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Part I Fishing Rights–Repealed 188-1
Part II Fishing Regulations, Generally 188-21, – 188-71

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 188 - Fishing Rights and Regulations

  • Accidental harm: means bodily injury, death, sickness, or disease caused by a motor vehicle accident to a person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Adjustment rate: means a percentage rate or rates of adjustment of the assessment base determined by the director of finance at the time the tax increment district is established, based on the historical and projected increases to the assessed values of taxable real property within the boundary of the tax increment district and the projected cost increases to the county for servicing the new developments within the tax increment district. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Administrative action: means the proposal, drafting, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any administrative agency of any rule or other action governed by § 91-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Administrative agency: means a commission, board, agency, or other body, or official in the state government that is not a part of the legislative or judicial branch. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agency: means an agency defined in § 53-1 or the Hawaii community development authority as established pursuant to chapter 206E. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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 or marine environment and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or freshwater or marine plants, including seeds, roots, products, and other parts thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Assessment base: means the total assessed values of all taxable real property in a tax increment district as most recently certified by the director of finance on the date of creation of the tax increment district. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Assessment increment: means the amount by which the current assessed values of taxable real property located within the boundaries of a tax increment district exceeds its assessment base. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Ballot: includes :

         (1)  A ballot summary reflecting a complete record of the ballot selections made by a voter utilizing an HTML ballot or similar accessible ballot that produces a ballot summary;

         (2)  A voter verifiable paper audit trail in the event there is a discrepancy between a voting machine's electronic record of the voted ballot and the voter verifiable paper audit trail; and

         (3)  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

  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the State issued pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness of the State issued pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Candidate: means an individual who seeks nomination for election or seeks election to office. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Candidate committee: means an organization, association, or individual that receives campaign funds, makes expenditures, or incurs financial obligations on behalf of a candidate with the candidate's authorization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Commercial marine dealer: means any person who sells or exchanges, or who is an agent in the transfer of marine life obtained directly from a commercial marine licensee, or any commercial marine licensee who sells or exchanges marine life at retail. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Commercial marine license: means a license issued to take marine life within or outside the State for commercial purpose. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Commercial purpose: means the taking of marine life for profit or gain or as a means of livelihood where the marine life is taken in or outside of the State, or where the marine life is sold, offered for sale, landed, or transported for sale anywhere in the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Commission: means the campaign spending commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Community development plan: means a plan established pursuant to § 206E-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • concession: as used in this chapter means the grant to a person of the privilege to:

         (1)  Conduct operations involving the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or services to the general public including but not limited to food and beverage establishments, retail stores, motor vehicle rental operations under chapter 437D, advertising, and communications and telecommunication services, in or on buildings or land under the jurisdiction of any government agency;

         (2)  Operate a parking lot on property owned or controlled by the State with the exception of buildings, facilities, and grounds operated by or otherwise under the jurisdiction of the department of education; and

         (3)  Use, for compensation, space on public property to display advertising, or to conduct operations for communications or telecommunications purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 102-1

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contribution: includes a gift, subscription, forgiveness of a loan, advance, or deposit of money, or anything of value and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not enforceable, to make a contribution. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Contribution: means :

         (1)  A gift, subscription, deposit of money or anything of value, or cancellation of a debt or legal obligation and includes the purchase of tickets to fundraisers, for the purpose of:

              (A)  Influencing the nomination for election, or the election, of any person to office;

              (B)  Influencing the outcome of any question or issue that has been certified to appear on the ballot at the next applicable election; or

              (C)  Use by any candidate committee or noncandidate committee for the purpose of subparagraph (A) or (B);

         (2)  The payment, by any person or party other than a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee, of compensation for the services of another person that are rendered to the candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee without charge or at an unreasonably low charge for a purpose listed in paragraph (1);

         (3)  A contract, promise, or agreement to make a contribution; or

         (4)  Any loans or advances that are not documented or disclosed to the commission as provided in § 11-372;

         "Contribution" does not include:

         (1)  Services voluntarily provided without compensation by individuals to or on behalf of a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee;

         (2)  A candidate's expenditure of the candidate's own funds; provided that this expenditure shall be reportable as other receipts and expenditures;

         (3)  Any loans or advances to the candidate committee; provided that these loans or advances shall be reported as loans; or

         (4)  An individual, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee engaging in internet activities for the purpose of influencing an election if:

              (A)  The individual, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee is uncompensated for the internet activities; or

              (B)  The individual, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee uses equipment or services for uncompensated internet activities, regardless of who owns the equipment and services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302

  • 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.
  • Council: means the council of the county in which a tax increment district is situated. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • County executive agency: means any department, office, board, or commission of a county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-122
  • County legislative body: means the city council or county council of a county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-122
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Department: means the department of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director of finance: means the officer or officers of the county charged with the responsibility of administering the real property taxation function of the county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • district: means a contiguous or noncontiguous geographic area designated pursuant to § 46-103 by the county council for the purpose of tax increment financing. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Election: means any election for office or for determining a question or issue provided by law or ordinance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 98-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expenditure: includes a payment, distribution, forgiveness of a loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money, or anything of value and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not enforceable, to make an expenditure. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Expenditure: means :

         (1)  Any purchase or transfer of money or anything of value, or promise or agreement to purchase or transfer money or anything of value, or payment incurred or made, or the use or consumption of a nonmonetary contribution for the purpose of:

              (A)  Influencing the nomination for election, or the election, of any person seeking nomination for election or election to office, whether or not the person has filed the person's nomination papers;

              (B)  Influencing the outcome of any question or issue that has been certified to appear on the ballot at the next applicable election; or

              (C)  Use by any party for the purposes set out in subparagraph (A) or (B);

         (2)  Any payment, by any person other than a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee, of compensation for the services of another person that are rendered to the candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee for any of the purposes mentioned in paragraph (1)(A); provided that payment under this paragraph shall include provision of services without charge; or

         (3)  The expenditure by a candidate of the candidate's own funds for the purposes set out in paragraph (1)(A). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302

  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Harvest: means the taking and retaining of marine life by any means whatsoever. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Insurer: means every person holding a valid certificate of authority to engage in the business of making contracts of motor vehicle insurance in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal material: means , whether or not in effect:

         (1)  The Constitution of the State of Hawaii;

         (2)  The Session Laws of Hawaii;

         (3)  The Hawaii Revised Statutes;

         (4)  A state agency rule that has or had the effect of law;

         (5)  Reported decisions of the following state courts:  the supreme court of the State of Hawaii and the intermediate appellate court of the State of Hawaii; or

         (6)  State court rules. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 98-2

  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legislative action: means the sponsorship, drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment, or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination, appointment, or any other matter pending or proposed in the legislature. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Loan program: means the activities and policies undertaken by the office to provide assistance to any department of the State or to any county or board, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or to private individuals or organizations, by making loans or causing loans to be made available to them or by buying, refinancing, or guaranteeing loans made to or other obligations incurred by them for the betterment of native Hawaiians. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 10-21
  • Lobbying: means communicating directly or through an agent, or soliciting others to communicate, with any official in the legislative or executive branch, for the purpose of attempting to influence legislative or administrative action or a ballot issue. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Lobbyist: means any individual who:

         (1)  Receives or expects to receive, either by employment or contract, $1,000 or more in monetary or in-kind compensation in any calendar year for engaging in lobbying, either personally or through the lobbyist's agents; or

         (2)  For pay or other consideration, on behalf of another person:

              (A)  Engages in lobbying in excess of five hours in any month of any reporting period described in § 97-3;

              (B)  Engages in lobbying in excess of ten hours during any calendar year; or

              (C)  Makes expenditures of $1,000 or more of the person's or any other person's money lobbying during any reporting period described in § 97-3;

    provided that an employee of a nonprofit organization who spends fewer than ten hours in any month lobbying on a grant application submitted pursuant to chapter 42F is not a lobbyist if the employee does not engage in lobbying on matters that are unrelated to the grant application. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1

  • Marine life: means any type or species of saltwater fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, coral, or other marine animals, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or seaweeds or other marine plants, including any part, product, seed, or root thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • 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.
  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle of a type required to be registered under chapter 286, including a trailer attached to such a vehicle, but not including motorcycles and motor scooters. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
  • Motor vehicle insurance policy: means an insurance policy that meets the requirements of § 431:10C-301. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
  • 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
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means any Hawaii elective public or constitutional office, excluding county neighborhood board and federal elective offices. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Official publisher: means :

         (1)  For the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, the revisor of statutes;

         (2)  For the Session Laws of Hawaii, the revisor of statutes;

         (3)  For the Hawaii Revised Statutes, the revisor of statutes;

