Sections
Chapter 717 Animal Welfare Act 3901 – 3910-B
Chapter 719 Uncontrolled Dogs 3911 – 3915
Chapter 720 Rabies Prevention and Shelter Provisions 3916 – 3919-E
Chapter 721 Dog Licenses 3921 – 3925
Chapter 723 Facility Licenses 3931-A – 3939-B
Chapter 725 Municipal Duties 3941 – 3950-A
Chapter 727 Dangerous Dogs and Nuisance Dogs 3951 – 3954
Chapter 729 Damage by Animals 3961 – 3963
Chapter 730-A Breeding, Sale and Transportation of Small Mammals 3970-A – 3970-B
Chapter 731 Mistreatment of Animals 3971 – 3972
Chapter 733 Transportation of Animals 3981 – 3985
Chapter 735 Research Institutions 3991-A
Chapter 737 Calf and Pig Scrambles 4001
Chapter 739 Cruelty to Animals 4011 – 4020
Chapter 741 Animal Trespass 4041
Chapter 743 Equine Activities 4101 – 4103-A
Chapter 745 Sale of Dogs and Cats 4151 – 4163

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 9

  • Absentee voter: means a person who qualifies under section 751 to cast an absentee ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Abuse or neglect: means a threat to a child's health or welfare by physical, mental or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse or exploitation including under Title 17-A, sections 282, 852, 853 and 855, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these or failure to ensure compliance with school attendance requirements under Title 20-A, section 3272, subsection 2, paragraph B or section 5051-A, subsection 1, paragraph C, by a person responsible for the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Accreditation: means a national federally recognized credentialing process resulting in the approval of a public health system or a municipal health department by a national federally recognized review board certifying that a public health system or a municipal health department has met specific performance requirements and standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • 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
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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
  • Administering authority: means an urban renewal authority, municipal officers or any other persons or organizations empowered by the provisions of chapters 203, 205 and 206 to implement an urban renewal plan, community development program or municipal development district plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5301
  • Adoption assistance state: means the State that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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.
  • Adviser: means a person who, at the request of the issuer, a confirmer or another adviser, notifies or requests another adviser to notify the beneficiary that a letter of credit has been issued, confirmed or amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Advisory council: means the Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 271
  • Affiliate: means any person who controls, is controlled by or is under common control with any other person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • Affiliated unit: means a school administrative unit that is affiliated with another school administrative unit that operates a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means an agency, school, organization, facility or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Agent: means an individual appointed to serve in the capacity of a superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes licensed commodities in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Agreement: means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulatory surgical facility: means a facility, not part of a hospital, that provides surgical treatment to patients not requiring hospitalization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal: means a dog, wholly of the species canis familiaris, or a cat, wholly or in part of the species felis domesticus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, and domesticated or undomesticated animals in accordance with section 3948. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by a municipality pursuant to chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal shelter: means a:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • another program: means a program of the department not defined as a program in subsection 10 or a program of another department that is approved for addition to the EBT system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Anything of value: means , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: includes the person filing an application for registration of a mark under this chapter, his legal representatives, successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Applicant: means a person at whose request or for whose account a letter of credit is issued. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articulation agreement: means an agreement between a center or region and a postsecondary institution that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Assessment: means an evaluation of a prospective placement to determine whether the placement meets the individualized needs of the child, including but not limited to the child's safety and stability, health and well-being and mental, emotional and physical development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Assigned justice or judge: means the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Superior Court or the judge authorized to sit in the Superior Court on post-conviction review cases who is assigned the post-conviction review proceeding when a special assignment has been made. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Assistance unit: means the individuals whose need the department considers when determining whether an applicant or recipient is eligible for program benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Associated radiological concerns: means radioactive elements other than radon, including, but not limited to, radium, thorium, uranium and their respective decay products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Assured revenues: as used in this chapter and in chapter 411, means revenues to be received from grants, subsidies, contracts, leases or other; agreements made by or with the Federal Government, the State or any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government or the State, or others; or revenues to be received from existing projects, from projects under construction or from projects for which the university has entered into a binding commitment for the acquisition, construction or accomplishment of the project, anticipated by the trustees to produce annual revenues in an amount not less than the anticipated annual cost of operation, maintenance and repair of such project, including aggregate annual debt service payments on any financing for the project, during the term of any financing effected under this chapter for the project, as determined by the trustees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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 established in Title 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11401
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, including in its capacity as successor to the Maine Educational Loan Authority and the Finance Authority of Maine's successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Authority loans: means loans by the authority to institutions of higher education, students or other persons for the purpose of funding, financing or acquiring education loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Automated transaction: means a transaction conducted or performed, in whole or in part, by electronic means or electronic records in which the acts or records of one or both parties are not reviewed by an individual in the ordinary course of forming a contract, performing under an existing contract or fulfilling an obligation required by the transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • 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
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means a person who under the terms of a letter of credit is entitled to have its complying presentation honored. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • 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.
  • Bid: means a written offer or proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor, in response to an "invitation to bid" stating the terms under which the exhibitor will agree to exhibit a motion picture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Blind bidding: means the solicitation of bidding for, solicitation of negotiation for, or solicitations of offers for or agreeing to terms for the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture if the motion picture has not been trade screened. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • 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 Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • Board: means the InforME Board established in section 534. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Board: means the State Board of Pesticides Control as established in section 1471-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Board: means the Board of the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Board: means a bureau, board or commission listed in Title 10, section 8001 or 8001-A, other licensor that is affiliated with or is a part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Board of Overseers of the Bar or any other state agency or municipality that issues a license authorizing a person to engage in a business, occupation, profession or industry and any state agency, bureau, board, commission or municipality that issues a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Board: means the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Boarding kennel: means any place, building, tract of land or abode in or on which 3 or more privately owned companion animals are kept at any one time for their owners in return for a fee or compensation and includes a facility where 3 or more companion animals are kept for training purposes for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Breeder: means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or association that breeds animals for direct or indirect sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Breeding kennel: means a location where 5 or more adult female dogs or cats capable of breeding are kept and some or all of the offspring are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for value or a location where more than 16 dogs or cats raised on the premises are sold to the public in a 12-month period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of licensed commodities in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Broker: means a person who, for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration, arranges or offers to arrange a transaction involving the sale, for purposes other than resale, of a new motor vehicle and who is not:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Budget failure: means the failure of a region, by August 1st of any fiscal year, to approve a budget for the region that is at least equal to the sum of the total allocations for career and technical education of the member school administrative units in the region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Building code: means any part or portion of any edition of a code that regulates the construction of a building, including codes published by the International Code Council or Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 271
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Butt measure: means the lineal measure of the butt end of tree length wood, without subsequent conversion to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Butt scale: means the volume measure of wood based solely on measurement of the butt end of individual trees and converted to volume by any means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 121
  • Candidate: means any person who has filed a petition under either sections 335 and 336 or sections 354 and 355 and has qualified as a candidate by either procedure, or any person who has received contributions or made expenditures or has given his consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures with the intent of qualifying as a candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Capital expenditure: means an expenditure, including a force account expenditure or predevelopment activities, that under generally accepted accounting principles is not properly chargeable as an expense of operation and maintenance and, for the purposes of this chapter, includes capitalized interest on borrowed funds and the fair market value of any property or equipment that is acquired under lease or comparable arrangement or by donation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Capital grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a capital grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Capital improvement district: means a defined area within a municipality that is initially privately owned and that has been designated by the municipality as a capital improvement district according to the provisions of this chapter for the interrelated purposes of fairly apportioning the costs of making necessary capital improvements among the owners of property in the capital improvement district and establishing the public elements of the capital improvement district as municipally owned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • Captured assessed value: means the valuation amount by which the current assessed value of a pulp and paper tax increment financing district exceeds the original assessed value of the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Career and technical education: means a course or program of education designed to create or improve job-related skills that is part of a secondary school or middle school level curriculum and approved by the commissioner according to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Case plan prescription: means a plan developed by the family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Cat identification: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Caucus: means a meeting of a political party or committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Center: means an administrative entity established pursuant to this chapter that provides career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Central voter registration system: means a single electronic information system and database for voter registration information maintained by the Secretary of State and used by all municipal jurisdictions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Certification mark: means a mark used upon or in connection with the products or services of one or more persons other than the owner of the mark to certify regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy or other characteristics of such goods or services, or that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Certified applicator: means any person who is certified pursuant to section 1471-D and authorized to use or supervise the use of any pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Challenged ballot: means a ballot cast by one whose eligibility to vote has been questioned during election day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charitable purpose: means the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, the promotion of health, the promotion of a governmental purpose or any other purpose the achievement of which is beneficial to the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11401
  • 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: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Child abuse and neglect prevention council: means a community organization that provides continuous year-round service as a county's primary organization that serves to encourage and coordinate community efforts to prevent child abuse from occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • Child protection proceeding: means a proceeding on a child protection petition under subchapter IV, a subsequent proceeding to review or modify a case disposition under section 4038, an appeal under section 4006, a proceeding on a termination petition under subchapter VI, or a proceeding on a medical treatment petition under subchapter VIII. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Child support: means money paid directly to a parent, to another person or agency awarded parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child or to the department on behalf of a child receiving public assistance and medical or dental insurance coverage provided on behalf of a child pursuant to court order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Child with a disability: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • 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.
