Sections
Part I General Provisions 159-1 – 159-3
Part II Administration, Powers and Duties 159-6 – 159-8
Part III Licensing 159-11 – 159-17
Part IV Inspection Requirements 159-21 – 159-30
Part IVA Exotic Animals; Reimbursable Inspection 159-31 – 159-34
Part V Meat Processors and Related Industries 159-36 – 159-39
Part VI Inspection Service, Withdrawal and Compensation 159-46 – 159-48
Part VII Violations, Penalties, Prosecution, Compacts, Construction 159-51 – 159-57

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 159

  • ABLE savings account: means an individual savings account established in accordance with this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Account owner: means the individual who enters into a tuition savings agreement pursuant to this chapter and as defined under the proposed income tax regulations, sections 1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Account owner: means the person who enters into a savings agreement pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means the "Hawaii Meat Inspection Act". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Agency: means any agency, department, authority, board, commission, the University of Hawaii, or any other unit of the State or its political subdivisions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Agency: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, shall have the same meaning as is set forth in section 1(b)(1) of the federal International Banking Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of merger. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • attendance: means a student is physically present in school after enrollment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means the Hawaii tourism authority established in section 201B-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic corporation is authorized to issue. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Ballot: includes a ballot used in an election by mail pursuant to part VIIA, including a ballot approved for electronic transmission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-1
  • Bank: means any bank as defined in: section 2(c) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Bank supervisory agency: means :

         (1)  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and any successor to these agencies;

         (2)  Any agency of another state with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks; and

         (3)  Any agency of a country (including any colonies, dependencies, possessions, or political subdivisions thereof) other than the United States with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the board of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Hawaii tourism authority established in section 201B-2, and any successor thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Board: means the board of agriculture of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Branch: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, has the same meaning as is set forth in section 1(b)(3) of the federal International Banking Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Car-sharing organization: means a rental motor vehicle lessor that operates a membership program in which:

         (1)  Self-service access to a fleet of vehicles is provided, with or without requiring a reservation, exclusively to members of the organization who have paid a membership fee;

         (2)  Members are charged a usage rate, either hourly or by the minute, for each use of a vehicle;

         (3)  Members are not required to enter into a separate written agreement with the organization each time the member reserves and uses a vehicle; and

         (4)  The average paid use period for all vehicles provided by the organization during any taxable period is six hours or less. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1

  • Certification: means the act of applying the official certificate or official mark by persons performing official functions under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • 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
  • college account: means an individual savings account established in accordance with this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Commercial carrier: means any person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any vehicle, directly or indirectly, for public use in the transportation of goods or passengers for compensation over land or water, or by air. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent trial: means a trial proceeding held in the district or family court in which the defendant is tried simultaneously in a civil case for any charged traffic infraction and in a criminal case for any related criminal offense, with trials to be held in one court on the same date and at the same time. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Conservator: means a person appointed by the commissioner to take possession and control of a Hawaii financial institution for a temporary period in order to preserve and protect the assets of the institution for the benefit of its depositors, beneficiaries, creditors, and shareholders or members. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Control: shall be construed consistently with the provisions of section 2(a)(2) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • convention center: means any combination of land, buildings, and improvements thereon, acquired or developed by the State, and includes exhibition halls, meeting rooms, a plenary session hall, and support space that reflect a Hawaiian sense of place; any other structure or facility required or useful for the operation of a convention center, including commercial, office, community service, parking, garage, and other supporting service structures; and, all necessary, useful, and related equipment, furnishings, and appurtenances. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deliver: includes mail. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Department: means the department of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Department: means the department of taxation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Department: means the department of agriculture of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Department director: means the director of commerce and consumer affairs, unless the context otherwise requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Depository institution: means any institution that is included for any purpose within the definitions of "insured depository institution" as set forth in section 3(c)(2) and (3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • deposits: means money or its equivalent received or held by a person in the usual course of business and for which it has given or is obligated to give credit, either conditionally or unconditionally, to a demand, checking, savings, time, passbook, negotiable order of withdrawal, thrift, or share account, or which is evidenced by its passbook, certificate of deposit, thrift certificate, investment certificate, certificate of indebtedness, or other similar instrument, or a check, draft, or share draft drawn against a deposit account and certified by a person, on which the person is primarily liable. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Designated beneficiary: means a designated beneficiary as defined in section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or successor legislation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Designated beneficiary: means a resident of the State whose qualified disability expenses may be paid from the account. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Director: means the director of taxation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Director: means the director of finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Director: means any member of the board of directors of a financial institution, whether or not receiving compensation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own shares) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic transmission: means the transmission of a blank or voted ballot by facsimile or electronic mail delivery, or the use of an online absentee ballot delivery and return system, which may include the ability to mark the ballot. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-1
  • Eligible individual: means an individual who is entitled to benefits based on blindness or disability under title 42 United States Code section 401 et seq. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Exotic animal: means any cloven-hoofed ruminant animal considered feral in nature, other than domestic cattle, sheep, goats, or equines. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal: means belonging to, part of, or related to the government of the United States of America. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Federal branch: means a branch of a foreign bank that is licensed by the Comptroller of the Currency pursuant to section 4 of the federal International Banking Act (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Act: means the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, as amended (12 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act: means the Act so entitled, approved March 4, 1907 (34 Stat. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Financial organization: means an organization authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii that is:

         (1)  Certified as an insurer by the insurance commissioner;

         (2)  Licensed or chartered as a financial institution by the commissioner of financial institutions;

         (3)  Chartered by an agency of the federal government;

         (4)  Subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government; or

         (5)  Any other entity otherwise authorized to act in this State as a trustee pursuant to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as may be amended from time to time. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1

  • Financial organization: means an organization authorized to do business in the State that is:

         (1)  Licensed or chartered by the insurance commissioner;

         (2)  Licensed or chartered by the commissioner of financial institutions;

         (3)  Chartered by an agency of the federal government; or

         (4)  Subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1

  • Foreign bank: means any company organized under the laws of a foreign country, a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Virgin Islands, that engages directly in the business of banking. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hawaii bank: means a Hawaii state bank or a Hawaii national bank. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Hawaii representative office: means a representative office that is located in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Hawaii state agency: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, means an agency of a foreign bank that is located in this State and licensed pursuant to this chapter, part II, of this article. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Hawaii state bank: means a bank organized under the laws of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Hawaii state branch: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, means a branch of a foreign bank that is located in this State and licensed pursuant to this chapter, part II, of this article. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Hearing: means a proceeding conducted by the district court pursuant to section 291D-8 at which the person to whom a notice of traffic infraction was issued either admits to the traffic infraction, contests the notice of traffic infraction, or admits to the traffic infraction but offers an explanation to mitigate the monetary assessment imposed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvency: means , with respect to a financial institution, that the value of its assets is insufficient to pay its depositors and its creditors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Inspector: means any meat inspector of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce within the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container (not including package liners) of any meat or meat products, or other products. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon any meat or meat products or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying the meat or meat products. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Lessor: means any person in the business of providing rental motor vehicles to the public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Licensee: means a person issued a license under part III of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Management contract: means the contract executed by the director of finance and a financial organization selected to act as a depository and manager of the program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Management contract: means the contract executed by the director of finance and a financial organization selected to act as a depository and manager of the program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Meat broker: means any person who sells or offers to sell, or buys or offers to buy, carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat products of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines, or exotic animals on commission or who otherwise negotiates the purchase, sale, or exchange of the meat or meat products other than for the person's own account or as an employee of another person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Meat or meat products: means any product capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portions of the carcass of any cattle, sheep, swine, or goats, excepting products which contain meat or other portions of the carcasses only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the meat food industry, and which are exempted from the definition as meat products by the board under the conditions as it may prescribe to assure that the meat or other portions of the carcasses contained in the products are not adulterated and that the products are not represented as meat products. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Member of the family: means a family member as defined in section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or successor legislation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. 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.
  • Nonqualified withdrawal: means a withdrawal from an account that is not:

         (1)  Used for qualified higher education expenses of the designated beneficiary;

         (2)  Made on account of the death or disability of the designated beneficiary; or

         (3)  Made on the account of a scholarship (or allowance or payment described in section 135(d)(1)(B) or (C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended) received by the designated beneficiary, to the extent the withdrawal does not exceed the amount of the scholarship, allowance, or payment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1

