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-C
Chapter 727 Dangerous Dogs and Nuisance Dogs 3951 – 3955
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 – 4042
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

  • Abandoned animal: means an animal that has been deserted by its owner or keeper, excluding animals that are part of a population control effort. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Abandonment: means any conduct on the part of the parent showing an intent to forego parental duties or relinquish parental claims. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Absentee voter: means a person who qualifies under section 751 to cast an absentee ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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 underTitle 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
  • Access to care: means the ability to obtain in a timely manner needed personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes balanced by the health system's resource limitations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Accessible voting system: means a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation, including privacy and independence, as for other voters. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • 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 5 Sec. 17001
  • Act: means the Animal Welfare Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Active ingredient: means any ingredient that will prevent, destroy, repel, control or mitigate pests or that will act as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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
  • Administrator: means a person, other than an insurer or creditor, that performs administrative or operational functions pursuant to a waiver program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500-H
  • 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 an individual at least 18 years of age or an emancipated individual under 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Adult career and technical education: means organized educational activities, eligible for federal or state funding, that:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult education: means an education program primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school age that is administered by school administrative units through a career pathways and service system and that, except as provided in section 8602-B, includes intake, assessment, advising, instruction and individual learning plans; is guided by data management and analysis, annual monitoring and annual professional development plans; uses appropriately certified staff; is designed to meet identified local needs; makes use of partnerships and alignment with workforce development, postsecondary institutions and support services; and offers at least 3 of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • Adult education program costs: means those costs identified in section 8607-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult learners with disabilities: means individuals who have been determined eligible as students with disabilities under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act who are 16 years of age or older and under 21 years of age and who have neither received a regular high school diploma nor turned 20 years of age during the prior school year; individuals who are eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and individuals who are eligible under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adult subject to conservatorship: means an adult for whom a conservator has been appointed under this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult subject to guardianship: means an adult for whom a guardian has been appointed under this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Adult workforce training and retraining: means courses or activities eligible for state funding that serve any of the following adult learners:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Adverse claim: means a claim that a claimant has a property interest in a financial asset and that it is a violation of the rights of the claimant for another person to hold, transfer or deal with the financial asset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • 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 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Advisory committee: means the Right To Know Advisory Committee established inTitle 5, section 12004-J, subsection 14 and described in section 411. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 431
  • Advisory committee: means the Advisory Committee on Education Savings established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • 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 10 Sec. 1672
  • 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
  • Affordable housing unit: means an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling unit or condominium unit for a household whose income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • agency: shall mean a state department, agency, office, board, commission; or quasi-independent agency, board, commission, authority or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 501
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Aggravating factor: means any of the following circumstances with regard to the parent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Agreement of the parties: means the mutual agreement of the parties or their authorized representatives, and is distinguished from a unilateral condition imposed by any party to the agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • 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
  • 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 7 Sec. 4151
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal: means all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to humans and other mammals, birds, fish and shellfish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, and domesticated or undomesticated animals in accordance with section 3948. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by a municipality pursuant to chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Animal shelter: means a:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • another department: means a department of the State other than the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • 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
  • Any election: means primary and general elections and referenda, whether regular or special. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Anything of value: means , but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a person at whose request or for whose account a letter of credit is issued. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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 10 Sec. 1521
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved placement: means the receiving state has determined after an assessment that the placement is both safe and suitable for the child and is in compliance with the applicable laws of the receiving state governing the placement of children in the receiving state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assessed share: means a special assessment that represents that portion of the total projected cost of an improvement undertaken by a municipality in a capital improvement district that is the obligation of an owner of property within the capital improvement district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5211
  • 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
  • Assistive device: includes , but is not limited to, manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, motorized scooters and other aids that enhance the mobility of the individual; hearing aids, telephone communications devices for the deaf, or TDD, assistive listening devices and other aids that enhance an individual's ability to hear; voice synthesized computer modules, optical scanners, talking software, braille printers and other devices that enhance a sight-impaired individual's ability to communicate; and any other assistive device that enables a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear or maneuver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500
  • 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
  • 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 7 Sec. 3907
  • At-risk: means there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child's health, safety and welfare is in jeopardy due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or similar circumstances and that return to the child's or the child's parent's country of origin or country of last habitual residence would not be in the best interest of the child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11401
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, which serves as administrator of the Maine Education Savings Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine established inTitle 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12001-A
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12121
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12301
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12552
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12571
  • Authorized radon testing device: means a device that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 772