  • Client: means a person who is required to complete an alcohol and other drug education, evaluation and treatment program for an alcohol-related or drug-related motor vehicle offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2363
  • Closed period: means that time period when the registrar may accept only those voter registration applications presented in person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations to that Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5403
  • Commercial and industrial property: means real and personal property used for or in connection with an industrial, commercial or other business enterprise and includes, but is not limited to, real or personal property used, useful or intended for use in or as warehouses or other wholesale distribution facilities, factories or other manufacturing facilities, commercial business facilities, retail business facilities, service business facilities, office buildings, hotels and motels and parking garages. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5281
  • Commercial applicator: means any person, whether or not the person is a private applicator with respect to some uses, who uses or supervises the use of any limited or restricted-use pesticides on any property other than as provided by subsection 22, or who uses general-use pesticides in custom application on such property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as defined in Title 1, chapter 25. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 393
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and his agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Committee: means any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee of the Legislature or any special committee or commission, by whatever name, established by the Legislature to make recommendations for legislative action or to develop legislation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • 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 school: means a public elementary or secondary school that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9921
  • Community school district: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of more than one municipality or school administrative district which may provide public education for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Community service provider: means a provider of substance use disorder treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Companion animal: means a cat or dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Compensation: means anything of value that is received or to be received in return for, or in connection with, services rendered or to be rendered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comprehensive community health coalition: means a multisector coalition that serves a defined local geographic area and is composed of designated organizational representatives and interested community members who share a commitment to improving their communities' health and quality of life and that includes public health in its core mission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Confirmer: means a nominated person who undertakes, at the request or with the consent of the issuer, to honor a presentation under a letter of credit issued by another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Construction: when used in connection with "health care facility" means the establishment, erection, building, purchase or other acquisition of a health care facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: means the total legal obligation resulting from the parties' agreement as affected by this chapter and other applicable law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 122-A
  • Convention: means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Cooperative services grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs for a cooperative services grant as specified in subsection 5, paragraph B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Corporate name: includes any corporate name, reserved name, registered name or assumed name as those terms are used in Title 13-C, sections 401, 402, 403 and 404 respectively and includes a corporate name, reserved name, registered name or assumed name as those terms are used in Title 13-B, sections 301-A, 302-A, 303-A and 308-A respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Corporation: includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a corporation in a merger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • Corrosive: means any substance which in contact with living tissue causes destruction of tissue by chemical action; but does not refer to action on inanimate surfaces. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • cost: includes the fair market value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Council: means the Animal Welfare Advisory Council as established by Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 2-C or its duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County office: means the office of judge of probate, register of probate, county treasurer, register of deeds, sheriff, district attorney or county commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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
  • Covered official: means an official in the executive branch, an official in the legislative branch, a constitutional officer, the Governor and the Governor's cabinet and staff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • 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 lab: means the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory located in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • Criminal judgment: means a judgment of conviction of a crime, the orders of adjudication and disposition in a juvenile case and a judgment of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodial parent: means a parent, caretaker relative or legal custodian of a dependent child who is the child's primary residential care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custom application: means an application of a pesticide:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes the death of or inflicts serious bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury or death; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear imminent serious bodily injury by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that inflicts bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury and has previously been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a nuisance dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Data custodian: means any branch, agency or instrumentality of State Government or any agency or instrumentality of a political subdivision of the State that gathers, stores or generates public information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Dealer: shall mean any person engaged in the business of dealing in, selling, buying, exchanging or trading in weighing or measuring devices in this State;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Dealer: means any person other than a consumer, engaged in the business of buying or selling licensed commodities in commerce, except as provided in section 458. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declared state disaster or emergency: means a disaster or emergency event for which a Governor's state of emergency proclamation has been issued pursuant to Title 37-B, section 742 or that the President of the United States has declared to be a major disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Default: means the failure of a member state to perform the obligations or responsibilities imposed upon it by this chapter or the bylaws or rules of the interstate commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • 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
  • Department: means the Department of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Dependent child: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Dependent child: means any minor child who is not emancipated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • deputy sealer: shall mean , respectively, a sealer of weights and measures, and a deputy sealer of weights and measures, of a municipality or of several municipalities;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • deputy state sealer: shall mean , respectively, the State Sealer of Weights and Measures and the Deputy State Sealer of Weights and Measures;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Derivative proceeding: means a civil suit in the right of a domestic corporation or, to the extent provided in section 758, in the right of a foreign corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1406
  • Designated family member: means the spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister of the owner of a new motor vehicle dealer who, in the case of the owner's death, is entitled to inherit the ownership interest in the new motor vehicle dealer under the terms of the owner's will, or who, in the case of an incapacitated owner of a new motor vehicle dealer, has been appointed by a court as the legal representative of the new motor vehicle dealer's property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Designee: means a business engaged in the pulp and paper industry that is selected by a municipality as a partner in a development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Development: when used in connection with health service, means the undertaking of those activities that on their completion will result in the offering of a new health service to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Development district: means a specified area within the corporate limits of a municipality that has been designated as provided under section 5264 and that is to be developed by the municipality or its designee under a development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Development plan: means an urban renewal plan, community development program or municipal development district plan as defined and described in chapters 203, 205 and 206. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5301
  • Development program: means a statement of means and objectives designed to improve and modernize the manufacturing facilities and related structures and equipment within the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Digital signature: means a computer-created electronic signature that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 16-B
  • Direct-marketing: means the marketing of agricultural commodities by farmers directly to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 3255
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated: [1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18501
  • Disaster period: means the period of time that begins no later than 10 days following the Governor's proclamation of a state of emergency or the declaration by the President of the United States of a major disaster or emergency, whichever occurs first, and that extends for a period of 60 calendar days following the end of the declared disaster or emergency as proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to Title 37-B, section 743 or the President of the United States or pursuant to law, whichever occurs first. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • 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:
  • displaced homemaker: means an individual who: [2013, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5215
  • Displaced person: means any individual or entity who moves from a dwelling or place of business as a result of the acquisition, in whole or in part, of any interest in the land or the structure on which or in which that dwelling or place of business is located for a public use project:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1941
  • Disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Distinguishing mark: means a mark on a ballot of a type or in a place not specifically permitted by this Title, which indicates the apparent intent of the voter to make the voter's ballot distinguishable in a manner that is fraudulent or inconsistent with an honest purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, ship, deliver for shipment or receive and, having so received, deliver or offer to deliver pesticides in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Distributor: means any person engaged in the business of distributing or supplying motion pictures to exhibitors by rental, sale or licensing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Distributor branch: means a branch office maintained by a distributor or wholesaler who or which sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Distributor representative: means a representative employed by a distributor branch, distributor or wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • District: means one of the 8 districts of the department, including Aroostook District, composed of Aroostook County; Penquis District, composed of Penobscot County and Piscataquis County; Downeast District, composed of Washington County and Hancock County; Midcoast District, composed of Waldo County, Lincoln County, Knox County and Sagadahoc County; Central District, composed of Kennebec County and Somerset County; Western District, composed of Androscoggin County, Franklin County and Oxford County; Cumberland District, composed of Cumberland County; and York District, composed of York County, and the tribal district, composed of any lands belonging to the Indian tribes in the State and including any member of a tribe living outside of tribal lands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • District coordinating council for public health: means a representative districtwide body of local public health stakeholders working toward collaborative public health planning and coordination to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies in the public health system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Division: means the division of environmental health within the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA analysis: means DNA typing tests that derive identification information specific to a person from that person's DNA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA record: means DNA identification information obtained from DNA analysis and stored in the state DNA data base or CODIS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • DNA sample: means a blood sample provided by a person convicted of one of the offenses listed in this chapter or submitted to the crime lab for analysis pursuant to a criminal investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document: means a written draft or other demand, document of title, investment security, certificate, invoice or other record, statement or representation of fact, law, right or opinion that:
  • (i) Is presented in a written or other medium permitted by the letter of credit or, unless prohibited by the letter of credit, by the standard practice referred to in section 5-1108, subsection (5); and
    (ii) Is capable of being examined for compliance with the terms and conditions of the letter of credit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Dog: means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris, except that in chapters 720, 721, 725, 727, 729 and 739 "dog" means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris or any canine, regardless of generation, resulting from the interbreeding of a member of canis familiaris with a wolf hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Dog licensing agent: means a veterinarian office or animal shelter that licenses dogs for a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Drug user: means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that are provided under public supervision; are provided at no cost except where federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees; are designed to meet the developmental needs of a child with a disability, as identified by the individualized family service plan team, in one or more areas including physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development and adaptive development; meet the standards of the State; are provided by qualified personnel; to the maximum extent appropriate, are provided in natural environments, including the home, and community settings in which children without disabilities participate; and are provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • 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
