Maine Revised Statutes

§10321. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]

1. ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program.  "ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program" or "the program" means the ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program established pursuant to this subchapter.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
2. ATV Enforcement Grant Review Committee.  "ATV Enforcement Grant Review Committee" or "the grant committee" means the committee established in section 10324.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
3. ATV grant coordinator.  "ATV grant coordinator" means the person retained by the commissioner to be responsible for providing administration and staff support for the ATV Enforcement Grant Program.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
4. General ATV enforcement.  "General ATV enforcement" means Level 1 or Level 2 enforcement.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
5. Law enforcement agency.  "Law enforcement agency" means a state, county or municipal agency or bureau that employs full-time and part-time law enforcement officers certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy who are authorized pursuant to section 10402, subsection 4 to enforce the provisions of this Part regulating ATVs.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
6. Level 1 enforcement.  "Level 1 enforcement" means handling ATV complaints from landowners or other persons about the operation of ATVs, responding to ATV accidents and enforcing ATV laws during the normal course of patrol duties.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
7. Level 2 enforcement.  "Level 2 enforcement" means ATV enforcement that is focused on recognized ATV problems in a localized area, but not a multijurisdictional high-problem area.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
8. Matching funds.  "Matching funds" means any combination of public and private funds used in conjunction with a grant from the program. "Matching funds" includes, but is not limited to, private contributions of cash or securities, money from municipal or other public agencies, money from a federal matching program, in-kind contributions or any combination thereof.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
9. Multijurisdictional high-problem area.  "Multijurisdictional high-problem area" means an area of extensive use by ATV operators, including, but not limited to, unauthorized trails or damaged agricultural lands, wetlands or other environmentally sensitive areas. A multijurisdictional high-problem area is an area where there are documented complaints from landowners or others about the operation of ATVs.
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 695, §B4 (NEW). 2003, c. 695, §C1 (AFF).