Maine Revised Statutes

§81. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]

1. Agricultural fair.  "Agricultural fair" or "fair" means an exhibition that is designed to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture and that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
A. The awarding of premiums for livestock competitions; [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
B. The display of and awarding of premiums for horticultural products; and [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
C. The display and presentation of agricultural activities and projects undertaken by youth organizations. [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
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2. Agricultural society.  "Agricultural society" means a nonprofit organization or association incorporated in the State to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture.
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3. Animal.  "Animal" means an animal entered in an event.
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3-A. Driver.   "Driver" means a person who drives or controls the animal that is pulling in a pulling event.
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4. Event.  "Event" means a pulling competition or livestock exhibition.
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5. Fair Fund.  "Fair Fund" means the fund established in section 85.
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6. Fair licensee.  "Fair licensee" or "licensee" means a person, agricultural society or other entity licensed to conduct an agricultural fair in accordance with section 83.
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7. Licensed veterinarian.  "Licensed veterinarian" means a person licensed as a veterinarian by the State who is operating under the direction or authority of the department.
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8. Livestock.  "Livestock" means cattle, equines, goats, members of the genus Lama, rabbits, sheep and swine.
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9. Poultry.  "Poultry" means domesticated fowl and domesticated waterfowl.
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10. Premium.  "Premium" means a ribbon, trophy or monetary amount or a service or object with monetary value awarded as a prize in a competition.
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11. Prohibited substance.  "Prohibited substance" means:
A. A stimulant, depressant, tranquilizer or local anesthetic that could affect the conduct, actions, endurance, strength, speed, performance, appearance or disposition of an animal; [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
B. Any substance that the commissioner through rulemaking in accordance with section 96, subsection 6 determines could affect the conduct, actions, endurance, strength, speed, performance, appearance or disposition of an animal; [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
C. A drug, regardless of how harmless or innocuous, that interferes with the detection of any other prohibited substance; or [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
D. A metabolite or derivative of a prohibited substance. [2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW).]
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12. Stipend.  "Stipend" means an amount distributed from the Stipend Fund or the Fair Fund to a qualifying fair licensee.
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13. Stipend Fund.  "Stipend Fund" means the fund receiving money in accordance with Title 8, sections 286 and 287 to provide aid and encouragement to fair licensees.
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14. Trainer. 
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SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 563, §3 (NEW). 2017, c. 207, §§1, 2 (AMD).