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • 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 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Ballot label: means that portion of the cardboard, paper or other material to be placed within the ballot frames of a voting machine containing the items required of a paper ballot. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Ballot labels: means the pages, cards or other material containing the names of offices and candidates and the referendum questions to be voted on that are placed on the voting device to conform with the voting system in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 808
  • Basic literacy instruction: means instruction, based on individual needs and goals, for adults whose skills in reading, writing, numeracy, speaking or listening are below the grade 12 level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • Basic necessities: means food, potable water, clothing, shelter, fuel, electricity, nonelective medical services as recommended by a physician, nonprescription drugs, telephone where it is necessary for medical reasons and any other commodity or service determined essential by the overseer in accordance with the municipality's ordinance and this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4301
  • Beneficial insects: means those insects that, during their life cycle, are effective pollinators of plants, are parasites or predators of pests or are otherwise beneficial. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • Beneficiary: means any person designated by a participation agreement to benefit from payments for higher education expenses at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • 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 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Benefits: means the payment of higher education expenses on behalf of a beneficiary by the Maine Education Savings Program during the beneficiary's attendance at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best interest of the minor: means the standard of the best interest of the child according to the factors set forth inTitle 19-A, section 1653, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • 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 10 Sec. 1901
  • 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 10 Sec. 1901
  • Board: means the Board of the Maine Children's Trust Incorporated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3881
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board or its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Board: means the Manufactured Housing Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Board: means the InforME Board established in section 534. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 532
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8203
  • Board of trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8233
  • Board of trustees: means the board of trustees of the system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • 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 7 Sec. 3907
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of indebtedness the authority issues under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • Borrower: means a person who is obligated as a borrower to make payment of an eligible loan. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11492
  • Borrower: means a debtor or retail buyer under a finance agreement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500-H
  • 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 7 Sec. 4151
  • 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 7 Sec. 3907
  • Broker: means a person defined as a broker or dealer under the federal securities laws, but without excluding a bank acting in that capacity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • 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
  • 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 21-A Sec. 1
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • butt diameter: means the diameter of the severed stem butt, measured outside the bark, the short way through the center, disregarding crevices and cracks. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • 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 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • 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 10 Sec. 2361-A
  • Buyer: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-103
  • Campaign contribution: is a contribution, as defined inTitle 21-A, section 1012, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Campaign fund raising activity: means any event or solicitation by letter or any other means that is held for the purpose of receiving contributions for a political party, political committee, political action committee, candidate for political office in any primary or election, any elected official or a referendum committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 312-A
  • 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 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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 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 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Case plan prescription: means a plan developed by the family support team. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4092
  • Casualty insurance: means all contracts of insurance covered by section 707. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2932
  • Cat identification: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Caucus: means a meeting of a political party or committee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • Center preschool: means the preschool program established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • Center school: means the kindergarten to grade 12 programs established and operated by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf located at Mackworth Island or at a location determined by the school board in accordance with section 7407, subsection 17. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7402
  • 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 21-A Sec. 1
  • Certificated security: means a security that is represented by a certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • 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 10 Sec. 1521
  • Challenged ballot: means a ballot cast by one whose eligibility to vote has been questioned during election day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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 13 Sec. 5102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11401
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12001-A
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12121
  • Chief executive officer: means the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12301
  • child: means an unmarried person who has not attained 21 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4252
  • Child: means any person who is less than 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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 Development Services System: means the state intermediate educational unit under section 7209, subsection 3, and any regional sites it chooses to establish and maintain, to ensure the provision of child find activities, early intervention services and free, appropriate public education services to eligible children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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 with a disability: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 7001
  • Claim: includes a claim against an individual or conservatorship estate, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Clearing corporation: means :  
    (i) A person that is registered as a "clearing agency" under the federal securities laws;  
    (ii) A federal reserve bank; or  
    (iii) Any other person that provides clearance or settlement services with respect to financial assets that would require it to register as a clearing agency under the federal securities laws but for an exclusion or exemption from the registration requirement, if its activities as a clearing corporation, including adoption of rules, are subject to regulation by a federal or state governmental authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Clinical education: means any on-location teaching environment ranging from a one-to-one training between a physician and a medical student to a training in a health clinic or hospital with or without a residency program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12101
  • Closed period: means that time period when the registrar may accept only those voter registration applications presented in person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • COBRA continuation provision: means any of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 2848
  • Collective mark: means a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, an association or other collective group or organization, and includes marks used to indicate membership in a union, an association or other organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1521
  • College: means a community college as established in section 12714. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 12701
  • College transition course: means a course to support adults with high school diplomas who are not academically prepared to take college courses. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 8601-A
