§ 491 Coat of Arms; Crest; Motto and Badge
§ 492 Design of Coat of Arms
§ 493 State Seal
§ 494 Use of State Seal
§ 495 State Flag
§ 496 State Flags, purchase, distribution
§ 496a Bennington Battle Flag
§ 496b Green Mountain Boys Flag
§ 496c POW-MIA flag; flying on State flagpoles
§ 496d Flag protocol
§ 496e Honor and Remember Flag
§ 497 State Bird
§ 498 State Flower
§ 499 State Tree
§ 500 State Animal
§ 501 State Fish
§ 502 State Insect
§ 503 State Beverage
§ 504 State Soil
§ 505 State Butterfly
§ 506 State Gem
§ 507 State Rocks
§ 508 State Mineral
§ 509 State Fossils
§ 510 State Flavor
§ 511 State Amphibian
§ 512 State Pie
§ 513 State Fruit
§ 514 State Song
§ 515 State Heritage Livestock Breed
§ 516 State Sports
§ 517 State Fly-Fishing Fly
§ 518 State Latin Motto
§ 519 State Vegetable

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 1 > Chapter 11 - Flag, Insignia, Seal, Etc.

  • Adjoining property owner: means a person who owns land in fee simple, if that land:

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Affordable housing: means either of the following:

  • Agency: means the Agency of Natural Resources. See
  • Agency: means the Agency of Natural Resources. See
  • Agency: means the Agency of Transportation. See
  • Agricultural fair: means an event or activity that is intended to promote farming by:

  • Annual meeting: when applied to towns shall mean the annual town meeting in March or an adjournment thereof. See
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Aquatic nuisance: means undesirable or excessive substances or populations that interfere with the recreational potential or aquatic habitat of a body of water, including rooted aquatic plants and animal and algal populations. See
  • Aquatic plant: means a plant that naturally grows in water, saturated soils, or seasonally saturated soils, including algae and submerged, floating-leafed, floating, or emergent plants. See
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation, articles of merger, and special charters. See
  • Articles of organization: means initial, amended, and restated articles of organization and articles of merger. See
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Baitbox: means a receptacle, not exceeding 25 cubic feet in volume, used for holding or keeping baitfish alive for personal use. See
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Best management practices: means approved activities, maintenance procedures, and other practices to prevent or reduce the effects of impervious surface or cleared area on water quality and natural resources. See
  • Beverage: means beer or other malt beverages and mineral waters, mixed wine drink, soda water, and carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption. See
  • Biodegradable material: means material that is capable of being broken down by bacteria into basic elements. See
  • Biological controls: means multi-cellular organisms. See
  • Board: means the Natural Resources Board. See
  • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, and other lawful purpose, whether or not carried on for profit. See
  • Capability and Development Plan: means the Plan prepared pursuant to section 6042 of this title. See
  • Capacity: means that a public water system has the technical, financial, and managerial capabilities to consistently comply with current performance standards, including the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U. See
  • Cleared area: means an area where existing vegetative cover, soil, tree canopy, or duff is permanently removed or altered. See
  • Community water system: means a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compost: means a stable humus-like material produced by the controlled biological decomposition of organic matter through active management, but shall not mean sewage, septage, or materials derived from sewage or septage. See
  • Conservation: means methods and procedures designed to promote efficient use of water and to minimize waste of water. See
  • Conspicuous: means so written that a reasonable person against whom the writing is to operate should notice it. See
  • Constituent limited liability company: means a constituent organization that is a limited liability company. See
  • Constituent organization: means an organization that is party to a merger. See
  • Container: means the individual, separate, bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal, paper, plastic, or any combination of those materials containing a consumer product. See
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized by sections 4142 through 4147 of this title. See
  • Converted organization: means the converting organization as it continues in existence after a conversion. See
  • Converting organization: means the domestic organization that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to section 4144 of this title or the foreign organization that approves a conversion pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Covered wild animal: means an animal that is a big game animal, game quadruped, game bird, fur-bearing animal, or crow. See
  • Dam: includes an artificial barrier that meets all of the following:

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decontaminate: means a process used to kill, destroy, or remove aquatic nuisance species and other organic material that may be present in or on a vessel, motor vehicle transporting the vessel, trailer, or other equipment. See
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and electronic transmission. See
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Conservation. See
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Conservation. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designated center: means a downtown development district, village center, new town center, growth center, Vermont neighborhood, or neighborhood development area designated under 24 Vt. See
  • Designated office: means the office of a limited liability company designated pursuant to section 4007 of this title or the principal office of a foreign limited liability company. See
  • Development: means each of the following:

