Sections
Part I General Provisions 291C-1 – 291C-5
Part II Accidents and Accident Reports 291C-11 – 291C-20
Part III Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws 291C-21 – 291C-27
Part IV Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings 291C-31 – 291C-39
Part V Driving on Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing; Use of Roadway 291C-41 – 291C-54
Part VI Right-of-Way 291C-61 – 291C-65
Part VII Pedestrians’ Rights and Duties 291C-71 – 291C-79
Part VIII Turning and Starting and Signals on Stopping and Turning 291C-81 – 291C-86
Part IX Special Stops Required 291C-91 – 291C-95
Part X Speed Restrictions 291C-101 – 291C-105
Part XI Stopping, Standing and Parking 291C-111 – 291C-115
Part XII Miscellaneous Rules 291C-121 – 291C-138
Part XIII Operation of Bicycles and Play Vehicles 291C-141 – 291C-150
Part XIV Special Rules for Motorcycles 291C-151 – 291C-155
Part XV Penalties and Procedure on Arrest; Respective Powers of State and Counties 291C-161 – 291C-174
Part XVI Special Rules for Mopeds 291C-191 – 291C-207
Part XVII High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes 291C-221 – 291C-227

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 291C

  • Accounting period: means a calendar year unless another twelve-month period is selected by a fiduciary. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Advanced practice registered nurse: means a person licensed pursuant to chapter 457. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Alcohol dependence: means any use of alcohol which produces a pattern of pathological use causing impairment in social or occupational functioning or produces physiological dependency evidenced by physical tolerance or withdrawal. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Alcohol or drug dependence outpatient services: means alcohol or drug dependence nonresidential treatment provided on an ambulatory basis to patients with alcohol or drug dependence problems that includes interventions prescribed and performed by qualified physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health [counselors], or advanced practice registered nurses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alley: means a street or highway intended to provide access to the rear or side of lots or buildings and not intended for the purpose of through vehicular traffic. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Association: means a nonprofit, incorporated, or unincorporated organization:

         (1)  Upon which responsibilities are imposed and to which authority is granted in a declaration that governs a planned community;

         (2)  That is a planned community association as defined under section 607-14; or

         (3)  That is a homeowners' association, in which:

              (A)  The voting membership is made up of ten or more parcel owners or their proxies, or a combination thereof; and

              (B)  Assessments may be imposed that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2

  • Association documents: means the articles of incorporation or other document creating the association, if any, the bylaws of the association, the declaration or similar organizational documents and any exhibits thereto, any rules related to use of common areas, architectural control, maintenance of units, restrictions on the use of units, or payment of money as a regular assessment or otherwise in connection with the provisions, maintenance, or services for the benefit of some or all of the units, the owners, or occupants of the units or the common areas, as well as any amendments made to the foregoing documents. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • 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.
  • Authorized emergency vehicle: includes fire department vehicles, police vehicles, ambulances, ocean safety vehicles, public safety law enforcement vehicles, conservation and resources enforcement vehicles, and department of transportation division of harbors law enforcement vehicles authorized and approved pursuant to section 291-31. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • 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.
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: includes , in the case of a decedent's estate, an heir and devisee and, in the case of a trust, an income beneficiary and a remainder beneficiary. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • beneficiary: means a person who is a member, subscriber, enrollee, or dependent of a member, subscriber, or enrollee of or otherwise covered under a prescription drug benefit plan. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431R-1
  • Bicycle: means :

         (1)  A vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any vehicle generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels except a toy bicycle; or

         (2)  A low-speed electric bicycle, as defined under title 15 United States Code section 2085. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1