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, and all gain derived from capital, from labor or from both combined, including profit gained through sale or conversion of capital assets, and unemployment compensation benefits and workers' compensation benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • EBT: means a system for the delivery of benefits to recipients by means of credit or debit card services, automated teller machines, point of sale devices or access to online systems for the withdrawal of funds or the processing of a payment for merchandise or a service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • EBT card: means a card issued by the department under an electronic benefits transfer system for the delivery of benefits to recipients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Education loan: means a loan made by the Federal Government under the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 United States Code, Chapter 28, Title IV, Part B, as amended, or a loan made by a regulated financial institution for the express purpose of financing the costs of higher education under a program designed solely for such purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Eel: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is 9 inches or more in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Eel pot: means a cylindrical or rectangular trap with funnels that is baited and used to harvest eels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Election official: means a warden, ward clerk, deputy warden or election clerk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Election year: means the calendar year within which a particular election is held. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Elections determined by ranked-choice voting: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Electoral division: means an area set off for election purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic agent: means a computer program or an electronic or other automated means used independently to initiate an action or respond to electronic records or performances, in whole or in part, without review or action by an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic record: means a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic services: means services provided by InforME through electronic means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Electronic tabulating system: includes all the software and firmware required to program and control the equipment in the respective system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Eligible applicant: means a municipality, county or regional government subdivision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Eligible criminal conviction: means a conviction for a current or former Class E crime, except a conviction for a current or former Class E crime under Title 17-A, chapter 11. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4257
  • Eligible program of study: means a certificate program of at least one year, an associate degree program, a baccalaureate degree program or a graduate degree program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Elver: means a member of the species Anguilla rostrata in that stage of its life cycle when it is less than 9 inches in length. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Employee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Employee of this State: means an employee in the classified or unclassified service as defined in chapters 71 and 372. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • Employer: means a person who agrees to reimburse for expenditures or to compensate a person who in return agrees to provide services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Employment: means an agreement to provide services in exchange for compensation or reimbursement of expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Enclosed area: means a space between a floor and a ceiling that is demarcated on all sides by walls, windows, shutters, doors or passageways. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1541
  • Endowment fund: means an institutional fund or part thereof that, under the terms of a gift instrument, is not wholly expendable by the institution on a current basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Engineered disposal system: means a subsurface wastewater disposal system designed, installed and operated as a single unit to treat and dispose of at least 2,000 gallons of wastewater per day or a system designed to be capable of treating wastewater with significantly high 5-day biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solid concentrations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Enroll: means to enlist as a member of a political party. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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.
  • Environmental improvement project: means a capital investment necessary to comply with the requirements of federal regulation finally adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to its rulemaking initiated on December 17, 1993; Federal Register, Vol. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity: includes but is not limited to the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group, club, partnership, corporation or other entity, whether operating for profit or nonprofit, that sponsors, organizes or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to: pony clubs; 4-H clubs; field trial clubs; hunt clubs; riding clubs; classes or programs sponsored by a school or college; therapeutic riding programs; and operators, instructors and promoters of equine facilities at which equine activities are held, including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs and arenas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Essential public health services: means core public health functions identified by a national public health performance standards program, a national federally recognized review board or a national federally recognized review board for Indian health that help provide the guiding framework for the work and accreditation of public health systems or municipal health departments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Essential tool: means a tool, implement or other device required by the manufacturer, including but not limited to a tablet, scanner, diagnostic machine, computer, computer program, computer software, website, website portal or similar tool, with respect to which there is no other similar tool or device available from any source other than the manufacturer or the representative of a manufacturer that will perform the function necessary to the diagnosis or repair of a manufacturer's express warranty claim on a new motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Evidences of indebtedness: means any notes, long-term or short-term, or other evidences of indebtedness issued pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • exhibition: means showing a motion picture to the public for a charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Expenditure: means anything of value or any contract, promise or agreement to transfer anything of value, whether or not legally enforceable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Expenditure minimum for annual operating costs: means , for services commenced after October 1, 1998, $400,000 for the 3rd fiscal year, including a partial first year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: means a production or utilization facility situated in this State that holds an operating permit or license issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 662
  • Factory branch: means a branch office maintained by a manufacturer which manufactures or assembles motor vehicles for sale to distributors or motor vehicle dealers or which is maintained for directing and supervising the representatives of the manufacturer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Factory representative: means a representative employed by a manufacturer or employed by a factory branch for the purpose of making or promoting the sale of motor vehicles or for supervising, servicing, instructing or contracting motor vehicle dealers or prospective motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family support team: means a specialized team of professionals evaluating children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect as defined in section 4002, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal office: means the office of the United States Senator or Representative to Congress. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. 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.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: means conditions whose effects include having facial characteristics, growth restriction, central nervous system abnormalities or other characteristics consistent with prenatal alcohol exposure identified in a child from birth to 12 months of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 U. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Financial plan: means a statement of the costs and sources of revenue required to accomplish the development program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Financing documents: means any evidences of indebtedness, loan agreements, credit agreements, financing leases, lease-purchase agreements, trust agreements, indentures, resolutions, mortgages, security agreements, pledge agreements or other contracts, agreements or documents executed and delivered by the university in connection with a financing transaction under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Financing transaction: means the borrowing of money by the university on behalf of the State pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Finished product: shall mean any manufactured or processed form of potatoes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 393
  • Fiscal agent: means an incorporated community organization, agency or institution designated by the child abuse and neglect prevention council and authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to receive and distribute grants to that child abuse and neglect prevention council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • Flammable: means any substance which has a flashpoint of above 20 degrees to and including 80 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester, except that the flammability of solids and of the contents of self-pressurized containers is determined by methods generally applicable to such containers and established by regulations issued by the commissioner and "extremely flammable" means any substance which has a flashpoint at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • 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
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, that under its law authorizes the issuance of support orders and:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Foreign support order: means a support order issued by a foreign tribunal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Foster parent: means a person whose home is licensed by the department as a family foster home as defined in section 8101, subsection 3 and with whom the child lives pursuant to a court order or agreement with the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Franchise: means an oral or written arrangement for a definite or indefinite period in which a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler grants to a motor vehicle dealer a license to use a trade name, service mark or related characteristic, and in which there is a community of interest in the marketing of motor vehicles or services related thereto at wholesale, retail, leasing or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Franchisee: means a motor vehicle dealer to whom a franchise is offered or granted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Franchisor: means a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler who grants a franchise to a motor vehicle dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services established by section 6202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Fund: means the repository for funds donated to the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated by the taxpayers of the State through an income tax checkoff pursuant to Title 36, section 5285 as well as federal grants and contracts, privately donated funds and in-kind donations for prevention programs, or by any means for the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • 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
  • General election: means the regular election of state and county officials occurring biennially in November. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • General use pesticide: means any pesticide that is required to be registered by the board pursuant to Title 7, chapter 103, subchapter 2-A and that is not a restricted use or limited use pesticide, as defined in this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • General use pesticide dealer: means any person who distributes general use pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift instrument: means a record or records, including an institutional solicitation, under which property is granted to, transferred to or held by an institution as an institutional fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observation of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade as is defined and interpreted in the Uniform Commercial Code, Title 11, section 1-1201, subsection (20). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Governmental agency: means an executive, legislative or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution or instrumentality of the Federal Government or of a state or of a county, municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grandparent: means the parent of a child's parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Grantor: means the person who conveys a freehold estate or interest in land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Green wood: means trees or parts of trees that have been freshly felled. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Hauler: means the person, company or other entity that owns the truck or trailer on which a load of wood is transported. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Hazardous substance: means any substance or mixture of substances which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, strong sensitizer, flammable, or which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means and which may cause substantial personal injury or illness during any customary or reasonable anticipated handling or use including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children and also means any radioactive substance, if, with respect to such substance as used in a particular class of article or as packaged, the commissioner determines by regulation that the substance is sufficiently hazardous to require labeling in accordance with this subchapter in order to protect the public health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Health services: includes alcohol or drug dependence, substance use disorder and mental health services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose or otherwise affect an individual's physical or mental condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1501
  • health care facility: means the establishment, erection, building, purchase or other acquisition of a health care facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health maintenance organization: means a public or private organization that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health need: means a situation or a condition of a person, expressed in health outcome measures such as mortality, morbidity or disability, that is considered undesirable and is likely to exist in the future. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health planning: means data assembly and analysis, goal determination and the formulation of action recommendations regarding health services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health problem: means any disease, illness or any congenital or hereditary condition that would impair the health or function of an animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Health risk assessment: means a customized process by which an individual confidentially responds to questions and receives a feedback report to help that individual understand the individual's personal risks of developing preventable health problems, know what preventive actions the individual can take and learn what local and state resources are available to help the individual take these actions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Health services: means clinically related services that are diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitative services or nursing services provided by a nursing facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Health status: means patient or population measures, or both, of good and poor health practices, rates of death and disease, both chronic and infectious, and the prevalence of symptoms or conditions, or both, of illness and wellness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships: means a statewide system of comprehensive community health coalitions that meet the standards for department funding that is established under section 412, including the tribal district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • 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.