  • Dimensional stone: refers to slate that is processed into regularly shaped blocks, according to specifications. See
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dissolution: means an event under section 4101 of this title which requires a limited liability company to wind up its affairs and to terminate its existence as a legal entity. See
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own shares) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See
  • Distributor: means every person who engages in the sale of consumer products in containers to a dealer in this State, including any manufacturer who engages in such sales. See
  • District Commission: means the District Environmental Commission. See
  • Document: 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
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of this title. See
  • Domesticated company: means the company that exists after a domesticating foreign limited liability company or limited liability company effects a domestication pursuant to sections 4152 through 4155 of this title. See
  • Domesticating company: means the company that effects a domestication pursuant to sections 4152 through 4155 of this title. See
  • Drinking water: means noncarbonated water that is intended for human consumption or other consumer uses whether provided by a public water system or in a container, bottle, or package, or in bulk, including water used for production of ice, foodstuffs, or other products designed for human consumption. See
  • Duff: means leaf litter plus small fragments of plants and organic debris that provide a spongy substrate that absorbs the energy of falling water and allows runoff to infiltrate soil. See
  • electronically transmitted: means a process of communication not directly involving the physical transfer of paper that is suitable for the retention, retrieval, and reproduction of information by the recipient. See
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See
  • Endangered species: means those species the taking of which is prohibited under rules adopted under chapter 123 of this title. See
  • Engineer: means a professional engineer licensed under Title 26 who has experience in the design and investigation of dams. See
  • 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.
  • Entity: includes corporation and foreign corporation; not-for-profit corporation; profit and not-for-profit unincorporated association; business trust, estate, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, United States, and foreign government. See
  • Entity: means a person other than an individual. See
  • 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.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing settlement: means an area that constitutes one of the following:

  • Expansion: means an increase or addition of impervious surface or cleared area. See
  • Farm: means , for the purposes of subdivision (22)(H) of this section, a parcel or parcels of land owned, leased, or managed by a person and devoted primarily to farming that meets the threshold criteria as established under the Required Agricultural Practices. See
  • Farming: means :

  • Federal dam: means :

  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fissionable source material: means mineral ore that:

  • Food processing residuals: means the remaining organic material from a food processing plant and may include whey and other dairy, cheese making, and ice cream residuals or residuals from any food manufacturing process excluding livestock or poultry slaughtering and rendering operations. See
  • 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 corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the law of this State. See
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity organized under laws, other than the laws of this State, which afford limited liability to its owners comparable to the liability under section 4042 of this title. See
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • gender identity: means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity, or gender-related characteristics intrinsically related to an individual's gender or gender-identity, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth. See
  • General partner: means a partner in a partnership and a general partner in a limited partnership. See
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing statute: means the statute that governs an organization's internal affairs. See
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habitable structure: means a permanent assembly of materials built for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals, goods, or property, including a dwelling, a commercial or industrial building, and driveways, decks, and patios attached or appurtenant to a dwelling or commercial or industrial building. See
  • Impervious surface: means those manmade surfaces, including paved and unpaved roads, parking areas, roofs, driveways, and walkways, from which precipitation runs off rather than infiltrates. See
  • 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
  • Individual: includes the estate of an individual who is incompetent or deceased. See
  • inhabitants: shall mean the population of the political division referred to, as ascertained by the national census last completed before the time when such population is a material fact. See
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intake structure: means a dam that is constructed and operated for the primary purposes of minimally impounding water for the measurement and withdrawal of streamflow to ensure use of the withdrawn water for snowmaking, potable water, irrigation, or other purposes approved by the Department. See
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest holder: means :

  • internal governance affairs: means the relations among the limited liability company, its members, and managers. See
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Justice: when applied to a person, other than a Justice of the Supreme Court, shall mean a justice of the peace for the county for which he or she is elected or appointed. See
  • Lake: means a body of standing water, including a pond or a reservoir, which may have natural or artificial water level control. See
  • Lake association: means a lake protection organization registered with the Secretary of Natural Resources on a form provided by the Secretary. See
  • Land use plan: means the plan prepared pursuant to section 6043 of this title. See
  • 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
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to occupancy or use of property under a lease or rental agreement. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited partner: means a limited partner in a limited partnership. See
  • Limited partnership: means a limited partnership created under chapter 23 of this title, a predecessor law, or comparable law of another jurisdiction. See
  • Liquor: means spirits as defined in 7 V. See
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle, sheep, goats, equines, fallow deer, red deer, American bison, swine, water buffalo, poultry, pheasant, chukar partridge, courtnix quail, camelids, ratites (ostriches, rheas, and emus), llamas, alpacas, yaks, rabbits, cultured trout propagated by commercial trout farmers, or other animal types designated by the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets by procedure. See
  • Lot: means any undivided interest in land, whether freehold or leasehold, including interests created by trusts, partnerships, corporations, cotenancies, and contracts. See
  • low-profit limited liability company: means a limited liability company that elects to be a low-profit limited liability company pursuant to section 4161 of this title and meets the requirements of section 4162 of this title. See
  • Magistrate: shall mean any Supreme Court Justice, Superior judge, District judge, or Probate judge. See
  • Manager: means a person that under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in subsection 4054(c) of this title. See
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that qualifies under subsection 4054(a) of this title. See
  • Manufacturer: means every person bottling, canning, packing, or otherwise filling containers for sale to distributors or dealers. See
  • Mean water level: means the mean water level of a lake as defined in the Mean Water Level Rules of the Agency of Natural Resources adopted under 29 V. See
  • Meeting: means any structured communications conducted by participants in person or through the use of electronic or telecommunications medium permitting simultaneous or sequentially structured communications for the purpose of reaching a collective agreement. See
  • Meeting: means any structured communication conducted by participants in person or through an electronic or telecommunications medium that permits simultaneous or sequentially structured communications. See
  • Member: means a person that has become a member of a limited liability company under section 4051 of this title and has not dissociated under section 4081 of this title. See
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See
  • Mixed income housing: means a housing project in which the following apply:

  • Mixed use: means construction of both mixed income housing and construction of space for any combination of retail, office, services, artisan, and recreational and community facilities, provided at least 40 percent of the gross floor area of the buildings involved is mixed income housing. See
  • Mixed wine drink: means a beverage containing wine and more than 15 percent added plain, carbonated, or sparkling water and that contains added natural or artificial blended material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavoring, adjuncts, coloring, or preservatives; that contains not more than 16 percent alcohol by volume; or other similar product marketed as a wine cooler. See
  • Month: shall mean a calendar month and "year" shall mean a calendar year and be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power, including a snowmobile, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, farm tractor, or tracked vehicle. See
  • Municipality: means a city, town, incorporated village, or unorganized town or gore. See
  • Necessary wildlife habitat: means concentrated habitat that is identifiable and is demonstrated as being decisive to the survival of a species of wildlife at any period in its life, including breeding and migratory periods. See
  • New aquatic species: means an aquatic species that was not known to occur in a surface water of Vermont or in a segment of Lake Champlain as of January 1, 2007. See
  • 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.
  • Nonfederal dam: means a dam that is not a federal dam. See
  • Oath: shall include affirmation where by law an affirmation may be substituted. See
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Operating agreement: means any form of description of membership rights and obligations under section 4003 of this title, stored or depicted in any tangible or electronic medium, which is agreed to by the members, including amendments to the agreement. See
  • Organization:

  • Organizational documents: means , whether or not in a record, documents governing the internal affairs of an organization that are binding on all its interest holders, including:

  • Parcel: means a portion of land or a tract of land with defined boundaries created by dividing the land by sale, gift, lease, mortgage foreclosure, court-ordered partition or decree, or filing of a plat, plan, or deed in the records of the municipality where the act of division occurred. See
  • Partner: includes a general partner and a limited partner. See
  • Partnership: means a general partnership under chapter 22 of this title, a predecessor law, or comparable law of another jurisdiction. See
  • Partnership agreement: means an agreement among the partners concerning the partnership or limited partnership. See
  • Person: means any individual; partnership; company; corporation; association; joint venture; trust; municipality; the State of Vermont or any agency, department, or subdivision of the State; any federal agency; or any other legal or commercial entity. See
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, company, corporation, cooperative, association, unincorporated association, joint venture, trust, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, subdivision, or municipality, the U. See
  • Person:

  • Person: includes individual and entity. See
  • Personal liability: means :

  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pesticide: means any substance produced, distributed, or used for preventing, destroying, or repelling nuisance aquatic plants, insects, or other aquatic life, including lamprey. See
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary agricultural soils: means each of the following:

  • Principal office: means the office (in or outside this State) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See
  • Principally used: means , for the purposes of subdivisions (3)(D)(vii)(III) and (22)(H) of this section, that more than 50 percent, either by volume or weight, of the compost produced on the farm is physically and permanently incorporated into the native soils on the farm as a soil enhancement and is not removed or sold at any time thereafter. See
  • Priority housing project: means a discrete project located on a single tract or multiple contiguous tracts of land that consists exclusively of mixed income housing or mixed use, or any combination thereof, and is located entirely within a designated downtown development district, designated new town center, designated growth center, or designated neighborhood development area under 24 Vt. See
  • Private organizational documents: means organizational documents or portions thereof that are not part of the organization's public record, if any, and includes:

  • Private road: means a road or street other than a highway, as that term is defined in 19 V. See
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See
  • processed: means the act of slaughtering or butchering a covered wild animal for its edible meat or usable parts. See
  • Productive forest soils: means those soils that are not primary agricultural soils but that have a reasonable potential for commercial forestry and that have not been developed. See
  • Project: means an act or activity that results in cleared area or the creation of impervious surface in a protected shoreland area. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected agreement: means :

