Sections
Chapter 601 Milk and Milk Products 2900 – 2910-B
Chapter 603 Milk Commission 2951 – 2963
Chapter 603-A Destructive Competition 2981 – 2989
Chapter 604 Milk Tax 2991 – 2994-A
Chapter 604-A Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council Tax 2997 – 2999-A
Chapter 611 Milk Pooling 3151 – 3156

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

  • Abuse: means the infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or cruel punishment that causes or is likely to cause physical harm or pain or mental anguish; sexual abuse or sexual exploitation; financial exploitation; or the intentional, knowing or reckless deprivation of essential needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • account: means a financial instrument established pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Account holder: means a person, whose family income is below 200% of the nonfarm income official poverty line as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with the United States Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Section 673, subsection 2, who owns a family development account. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Adjusted base minimum price: means the base minimum price plus any amounts established by the Maine Milk Commission to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Adult: means any person who has attained 18 years of age or who is a legally emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affordable housing unit: means an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling unit or condominium unit for a household whose income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Application: means a request, by any person specified in section 223, to the Governor of this State to make a requisition to the executive authority of another state for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3479-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine as established by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Average final compensation: means :
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • bail: means the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant shall conform to each condition imposed in accordance with section 1026 that is designed to ensure that the defendant shall refrain from any new criminal conduct, to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to ensure the safety of others in the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • Base minimum price: means Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blend price: means the price of milk per hundredweight computed as the sum of the Class I price multiplied by the percentage of milk sold as Class I milk, the Class II price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class II milk and the Class III price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • 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 the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Bond: means revenue obligation security. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Boston market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk subject to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk from or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Bulk milk hauler and sampler: means a person who collects samples and transports raw milk from a farm or raw milk products to or from a farm, milk plant, receiving station or transfer station and has in that person's possession a permit from any state to sample such products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commission: means the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the geographical area in which the person resides or is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • 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.
  • Community development organization: means a charitable organization, a community action agency or a nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3) approved by the authority to administer a family development account program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Conflicting enactments: means multiple enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments, or any combination of these actions, that affect the same statutory unit and that have been adopted by multiple Acts passed within one legislative session or within a regular legislative session and any special sessions preceding the next regular legislative session that do not refer to each other. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Connection fee: means a one-time fee or charge for the establishment of water or sewer service that is directly related to the actual cost of installation of such service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Consumer: means any person other than a milk dealer who purchases milk for fluid consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Consumer Price Index: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Court: means any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or Superior Court or any active retired justice and any District Court Judge or active retired judge when assigned under Title 4, section 157-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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
  • Crime bailable as of right preconviction: means a crime for which, under the Constitution of Maine, Article I, Section 10, a defendant has an absolute right to have bail set at the preconviction stage of any criminal proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Dealer: means any person who purchases or receives milk for sale as the consignee or agent of a producer, or handles for sale, shipment, storage or processing within the State and shall include a producer-dealer and a sub-dealer, but shall not include a store other than an integrated operation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer, a subdealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Dealer: means any person or entity who purchases or receives milk from a producer within the State for processing and sale within or outside the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Debtor: means an individual debtor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Demand: means the demand, as provided in section 203, by the executive authority of another state upon the Governor of this State for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Dependent: includes a spouse, whether or not actually dependent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent adult: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Dependent adult: means an adult who has a physical or mental condition that substantially impairs the adult's ability to adequately provide for that adult's daily needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Dependent child: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Educational institution: means any person, partnership, board, association, institution or corporation other than the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy that offers academic, educational, literary or professional courses or programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Effective interest rate: means an annual percentage interest rate paid by the borrower. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3479-A
  • Eligible marketing cooperative: means an association of milk producers organized to negotiate producer prices higher than the minimum producer prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order and that the commissioner has determined will not, through its operation, evade, impair or undermine the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Emergency: refers to a situation in which:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • ensure the integrity of the judicial process: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means safeguarding the role of the courts in adjudicating the guilt or innocence of defendants by ensuring the presence of the defendant in court and otherwise preventing the defendant from obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice by threatening, injuring or intimidating a victim, prospective witness, juror, attorney for the State, judge, justice or other officer of the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Ensure the safety of others in the community: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means protecting community members, other than those already protected under subsection 5, from the potential danger posed by the defendant to a specific person or to persons in the community generally. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive authority: includes the Governor and any person performing the functions of governor in a state other than this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the Legislative Council appointed under Title 3, section 162. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an incapacitated or dependent adult or that adult's resources for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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
