Maine Revised Statutes

§101. Definitions

As used in this Title, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]

1. Adult.  "Adult" means a person who is 18 years of age or older.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Child.  "Child" means a person who has not attained 18 years of age.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Commissioner.  "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, a designee or an authorized representative.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §7 (REV) .]
4. Department.  "Department" means the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents and authorized representatives.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
5. Minor or minor child.  "Minor" or "minor child" means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
6. Obligee.  "Obligee" means any person to whom a duty of support is owed.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
7. Obligor.  "Obligor" means any person owing a duty of support.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
8. Parent.  "Parent" means the legal parent or the legal guardian when no legal parent exists.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
9. Person.  "Person" means an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, corporation, political subdivision of the State, instrumentality of the State or other entity.
[ 1997, c. 537, §11 (AMD); 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF) .]
10. State.  The term "state" means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 1997, c. 537, §11 (AMD). 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF). 2003, c. 689, §§B6,7 (REV).