Maine Revised Statutes

§1101. Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following words shall have the following meanings: [1979, c. 541, Pt. A, §5 (AMD).]

1. Offensive name.  "Offensive name" means a name of a place that includes:
A. The designation "nigger" or "squaw" or any derivation of "squaw" as a separate word or as part of a word or phrase; or [2009, c. 284, §1 (AMD).]
B. The designation "squa" or any derivation of "squa" as a separate word or as a separate syllable in a word. [2009, c. 284, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2009, c. 284, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Place.  "Place" means any natural geographic feature or any street, alley or other road within the jurisdiction of the State, or any political subdivision of the State.
[ 1977, c. 259, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 259, §1 (NEW). 1979, c. 127, §1 (AMD). 1979, c. 541, §A5 (AMD). 1999, c. 613, §1 (AMD). 2001, c. 471, §D3 (AMD). 2009, c. 284, §1 (AMD).