  • Failure to appear: includes a failure to appear at the time or place required by a release order and the failure to surrender into custody at the time and place required by a release order or by the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 32(a) and Rule 38(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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 development account reserve fund: means the fund created by an approved community development organization for the purposes of funding the administrative costs of the program and providing matching funds for deposit in family development accounts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means a credit union or financial institution authorized to do business in this State under Title 9-B and that meets standards established by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • financial institution: means any bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, savings and loan association, federal savings and loan association, industrial bank, mortgage company, insurance company, credit union, local development corporation or any other institution or entity authorized to do business in this State, or any state or federal agency which customarily provides financing assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Franchisor: means a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler who grants a franchise to a motor vehicle dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Fugitive from justice: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Fund: means the Waste Oil Furnace Loan Fund established by this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3479-A
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of Governor by authority of the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Harnish bail proceeding: means a preconviction bail proceeding in which the State is offered the opportunity to obtain a judicial finding of probable cause that the defendant has committed a formerly capital offense, and the defendant, at the same proceeding, is afforded the opportunity to know and rebut the case against the defendant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • heat-treated: means processed by heating every particle of milk to a temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Impact fee: means a one-time fee or charge associated with the establishment of water or sewer service that is related to the impact of such service on system capacity and that is collected to offset future costs associated with system growth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Incapacitated adult: means any adult who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability to the extent that that individual lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning that individual's person, or to the extent the adult can not effectively manage or apply that individual's estate to necessary ends. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Integrated operation: means a person who is a dealer and who also sells at retail the milk which he handles for sale, shipment, storage or processing within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • 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
  • Judicial officer: shall mean a justice, judge, justice of the peace, clerk of courts or other neutral person empowered by the laws of the demanding state to issue criminal process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Judicial officer: includes the court, as defined in subsection 2, and a bail commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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 22 Sec. 3485
  • 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
  • Loan payments: means payments required by or received on account of a mortgage or any other financial document, including, but not limited to, payments covering interest, installments of principal, taxes, assessments, loan insurance premiums and hazard insurance premiums. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Maine bag: means any consumer pack for potatoes on which appears the word Maine in letters larger than 1/4 inch or a pictorial representation of the outline of the shape of the state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Maine bag grade: means any of the officially established grades of potatoes as adopted by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Maine Job-start Program: means the program governed by subchapter VII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Maine market dealer: means any dealer as defined in subsection 4 who sells milk subject to the price control authority of the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Maine market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk on the Maine market, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Maine Milk Pool: means the sum of collections as prescribed in section 3153, from Maine market producers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • manufacturer: includes the terms "franchisor" "distributor" "distributor branch" "factory branch" and "factory representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Market: means any city, town or parts thereof of the State, or 2 or more of the same or parts thereof designated by the commission as a natural marketing area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • 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
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows, goats or sheep. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk: means any of the following, regardless of the presence of any flavoring:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Milk: means cows' milk and includes cream. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Milk: includes cream and one quart of cream is considered the equivalent of 4 quarts of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Milk distributor: means any person who offers for sale or sells to another person any milk or milk products in their final form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk plant: means any place, premises or establishment where milk or milk products are collected, handled, processed, stored, pasteurized, aseptically processed, bottled or otherwise prepared for distribution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk producer: means any person who operates a dairy farm and provides, sells or offers milk or milk products for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk products: means cream, light cream, light whipping cream, heavy cream, heavy whipping cream, whipped cream, whipped light cream, sour cream, acidified sour cream, cultured sour cream, milk, butter, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, nonfat dry milk solids, half-and-half, sour half-and-half, acidified sour half-and-half, cultured sour half-and-half, concentrated milk and milk products, skim milk, reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products, low-fat milk, light milk, reduced fat milk, homogenized milk, frozen milk concentrate, eggnog, cultured milk, buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, creamed cottage cheese, acidified milk, low-sodium milk, lactose-reduced milk, aseptically processed and packaged milk and milk products, milk with added safe and suitable microbial organisms and any other milk product, frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix, cheese or other product designated as a milk product by the commissioner that is made by the addition or subtraction of milkfat or addition of safe and suitable optional ingredients for protein, vitamin or mineral fortification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk transportation company: means a company responsible for a milk transport tank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • 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
  • 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 22 Sec. 3485
  • Municipal Securities Approval Program: means the program governed by subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • 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
  • Municipality: means any municipality as defined in Title 30-A, section 2001, subsection 8. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Natural resource enterprise: means an agricultural enterprise or a fishing enterprise, but does not include selling of food at wholesale or retail, except when that selling is carried out as part of the natural resource enterprise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Neglect: means a threat to an adult's health or welfare by physical or mental injury or impairment, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • New criminal conduct: refers to criminal activity by a defendant occurring after bail has been set. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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 22 Sec. 3485
