Maine Revised Statutes

§9-1333. Priority of certain liens arising by operation of law

(1).    In this section, "possessory lien" means an interest, other than a security interest or an agricultural lien:
(a). That secures payment or performance of an obligation for services or materials furnished with respect to goods by a person in the ordinary course of the person's business; [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
(b). That is created by statute or rule of law in favor of the person; and [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
(c). Whose effectiveness depends on the person's possession of the goods. [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
(2).    A possessory lien on goods has priority over a security interest in the goods unless the lien is created by a statute that expressly provides otherwise.
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 699, §A2 (NEW). 1999, c. 699, §A4 (AFF).