  • Notice of traffic infraction: includes a notice of parking infraction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Obligation: means any bond, debt, debenture, loan, note or similar undertaking. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Official certificate: means any certificate prescribed by the board for issuance by veterinarians, inspectors, or other persons performing official functions under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Official device: means any device described or authorized by the board for use in applying any official mark. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Official inspection legend: means any symbol prescribed by the board showing that meat or meat products were inspected and passed in accordance with this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Official mark: means the official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by the board to identify the status of any meat or meat products or animal under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Out-of-state bank: means a bank, the home state of which is a state other than Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • Out-of-state foreign bank: means a foreign bank, the home state of which is a state other than Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • 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 a natural person, entity or organization, including without limitation an individual, corporation, joint venture, partnership, sole proprietorship, association, cooperative, estate, trust, or governmental unit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Place of deposit: means a site within the county of the voter's registration address designated pursuant to section 11-109 for the purpose of receiving return identification envelopes in an election conducted by mail pursuant to part VIIA. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-1
  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this State) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Principal shareholder: means a person other than a financial institution, that, directly or indirectly, or acting through or in concert with another, owns, controls, or has the power to vote more than ten per cent of any class of voting securities of a financial institution. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • processed: means slaughtered, canned, salted, rendered, boned, cut up, or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Program: means the college savings program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Program: means the Hawaii ABLE savings program established under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Program manager: means a financial organization selected by the director of finance to act as a depository and manager of the program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Program manager: means a financial organization selected by the director of finance to act as a depository and manager of the program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public schools: means all academic and noncollege type schools established and maintained by the department and charter schools governed by chapter 302D. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Qualified disability expense: means any qualified disability expense included in section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Qualified higher education expenses: means any qualified higher education expense defined in section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or successor legislation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Qualified withdrawal: means withdrawal from an account to pay the qualified higher education expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • Qualified withdrawal: means a withdrawal from an account to pay the qualified disability expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receiver: means a person appointed by the commissioner to take possession and control of a Hawaii financial institution for the purpose of liquidating and winding up the affairs of the institution. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Record date: means the date established under part [VII or VIII] of this chapter on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Reinspection: means the re-examination of meat and meat products previously inspected and the inspection of meat and meat products during processing. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Related criminal offense: means any criminal violation or crime, committed in the same course of conduct as a traffic infraction, for which the defendant is arrested or charged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Related interest: means (1) a company that is controlled by a person or (2) a political or campaign committee that is controlled by a person or the funds or services of which will benefit a person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Renderer: means any person engaged in the business of rendering carcasses, or parts or products of the carcasses, of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines, or exotic animals, except rendering conducted under inspection under part IV. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Rollover distribution: means a rollover distribution as defined in section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Savings agreement: means an agreement between the program manager or the director of finance and the account owner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256B-1
  • Secretary of Agriculture: means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • State: means the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means a person who subscribes for shares in a corporation, whether before or after incorporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Surcharge tax: means the rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax established under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Surplus funds: means the excess of the insurer's assets over its liabilities, including its capital stock as a liability. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:4-101
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • this State: means the State of Hawaii, its political subdivisions, agencies, and departments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:1-109
  • Tour vehicle: means any vehicle, including vans, minibuses, and buses used for the purpose of transporting persons for pleasure or sightseeing trips, or transporting persons to pleasure or sightseeing cruises or destinations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Tour vehicle operator: means a person who owns, manages, or dispatches tour vehicles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1
  • Traffic infraction: means all violations of statutes, ordinances, or rules relating to traffic movement and control, including parking, standing, equipment, and pedestrian offenses, for which the prescribed penalties do not include imprisonment and that are not otherwise specifically excluded from coverage of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Trial: means a trial conducted by the district court pursuant to the rules of the district court and the Hawaii rules of evidence. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Tuition savings agreement: means an agreement between the director of finance or a financial organization and the account owner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 256-1
  • United States: when used in a geographical sense, means the several states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the American Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory of the United States; and, when used in a political sense, means the federal government of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 412:13-102
  • urban renewal plan: means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan (1) shall conform to the master plan for the county as a whole; or if there is no master plan for the county as a whole, then to the master plan for the urban area as a whole of which the urban renewal project area constitutes a part; and (2) shall be sufficiently complete to indicate such land acquisition, demolition, and removal of structures, redevelopment, improvements, and rehabilitation as may be proposed to be carried out in the area of the urban renewal project, zoning and planning changes, if any, land uses, maximum densities, building requirements, and the plan's relationship to definite local objectives respecting appropriate land uses; improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 53-52
  • vehicle: means every vehicle which is:

         (1)  Self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power but which is not operated upon rails which is rented or leased or offered for rent or lease in this State, whether for personal or commercial use, for a period of six months or less; and

         (2)  Designed to carry seventeen passengers or fewer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 251-1

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Veterinarian: means the state veterinarian or any of the veterinarian's duly authorized representatives. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3
  • Voter service center: means a location within the county of the voter's registration address established pursuant to section 11-109 to serve all of the following purposes:

         (1)  Receive return envelopes for absentee ballots pursuant to chapter 15;

         (2)  Receive return identification envelopes in an election by mail conducted pursuant to part VIIA;

         (3)  Provide voting machine services for persons with disabilities pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, P. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-1

  • Weighted student formula: means a formula for allocating operating moneys to individual public schools that includes a system of weighted characteristics affecting the relative cost of educating each student attending a public school. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Wholesaler: means any person who buys or sells carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat products of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines, or exotic animals in trade channels other than retail. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 159-3