441-1  Definitions.  As used in this chapter:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1

  • Cemetery: means any property, or part interest therein, dedicated to and used or intended to be used for the permanent interment of human remains. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Cemetery authority: means any person who undertakes to establish, maintain, manage, operate, improve, or conduct a cemetery to inter human remains; or offers perpetual care of the cemetery; or sells or holds money in trust for pre-need interment services, whether or not the person undertakes such activity for profit; provided that this shall not apply to the designated trustee of the funds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Department: means the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Director: means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Funeral services: means arranging for or providing for pick up of human remains, embalming, placing the same on display, or otherwise providing for final disposition of human remains. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Interment: means the disposition of human remains by cremation and inurnment, entombment, or burial in a place used, or intended to be used, and dedicated for cemetery purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, county, association, or any other group however organized. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Plot: means a grave or space in a cemetery sold or otherwise disposed of to one or more persons, used or intended to be used, for the permanent interment therein of the remains of one or more deceased persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Pre-need funeral authority: means any person who is engaged in the business of selling pre-need funeral services, or holds money in trust to provide for future funeral services; provided that this shall not apply to the designated trustee of the funds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Pre-need funeral service: means arranging for the pick up of human remains, embalming, placing the same on display, furnishing of funeral services and related commodities, including but not limited to caskets and urns, or otherwise providing for the final disposition of human remains, which services are to be rendered at some future date. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Pre-need interment services: means the furnishing of opening and closing services and related commodities, including but not limited to vaults, markers, and vases, which services are to be rendered at some future date. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: means a bank or a trust company, authorized to transact such business in the State, or a board of trustees appointed by the governing body of the cemetery and pre-need funeral authority, designated as trustee pursuant to a written trust agreement under the terms of this chapter for the funds deposited by an authority. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 441-1

     “Cemetery” means any property, or part interest therein, dedicated to and used or intended to be used for the permanent interment of human remains.  It may be a burial park with one or more plots, for earth interment; a mausoleum with one or more vaults or crypt interments; a structure or place with one or more niches, recesses, or other receptacles for the interment of cremated remains, or any combination of one or more thereof.

     “Cemetery authority” means any person who undertakes to establish, maintain, manage, operate, improve, or conduct a cemetery to inter human remains; or offers perpetual care of the cemetery; or sells or holds money in trust for pre-need interment services, whether or not the person undertakes such activity for profit; provided that this shall not apply to the designated trustee of the funds.

     “Cemetery property” means any property, or part or interest therein, dedicated to, used or intended to be used for, the permanent interment of human remains.  It may be a plot or plots in a burial park for earth interment; a place or places in a mausoleum for vault or crypt interment; one or more niches, recesses, or other receptacles for the interment of cremated remains; or any combination of one or more thereof.

     “Department” means the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

     “Director” means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

     “Funeral services” means arranging for or providing for pick up of human remains, embalming, placing the same on display, or otherwise providing for final disposition of human remains.

     “Interment” means the disposition of human remains by cremation and inurnment, entombment, or burial in a place used, or intended to be used, and dedicated for cemetery purposes.

     “Mausoleum crypt” means a chamber or space in a structure or building of sufficient size, used or intended to be used, to entomb human remains.

     “Mortuary authority” means any person who undertakes to furnish funeral services and related commodities.

     “Niche” means a recess of space in a structure or plot of earth used or intended to be used for the permanent inurnment therein of the cremated remains of one or more deceased persons.

     “Perpetual care” by whatever term denominated by a cemetery authority, including but not limited to endowment care, endowment fund care, and free maintenance, means keeping the sod in repair, keeping all places wherein interments have been made in proper order, caring for the trees and shrubs, and the general maintenance, care, preservation and embellishment of a cemetery, regularly and continually without limitation as to time.

     “Perpetual care cemetery” means any cemetery or section of a cemetery, the plots, crypts, or niches of which are sold or disposed of, or are offered for sale or disposition, upon the representation that the plots, crypts, or niches will receive perpetual care.

     “Perpetual care fund” means a fund separately maintained to provide for the perpetual care of a cemetery in conformity with this chapter.

     “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, county, association, or any other group however organized.

     “Plot” means a grave or space in a cemetery sold or otherwise disposed of to one or more persons, used or intended to be used, for the permanent interment therein of the remains of one or more deceased persons.

     “Pre-need funeral authority” means any person who is engaged in the business of selling pre-need funeral services, or holds money in trust to provide for future funeral services; provided that this shall not apply to the designated trustee of the funds.

     “Pre-need funeral service” means arranging for the pick up of human remains, embalming, placing the same on display, furnishing of funeral services and related commodities, including but not limited to caskets and urns, or otherwise providing for the final disposition of human remains, which services are to be rendered at some future date.

     “Pre-need interment services” means the furnishing of opening and closing services and related commodities, including but not limited to vaults, markers, and vases, which services are to be rendered at some future date.

     “Pre-need trust” means a fund separately maintained to provide for the future services agreed to or contracted for by the pre-need funeral service plan participant or the pre-need interment service plan participant.

     “Trustee” means a bank or a trust company, authorized to transact such business in the State, or a board of trustees appointed by the governing body of the cemetery and pre-need funeral authority, designated as trustee pursuant to a written trust agreement under the terms of this chapter for the funds deposited by an authority.  The board of trustees may consist of three or more members; provided that no member of the board shall be affiliated with the authority which appointed the board.