Maine Revised Statutes

§90-O. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2011, c. 304, Pt. D, §2 (NEW).]

1. Agency.  "Agency" has the same meaning as set out in section 8002, subsection 2.
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2. Agency enforcement action.  "Agency enforcement action" means an enforcement action initiated by an agency against a small business.
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3. Complaint.  "Complaint" means a request to the special advocate for assistance under section 90-Q.
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4. Regulatory impact notice.  "Regulatory impact notice" means a written notice from the Secretary of State to the Governor as provided in section 90-S.
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5. Significant economic hardship.  "Significant economic hardship" means a hardship created for a small business by a monetary penalty or license suspension or revocation imposed by an agency enforcement action that appears likely to result in the:
A. Temporary or permanent closure of the small business; or [2011, c. 304, Pt. D, §2 (NEW).]
B. Termination of employees of the small business. [2011, c. 304, Pt. D, §2 (NEW).]
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6. Small business.  "Small business" means a business having 50 or fewer employees in the State.
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7. Special advocate.  "Special advocate" means the person appointed pursuant to section 90-P.
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SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 304, Pt. D, §2 (NEW).