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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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agricultural enterprise: means knowledge, skill or labor applied to growing or raising plants or animals, harvesting plants or growing or obtaining plant or animal by-products, includes forestry and aquaculture and includes production, processing, storing, packaging or marketing products derived from agricultural enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Agricultural products: include floricultural, horticultural, viticultural, forestry, nut, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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 14 Sec. 6307
  • Average final compensation: means :
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Board: means any authority, board, commission, committee, council and similar organization, including independent organizations, established or authorized by the Legislature to fulfill specific functions the members of which do not serve full time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1826
  • Board: means the board of directors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Bureau: means the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police, State Bureau of Identification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Bureau: means the State Bureau of Identification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • 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 in need of treatment: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 6201
  • 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
  • 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 14 Sec. 6307
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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 under Title 15, section 104-A or Title 17-A, chapter 54-G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Department: means the Department of Corrections. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated: [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 under Title 15, section 104-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Discharge: means unconditional release and discharge of a registrant from institutional confinement upon the expiration of a sentence or upon discharge under Title 15, section 104-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • 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:
  • 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 14 Sec. 6307
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • enlisted men: means enlisted personnel, male or female. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 111
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Expenses: means travel, meals or lodging costs or other necessary costs incurred by a member of a board in the performance of his duties as a member of that board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1826
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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 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. 11273
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11203
  • Feasible: means capable of being done within the current limitation of economics and technology, as determined by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • Foreign association: means an association or corporation not formed under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • 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 22 Sec. 2607
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: means the Federal Government, including the military, this State, another state or a tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • Jurisdiction: means the Federal Government, including the military, this State or another state or tribe. 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. 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative per diem: means the per diem authorized by Title 3, section 2, that is paid to Legislators for every day's attendance at meetings held when the Legislature is not in daily session. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1826
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Maximum contaminant level: means the maximum concentration of a contaminant allowed under the State Primary Drinking Water Regulations in water supplied for human consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • Military forces: means the state military forces, as defined in section 102. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 37-B Sec. 101-A
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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 to Title 29-A, section 351. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 11273
  • 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 22 Sec. 2607
  • 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 22 Sec. 2607
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Normal retirement age: means the specified age, the years of service requirement or any combination of age and years of service requirements at which a member becomes eligible for retirement benefits and at which those benefits may not be reduced under section 17852, subsection 3 or 3-A; section 17852, subsection 10, paragraph C; and section 18452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means an adult with an intellectual disability or autism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, company, public or private corporation, political subdivision or agency of the State, department, agency or instrumentality of the United States or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: shall mean the State, any municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private corporation, individual, partnership or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Person: includes an individual, a partnership, a corporation and an association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • 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 care expenses: means the cost of feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and personal hygiene assistance provided to developmentally disabled or handicapped persons who are members or the children of members of boards established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1826
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Poultry: means all domesticated birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6307
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producers: includes independent agricultural contractors. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1774
  • Professional: when used with reference to office space, means professions or professionals regulated or licensed under applicable state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Project: means any eligible project. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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.
  • public water system: includes any collection, treatment, storage or distribution pipes or other constructed conveyances, structures or facilities under the control of the supplier of water and used primarily in connection with such a system, and any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under that control that are used primarily in connection with such a system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Region: means any of the regions established by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 5001
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • restoration to service: means acceptance of employment as either a state employee or a teacher. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • Security deposit: means any advance or deposit, regardless of its denomination, of money, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a lease or tenancy at will agreement for residential premises or any part thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2881
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided under Title 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided in Title 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • State institution: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Supplier of water: means any person who controls, owns or generally manages a public water system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2601
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • Unit: means a hospital ward or other area used to provide inpatient care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1951
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Ward: means a person for whom the department has been duly appointed guardian under Title 18-A, article V, Part 6. 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 in Title 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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 22 Sec. 2173
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.