  • 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 unit: means such a unit of goods as by commercial usage is a single whole for purposes of lease and division of which materially impairs its character or value on the market or in use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Commission: means a river corridor commission granted approval by the commissioner under section 4463 and authorized by Title 5, chapter 379, or as established under Title 38, chapter 6. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4462
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as defined in Title 1, chapter 25. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and his agents. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 502
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4462
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 3322
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5263
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commit: means to transfer legal custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • 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 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Communicable disease: means an illness or condition due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Communicate: means to:  
    (i) Send a signed writing; or  
    (ii) Transmit information by any mechanism agreed upon by the persons transmitting and receiving the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 8-1102
  • Communicate: means the act of expressing, imparting or conveying information or impressions from one person to another, by either oral or written means. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Community partner: means a provider of one or more of the following services to students, families or community members:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 9921
  • 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 20-A Sec. 1
  • community well-being check program: means a voluntary program that involves daily, or regular, contact with a participant and, when contact cannot be established, sends first responders to the participant's residence to check on the participant's well-being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 402
  • Companion animal: means a cat or dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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 3 Sec. 312-A
  • 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 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Connection fee: means a one-time fee or charge for the establishment of water or sewer service that is directly related to the actual cost of installation of such service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5061
  • Conservator: includes a coconservator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Conservatorship estate: means the property subject to conservatorship under this Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • 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 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • 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 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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
  • Consumer: means a person who purchases or leases an assistive device from a dealer or manufacturer for purposes other than resale; a person to whom an assistive device is transferred for purposes other than resale while an express warranty is in effect; a funding source that purchases a device for a person with a disability; or a person otherwise legally qualified to enforce a warranty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500
  • Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for a personal, family or household purpose, if the total payments to be made under the lease contract, excluding payments for options to renew or buy, do not exceed $25,000. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 2-1103
  • Consumer pack: means a unit of 50 pounds or less net weight of potatoes contained in a bag or other type of container. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1032
  • Contact notification program: means a program coordinated by the department to encourage any person infected with a communicable disease to identify others who may be at risk as a result of contact with the infected person; or to permit the department to notify those persons who may be at risk to inform them of the risk if the infected person refuses to cooperate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • 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 11 Sec. 2-106
  • Control: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Control of retail outlet: means the power, whether or not exercised, to establish, fix or direct the retail price of home heating oil or motor fuel sold by a retail outlet, through ownership of stock in or assets used by the retail outlet or through contract, agency, consignment or otherwise, whether that power can be exercised directly or indirectly or through parent corporations, subsidiaries, related persons and entities or affiliates. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1672
  • Controlled by: means a person subject to control by another person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 871
  • Converting entity: means the domestic business corporation or domestic unincorporated entity that adopts a plan of entity conversion or the foreign unincorporated entity converting to a domestic business corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 951
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • 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 10 Sec. 1521
  • Corporation: includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a corporation in a merger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13-C Sec. 851
  • 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 7 Sec. 502
  • cost: includes the fair market value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 328
  • Council: means the Animal Welfare Advisory Council as established byTitle 5, section 12004-I, subsection 2-C or its duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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 21-A Sec. 1
  • Courses of study: means the courses of study for the elementary and secondary schools that are in alignment with the system of learning results as established in section 6209 and consistent with the requirements of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Court: includes , but is not limited to, the Probate Court and District Court, or any other state court with juvenile jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4099-I
  • 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 3 Sec. 312-A
  • Creditor: means :  
    (1) The lender in a loan or credit transaction;  
    (2) A person engaged as a retail seller of motor vehicles that provides credit to consumers, as defined inTitle 9-A, section 1-301, subsection 10, of the motor vehicles, as long as that person complies with the provisions of this section;  
    (3) The seller in a commercial retail installment transaction; or  
    (4) The assignee of any of the persons in subparagraphs (1) to (4) to which the credit obligation is payable. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1500-H
  • Custodial parent: means a parent with custody. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • Custodian: means the person who has legal custody and power over the person of a child. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4002
  • 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 7 Sec. 3907
  • 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 1 Sec. 532
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the sale, leasing, or distribution of new manufactured homes primarily to persons who in good faith purchase or lease a manufactured home for purposes other than resale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • 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;  
  • [PL 1973, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 2302
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the sale, offering for sale, brokering or distribution of manufactured housing to a licensed dealer, developer dealer or consumer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9002
  • Debit card: means an encoded plastic card distributed by the department or another department or a contractor with that department for use in an automated teller machine or a point of sale device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 21
  • Declared write-in candidate: means a write-in candidate who has filed a declaration to be a write-in candidate pursuant to section 722-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • 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
  • Defoliant: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for causing the leaves or foliage to drop from a plant, with or without causing abscission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 604
  • 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 11 Sec. 7-1102
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation or its employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9061
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 502
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 801
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4462
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Dependent child: means :