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Chapter 301 General Provisions 1701 – 1707
Chapter 303 Control of Diseases 1751 – 1759
Chapter 305 Eradication of Diseases 1801 – 1821
Chapter 307 State of Maine Animal Response Team 1901 – 1902

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 4

  • 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
  • active state service: means all military duty performed as a member of the state military forces pursuant to this Title or the United States Code, Title 32. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • Actively piloting: means a person licensed as a pilot by the commission who is engaged in providing pilot services on a regular and ongoing basis within the area for which that person is licensed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • 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
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • Ally: means an individual who a person trusts to provide assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Authority: means the Maine Military Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 392
  • Authorized agent: means employees of the department, veterinarians licensed by the State to practice veterinary medicine while performing official duties for the department, employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, or other persons designated by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Average final compensation: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Behavior management: means systematic strategies to prevent the occurrence of challenging behavior or to keep the person or others safe by reducing the factors that lead to challenging behavior or otherwise limiting the person's ability to engage in challenging behavior. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Behavior modification: means teaching strategies, positive support and other interventions to support a person to learn alternatives to challenging behavior. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • 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
  • Blended funding: means funding from all sources from the budgets and funds of the departments that are combined to be used for the provision of care and services under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • 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
  • Care: means treatment, services and care for mental health needs, including but not limited to crisis intervention services, outpatient services, respite services, utilization management, acute care, chronic care, residential care, home-based care and hospitalization services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • CERCLA hazardous substance: means a substance on the list defined in the United States Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, Public Law 96-510, Section 101(14), as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 791
  • Child: means a person from birth to 20 years of age who needs care for one of the following reasons:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Child in need of treatment: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 6201
  • 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
  • Coastal waters: means the jurisdictional area of the commission, which waters are all coastal navigable waters that are contained within, flow through, or border upon the State or any portion thereof, including those portions of the Atlantic Ocean within the jurisdiction of the State, up to state or international boundaries, and including all waters between Isle au Haut and Seal Island westward of a straight line between Western Ear Ledge on Isle au Haut drawn to Eastern Ledge on Seal Island. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • Coastal zones: means the 3 areas of Maine coastal waters relevant to the commission membership, Calais to Schoodic Point, Schoodic Point to Port Clyde, and Port Clyde to Kittery, excepting the port of Portland and Casco Bay. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • Commission: means the Maine Pilotage Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • 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: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Correspondent: means a person designated by the Consumer Advisory Board or its successor to act as a next friend of a person with an intellectual disability or autism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Course: means a class taught over a semester, trimester, quarter or term. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • 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
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Degree program: means a course of study designed to culminate in a specific degree, diploma or certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • 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
  • Departments: means the Department of Corrections, the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated:   [PL 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17901
  • Disaster: means the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, wave action, oil spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, extreme public health emergency pursuant toTitle 22, section 802, subsection 2-A, air contamination, blight, drought, critical material shortage, infestation, explosion, riot or hostile military or paramilitary action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic animals: means cattle, equines, goats, sheep, swine, cats, dogs, domesticated cervids or other domesticated animals; large game as defined in section 1341, subsection 5; and poultry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency management: means the coordination and implementation of an organized effort to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Emergency management exercise: means a focused practice activity that places participants in a simulated situation requiring them to function in the capacity that would be expected of them in a real event and is conducted to test an organization's plans and policies to evaluate an organization's capability to execute one or more portions of its response or contingency plans and to train personnel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Emergency management forces: means persons engaged in performing emergency management activities, including, but not limited to, persons called out by the Governor pursuant to an emergency proclamation under section 742 or persons called out pursuant to section 784-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Express and informed consent: means consent voluntarily given with sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the subject matter involved so as to enable the person giving consent to make an understanding and enlightened decision, without any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress or other form of constraint or coercion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • facility: means any aboveground oil storage tank or tanks, together with associated piping, and transfer and dispensing facilities located over land or water of the State at a single location for more than 4 months per year and used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Facility: includes sites where motor vehicles, watercraft, rolling stock and aircraft are present for more than 12 hours. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 791