  • Bicycle lane: means that portion of any highway which has been set aside for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Bicycle path: means any facility set aside for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles and physically separated from a highway. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Bicycle route: means any highway that is designated to be shared by bicycles and pedestrians or motor vehicles, or both. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Bikeway: means a bicycle lane, bicycle path, or bicycle route, or any traffic control device, shelter, parking facility, or other support facility to serve bicycles and persons using bicycles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Board: means the board of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • board: means the executive board or other body, regardless of name, designated in the association documents to act on behalf of the association. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • board: means the governing body of the risk retention group elected by the shareholders or members to establish policy, elect or appoint officers and committees, and make other governing decisions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Bus: means every motor vehicle designed for carrying more than ten passengers and used for the transportation of persons; and every motor vehicle, other than a school bus or a taxicab, designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Business district: means the territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred feet along such highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred feet of frontage on one side or three hundred feet collectively on both sides of the highway. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • capitated basis: includes the cost associated with operating staff model facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Carrier: means a dental insurer, a health maintenance organization, an insurer, a nonprofit hospital and medical service corporation, a mutual benefit society, or other entity responsible for the payment of benefits or provision of services under a group contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Certified substance abuse counselor: means a person who is certified pursuant to section 321-193. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432C-1
  • Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed operations liability: means liability arising out of the installation, maintenance, or repair of any product at a site which is not owned or controlled by any person who:

         (1)  Performs that work; or

         (2)  Hires an independent contractor to perform that work; but shall include liability for activities which are completed or abandoned before the date of the occurrence giving rise to the liability. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled-access highway: means every highway, street, or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such highway, street, or roadway. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Conversion: means the transfer or sale of a significant amount of a nonprofit entity's assets to a for-profit entity or through any other means as determined by the commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432C-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Crosswalk: means :

         (1)  That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; or

         (2)  Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day treatment services: means treatment services provided by a hospital, mental health outpatient facility, or nonhospital facility to patients who, because of their conditions, require more than periodic hourly service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Declaration: means any recorded association document, however denominated, that imposes obligations on the owners of the units with respect to maintenance or operational responsibilities for the common area, architectural control, maintenance of units, or restrictions on the use of units. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • 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.
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier, or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Dental care services: include the practices, acts, and operations pertaining to dentistry as defined in section 448-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Dental insurer: means any person who undertakes to provide or to arrange for or administer one or more dental insurance plans and who has met the requirements of chapter 423. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Dental service corporation: means a corporation established pursuant to section 423-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Department: means the department of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Detoxification services: means the process whereby a person intoxicated by alcohol, drugs, or both, or a person who is dependent upon alcohol, drugs, or both, is assisted through the period of time necessary to eliminate, by metabolic or other means, the intoxicating alcohol or drug dependency factors, as determined by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse, while keeping the physiological risk to the person at a minimum. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Director: means a natural person designated in the articles of the risk retention group or designated, elected, or appointed by any other manner, name, or title to act as a director. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Discontinuance: means the termination of the contract between a group contract holder and a dental insurer due to the insolvency of the dental insurer, and does not refer to the termination of any agreement between any individual subscriber and a dental insurer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Driver: means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Drug dependence: means any pattern of pathological use of drugs causing impairment in social or occupational functioning and producing psychological or physiological dependency or both, evidenced by physical tolerance or withdrawal. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Electric personal assistive mobility device: means a self-balancing, two-wheeled, non-tandem-wheeled device, designed to transport only one person, using an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum speed of the device to twelve and a half miles per hour or less. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Enrollee: means an individual who is covered by a dental insurer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-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.
  • 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
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • feasibility study: means an analysis which presents the expected activities and results of a risk retention group including, not less than the following:

         (1)  The coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, rates, and rating classification systems for each line of insurance the group intends to offer;

         (2)  Historical and expected loss experience of the proposed members and national experience of similar exposures to the extent that this experience is reasonably available;

         (3)  Pro forma financial statements and projections;

         (4)  Appropriate opinions by a qualified, independent casualty actuary, including a determination of minimum premiums or participation levels required to commence operations and to prevent a hazardous financial condition;

         (5)  Identification of management, underwriting procedures, managerial oversight methods, investment policies;

