Sections
Part I General Provisions 150-1
Part II Regulation of Sale of Seeds 150-21 – 150-31

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 150

  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Agricultural seed: includes the seed of grass, forage, cereal, and fiber crops and other kinds of seed commonly recognized within the State as agricultural seed and mixtures of these seed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Alcohol: means ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirits of wine, from whatever source or by whatever process produced. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Aquatic life: means any type or species of mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, invertebrate, coral or other animal that inhabits the freshwater and marine environment and includes any part, product, egg or offspring thereof; or freshwater and marine plants, including seeds, roots, and other parts thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beer: means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation or any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, and strong beer but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine, or cooler beverage. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, and other instruments of indebtedness. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 47-1
  • calendar month: means each full month of the calendar year; provided that whenever the books of any distributor in any county are kept on such a basis that its monthly records are made up on a basis other than a calendar month so that each business month of the distributor ends on some other day than the last day of the calendar month, and the distributor presents a sworn application to the department of taxation setting forth such facts and requesting that it be granted the privilege of making returns and paying the taxes and performing other duties required of it under this chapter upon the basis of such business month rather than a calendar month, the department shall in writing grant such privilege and thereupon, as to such distributor, the terms "month" or "calendar month" shall be deemed to mean and refer to such business month, and all returns and payments under this chapter shall be made upon the basis of such business month and all delinquencies and penalties shall attach and be calculated as of the last day of such business month. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 243-1
  • Capital: means :

         (1)  The aggregate par value or other amount received and allocated to the issued and outstanding capital stock of a financial institution; or

         (2)  The total amount of a credit union's outstanding and unimpaired membership shares or share accounts. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109

  • Capital stock: means the units of interest, whether or not having a par value, common or preferred, legally issued by a financial institution or other corporation, which represents a fractional ownership interest in the institution or corporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Circuit court: means the court established in each of the judicial circuits of this State pursuant to chapter 603 and which has jurisdiction under section 412:1-108 over a matter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • commission: means the liquor commission of each county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Committee: means the aquatic life and wildlife advisory committee established in each of the counties of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Company: means any corporation, partnership, trust (business or otherwise), association, joint venture, pool syndicate, unincorporated organization, or any form of business entity not specifically listed herein and, unless specifically excluded, a financial institution; provided that "company" does not mean any trust existing on July 1, 1993, which under its terms must terminate within twenty-five years, or not later than twenty-one years and ten months after the death of individuals living on the effective date of the trust. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Company: means a corporation, limited liability company, business trust, general or limited partnership, association, sole proprietorship, mutual benefit society, health maintenance organization, nonprofit corporation, or similar organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Conservation: means to use and the use of all methods and procedures for the purpose of managing populations of aquatic life and wildlife and their habitats. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control: means , unless the context clearly requires otherwise, directly or indirectly, solely or through another person or transaction, or in concert with another:

         (1)  Owning or having the power to vote twenty-five per cent or more of any class of voting securities;

         (2)  Owning or having the power to exercise twenty-five per cent or more of the votes of a mutual association, credit union, or other entity whose voting rights are not determined by voting securities;

         (3)  Owning or having the power to vote ten per cent or more of any class of voting securities if:  (A) the issuer of that class of securities has issued any class of securities under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; or (B) immediately after the acquisition, no other person will own a greater percentage of that class of voting securities;

         (4)  Having the power to elect by any means a majority of the directors; or

         (5)  Having the power to exercise a dominant influence over management, if so determined by the commissioner after notice and a hearing. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooler beverage: means either a:

         (1)  Wine cooler containing wine and more than fifteen per cent added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, or adjuncts, water (plain, carbonated, or sparkling), colorings, or preservatives, and that contains less than seven per cent of alcohol by volume; or

         (2)  Malt beverage cooler containing beer and added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, colorings, or preservatives, and that contains less than seven per cent of alcohol by volume. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-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: means the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui and the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 47-1
  • Customer: means a consumer who has a customer relationship with a licensee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Customer relationship: means a continuing relationship between a consumer and a licensee under which the licensee provides one or more insurance products or services to the consumer that are to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means the holder of a manufacturer's license, a wholesaler's license, or a brewpub's license under the liquor law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the department of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Department: means the Hawaii department of agriculture. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of finance of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 243-1
  • Distilled spirits: means an alcoholic beverage obtained by the distillation of fermented agricultural products, and includes alcohol for beverage use, spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, and gin, including all dilutions and mixtures thereof, but does not include beer, draft beer, cooler beverage, or wine. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Distributor: means :

         (1)  Every person who refines, manufactures, produces, or compounds liquid fuel or fossil fuel in the State and sells or uses the same therein;

         (2)  Every person who imports or causes to be imported into the State any liquid fuel or fossil fuel and sells it therein, whether in the original packages or containers in which it is imported or otherwise than in the original packages or containers, or who imports any liquid fuel or fossil fuel for the person's own use in the State;

         (3)  Every person who acquires liquid fuel or fossil fuel  from a person not a licensed distributor and sells or uses it, whether in the original package or container in which it was imported (if imported) or otherwise than in the original package or container; and

         (4)  Every person who acquires liquid fuel or fossil fuel from a licensed distributor as a wholesaler thereof and sells or uses it. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 243-1