  • Herbicides: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any weed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Highly toxic: means any substance which produces death within 14 days in at least half of a group of 10 or more laboratory white rats each weighing between 200 and 300 grams, when a single dose of 50 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, is orally administered or when inhaled continuously for a period of one hour or less at an atmospheric concentration of 200 parts per million by volume or less of gas, vapor, mist or dust, or which produces death within 14 days in at least half of 10 or more rabbits tested in a dosage of 200 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when administered by continuous contact with the bare skin for 24 hours or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Historic dollar value: means the aggregate value in dollars of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Home heating oil: means #2 fuel oil sold for heating residential, industrial or commercial space or water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • Homeless youth: means a person 21 years of age or younger who is unaccompanied by a parent or guardian and is without shelter where appropriate care and supervision are available, whose parent or legal guardian is unable or unwilling to provide shelter and care or who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • hookah: means a device used for smoking tobacco that consists of a tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1541
  • Hospital: means an institution that primarily provides to inpatients, by or under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic services and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment and care of injured, disabled or sick persons or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled or sick persons. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Household use: means any use, or intended use of an article in or about the living area or living quarters of a house, apartment house or other place of abode. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Humane agent: means an employee of the department who assists in enforcing this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Humanely clean conditions: means that both indoor areas and outdoor enclosures are cleaned on a periodic basis to remove excretions and other waste materials, dirt and trash with sufficient frequency to minimize health hazards and to provide adequately clean living conditions for the species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Humanely trap: means to trap an animal using traps and trapping methods that are designed to avoid injury to animals to the greatest extent practicable for animal control or animal rescue purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, stepparent, stepgrandparent, stepchild, stepgrandchild, stepsister, stepbrother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, guardian, former guardian, domestic partner, the half-brother or half-sister of a person's spouse, or the spouse of a person's half-brother or half-sister. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse or domestic partner and dependent children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Improvement: means road construction, drainage system development or the installation of sewer or drinking water infrastructure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • Income: means annual contributions made to the fund through the income tax checkoff. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer, as provided by chapter 65, subchapter IV, to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Incoming voting list: means the printed list of all of the voters in a municipality that is used by election officials at a voting place to record which voters have been issued a ballot at an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community of Indians recognized as eligible for services provided to Indians by the United States Secretary of the Interior because of their status as Indians, including any Alaska native village as defined in Section 3(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 United States Code, Section 1602(c). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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.
  • Indirect lobbying: means to communicate with members of the general public to solicit them to communicate directly with any covered official for the purpose of influencing legislative action, other than legislation that is before the Legislature as a result of a direct initiative in accordance with the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18, when that solicitation is made by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Information: means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases or the like. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Information processing system: means an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying or processing information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • InforME: means the system through which the State electronically provides public information, access to public information and electronic services to individuals, businesses and other entities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Infrastructure: includes , without limitation, real and personal property such as buildings, offices, power lines, poles, pipes, structures and equipment; and [2011, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Inhabitant: means a person having an established residence in a place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Inherent risks of equine activities: means those dangers and conditions that are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inland waters: means all waters within the State above the rise and fall of the tide and wholly or partially within the territorial limits of the State, except private ponds as defined in subsection 51. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Insect: means any of the numerous small invertebrate animals generally having the body more or less obviously segmented, for the most part belonging to the class insecta, comprising 6-legged, usually winged forms, including but not limited to beetles, bugs, bees, flies and other allied classes of arthropods whose members are wingless and usually have more than 6 legs, including but not limited to mites, ticks, centipedes and wood lice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Installation: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • Institution: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • institution of higher education: means any public or private nonprofit educational institution within the State, any public or private nonprofit educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State, any proprietary educational institution within the State for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority or any proprietary educational institution outside of the State attended by residents of the State and for which loan guarantee services are readily and conveniently available to the authority, that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6104
  • Institution of higher education: means an accredited institution of higher education located within the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Institutional fund: means a fund held by an institution exclusively for charitable purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Integrated medication-assisted treatment: means a treatment method that combines medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorder with counseling, urine drug screening and behavioral therapy that has proven effective in treating substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intermediate educational unit: means an entity that meets the definition of intermediate educational unit in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 United States Code, Section 1402, (23) as in effect prior to June 4, 1997 and that is a public authority, other than a local educational agency, under the general supervision of the department, that is established for the purpose of providing free public education on a regional basis and that provides special education and related services to children with disabilities within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • interstate commission: means the commission that is created under section 4258. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • intertidal land: means all land of this State affected by the tides between the mean high watermark and either 100 rods seaward from the high watermark or the mean low watermark, whichever is closer to the mean high watermark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 260
  • Intertidal zone: means the shores, flats or other land between the high and mean low water mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 6071-A
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Invitation to bid: means a written solicitation or invitation by a distributor to one or more exhibitors to bid for the right to exhibit a motion picture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Issuer: means a bank or other person that issues a letter of credit, but does not include an individual who makes an engagement for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • jeopardy: means serious abuse or neglect, as evidenced by:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Jurisdiction: means the power and authority of a court to hear and decide matters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Kennel: means 5 or more dogs kept in a single location under one ownership for breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, sledding, competition or exhibition purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or attached to the immediate package or container of any substance; and a requirement made by or under authority of this subchapter that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper, and on all accompanying literature where there are directions for use, written or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • land: means real estate held by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 262
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legislative action: means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination or other matter by the Legislature, by either the House of Representatives or the Senate, any committee or an official in the Legislative Branch acting in his official capacity, or action of the Governor in approving or vetoing any legislative document presented to the Governor for his approval. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative designee: means any employee of a state department or agency who is directed by the head of the department or agency to lobby or monitor legislation on behalf of the department or agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Letter of credit: means a definite undertaking that satisfies the requirements of section 5-1104 by an issuer to a beneficiary at the request or for the account of an applicant or, in the case of a financial institution, to itself or for its own account, to honor a documentary presentation by payment or delivery of an item of value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Liability: means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty, fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, or expenses incurred with respect to a proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, occupation, business or industry, and a license or permit to hunt, fish, operate a boat, operate a snowmobile, operate an ATV or engage in any other sporting or recreational activity, but does not mean a registration, permit, approval or similar document evidencing the granting of authority to engage in the business of banking pursuant to Title 9-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • License agreement: means any contract agreement, understanding or condition between a distributor and an exhibitor relating to the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture by the exhibitor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Licensed commodities: means dry beans and other vegetables listed in rules established pursuant to section 453, but does not mean potatoes, which are governed by chapter 103, subchapter 10, article 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Licensed mental health professional: means a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker or certified social worker. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Licensed public weighmaster: shall mean and refer to all persons who shall, for hire, weigh or measure any commodity, produce or article and issue therefor, a weight certificate, which shall be accepted as the accurate weight, upon which the purchase or sale of such commodity is based;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Licensee: means any person who holds a commodities license issued under this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Limited partnership name: includes a limited partnership name or assumed name under Title 31, section 1308 or reserved name or registered name as used in Title 31, section 1309. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • 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
  • Listed facility: means a radon testing facility that is designated as providing radon analysis services and that has proven its proficiency to the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Lobbying: includes the time spent to prepare and submit to the Governor, an official in the legislative branch, an official in the executive branch, a constitutional officer or a legislative committee oral and written proposals for, or testimony or analyses concerning, a legislative action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist: means any person who is specifically employed by another person for the purpose of and who engages in lobbying in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month, or any individual who, as a regular employee of another person, expends an amount of time in excess of 8 hours in any calendar month in lobbying. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Lobbyist associate: means an individual who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Local district: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Maine Child Abuse Prevention Councils: means the statewide organization composed of a majority of the child abuse and neglect prevention councils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3872
  • Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code: means the uniform statewide building and energy code adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Maine Uniform Building Code: means that portion of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that does not contain energy code requirements as determined by the board pursuant to section 9722, subsection 6, paragraph M. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Maine Uniform Energy Code: means that portion of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that contains only energy code requirements as determined by the board pursuant to section 9722, subsection 6, paragraph M. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 23