  • Protected shoreland area: means all land located within 250 feet of the mean water level of a lake that is greater than 10 acres in surface area. See
  • public auction: means any auction advertised or publicized in any manner or to which more than ten persons have been invited. See
  • Public organizational documents: means the record of organizational documents required to be filed with the Secretary of State to form an organization, and any amendment to or restatement of that record, and includes:

  • Public water source: means any surface water or groundwater supply used as a source of drinking water for a public water system. See
  • Public water source protection area: means a surface and subsurface area from or through which contaminants are reasonably likely to reach a public water source. See
  • Public water system: means any system, or combination of systems owned or controlled by a person, that provides drinking water through pipes or other constructed conveyances to the public and that:

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: shall include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein, and pews or slips in places of public worship shall be treated as real estate. See
  • Reconnaissance: means :

  • Record date: means the date established under chapter 6 or 7 of this title on which a corporation determines the identity of shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of this title. See
  • Redemption center: means a store or other location where any person may, during normal business hours, redeem the amount of the deposit for any empty beverage container labeled or certified pursuant to section 1524 of this title. See
  • Registered foreign organization: means a foreign organization that is registered to do business in this State pursuant to a record filed by the Secretary of State. See
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • said: when used by way of reference to a person or thing shall apply to the same person or thing last mentioned. See
  • seal: shall include an impression of the official seal made upon paper alone or by means of a wafer or wax affixed thereto. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Natural Resources or the Secretary's duly authorized representative. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Natural Resources. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Natural Resources. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Natural Resources or the Secretary's designee. See
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under subsection 8. See
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or upon presentation for registration are entitled to be registered in the records of a corporation. See
  • Shoreline: means the land adjacent to the waters of lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and rivers. See
  • signature: includes any manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature. See
  • Slate quarry: means a quarry pit or hole from which slate has been extracted or removed for the purpose of commercial production of building material, roofing, tile, or other dimensional stone products. See
  • Slope: means the vertical rise divided by the horizontal run of a plane expressed as a percentage. See
  • Solid waste management district: means a solid waste management district formed pursuant to 24 V. See
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stormwater runoff: means precipitation and snowmelt that does not infiltrate into the soil, including material dissolved or suspended in it, but does not include discharges from undisturbed natural terrain or wastes from combined sewer overflows. See
  • Stream: means a current of water that is above an elevation of 1,500 feet above sea level or that flows at any time at a rate of less than 1. See
  • Strip development: means linear commercial development along a public highway that includes three or more of the following characteristics: broad road frontage, predominance of single-story buildings, limited reliance on shared highway access, lack of connection to any existing settlement except by highway, lack of connection to surrounding land uses except by highway, lack of coordination with surrounding land uses, and limited accessibility for pedestrians. See
  • Subdivision: means each of the following:

  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means a person who subscribes for shares in a corporation, whether before or after incorporation. See
  • Surviving organization: means an organization into which one or more other organizations are merged whether the organization preexisted the merger or was created by the merger. See
  • Telecommunications facility: means a support structure that is primarily for communication or broadcast purposes and that will extend vertically 20 feet or more above the highest point of an attached existing structure, or 50 feet or more above ground level in the case of a proposed new support structure, in order to transmit or receive communication signals for commercial, industrial, municipal, county, or State purposes. See
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • TID: means a discrete geographic area that includes and will benefit from one or more capital transportation projects included in the Capital Transportation Program and for which the Agency has established a transportation impact fee under this subchapter. See
  • Transfer: includes an assignment, a conveyance, a sale, a lease, an encumbrance, including a mortgage or security interest, a gift, and a transfer by operation of law. See
  • Transport: means to move motor vehicles, vessels, personal watercraft, seaplanes, trailers, and other equipment over land, but does not include movement within the immediate area required for loading and preparing vehicles, vessels, personal watercraft, seaplanes, trailers, and other equipment prior to movement into or away from a body of water. See
  • Transportation impact fee: means a fee that is assessed to a land use project as a condition of a permit issued under this chapter or a State highway access permit under 19 V. See
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unfit for consumption or use: means a part of the covered wild animal or the covered wild animal itself is decayed, rotting, diseased, or infected. See
  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See
  • Vegetative cover: means mixed vegetation within the protected shoreland area, consisting of trees, shrubs, groundcover, and duff. See
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, including personal watercraft. See
  • Village: shall mean an incorporated village. See
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See
  • Water resources: means the waters and the values inherent or potential in waters and their uses. See
  • Waters: means all rivers, streams, creeks, brooks, reservoirs, ponds, lakes, and springs and all bodies of surface waters, artificial or natural, that are contained within, flow through, or border upon the State or any portion of it. See
  • Wood products manufacturer: includes sawmills; veneer mills; pulp mills; pellet mills; producers of firewood, woodchips, mulch, and fuel wood; and log and pulp concentration yards. See
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.