287-1 Definitions
287-2 Administrator to administer chapter; appeal to circuit court
287-3 Furnishing of operating records
287-4 Report required following accident
287-5 Security required unless evidence of insurance
287-6 Suspension of license
287-7 Exceptions
287-8 Further exceptions to requirement of security
287-9 Duration of suspension
287-10 Application to nonresidents and unlicensed drivers
287-11 Form and amount of security
287-12 Custody, disposition, and return of security
287-14 Matters not to be evidence in civil court
287-15 Report of nonpayment of judgments
287-16 Suspension for nonpayment of judgment; exceptions
287-17 Suspension to continue until judgments paid and proof given
287-18 Payment sufficient to satisfy requirements
287-19 Installment payment of judgment; default
287-20 Proof of financial responsibility required upon conviction of certain offenses
287-21 Alternate methods of giving proof
287-22 Certificate of insurance as proof
287-22.1 Certificate of insurance as proof; mandatory, when
287-23 Certificate furnished by nonresident as proof
287-24 Motor vehicle liability policy defined
287-25 Owner’s policy requirements
287-26 Driver’s policy requirements
287-27 Contents of motor vehicle liability policy
287-28 Liabilities which need not be covered
287-29 General provisions governing liability policies
287-30 Excess coverage permitted
287-31 Reimbursement of insurer; proration of insurance
287-32 Combining policies and issuing binders to meet requirements
287-33 Notice of cancellation or termination of certified policy
287-34 Chapter not to affect other policies
287-35 Bond as proof
287-36 Money or bonds as proof
287-37 Owner may give proof for others
287-38 Substitution of proof
287-39 Other proof may be required
287-40 Duration of proof; when proof may be canceled or returned
287-41 Surrender of license on violation
287-42 Self-insurers
287-43 Assigned risk plans
287-44 Penalties
287-45 Exceptions
287-46 Chapter supplemental to traffic ordinances and motor vehicle laws
287-47 Other relief available
287-48 Application of chapter to suspensions and revocations

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 287

  • Administrator: means the chief of police of each county or the director of finance of each county and their authorized subordinates charged with the responsibility of administering this chapter;

         "Driver" means every person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle;

         "Judgment" means any judgment, order, or decree which has become final by expiration without appeal of the time within which an appeal might have been perfected, or by final affirmation on appeal, rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction of the United States or any territory or state thereof upon a cause of action arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any motor vehicle for damages, including damages for care and loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person, or for damages because of injury to or destruction of property, including the loss of use thereof, or upon a cause of action on an agreement of settlement for such damages;

         "Legal owner" has the same meaning prescribed by section 286-2;

         "License" means any license or permit issued or recognized under chapter 286 to operate motor vehicles;

         "Motor vehicle" has the meaning prescribed by section 286-2 and includes trailers and semitrailers designed for use by such vehicles, but does not include road rollers, farm tractors, tractor cranes, power shovels, and well drillers;

         "Nonresident" means every person who is not a resident of the State;

         "Nonresident's operating privilege" means the privilege conferred upon a nonresident by laws of the State pertaining to the operation by the nonresident of a motor vehicle, or the use of a motor vehicle owned by the nonresident in this State;

         "Owner" or "registered owner" has the meaning prescribed by section 286-2 to the term "owner";

         "Proof of financial responsibility" means proof of ability to respond in damages for liability, on account of accidents occurring subsequent to the effective date of such proof, arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle, in the amounts prescribed by section 294-10(a);

         "Registration" means the certificate of registration issued pursuant to chapter 286;

         "State" except in reference to the State of Hawaii means any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 287-1

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Available surplus: means the excess over the minimum amount of surplus required for the classes of insurance the insurer is authorized to transact. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:4-101
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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 Kaneohe Bay regional council. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 200D-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201-1
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201-61
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • Equity security: means any stock or similar security; any security convertible, with or without consideration, into such a security, or carrying any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase such a security; any such warrant or right; or any security that the commissioner, by rules and regulations as the commissioner may prescribe in the public interest or for the protection of investors, designates as an equity security. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:4-101
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Government: means the State, or any of its political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities, corporate or otherwise. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201-1
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Master plan: means the Kaneohe Bay master plan developed pursuant to Act 208, Session Laws of Hawaii 1990, and amended by section 200D-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 200D-1
  • Members: means the members of the Kaneohe Bay regional council. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 200D-1
  • 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
  • Motor vehicle: has the meaning prescribed by section 286-2 and includes trailers and semitrailers designed for use by such vehicles, but does not include road rollers, farm tractors, tractor cranes, power shovels, and well drillers;

         "Nonresident" means every person who is not a resident of the State;

         "Nonresident's operating privilege" means the privilege conferred upon a nonresident by laws of the State pertaining to the operation by the nonresident of a motor vehicle, or the use of a motor vehicle owned by the nonresident in this State;

         "Owner" or "registered owner" has the meaning prescribed by section 286-2 to the term "owner";

         "Proof of financial responsibility" means proof of ability to respond in damages for liability, on account of accidents occurring subsequent to the effective date of such proof, arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle, in the amounts prescribed by section 294-10(a);

         "Registration" means the certificate of registration issued pursuant to chapter 286;

         "State" except in reference to the State of Hawaii means any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 287-1

  • motor vehicle liability policy: as used in this chapter means an owner's or a driver's policy of liability insurance, certified as provided in section 287-22 or section 287-23 as proof of financial responsibility, and issued, except as otherwise provided in section 287-23, by an insurance carrier duly authorized to transact business in the State, to or for the benefit of the person named therein as insured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 287-24
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • 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.
  • Permit: means any license, permit, certificate, certification, approval, compliance schedule, or other similar document or decision pertaining to any regulatory or management program which is related to the protection, conservation, use of, or interference with the natural resources of land, air, or water in the State, and which is required prior to constructing or operating a project. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201-61
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Project: means any land or water use activity or any construction or operation which requires permits from one or more state agencies or permits from a state agency and a county or federal agency. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201-61
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • solicitation: includes :

         (1)  Any request for a proxy, whether or not accompanied by or included in a form of proxy;

         (2)  Any request to execute or not to execute, or to revoke a proxy; or

         (3)  The furnishing of a proxy or other communication to stockholders under circumstances reasonably calculated to result in the procurement, withholding, or revocation of a proxy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:4-237

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.