  • Major medical equipment: means a single unit of medical equipment or a single system of components with related functions used to provide medical and other health services that costs $3,200,000 or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • major policy-influencing position: means those positions listed in Title 5, chapter 71 and officers or employees of departments and agencies listed in section 959 and in Title 5, chapter 71 who have policy development as a major function of their positions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Manufactured housing: means a structural unit or units designed to be used as a dwelling or dwellings and constructed in a manufacturing facility and then transported by the use of its own chassis or placement on an independent chassis to a building site. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4242
  • manufacturer: includes the terms "franchisor" "distributor" "distributor branch" "factory branch" and "factory representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Mark: includes any trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark entitled to be registered under this chapter, whether registered or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • may: when used in this Title, is used in a permissive sense to grant authority or permission, but not to create duty, to act in the manner specified by the context. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 457
  • Medicaid: means the Medicaid program under the provisions of the United States Social Security Act, Title XIX, and successors to it, and related rules of the department pursuant to chapter 855. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Medical provider: means a physician or clinical psychologist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Medical support: means an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health insurance provided by a public entity or by another parent through employment or otherwise or for other medical costs not covered by insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2487
  • 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 state: means a state that has enacted this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Membership: means active participation in the program of a school from the date of enrollment to the time the student withdraws or is absent from the school for 10 consecutive days for reasons other than illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • 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
  • Minor: means a person under 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1501
  • minor child: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • misbranded: as used in this chapter or chapter 103 applies to all articles of commercial feeding stuff, commercial fertilizer or food, the package or label of which bears any statement, design or device regarding such article, or the ingredients or substances contained therein, that is false or misleading in any particular or that is falsely branded in any particular. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8451
  • misbranded package of a hazardous substance: means a hazardous substance in a container intended or suitable for household use unless the product bears a label with the information specified in section 507, except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Modification: means the alteration, improvement, expansion, extension, renovation or replacement of a health care facility or health maintenance organization or portions thereof, including the initial equipment, and the replacement of equipment or existing buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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 fuel dispenser: means a commercial motor fuel dispenser that dispenses fuel for retail sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • 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
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means a person other than a manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch, distributor representative, factory branch or factory representative who sells or solicits or advertises the sale of new or used motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Multiple unit housing: shall mean a structure or structures located on a single lot, which structures are designed or used to house 2 or more families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk, deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk to carry out duties under this Title, of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality, the deputy clerk or assistant clerk, where directed by the clerk, carrying out the duties of this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Municipal committee: means a city, town or ward committee of a political party. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Municipal legislative body: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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
  • Municipal officers: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal year: means a municipality's fiscal year as determined by the municipal officers under section 5651. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Network manager: means the person under contract to carry out the duties described in section 535. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • New health service: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • 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.
  • Nominated person: means a person whom the issuer:
  • (i) Designates or authorizes to pay, accept, negotiate or otherwise give value under a letter of credit; and
    (ii) Undertakes by agreement or custom and practice to reimburse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Noncustodial parent: means a person who, at the time of the commencement of court proceedings in the sending state, does not have sole legal custody of the child or has joint legal custody of the child and who is not the subject of allegations or findings of child abuse or neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • 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
  • Notice of residential placement: means information regarding a placement into a residential facility provided to the receiving state, including, but not limited to, the name, date and place of birth of the child, the identity and address of the parent or legal guardian, evidence of authority to make the placement and the name and address of the facility in which the child will be placed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Nuisance dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, to an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that causes damage to property or crops not owned by the dog or wolf hybrid owner or keeper while the dog or wolf hybrid is not on the owner's or keeper's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Nursing facility: means any facility defined under section 1812-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Nursing facility MaineCare funding pool: means that limit established in accordance with section 333-A for nursing facility projects. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Obligee: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligee: means any person to whom a duty of support is owed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Obligor: means an individual who receives an overpayment or an adult individual who is a member of an assistance unit that receives an overpayment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • occupational disease: means any abnormal condition or disorder, including an occupational injury, caused by exposure to environmental factors associated with employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1491
  • Offer: when used in connection with "health services" means that the health care facility or health maintenance organization holds itself out as capable of providing or having the means to provide a health service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • officer: includes , unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of a director or officer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • Official capacity: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • Official tally tape: means the first tape produced by an electronic tabulating machine that tallies the final vote totals at the conclusion of voting and that is attached to the zero tape produced by the machine prior to the start of voting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Open firearm season on deer: means the time during which it is lawful to hunt deer with a firearm, including the special muzzle-loading season as described in section 11404. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of the development district as of March 31st of the preceding tax year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value of all commercial and industrial property located within the municipal incentive development zone as of the date of approval of the municipal incentive development zone by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5281
  • Original source: means any person who contributes or pays $1,000 or more in any lobbying year directly or indirectly to any employer of a lobbyist for purposes of lobbying or indirect lobbying, except that contributions of membership dues to nonprofit corporations formed under Title 13-B, under any equivalent state law or by legislative enactment are not considered contributions by an original source. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Ornamental trees: means trees of shade, beauty or landscape value, or those trees intended to become ornamental trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Other land use activity: includes any commercial or industrial uses or combination of such uses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Out-of-state business: includes a business entity that is affiliated with a registered business solely through common ownership as long as that business entity does not have any registrations, tax filings or nexus in the State prior to the declared state disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Out-of-state employee: means an individual who performs services for an out-of-state business in return for compensation and who, prior to the declared state disaster or emergency, was not a resident of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • Overpayment: means program benefits that exceed the amount of program benefits for which an individual or assistance unit is eligible when the department or a court has determined that the benefits were provided as a result of an intentional program violation, an unintentional error by the individual or household or an error by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Package: means any commodity put up or packaged in any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or retail sale;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Parent: means a natural or adoptive parent or a parent established under Title 19-A, chapter 61, unless parental rights have been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Parent: means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Parents as Scholars: means the program established in chapter 1054-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Participant: means a person, whether amateur or professional, who directly engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • 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
  • Participating local district employee: means an employee of a participating local district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means a political organization which has qualified to participate in a primary or general election under chapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Party: means an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a defendant or respondent in a proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • Peace officer: means state police officer, local police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff or constable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Penal institutions: includes a jail, prison, penitentiary, house of correction or other place of penal detention. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • 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: means both plural and the singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies and associations;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Person: means an individual; trust or estate; partnership; corporation, including associations, joint stock companies and insurance companies; the State or a political subdivision or instrumentality of the State, including a municipal corporation of the State; or any other legal entity recognized by state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, fiduciary, corporation, governmental entity or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, proprietorship, joint stock company, business trust, syndicate, association, professional association, labor union, firm, partnership, club or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit, or any municipality or quasi-municipality or group of persons acting in concert, but does not include this State or any other agency of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, facility, institution or agency, public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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, firm, partnership, corporation, association, union or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Person: means an individual, partnership or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means an individual; corporation; business trust; estate; trust; partnership; limited liability company; association; joint venture; public corporation; government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality; or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Person: means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, firm, partnership, municipality, quasi-municipal corporation, state or federal agency or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Person: means and includes any corporation, association, copartnership or one or more individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Person directly affected by a review: includes :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Person responsible for the child: means a person with responsibility for a child's health or welfare, whether in the child's home or another home or a facility which, as part of its function, provides for care of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Person with substance use disorder: means a person who, due to the use of alcohol or a drug, has a clinical and significant functional impairment, including a health problem or a disability or an inability to meet major responsibilities at work, home or school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Personal information: means information about a natural person that readily identifies that specific person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1704
