Part I Vehicles Abandoned on Public and Private Property Generally 290-1 – 290-12
Part II Vehicles Abandoned on Business Premises of Persons Engaged in Motor Vehicle Repair Business 290-21 – 290-25
Part III General Provisions 290-41 – 290-45

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 290 - Abandoned Vehicles

  • 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.
  • Agricultural products: includes floricultural, horticultural, viticultural, forestry, nut, coffee, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee, farm or plantation products, and fish and aquacultural commodities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter for the mutual benefit of its members, as agricultural producers, and which confines its operations to purposes authorized by this chapter and restricts the return on the stock or membership capital and the amount of its business with nonmembers to the limits placed thereon by this chapter for associations organized hereunder; provided that any fish marketing association organized pursuant to chapter 422 and in existence on May 7, 1991, shall be considered an association for purposes of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • 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 directors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complex: means the high school and those elementary, middle, and intermediate schools that feed into the high school as designated by the department. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Complex area: means the administrative unit that includes one or more complexes as designated by the department. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • 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 education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Entity: includes domestic and foreign corporations, domestic professional corporations, domestic and foreign limited liability companies, domestic and foreign nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign business trusts, estates, domestic and foreign partnerships, domestic and foreign limited partnerships, domestic and foreign limited liability partnerships, trusts, two or more persons having joint or common economic interest, associations and cooperative associations, and state, federal, and foreign governments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Member: includes the holder of a membership in an association without capital stock or the holder of common stock in [an] association organized with capital stock. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Membership capital: means that capital paid to a nonstock association by a member in order to be a member and have the rights of membership in the association. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Merger: means the procedure authorized by [section 421-21. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing articles: means :

         (1)  For an association, corporation, or nonprofit corporation, the articles of incorporation;

         (2)  For a general partnership or limited liability partnership, the registration statement;

         (3)  For a limited partnership, the certificate of limited partnership; and

         (4)  For a limited liability company, the articles of organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1

  • Person: includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and associations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Vandalism: includes , but is not limited to, mischievous or malicious destruction of property, such as breakage of windows, lockers, and doors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101