         (6)  Identification of each state in which the risk retention group has obtained, or sought to obtain, a charter and license, and a description of its status in each state; and

         (7)  Other matters as may be prescribed by the commissioner for liability insurance companies authorized by the insurance laws of the state in which the risk retention group is chartered. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financially impaired: means that a risk retention group:

         (1)  Has admitted assets that are less than the sum of its aggregate liabilities and the amount of surplus to policyholders required to be maintained by a risk retention group chartered in this State and authorized to do the same kind or kinds of insurance; or

         (2)  Has admitted assets that are less than the sum of its aggregate liabilities and outstanding capital stock; or

         (3)  Is insolvent. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • For-profit entity: means a corporation organized under chapter 414, including a stock insurance company. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432C-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gap group individuals: means medically uninsured persons who are residents of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431N-2
  • 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
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Grievance: means a written complaint submitted in accordance with the dental insurer's formal grievance procedure by or on behalf of an enrollee regarding any aspect of the dental insurer relative to the enrollee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Group contract: means a contract for dental care services which by its terms limits eligibility to members of a specified group. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • 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.
  • Hazardous financial condition: means that, based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able to:

         (1)  Meet obligations to policyholders with respect to known claims and reasonably anticipated claims; or

         (2)  Pay other obligations in the normal course of business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Health care coverage: means contractually arranged medical, personal, or other services, including preventive services, education, case management, and outreach, provided to an eligible member. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431N-2
  • High occupancy vehicle: means a vehicle carrying at least the minimum number of persons designated by the director of transportation as indicated on official signs and other official traffic-control devices, and other vehicles as provided by rules adopted in accordance with chapter 91 or by county ordinance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-221
  • High occupancy vehicle lane: means a designated lane of a laned roadway where the use of the designated lane is restricted to school buses, vehicles carrying at least the minimum number of persons designated by the director of transportation on official signs and other official traffic-control devices, and to other vehicles as provided by rules adopted in accordance with chapter 91, or by county ordinance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-221
  • Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained and those private streets, as defined in section 46-16, over which the application of this chapter has been extended by ordinance, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital by the department of health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • House trailer: means :

         (1)  A trailer or semitrailer which is designed, constructed, and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode, or sleeping place (either permanently or temporarily) and is equipped for use as a conveyance on streets and highways; or

         (2)  A trailer or a semitrailer whose chassis and exterior shell is designed and constructed for use as a house trailer, as defined in paragraph (1), but which is used instead permanently or temporarily for the advertising, sales, display, or promotion of merchandise or services, or for any other commercial purpose except the transportation of property for hire or the transportation of property for distribution by a private carrier. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1

  • In-hospital services: means the provision of medical, nursing, or therapeutic services twenty-four hours a day in a hospital. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Income: means money or property a fiduciary receives as the current return from a principal asset. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Income beneficiary: means a person to whom a trust's net income is or may be payable. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Income interest: means an income beneficiary's right to receive all or part of the net income, whether the terms of the trust require it to be distributed or authorize it to be distributed in the trustee's discretion. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insolvency: means that the dental insurer has been declared insolvent and placed under an order of supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation by the commissioner or a court of competent jurisdiction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Insolvent: means that a risk retention group has admitted assets that are less than the aggregate amount of its liabilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Insurance: means primary insurance, excess insurance, reinsurance, surplus lines insurance, and any other arrangement for shifting and distributing risk which is determined to be insurance under the laws of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • 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.
  • Laned roadway: means roadway which is divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liability: means legal liability for damages, including costs of defense, legal costs and fees, and other claims expenses because of injuries to other persons, damage to their property, or other damage or loss to those other persons resulting from or arising out of:

         (1)  Any business, whether for profit or nonprofit, trade, product, services, including professional services, premises, or operations; or