  • 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: means those persons that the person defines as included in that person's family, including as appropriate unpaid individuals with whom the person resides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Family: means the child's family and includes, as applicable to the child, the child's parents, legal guardian and guardian ad litem. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • financial assistance: means guarantees, leases, insurance, financing credits, loans or the purchase or discounts thereof, letters of credit, financing assistance payments, grants or other financial aid. 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Habilitation: means the process by which an individual is assisted to acquire and maintain those life skills which enable him to cope with the demands of his own person and environment, to raise the level of his physical, mental and social efficiency and to upgrade his sense of well-being, including, but not limited to, programs of formal, structured education and treatment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Hazardous chemical: means all hazardous chemicals as defined under 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 355. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 791
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Homeland security: means a concerted national effort to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks, protect against man-made and natural hazards and respond to and recover from incidents that do occur. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Incapacitated person: means any person who is impaired by reason of intellectual disability or autism to the extent that the person lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate or implement responsible personal decisions or decisions regarding the person's property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual support coordinator: means a regional staff member of the department with the responsibility for coordinating the personal planning and professional services for a person eligible for adult developmental services under this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. 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
  • 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
  • Intellectual disability: means a condition of significantly subaverage intellectual functioning resulting in or associated with concurrent impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • 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
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Local organization for emergency management: means an organization created in accordance with this chapter by state, county or local authority to perform local emergency management functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • 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
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • 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: means a member of a federally recognized unit of the Maine National Guard. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Military forces: means the state military forces, as defined in section 102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • Mitigation: means those activities that actually eliminate or reduce the chance of occurrence or the effects of a disaster. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 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 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 resident: means any person who occupies a dwelling within the municipality for more than 180 days in a calendar year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 11
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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
  • Normalization principle: means the principle of assisting the person with an intellectual disability or autism to obtain an existence as close to normal as possible and making available to that person patterns and conditions of everyday life that are as close as possible to the norms and patterns of the mainstream of society. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Other departments: means the Department of Corrections and the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parcel of land: means the larger of the minimal buildable lot size in the municipality or 20,000 square feet and, in either case, including 100 feet of shoreline frontage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 11
  • 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
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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 adult with an intellectual disability or autism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Person: shall mean the State, any municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private corporation, individual, partnership or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • 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 receiving services: means a person with an intellectual disability or autism receiving services from the department or from an agency or facility licensed or funded to provide services to persons with intellectual disabilities or autism except those presently serving sentences for crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Personal planning: means a process that assists and supports each person who has an intellectual disability or autism in creating a vision for how to live in and be a part of the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Personal planning team: means the person with an intellectual disability or autism, the person's guardian, if any, the person's individual support coordinator or case manager and other individuals chosen or identified by the person to participate in personal planning. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Pilotage areas: means specific areas of the Maine coast where the commission has established licensing requirements. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 85-B
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political subdivision: means counties, cities, towns, villages, townships, districts, authorities and other public corporations and entities organized and existing under charter or general law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Poultry: means all domesticated birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Poultry: means a domesticated bird, whether live or dead. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Prepared: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • Preparedness: means planning how to respond in case an emergency or disaster occurs and working to increase resources available to respond effectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Professional services: means services provided by individuals licensed to provide medical or behavioral health care and treatment, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists and dentists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Program: means the Children's Mental Health Program established in section 15002. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protective services: means services which will separate incapacitated adults from danger, including, but not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Provider: means an entity, organization or individual providing services to an adult with an intellectual disability or autism, funded in whole or in part or licensed or certified by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rabbit producer: means a person that raises rabbits offered for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recovery: means activities that, in the short term, return vital life support systems to minimum operating standards and, in the long term, redevelop a disaster area to preexisting conditions or to conditions that are less disaster prone and activities that assist families and businesses to return to a normal or improved state of being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Region: means any of the regions established by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Registered establishment: means a person registered under section 2514-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2511