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • pest: means any insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed, or any other form of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or virus, bacteria or other micro-organism, except viruses, bacteria or other micro-organisms on or in living man or other living animals, which the commissioner declares to be a pest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • pesticide: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest, and any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Pesticide dealer: means any person who distributes limited or restricted use pesticides. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Pet: means a dog, cat or other domesticated animal commonly kept as a companion, but does not include tamed animals that are ordinarily considered wild animals or livestock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Pet shop: means a place or vehicle in or on which any dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, fish, pet birds, exotic birds or exotic animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Placement: means the act by a public or private child placing agency intended to arrange for the care or custody of a child in another state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Planning grant: means a grant award from the fund pursuant to section 6208 to cover eligible costs of developing a qualifying project for a cooperative services grant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political committee: means 2 or more persons associated for the purpose of promoting or defeating a candidate, party or principle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Pollwatcher: means a party worker who remains in the voting place outside the guardrail enclosure for the purpose of viewing the voting process, keeping track of the voters who have voted or challenging voters whose qualifications appear to be in question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Population: means the population determined by the last Decennial Census of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Portal fee: means a fee, authorized in section 534, paid by a user for a transaction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • 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
  • Post-sentencing proceeding: means a court proceeding or administrative action occurring during the course of and pursuant to the operation of a sentence that affects whether there is incarceration or its length, including revocation of parole, failure to grant parole, an error of law in the computation of a sentence including administrative calculations of deductions relative to time detained pursuant to Title 17-A, section 1253, subsection 2 and default in payment of a fine or restitution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • 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
  • Preadoptive parent: means a person who has entered into a preadoption agreement with the department with respect to the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Premium services: means InforME services that are available only to subscribers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • present sale: means a sale which is accomplished by the making of the contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 122-A
  • Presentation: means delivery of a document to an issuer or nominated person for honor or giving of value under a letter of credit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Presenter: means a person making a presentation as or on behalf of a beneficiary or nominated person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • 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.
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention of drug traffic: means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Prevention policies: means laws, rules, policies, procedures and practices, whether in the public or private sector, that have an actual or potential impact on the nature and incidence of child abuse and neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Prevention programs: means programs, plans or training associated with the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of high-quality child care. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Primary election: means the regular election for the election of nominees of a party for the general election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Primary standards: means the physical standards of the State which serve as the legal reference from which all other standards and weights and measures are derived;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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
  • Private applicator: means any person who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted or limited use for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Private applicator of general use pesticides: means a person who uses or supervises the use of general use pesticides for purposes of producing agricultural commodities on property owned or rented by that person or that person's employer when:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Private child placing agency: means any private corporation, agency, foundation, institution or charitable organization or any private person or attorney that facilitates, causes or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another and that is not an instrumentality of the state or acting under color of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Private school: means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • 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.
  • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, arbitrative or investigative and whether formal or informal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1506
  • Proceeds: means money arising or obtained from the sale of designated lands, excluding the costs of the sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 262
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes for processing or manufacturing which changes the physical form that the raw product possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 393
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase licensed commodities primarily for manufacture into articles of food by operations which change the physical form the commodities possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Program: means the food stamps or Medicaid program or another program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Program: means the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 271
  • Program benefits: means money payments or food coupons issued by the department pursuant to an application for benefits made by an individual to Aid to Families with Dependent Children established in former chapter 1053, the food stamp program established in chapter 851 or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program established in chapter 1053-B, or money payments or vouchers issued by a municipal general assistance program established pursuant to chapter 1161, or payments for medical services issued by the department pursuant to the MaineCare program established pursuant to chapter 855. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Program evaluation report: means the report submitted to the Legislature by an agency or an independent agency in accordance with Title 3, section 956. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1665
  • Project: means any acquisition, capital expenditure, new health service or change in a health service, predevelopment activity or other activity that requires a certificate of need under section 329. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Project: includes all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, parking lots, parking facilities, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures mentioned in this subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • project costs: includes , but is not limited to:
  • (1) Capital costs, including, but not limited to:
    (a) The actual costs of the construction of public works or improvements, new buildings, structures and fixtures;
    (b) The demolition, alteration, remodeling, repair or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures and fixtures;
    (c) The acquisition of equipment; and
    (d) The clearing and grading of land;
    (2) Financing costs, including, but not limited to, all interest paid to holders of evidences of indebtedness issued to pay for project costs and any premium paid over the principal amount of that indebtedness because of the redemption of the obligations before maturity;
    (3) Real property assembly costs, meaning a deficit incurred resulting from the sale or lease as lessor by the municipality of real or personal property within a development district for consideration that is less than its cost to the municipality;
    (4) Professional service costs, including, but not limited to, those costs incurred for architectural, planning, engineering and legal advice and services;
    (5) Administrative costs, including, but not limited to, reasonable charges for the time spent by municipal employees in connection with the implementation of a project plan;
    (6) Relocation costs, including, but not limited to, those relocation payments made following condemnation;
    (7) Organizational costs, including, but not limited to, the costs of conducting environmental impact and other studies and the costs of informing the public about the creation of development districts and the implementation of project plans;
    (8) Payments made, in the discretion of the local legislative body, that are found to be necessary or convenient to the creation of development districts or the implementation of project plans;
    (9) That portion of the costs related to the construction or alteration of sewage treatment plants, water treatment plants or other environmental protection devices, storm or sanitary sewer lines or water lines, the rebuilding or expansion of which is required by the project plan for a development district, whether or not the construction, alteration, rebuilding or expansion is within the development district;
    (10) Training costs, including, but not limited to, those costs associated with providing skills development and training for employees of businesses within the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Properly prepared wood: means wood that was required to be harvested and yarded, and was prepared as directed, according to written cutting specifications. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protocols: means procedures developed for the interaction of the suspected child abuse and neglect committee and family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Provisional placement: means that the receiving state has determined that the proposed placement is safe and suitable and, to the extent allowable, the receiving state has temporarily waived its standards or requirements otherwise applicable to prospective foster or adoptive parents so as to not delay the placement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Public assistance: means money payments and medical care furnished to or on behalf of dependent children by the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Public child placing agency: means any government child welfare agency or child protection agency or a private entity under contract with such an agency, regardless of whether it acts on behalf of a state, county, municipality or other governmental unit and that facilitates, causes or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Public entity: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1704
  • Public entity: includes the State, counties, municipalities, departments, agencies and any other political subdivisions of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1941
  • Public information: means any information that is:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Public place: means any place not open to the sky into which the public is invited or allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1541
  • Pulp and paper industry: means any industrial activity currently described by the United States Office of Management and Budget under Standard Industrial Classification 261, 262 or 263 or those activities classified under classification 2679 that press or mold wood pulp or recycled fiber to make products, including, without limitation, any activity regarding the treatment, recycling or disposal of wastewater, air emissions, solid residues or other related manufacturing by-products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Pupil: means elementary or secondary school student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Sec. 3708
  • Qualifying project: means a project designed to achieve significant and sustainable savings in the cost of delivering local and regional governmental services that reduces the demand for property tax revenues through collaborative approaches to service delivery, enhanced regional delivery systems, consolidated administrative services, broad-based purchasing alliances and interlocal agreements. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Question: means any proposition submitted to the voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Radon: means the radioactive gaseous element and its decay products produced by the disintegration of the element radium in air, water, soil or other media. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Radon testing services: means providing, for remuneration, determination of radon levels or analysis of an authorized radon testing device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Ranked-choice voting: means the method of casting and tabulating votes in which voters rank candidates in order of preference, tabulation proceeds in sequential rounds in which last-place candidates are defeated and the candidate with the most votes in the final round is elected. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • 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 state: means the state to which a child is sent, brought or caused to be sent or brought. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Recipient: means a recipient of benefits under the food stamp or Medicaid programs or another program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 664
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Reduced: means a reduction in the acreage of an individual parcel or lot of designated land under section 598-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 262
  • Referendum: means an election for the determination of a question. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Refiner: means any person who is engaged directly or indirectly or whose affiliate is engaged directly or indirectly in the refining of crude oil, including any person who is engaged directly or indirectly in the production of crude oil who contracts with another person to refine petroleum products for the purpose of resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • Region: means a quasi-municipal corporation established by the Legislature to provide career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is comprised of all the school administrative units within the geographical boundaries set forth for each career and technical education region in section 8451. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Regional government subdivision: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6201