         (4)  For any administrative agency rules, the office of the governor;

         (5)  For a state court decision included under paragraph (5) of the definition of "legal material" the supreme court; or

         (6)  For state court rules, the supreme court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 98-2

  • 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 corporation, individual, union, association, firm, sole proprietorship, partnership, committee, club, or any other organization or a representative of a group of persons acting in concert. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Person: means an individual, a partnership, a candidate committee or noncandidate committee, a party, an association, a corporation, a business entity, an organization, or a labor union and its auxiliary committees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Person: means an individual, group, partnership, firm, association, corporation, trust, governmental agency, governmental official, administrative body, or tribunal or any form of business or legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-122
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal: means a person who has entered into a development agreement pursuant to the procedures specified in this chapter, including a successor in interest. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-122
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • project: means :

         (1)  The lawful acquisition of any property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interests therein, pursuant to § 10-4(2);

         (2)  Any capital improvement projects on lands held by the office pursuant to § 10-4(2) or in the public land trust, including but not limited to the construction of buildings and other improvements; infrastructure development, and other enterprises which are acquired, constructed, reconstructed, rehabilitated, improved, altered, or repaired by or on behalf of the office;

         (3)  Pilot projects, demonstrations, or both, where those projects or demonstrations fulfill criteria established by the board, pursuant to § 10-5(7); and

         (4)  Any other projects determined by rules adopted by the board pursuant to chapter 91 or otherwise authorized by the board in accordance with applicable law to be for the betterment of native Hawaiians and are consistent with the purposes of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 10-21

  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with a project party providing for the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to finance facilities of a project party or for a project party or to loan the proceeds of such bonds to assist not-for-profit corporations that provide early childhood education and care facilities that serve the general public, including without limitation any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with a project party providing for the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to finance facilities of the project party or for the project party or to loan the proceeds of such bonds to assist not-for-profit private nonsectarian and sectarian elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities that serve the general public, including, without limitation, on any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Project costs: means expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by the agency that are listed in a tax increment financing plan as costs of public works or public improvements in a tax increment district, plus other costs incidental to the expenditures or obligations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Project party: means a not-for-profit corporation that provides an early childhood education and care facility that serves the general public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Project party: means a not-for-profit private nonsectarian and sectarian elementary school, secondary school, college, and university that serves the general public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Qualifying contribution: means an aggregate monetary contribution of $100 or less by an individual Hawaii resident during a matching payment period that is received after a candidate files a statement of intent to seek public funds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 98-2
  • Redevelopment plan: means a plan as defined in § 53-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • refinancing: means the liquidation, retirement, or provision for retirement with the proceeds of bonds issued by the State, of any indebtedness of a project party incurred to finance or aid in financing a lawful purpose of such project party not financed pursuant to this part which constitutes an early childhood education and care facility or consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the State incurred for an early childhood education and care facility related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the project party was initially incurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • refinancing: means the liquidation; the retirement; the provision for retirement through the proceeds of bonds issued by the State of any indebtedness of a project party incurred to finance or help finance a lawful purpose of the project party not financed pursuant to this part; or the consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the State incurred by the project party related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the project party was initially incurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Reserves: means reserves required or permitted in the covenants in the resolution or resolutions of the board authorizing the obtaining of loans or issuance of revenue bonds under this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 10-21
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revenue bonds: means revenue bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, or other evidence of indebtedness of the board authorized by or issued under this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 10-21
  • Shark: means any member of the class Chondrichthyes, including but not limited to:  inshore species of galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), reef blacktip shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), gray reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), big-nosed shark (Carcharhinus altimus), tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena), reef whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus), scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini), sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus), offshore species of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), blue shark (Prionace glauca), whale shark (Rhincodon typus), thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus), oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), and megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 98-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tax increment: means the amount of real property taxes levied for one year on the assessment increment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Tax increment financing plan: means the plan for tax increment financing for a tax increment district submitted to the county council. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Tax increment fund: means a fund which shall be held by the director of finance or other fiduciary designated by the county council and into which all tax increments and other moneys pledged by the county for payment of tax increment bonds are paid, and all proceeds from the sale of tax increment bonds are deposited, and from which moneys are disbursed to pay project costs for the tax increment district or to satisfy claims of holders of tax increment bonds issued for the district. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-102
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • to fish: means catching, taking, or harvesting, or attempting to catch, take, or harvest, aquatic life. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.