  • 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
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Reportable quantity: means for any CERCLA hazardous substance or extremely hazardous substance, the reportable quantity established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 302, Table 302. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 791
  • 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
  • Respite care: means temporary care-giving to a child or adult for the purpose of relieving that person's family or another primary care-giver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 6201
  • Response: means those activities designed to provide emergency assistance to victims of a disaster and reduce the likelihood of secondary damage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restraint: means a mechanism or action that limits or controls a person's voluntary movement, deprives a person of the use of all or part of the person's body or maintains a person in an area against the person's will by another person's physical presence or coercion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. 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
  • Safety device or practice: includes but is not limited to implements, garments, gates, barriers, locks or locking apparatuses, alarms, helmets, masks, gloves, straps, belts or protective gloves whose purpose is to maintain the safety of the person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Seclusion: means the solitary, involuntary confinement for any period of time of a person receiving services in a room or specific area from which egress is denied by a locking mechanism or barrier. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • 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
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • 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 military welfare society: means a nonprofit agency composed primarily of serving or former Maine Army National Guard or Maine Air National Guard members established to solicit and accept donations for the purpose of providing emergency financial relief to members of the state military forces. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • State postsecondary education institution: means the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy, the Maine Community College System or any other college or university system established as a public instrumentality of this State, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, or a private nonprofit postsecondary education institution in this State registered with the Military Bureau as a participating institution in accordance with this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supportive services: means services to make it possible for an incapacitated person to become rehabilitated or self-sufficient to the maximum extent possible, including but not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Supports: means actions or assistance that empowers a person with an intellectual disability or autism to carry out life activities, build relationships and learn the skills necessary to meet the person's needs and desires. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • tank: means any aboveground container, less than 10% of the capacity of which is beneath the surface of the ground, that is used or intended to be used for the storage or supply of oil. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • 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
  • Terrorism: means conduct that is designed to cause serious bodily injury or substantial risk of bodily injury to multiple persons, substantial damage to multiple structures whether occupied or unoccupied or substantial physical damage sufficient to disrupt the normal functioning of a critical infrastructure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 703
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapeutic device or intervention: means an apparatus or activity prescribed by a qualified professional to achieve proper body position, balance or alignment or an action or apparatus that is designed to enhance sensory integration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • 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.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Treatment: means the prevention or amelioration of physical and mental disabilities or illness of a person or any actions or services designed to assist the person to maximize the person's independence and potential. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5601
  • Treatment: means the same as "care" as defined in subsection 2, for the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 15001
  • Treatment: means the provision of services to children in need of treatment and their families, the services consisting primarily of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 6201
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Tuition: means the total semester, trimester, quarter or term or credit hour cost of instruction to the student as periodically published in the catalog of a state postsecondary education institution, excluding mandatory fees and lab fees and other expenses such as book charges, room and board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Tuition benefit: means tuition provided by the Maine National Guard using either state or federal funds or waivers of tuition from a state postsecondary education institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Underground oil storage facility: means any tank, together with associated piping and dispensing facilities, 10% or more of which is located beneath the surface of the ground and not on or above a floor in such a manner that it may be readily inspected, located at a single location and used, formerly used or intended to be used for the marketing and distribution of oil, petroleum products or their by-products to persons or entities other than the owner of the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 963-A
  • Unsatisfactory participant: means a member who has accumulated 9 or more unexcused absences from unit training assemblies or who within a 12-month period, without proper authorization, fails to attend or complete the entire period of annual training. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 352
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Ward: means a person for whom the department has been duly appointed guardian under Title 18-C, Article 5, Part 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • 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
  • Watercraft: means any type of vessel, boat, barge, float or craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water other than a seaplane. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 11
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72