  • Regional school unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration as established pursuant to chapter 103-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Register: means to enlist as a voter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Register: means to file in a tribunal of this State a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Registered business: means a business entity that is registered or licensed to do business in the State prior to the declared state disaster or emergency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 42
  • 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
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Registrant: includes the person to whom the registration of a mark under this chapter is issued, the registrant's legal representatives, successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Registrar: means the registrar or deputy registrar of voters of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Regular employer: means a person doing business in or operating a business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Reimbursement: means anything of value received or to be received as repayment for expenditures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901
  • Related services: means special education transportation and such developmental, corrective and other related services, as defined by the commissioner, as are required to assist children with disabilities to benefit from their special education programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Relative: means a family member related to the child within the 3rd degree through parentage established under Title 19-A, chapter 61 or any spouse of that family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Relative: means someone who is related to the child as a parent, stepparent, sibling by half or whole blood or by adoption, grandparent, aunt, uncle or first cousin or a nonrelative with such significant ties to the child that the nonrelative may be regarded as a relative as determined by the court in the sending state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Removal of the child from home: means that the department or a court has taken a child out of the home of the parent, legal guardian or custodian without the permission of the parent or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Repairman: shall mean any person engaged in the business of adjusting or repairing weighing or measuring devices in this State or an employee thereof engaged in such business;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Replacement equipment: means a piece of capital equipment that replaces another piece of capital equipment that performs essentially the same functions as the replaced equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • 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).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residence: means that place where the person has established a fixed and principal home to which the person, whenever temporarily absent, intends to return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Residence: means , with reference to a person's eligibility to receive career and technical education, the school administrative unit in which is located the legal residence of the person's parent if the person has not reached 18 years of age, the legal residence of the person after the person reaches 18 years of age or the legal residence of the person after the person becomes an emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • Residence address: means the street and number or other designation indicating the physical location of a person's residence. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Residence state: means the State of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Residential facility: means a facility providing a level of care that is sufficient to substitute for parental responsibility or foster care and is beyond what is needed for assessment or treatment of an acute condition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Resource family: means a person or persons who provide care to a child in the child welfare system and who are foster parents, permanency guardians, adoptive parents or members of the child's extended birth family. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Respective municipality: means , in the case of towns, plantations and cities, the municipality where the dog or ferret is found; in the case of unorganized territories, the municipality near or adjacent to the unorganized territory where the dog or ferret is found; or the designee of that municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Responsible parent: means the parent of a dependent child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • restoration to service: means acceptance of employment as either a state employee or a teacher. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Restricted use pesticide: means any pesticide or pesticide use classified for use only by or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • Retail outlet: means a service station or filling station used in the sale of motor fuel in the State, a sales office servicing retail customers by soliciting or accepting orders for the purchase of home heating oil to end users for consumption in the State, or a bulk storage facility or depot used in the sale of home heating oil to end users for consumption in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • Retailer: means a person that sells motor fuel oil or home heating oil to an end user for consumption in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying licensed commodities in wholesale quantities and reselling the licensed commodities bought, primarily to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 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
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • Rule: means a written directive, mandate, standard or principle issued by the interstate commission adopted pursuant to section 4261 that is of general applicability and that implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Run: means the continuous exhibition of a motion picture in a defined geographic area for a specified period of time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Runaway: means an unmarried child under 18 years of age who is absent from the home of a parent or guardian or other lawful placement without the consent of the parent, guardian or lawful custodian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-D
  • 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
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of licensed commodities for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8306-B
  • Sale of wood: means a transaction involving transfer of title to wood. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Satellite program: means a program providing career and technical education to secondary students and middle school level students that is operated, under section 8403-A, by a school administrative unit affiliated with a center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • school administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes only the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative district: means a state-approved unit of school administration, composed of one or more municipalities which must provide public education to all public school students in the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School administrative unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes a municipal school unit, school administrative district, community school district, regional school unit or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation responsible for operating or constructing public schools, except that it does not include a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • School committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a municipal school unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Secondary school: means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Secondary standards: means the physical standards which are traceable to the primary standards through comparison, using acceptable laboratory procedures and used in the enforcement of weights and measures laws and regulations;
  • [ 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4022
  • Security procedure: includes a procedure that requires the use of algorithms or other codes, identifying words or numbers, encryption or callback or other acknowledgment procedures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Security procedure: means a procedure employed for the purpose of verifying that an electronic signature, record or performance is that of a specific person or for detecting changes or errors in the information in an electronic record. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Seller: means a person who sells or contracts to sell goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 121
  • Seller: includes animal dealers required to be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Sending state: means the state from which the placement of a child is initiated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Sentence: means the punishment imposed in a criminal proceeding or the disposition imposed in a juvenile proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3822
  • Serious harm: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Serious injury: means serious physical injury or impairment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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
  • Service dog: means a dog that meets the definition of "service animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 9-E or "assistance animal" set forth in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 1-H. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Sewage: means the water-carried wastes created in and carried or to be carried away from any structure together with any surface or ground water or household and industrial waste that is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Shareholder: includes a beneficial owner whose shares are held in a voting trust or held by a nominee on the beneficial owner's behalf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1406
  • shield: as used in this subchapter , shall include any flag, standard, color, ensign or shield, or copy, picture or representation thereof, made of any substance or represented or produced thereon, and of any size, evidently purporting to be such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield of the United States or of this State, or a copy, picture or representation thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4243
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Signature: includes a signature stamp and a signature written by another registered voter on behalf of an individual in accordance with the procedure set forth in section 153-A and, for an individual who is unable to sign that individual's own name, a mark. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Single family residential unit: means any structure of any kind, including mobile homes, used or designed to house a single family, and shall include those structures used permanently and seasonally. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Small animal: means a bird, reptile or amphibian or a small mammal, other than a cat or dog, commonly kept as a household pet and that is an unrestricted species designated by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in rules adopted pursuant to Title 12, chapter 915. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Smoking: includes carrying or having in one's possession a lighted or heated cigarette, cigar or pipe or a lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for human consumption through inhalation whether natural or synthetic in any manner or in any form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1541
  • Special education: means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, as defined by the commissioner, including:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special education facility: means a public or private school, or portion of a public or private school, intended for use in meeting the educational and related needs of children with disabilities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • special education program: is a full-time or part-time educational program designed to provide an equal educational opportunity to children with disabilities through the delivery of special education services by qualified individuals. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Special election: means an election other than a regular election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Special school district: means a school district created by private and special law for the purpose of constructing or adding to school buildings, but which does not have the authority or responsibility for operating public schools. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Spectator: means a person who is in the vicinity of an equine activity but who is not a participant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 753
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 2624
  • Spray contracting firm: means a person, as defined in this section, employed or contracted to conduct a public or private pesticide application. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1471-C
  • standard cord: when used in connection with sawdust chips, bark or shavings means the volume contained in 128 cubic feet at the time of sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • standard cord: means the cubic foot measurement of 4 foot long wood, ranked and well stowed, and stacked 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, or its equivalent, which stack measure contains 128 cubic feet of wood, bark and air space. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Standards: means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • State: shall include any territory of the United States and District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and any territory of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • State: shall include every agency, department and political subdivision of the State, but shall not include the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1843
  • State: means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and any other territory of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • state: includes an Indian nation or tribe. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • State: includes an Indian tribe or band or Alaskan native village that is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • state: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2418
  • State: means the State of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • State agency: means a state department, agency, office, board, commission, quasi-independent agency, authority or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 16-B