  • Domestic insurer: includes an insurer, a benefit society or a health maintenance organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3-401
  • Draft beer: means beer in an individual container of seven gallons or more. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Election officials: means persons designated as officials by the chief election officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-1
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Federal: means belonging to, part of, or related to the government of the United States of America. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means any institution in the business of engaging in activities that are financial in nature or incidental to financial activities as described in the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, Title 12 United States Code section 1843(k), as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Financial product or service: includes a financial institution's evaluation or brokerage of information that the financial institution collects in connection with a request or an application from a consumer for a financial product or service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fuel: means all liquids ordinarily, practically, and commercially usable in internal combustion engines for the generation of power and includes liquefied petroleum gases, all distillates of and condensates from petroleum, natural gas, coal, coal tar, and vegetable ferments, such distillates and condensates being ordinarily designated as a gasoline, naphtha, benzol, benzine, and alcohols so usable but not restricted to such designation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 243-1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Health information: means any information or data except age or gender, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, created by or derived from a health care provider or the consumer that relates to:

         (1)  The past, present, or future physical, mental, or behavioral health or condition of an individual;

         (2)  The provision of health care to an individual; or

         (3)  Payment for the provision of health care to an individual. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102

  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Insurance product or service: includes a licensee's evaluation, brokerage, or distribution of information that the licensee collects in connection with a request or an application from a consumer for an insurance product or service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Kind: means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively is known by one common name, for example, corn, barley, lettuce, and alfalfa. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • labeling: includes all written, printed, or graphic representations in any form whatsoever, accompanying or pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and includes representations on invoices. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensee: includes an unauthorized insurer that accepts business placed through a licensed surplus lines broker in this State, but only in regard to the surplus lines placements under article 8, chapter 431. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Liquor law: means chapter 281. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lot: means a definite quantity of seed identified by a number or other identification, every portion or bag of which is uniform, within permitted tolerances, for the factors which appear in the labeling. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonaffiliated third party: includes any company that is an affiliate solely by virtue of the direct or indirect ownership or control of the company by the licensee or its affiliate in conducting merchant banking or investment banking activities of the type described in section 4(k)(4)(H) of the federal Bank Holding Company Act, Title 12 United States Code section 1843(k)(4)(H), as amended, or insurance company investment activities of the type described in the federal Bank Holding Company Act, Title 12 United States Code section 1843(k)(4)(H) and (I). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Nonpublic personal financial information: means :

         (1)  Personally identifiable financial information; and

         (2)  Any list, description, or other grouping of consumers and publicly available information pertaining to them, that is derived using any personally identifiable financial information that is not publicly available. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102

  • Noxious weed seed: means the seed of plant species designated by the department by rule as being highly destructive and difficult to control or eradicate in the State by ordinary, good cultural practices, herbicides, and other control measures, or is, or which may be likely to become injurious, harmful, or deleterious to the agricultural, horticultural, aquacultural, or livestock industry of the State and to forest and recreational areas and conservation districts of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Opt out: means a direction by a consumer that a licensee not disclose nonpublic financial information about that consumer to a nonaffiliated third party, other than as permitted by part IV of this article. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Paid-in capital: means the amount of capital actually received by the financial institution for its capital stock, membership shares or share accounts, as the case may be. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • 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.
  • Permittee: means the holder of a permit provided for in section 244D-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, society, unincorporated association, joint adventure, group, hui, joint stock company, corporation, trustee, or other fiduciary, or other entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, or association. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personally identifiable financial information: means any information:

         (1)  Provided by a consumer to a licensee to obtain an insurance product or service from the licensee;

         (2)  About a consumer resulting from a transaction involving an insurance product or service between a licensee and a consumer; or

         (3)  The licensee otherwise obtains about a consumer in connection with providing a service to that consumer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102

  • Producer: means a person required to be licensed under the laws of this State to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Publicly available information: means any information that a licensee has a reasonable basis to believe is lawfully made available to the general public from:

         (1)  Federal, state, or local government records;

         (2)  Widely distributed media; or

         (3)  Disclosures to the general public that are required to be made by federal, state, or local law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:3A-102

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Sale: means any transfer of title or possession, or both, exchange or barter, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, for a consideration. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sparkling wine: means champagne and any other effervescent wine charged with more than 0. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • State: means the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Still wine: means any nonsparkling wine and shall include those wines containing not more than 0. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Stop-sale order: means any written or printed notice or order given or issued by the department restraining the sale of agricultural and vegetable seed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • surplus: includes retained earnings, whether or not transferred or allocated to surplus. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • this State: means the State of Hawaii, its political subdivisions, agencies, and departments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Use: means any use, whether such use is of such nature as to cause the property to be appreciably consumed or not, or the keeping of such property for such use or for sale, and shall include the exercise of any right or power over tangible personal property incident to the ownership of that property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • Variety: means a subdivision of a kind characterized by growth, plant, fruit, seed, or other characters by which it can be differentiated from other plants of the same kind. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Vegetable seed: includes the seed of those crops which are grown in gardens and on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seed in the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Vendor: means any person engaged in selling or offering for sale agricultural or vegetable seed for planting purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Weed seed: includes noxious weed seed and the seed of all plants generally recognized as weeds within the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 150-21
  • Wildlife: means any non-domesticated member of the animal kingdom, including game birds and mammals designated by law or rules for hunting, whether reared in captivity or not, and includes any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, except aquatic life as defined in this section. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 197-1
  • Wine: means the product obtained from normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound ripe grapes or other agricultural products containing natural or added sugar or any such alcoholic beverage to which is added grape brandy, fruit brandy, or spirits of wine, which is distilled from the particular agricultural product or products of which the wine is made and other rectified wine products and by whatever name and which contains not more than twenty-four per cent of alcohol by volume, and includes vermouth and sake, known as Japanese rice wine, but does not include cooler beverage. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1
  • wine gallon: means that liquid measure containing one hundred twenty-eight fluid ounces (3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 244D-1