Maine Revised Statutes

§8103. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1981, c. 126, §2 (NEW).]

1. Commissioner. 
[ 2011, c. 366, §8 (RP) .]
1-A. Board.   "Board" means the Board of Licensure of Professional Investigators under section 8103-A, as established under Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 29-D.
[ 2011, c. 366, §9 (NEW) .]
1-B. Chief.   "Chief" means the Chief of the State Police or the chief's designee.
[ 2011, c. 366, §10 (NEW) .]
1-C. Computer forensics.   "Computer forensics" means the use of digital forensic science that involves the examination of digital media to identify, preserve, recover and analyze information related to legal matters.
[ 2011, c. 366, §11 (NEW) .]
2. Investigative assistant.  "Investigative assistant" means a person who acts as a professional investigator under the supervision of a licensed professional investigator in accordance with this chapter.
[ 2011, c. 366, §12 (AMD) .]
3. Licensee.  "Licensee" means any person licensed under this chapter as a professional investigator or investigative assistant.
[ 2011, c. 366, §13 (AMD) .]
4. Person.  "Person" means any natural person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, government agency or subdivision, or any employee or agent thereof.
[ 1981, c. 126, §2 (NEW) .]
4-A. Private investigation.   "Private investigation" means for any consideration whatsoever, to agree to obtain, or to in fact obtain information with reference to any of the following:
A. A crime or other act committed or threatened against the laws or government of the United States, any state or territory or any political subdivision of a state or territory; [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
B. The identity, habits, conduct, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, reputation or character of any person; [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
C. The cause of or responsibility for libels, fires, losses, accidents or damage or injury to persons or property; [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
D. The location, disposition or recovery of lost or stolen property; [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
E. Evidence to be used before a court, board, officer or investigative committee, including evidence derived through computer forensics; or [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
F. The detection of surreptitiously installed devices designed for eavesdropping or observation, or both, for video and audio devices. [2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 366, §14 (NEW) .]
5. Professional investigator.   "Professional investigator" means any person who engages in or solicits business or accepts employment to conduct private investigations.
A. [2011, c. 366, §15 (RP).]
B. [2011, c. 366, §15 (RP).]
C. [2011, c. 366, §15 (RP).]
D. [2011, c. 366, §15 (RP).]
E. [2011, c. 366, §15 (RP).]
[ 2011, c. 366, §15 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1981, c. 126, §2 (NEW). 2001, c. 298, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 366, §§8-15 (AMD).