  • State board: means the State Board of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • State court: means a judicial body of a state that is vested by law with responsibility for adjudicating cases involving abuse, neglect, deprivation, delinquency or status offenses of individuals who have not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • State DNA data bank: means the repository of DNA samples maintained by the Chief of the State Police at the crime lab collected pursuant to chapter 194 and this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • State DNA data base: means the DNA identification record system administered by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3885
  • State licensed agency: means an institution or facility licensed by the State to provide education, emotional or mental health services, alcohol or drug rehabilitation, boarding care or other child care services to a person between the ages of 5 and 20 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • State property: means personal property, including, but not limited to, furnishings, supplies and equipment that is owned or leased by or in the control of the State or any department or agency of the State or independent state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10758
  • State valuation: means the value certified to the Secretary of State as provided in Title 36, section 305, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Statewide Coordinating Council for Public Health: means the council established under Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 14-G. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stray: means off the owner's premises and not under the control of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Student loan: means a loan under this chapter to or for the benefit of a student enrolled or to be enrolled in an eligible program of study at an institution of higher education that meets the other requirements of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substance use prevention: means all facilities, programs or services relating to substance use control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, including reinforcing health behaviors and lifestyles and reducing risks contributing to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Subsurface waste disposal: means any system for disposing of wastes or waste waters on or beneath the surface of the earth including, but not limited to, holding ponds, surface spraying, septic tanks, drainage fields and wells, but shall not include any discharge or the waste treatment system related thereto licensed under Title 38, section 413 or any discharge into a municipal or quasi-municipal sewer system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Successor manufacturer: means any manufacturer that succeeds, or assumes any part of the business of, another manufacturer, referred to as the "predecessor manufacturer" as the result of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Successor of a beneficiary: means a person who succeeds to substantially all of the rights of a beneficiary by operation of law, including a corporation with or into which the beneficiary has been merged or consolidated, an administrator, executor, personal representative, trustee in bankruptcy, debtor in possession, liquidator and receiver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1320-A
  • Sucker: means only the species Catostomus commersoni (white sucker) and the species Catostomus catostomus (longnose sucker). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Summons: shall include a subpoena, order or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the person in a school administrative unit or school union appointed and having the authority and responsibility under this Title and other applicable statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1654
  • Supervision: means monitoring provided by the receiving state once a child has been placed in a receiving state pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official or agency authorized to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree or order, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or a child and the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorney's fees and other relief. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2101
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Surrogate: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1501
  • 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
  • Suspected child abuse and neglect committee: means a committee representing public and private community agencies, hospital departments and the department which are directly involved in providing services to suspected victims of child abuse and the victims' families. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Suspicious child death: means the death of a child under circumstances in which there is reasonable cause to suspect that abuse or neglect was a cause of or factor contributing to the child's death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Tax increment: means that portion of all real and personal property taxes assessed by a municipality in excess of any state, county or special district tax upon the captured assessed value of property in the development district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • tax increment financing district: means a pulp and paper tax increment financing district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: means the program established in chapter 1053-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Theater: means any establishment in which motion pictures are exhibited to the public regularly for a charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Tobacco products: means any form of tobacco and any material or device used in the smoking, chewing or other form of tobacco consumption, including cigarette papers and pipes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 271
  • Tobacco specialty store: means a retail business under 2,000 square feet in which at least 60% of the business's gross revenue for the last calendar year was derived from the sale of tobacco or tobacco-related products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1541
  • 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
  • Township: means unorganized territory. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Toxic: means any substance other than a radioactive substance, which has the inherent capacity to produce bodily injury or illness to man through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through any body surface. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8454
  • Trade name: means a word, name, symbol, device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify his business, vocation or occupation and distinguish it from the business, vocation or occupation of others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Trade screening: means the showing of a motion picture by a distributor at some location within the metropolitan area in which is located a distributor's sales or film distributing facility serving the theater, which is open to any exhibitor interested in exhibiting the motion picture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 333
  • Trademark: means any word, name, symbol or device or any combination thereof adopted and used by a person to identify goods made or sold by him and to distinguish them from goods made or sold by others. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9922
  • Transaction: means a transaction between a user and a data custodian involving electronic services, including but not limited to: the submission by a user of an application, registration or other document; the purchase by a user of a permit, license or other document or service; the payment of a tax, fee, fine or other charge; and the retrieval of records. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • Transaction: means an action or set of actions occurring between 2 or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial or governmental affairs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 846
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Treasurer: means a person appointed by a candidate or a political committee to accept or disburse money to promote or defeat a candidate, party or principle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2253
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribal district: means an administrative district established in a memorandum of understanding or legal contract among all Indian tribes in the State that is recognized by the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Tribal health department or health clinic: means a health department or health clinic managed by an Indian tribe that is eligible for funds from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and other federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • tribe: means a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or band in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 411
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • tribunal of this State: means the District Court or the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 2802
  • Trip ticket: means the form used to identify the origin and destination of a truckload of wood. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Trust: means the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Trustees: means the Trustees of the University of Maine System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5118
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Uniformed service: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Unit: means a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8301-A
  • University: means the University of Maine System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5118
  • University: means the body politic and corporate, established by Private and Special Law 1865, chapter 532, under the name of the "Trustees of the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts" its name having been changed to the "University of Maine" by Private and Special Law 1897, chapter 551, and which is an instrumentality and agency of the State for the purpose for which it was established and for which it has been managed and maintained under Private and Special Law 1865, chapter 532, and supplementary legislation relating thereto, including section 10903; Private and Special Law 1967, chapter 229; Private and Special Law 1969, chapter 238; and Public Law 1985, chapter 779. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5267
  • Unmet need: means the difference between the total cost of attendance for an academic year at an institution of higher education and the total of all sources of financial assistance, including loans, grants, work-study programs and all other available sources, as determined by the authority by rules adopted in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 6208
  • Unorganized territory: means all areas located within the jurisdiction of the State, except areas located within organized cities and towns, and Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • User: means an individual, business or organization that uses electronic services, whether for a fee or at no charge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • User association: means an association:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1466
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Vertebrate: means a subphylum of chordate animals comprising those having a brain enclosed in a skull or cranium and a segmented spinal column, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed as a veterinarian in any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 902
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Voter: means a person registered to vote. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting device: means the voting machine or electronic tabulating system apparatus that the voters use to record their votes on paper ballots or on a tabulating card. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Voting district: means an area set off from another in the same municipality for voting purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting place: means the building in which ballots are cast at an election. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • voting station: includes the area, location, booth, table or enclosure where voting takes place and includes any voting machine, voting device or accessible voting system placed in the voting booth or voting station. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Voting system: means the total combination of mechanical, electromechanical or electronic equipment, including the software, firmware and documentation required to program, control and support the equipment, that is used to define or produce ballots, to cast and count votes, to report or display election results and to maintain and produce any audit trail information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 584-A
  • Warden: means the presiding officer at a voting place. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1407
  • Waste: means any liquefied sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, chemical, biological or radiological materials, human body wastes, or any other refuse or effluent in a liquid form generated from domestic, commercial or industrial activities, except any wastes containing insufficient liquid to be free flowing and wastes generated from agricultural activities or animal husbandry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 331
  • Weir: means a device placed in the inland waters of a river, stream or brook that is designed to entrap fish and that exceeds more than 1/3 of the wetted width of the channel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • Wholesaler: means a person that sells motor fuel oil or home heating oil for resale through retail outlets and retailers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 303
  • wholesaler: means any person who sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers or who maintains distributor representatives within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3485
  • Witness: shall include a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution or proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1412
  • Witness: means a person who is confined in a penal institution in any state and whose testimony is desired in another state in any criminal proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in any criminal action before a court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1461
  • Wolf hybrid: includes a mammal that is represented by its owner to be a wolf hybrid, coyote hybrid, coydog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Wood: means the severed but unprocessed fibrous derivative of trees, without regard for quality or grade and also means the chipped fibrous derivative of trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Wood transactions: means the "sale of wood" or "payment for services" as those terms are defined in this section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4033
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • Write-in candidate: means a person whose name does not appear on the ballot under the office designation to which a voter may wish to elect the candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 328
  • Year: means a 12-month period starting December 1st and ending the following November 30th. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 19-A Sec. 901