         (2)  Any activity of any state or county government, or any agency or political subdivision;

    but does not include personal risk liability and an employer's liability with respect to its employees other than legal liability under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, 45 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Licensed clinical social worker: means a person who is a licensed clinical social worker pursuant to chapter 467E. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Licensed dietitian: means a person who uses the title of licensed dietitian or dietitian and has been licensed to practice dietetics under chapter 448B. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Licensed marriage and family therapist: means a person licensed in marriage and family therapy practice pursuant to chapter 451J. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Licensed mental health counselor: means a person:

         (1)  Who engages in the practice of [mental] health counseling and uses the title of licensed mental health counselor;

         (2)  Who is licensed in mental health counseling practice pursuant to chapter 453D; and

         (3)  Whose license is in effect and not revoked or suspended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1

  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mandatory income interest: means an income beneficiary's right to receive net income that the terms of the trust require the fiduciary to distribute. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Medical malpractice insurance: means insurance coverage against the legal liability of the insured and against loss, damage, or expense incident to a claim arising out of the death or injury of any person as the result of negligence or malpractice in rendering professional service by any licensed physician or hospital. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 435C-2
  • Member: means the person or persons owning a unit or having the right of occupancy of a unit under a recorded lease having a term of twenty or more years from its commencement date; or anyone included in the definition of a member under the association documents, including the developer, whether or not the developer owns a unit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • Member: means a person who, under the rules or practices of a nonprofit association, may participate in the selection of persons authorized to manage the affairs of the nonprofit association or in the development of policy of the nonprofit association. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 429-1
  • Mental health outpatient facility: means a mental health establishment, clinic, institution, center, or community mental health center, that provides for the diagnosis, treatment, care, or rehabilitation of mentally ill persons, that has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or certified by the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Mental illness: means a syndrome of clinically significant psychological, biological, or behavioral abnormalities that results in personal distress or suffering, impairment of capacity for functioning, or both. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Moped: means a device upon which a person may ride which has two or three wheels in contact with the ground, a motor having a maximum power output capability measured at the motor output shaft, in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers standards, of two horsepower (one thousand four hundred ninety-two watts) or less and, if it is a combustion engine, a maximum piston or rotor displacement of 3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power but not operated upon rails but excludes a moped. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Motorcycle: means every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but excludes a farm tractor and a moped. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Neighborhood electric vehicle: means a self-propelled electrically powered motor vehicle to which all of the following apply:

         (1)  The vehicle is emission free;

         (2)  The vehicle is designed to be and is operated at speeds of twenty-five miles per hour or less;

         (3)  The vehicle has four wheels in contact with the ground;

         (4)  The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than three thousand pounds; and

         (5)  The vehicle conforms to the minimum safety equipment requirements as adopted in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1

  • Net direct premiums: means general casualty insurance direct premiums written as reported on the Hawaii State Page of the Exhibit of Premium and Losses of the annual statement under medical malpractice, workers' compensation, and other liability lines of business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 435C-2
  • Net income: means the total receipts allocated to income during an accounting period minus the disbursements made from income during the period. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Net worth: means the excess of total assets over total liabilities; provided that liabilities shall not include fully subordinated debt. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Nonhospital facility: means a facility for the care or treatment of alcohol dependent, drug dependent, or mentally ill persons, which has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or certified by the department of health and, if residential, has been licensed as a special treatment facility by the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Nonprofit association: means an unincorporated organization, other than one created by a trust, consisting of two or more members joined by mutual consent for a common, nonprofit purpose. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 429-1
  • Nonprofit entity: means any charitable organization operating pursuant to Title 26 United States Code section 501(c)(3), (4), (8), (9), (26), or 501(e), and whose primary purpose is to provide accident and health or sickness insurance coverage or any type of accident and health or sickness insurance benefits to its members or the public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432C-1
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lien holder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • parking: means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Partial hospitalization: means treatment services, including in-hospital treatment services or benefits, provided by a hospital or mental health outpatient facility to patients who, because of their conditions, require more than periodic hourly service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Participating provider: means a provider as defined in this section, who, under an express or implied contract with the dental insurer or with its contractor or subcontractor, has agreed to provide dental care services to enrollees with an expectation of receiving payment, other than copayment or deductible, directly or indirectly from the dental insurer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Pedestrian: means any person afoot, in an invalid chair, or in a vehicle propelled by a person afoot. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Person: means an individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, trust or other legal entity, or any combination thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 429-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal risk liability: means liability for damages because of injury to any person, damage to property, or other loss or damage resulting from any personal, familial, or household responsibilities or activities, rather than from responsibilities or activities referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) in the definition of "liability". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Pharmacy benefit manager: means any person, business, or entity that performs pharmacy benefit management, including but not limited to a person or entity under contract with a pharmacy benefit manager to perform pharmacy benefit management on behalf of a managed care company, nonprofit hospital or medical service organization, insurance company, third-party payor, or health program administered by the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431R-1
  • Physician: means a person licensed in the practice of medicine or osteopathy pursuant to chapter 453. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means the joint underwriting plan established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 435C-2
  • Planned community: means one of the following:

         (1)  Real property, other than a condominium or a cooperative housing corporation or a time share plan, that is subject to a planned community association as defined under section 607-14; or

         (2)  A common interest community, other than a condominium or a cooperative housing corporation or a time share plan, which includes all of the following characteristics:

              (A)  Real property subject to a recorded declaration placing restrictions and obligations on the owners of the real property that are enforced or enforceable by a separate entity, the association, established for that purpose whether or not mentioned in the declaration, and:

                   (i)  That owns and maintains certain property within the planned community for the common use or benefit, or both, of the owners of units within the planned community;

                  (ii)  That is obligated to maintain certain property it does not own within the planned community for the common use or benefit, or both, of the owners of units within the planned community; or

                 (iii)  That is obligated to provide services to any such owners or units;

              (B)  Individual owners own separate units that are part of a planned community at least some of which are improved by or are to be improved by residential dwellings;

              (C)  Owners have automatic and non-severable membership in an association by virtue of ownership of units within the planned community; and

              (D)  Owners, other than a master developer or declarant, are obligated by any association document to pay mandatory assessments by virtue of ownership of a unit within the planned community. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2

  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Police officer: means every officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • 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
  • Practice of acupuncture: means stimulation of a certain acupuncture point or points on the human body for the purpose of controlling and regulating the flow and balance of energy in the body. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 436E-2
  • Prescription drug benefit plan: means an accident and sickness insurance plan or health benefits plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431R-1
  • Prescription drug benefit plan provider: means a person who provides prescription drug coverage as part of an accident and health or sickness insurance contract or other type of health insurance or benefits plan that is offered by the person and is subject to regulation under article 10A of chapter 431, chapter 432, or chapter 432D. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431R-1
  • Principal: means property held in trust for distribution to a remainder beneficiary when the trust terminates. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Private road or driveway: means every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Product liability: means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of the person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Provider: means any person licensed to practice dentistry as defined in section 448-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Psychologist: means a person licensed in the practice of psychology pursuant to chapter 465. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • 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
  • Purchasing group: means any group which:

         (1)  Has as one of its purposes the purchase of liability insurance on a group basis;

         (2)  Purchases this insurance only for its group members and only to cover their similar or related liability exposure, as described in [paragraph (3)];

         (3)  Is composed of members whose businesses or activities are similar or related with respect to the liability to which members are exposed by virtue of any related, similar, or common business, trade, product, services, premises, or operations; and

         (4)  Is domiciled in any state. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Qualified: means :

         (1)  Having skill in the diagnosis or treatment of substance use disorders, based on a practitioner's credentials, including but not limited to professional education, clinical training, licensure, board or other certification, clinical experience, letters of reference, other professional qualifications, and disciplinary action; or

