motor oil was stored and that are now contaminated and subject to such response action requirements as the Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency may impose according to applicable law:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil: includes mixtures of waste oil and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Waste oil disposal site: means the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil Services Site in Plymouth designated by the Department of Environmental Protection as an uncontrolled hazardous substance site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 2263
  • Wholesale or jobbing quantities: means aggregate quantities of potatoes totalling 25 tons, that is, 50,000 pounds, or more in weight purchased or contracted to be purchased in any calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • wholesaler: means any person who sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers or who maintains distributor representatives within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written political material: means flyers, handbills or other nonperiodical publications which are subject to the restrictions of Title 21-A, chapter 13. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001