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Not pasteurized: means any milk or milk product that has not been subjected to the temperature and time requirements of pasteurization using equipment designed for pasteurization or has not been aseptically processed and packaged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Nutrition: means the study of proper and balanced diet to promote health, especially in human beings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Nutrition education: means helping and educating people in the selection of food for the primary purpose of nourishing their bodies in health throughout the life cycle and helping and educating people in extending and teaching knowledge of food and nutrition principles, including promotion and research, and the application of these principles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Over-order premium: means that part of the minimum Class I, Class II and Class III prices established by the Maine Milk Commission pursuant to chapter 603, that exceeds the applicable Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order as adjusted to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means mother or father. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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 22 Sec. 3485
  • 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: means any individual, plant operator, partnership, corporation, company, firm, trustee, association or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association or other unit, and the State and all political subdivisions or agencies thereof, except state owned and operated institutions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Plant price: means the F. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Post-conviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding after a verdict or finding of guilty or after the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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
  • Preconviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding before a verdict in the context of a jury trial or finding of guilty in the context of a jury-waived trial or before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells his said milk only to dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells the milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Producer dealer: means any dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk and sells milk to other than a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • Producer dealer: means a dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store, dairy products' store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1021
  • Producer-dealer: means a dealer who himself produces a part or all of his milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store or dairy products store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Producer-dealer: means a dealer who himself produces a part or all of his milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store or dairy products store or similar commercial establishment, and shall include an agricultural cooperative comprised solely of dairy farmers that wholly owns and operates its processing facilities, and whose individual members hold a share of that ownership which is in direct proportion to that individual's share of all milk produced by cooperative members for the cooperative, provided that such an agricultural cooperative shall be a "producer-dealer" under this chapter only if it was in existence on January 1, 1986, and had been recognized on or before that date by the commissioner as meeting the criteria established in this subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • 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
  • Program: means the family development account program established in this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3475
  • Program: means the Waste Oil Furnace Loan Program established by this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3479-A
  • 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 that separate incapacitated or dependent adults from danger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • qualifying member: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18403
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receiving station: means any place, premise or establishment where raw milk is received, collected, handled, stored or cooled and prepared for further transporting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Records: means books, records, accounts, memoranda or other data pertaining to the purchase and distribution of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 941
  • 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 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • Revision clause: means a section of a law that is not allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes and that changes a term throughout the laws and instructs the revisor to implement the revision as part of update. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Revisor: means the Revisor of Statutes, or the person under Title 3, section 162 who is responsible for the form and format of legislative instruments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • 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 22 Sec. 3485
  • 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
  • Serious harm: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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.
  • Sewer utility: means a municipal sewer department, a sewer district as defined in Title 38, section 1032, subsection 3 or 4 or a sanitary district formed under Title 38, chapter 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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
  • Statutory unit: means a title, subtitle, part, subpart, chapter, subchapter, article, subarticle, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, division or subdivision of the laws of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Store: means a grocery store, dairy product store, canteen, milk vending machine operator, milk dispensing operator or any similar commercial establishment or outlet or any other sale where milk is sold to consumers for consumption off the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Surimi: means an intermediate manufactured seafood product derived from minced fish meat, washed to remove water-soluble protein, blood or other undesirable components and mixed with additives, containing sugars or sodium, or both, to enhance its frozen storage and functional characteristics. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 6111
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • 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
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Transfer station: means any place, premises or establishment where milk or milk products are transferred directly from one milk transport tank to another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unified Criminal Docket: means the unified criminal docket established by the Supreme Judicial Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Update: means the process by which enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments from a legislative session or sessions are integrated into the statutory data base of the Maine Revised Statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Utilization rate: means the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class I or fluid milk, the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class II milk and the percentage of milk that is used as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1025-A
  • Value: means fair market value as of the date of the attachment or, in a proceeding under the United States Code, Title 11, the date of the filing of the petition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Value-added: means that an enhancement to a product or service that increases the value or marketability of the product or service has been applied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Waste oil: means a petroleum-based oil that, through use 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. 3479-A
  • Waste oil: includes mixtures of waste oil and water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173
  • Wildlife management area: means a tract of land or body of water owned or leased by the department for the purposes of wildlife management as defined in subsection 73 or created by an act of the Legislature with the landowner's permission, and subject to the commissioner's authority under section 12701. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.