         (2)  Being a licensed physician, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor, or advanced practice registered nurse, and certified pursuant to chapter 321. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1

  • Railroad: means a carrier of persons or property upon cars operated upon stationary rails. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Railroad sign or signal: means any sign, signal, or device erected by authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Railroad train: means a steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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 490:7-102
  • 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.
  • Replacement coverage: means the benefits provided by a succeeding carrier. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residence district: means the territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on the highway for a distance of three hundred feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail community pharmacy: means a pharmacy, permitted by the board of pharmacy pursuant to section 461-14, that is open to the public, dispenses prescription drugs to the general public, and makes available face-to-face consultations between licensed pharmacists and the general public to whom prescription drugs are dispensed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431R-1
  • Right-of-way: means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed, and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Risk retention group: means any corporation or other limited liability association formed under the laws of any state, Bermuda, or the Cayman Islands:

         (1)  Whose primary activity consists of assuming and spreading all, or any portion, of the liability exposure of its group members;

         (2)  Which is organized for the primary purpose of conducting the activity described under paragraph (1);

         (3)  Which:

              (A)  Is chartered and licensed as a liability insurance company and authorized to engage in the business of insurance under the laws of any state; or

              (B)  Before January 1, 1985, was chartered or licensed and authorized to engage in the business of insurance under the laws of Bermuda or the Cayman Islands and, before this date, had certified to the insurance commissioner of at least one state that it satisfied the capitalization requirements of that state, except that any group shall be considered to be a risk retention group only if the group has been engaged in business continuously since this date and only for the purpose of continuing to provide insurance to cover product liability or completed operations liability, as defined in the Product Liability Risk Retention Act of 1981, 15 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1

  • Roadway: means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Safety zone: means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • School bus: means every motor vehicle as defined in section 286-181 and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto by the department of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • Sidewalk: means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • significant: means twenty per cent or more of the assets of the nonprofit entity or an amount where the for-profit entity gains control or majority ownership of total assets of the nonprofit entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432C-1
  • standing: means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • State: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431K-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Street: means the entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Subscriber: means an individual whose employment or other status, except family dependency, is the basis for eligibility for enrollment in the dental insurer, or in the case of an individual contract, the person in whose name the contract is issued. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Substance abuse services: means the provision of medical, psychological, nursing, counseling, or therapeutic services in response to a treatment plan for alcohol or drug dependence or both which shall include, when appropriate, a combination of aftercare and individual, group, and family counseling services provided by qualified staff. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Substantial bodily injury: means bodily injury which causes:  (1) a major avulsion, laceration, or penetration of the skin; (2) a chemical, electrical, friction, or scalding burn of second degree severity; (3) a bone fracture; (4) a serious concussion; or (5) a tearing, rupture, or corrosive damage to the esophagus, viscera, or other internal organs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Through highway: means every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield the right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to a stop sign, yield sign, or other official traffic-control device, when such signs or devices are erected as provided by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Toy bicycle: means every device propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels, which has a seat height of not more than twenty-five inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position; or a scooter or similar device regardless of seat height. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Traffic-control signal: means any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • 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.
  • Treatment episode: means one admission to an accredited hospital or nonhospital facility, or office of a qualified physician, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor, or advanced practice registered nurse for treatment of alcohol or drug dependence, or both, as stipulated in a prescribed treatment plan and that would generally produce remission in those who complete the treatment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431M-1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 557A-102
  • Uncovered expenditures: means the costs to the dental insurer for dental care services that are the obligation of the dental insurer, for which an enrollee may also be liable in the event of the dental insurer's insolvency, and for which no alternative arrangements have been made that are acceptable to the commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432G-1
  • Unit: means a physical portion of the planned community designated for separate ownership or occupancy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 421J-2
  • Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a roadway or highway, including mopeds and bicycles, but excluding toy bicycles, devices other than bicycles moved by human power, and devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291C-1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:7-102
  • 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