Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 327E
- Administrator: means the administrator of the state procurement office. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Administrator of the state procurement office: means the chief procurement officer for the governmental bodies of the executive branch of the State, other than the University of Hawaii, department of education, the several counties, and those governmental bodies administratively attached thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2153
- Advance health-care directive: means an individual instruction or a power of attorney for health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
- Agency: means any department, authority, commission, council, board, committee, institution, legislative body, agency, or other establishment or office of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the State, and includes the office of Hawaiian affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Agent: means an individual designated in a power of attorney for health care to make a health-care decision for the individual granting the power. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- 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.
- 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
- Basic hourly rate: means the hourly wage paid to a laborer or mechanic for work performed during nonovertime hours, but shall not include the cost to an employer of furnishing fringe benefits, whether paid directly or indirectly to the laborer or mechanic as provided in the definition of "wages". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- 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
- Bequest: Property gifted by will.
- Best interest: means that the benefits to the individual resulting from a treatment outweigh the burdens to the individual resulting from that treatment and shall include:
(1) The effect of the treatment on the physical, emotional, and cognitive functions of the patient;
(2) The degree of physical pain or discomfort caused to the individual by the treatment or the withholding or withdrawal of the treatment;
(3) The degree to which the individual's medical condition, the treatment, or the withholding or withdrawal of treatment, results in a severe and continuing impairment;
(4) The effect of the treatment on the life expectancy of the patient;
(5) The prognosis of the patient for recovery, with and without the treatment;
(6) The risks, side effects, and benefits of the treatment or the withholding of treatment; and
(7) The religious beliefs and basic values of the individual receiving treatment, to the extent that these may assist the surrogate decision-maker in determining benefits and burdens. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Business: means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or any other private legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Capacity: means an individual's ability to understand the significant benefits, risks, and alternatives to proposed health care and to make and communicate a health-care decision. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Change order: means a written order signed by the procurement officer, directing the contractor to make changes which the changes clause of the contract authorizes the procurement officer to order without the consent of the contractor. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Chief procurement officer: means those officials designated by section 103D-203. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Class: means the general categories of insurance, as set forth in sections 431:1-204 to 431:1-210, in which insurers may be authorized to transact the business of insurance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-102
- Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
- Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-102
- 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.
- Construction: means the process of building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing any public structure or building, or other public improvements of any kind to any public real property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Construction: includes alteration, repair, painting, and decorating. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Contract: means all types of agreements, regardless of what they may be called, for the procurement or disposal of goods or services, or for construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Contract: means all types of agreements, regardless of what they may be called. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Contract: means any policy of life, accident and health or sickness, credit life, credit disability, homeowners, and motor vehicle insurance covering personally owned or personally leased private passenger motor vehicles prepared for delivery by an insurer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10-102
- Contract modification: means any written alteration in specifications, delivery point, rate of delivery, period of performance, price, quantity, or other provisions of any contract accomplished by mutual action of the parties to the contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Contractor: means any person having a contract with a governmental body. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Contractor: means any person furnishing construction for a public work under a contract with a governmental contracting agency, subcontractor, or any other person under a subcontract arrangement with any person who has a construction contract subject to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Cooperative purchasing: means procurement conducted by a public or external procurement unit with one or more public procurement units, external procurement units, or nonprofit private procurement units, pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1755
- 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.
- county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Data: means recorded information, regardless of form or characteristic. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Direct labor: means all work required for preparation, processing, or packing of goods or performance of services, but not work relating to supervision, administration, inspection, or shipping. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Donee: The recipient of a gift.
- Emancipated minor: means a person under eighteen years of age who is totally self-supporting. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
- Employee: means an individual drawing a salary from a governmental body, whether elected or not, and any noncompensated individual performing services for any governmental body. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- 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.
- Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
- Excess property: means any property which has a remaining useful life but which is no longer required by the using agency in possession of the property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2153
- Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
- External procurement unit: means any buying organization not located in this State which, if located in this State, would qualify as a public procurement unit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1755
- Fair market price: means the price of a product or service paid by a willing buyer to a willing seller, that is reasonably comparable to prices on the open market. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- 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.
- Flesch reading ease test: means the test set forth in section 431:10-106. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10-102
- 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
- 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.
- Geographic bidding: includes the use of a competitive solicitation which provides for one or more contracts to be awarded on a regional or geographic basis with the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1893.1
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- Goods: means all property, including but not limited to equipment, equipment leases, materials, supplies, printing, insurance, and processes, including computer systems and software, excluding land or a permanent interest in land, leases of real property, and office rentals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Governmental body: means any department, commission, council, board, bureau, authority, committee, institution, legislative body, agency, government corporation, or other establishment or office of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the State, including the office of Hawaiian affairs, and the several counties of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Governmental contracting agency: means the State, any county and any officer, bureau, board, commission, or other agency or instrumentality thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Guardian: means a judicially appointed guardian having authority to make a health-care decision for an individual. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Hawaii products: means products that are mined, excavated, produced, manufactured, raised, or grown in the State and where the cost of the Hawaii input towards the product exceeds fifty per cent of the total cost of the product; provided that:
(1) Where the value of the input exceeds fifty per cent of the total cost, the product shall be classified as class I; and
(2) Where any agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, silvicultural, floricultural, or livestock product is raised, grown, or harvested in the State, the product shall be classified as class II. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Hawaii software development business: means any person, agency, corporation, or other business entity with its principal place of business or ancillary headquarters located in the State and that proposes to obtain eighty per cent of the labor for software development from persons domiciled in Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Health and human services: means services to communities, families, or individuals which are intended to maintain or improve health or social well-being. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Health care: means any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or otherwise affect an individual's physical or mental condition, including:
(1) Selection and discharge of health-care providers and institutions;
(2) Approval or disapproval of diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, programs of medication, and orders not to resuscitate; and
(3) Direction to provide, withhold, or withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration; provided that withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition or hydration is in accord with generally accepted health care standards applicable to health-care providers or institutions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Health-care decision: means a decision made by an individual or the individual's agent, guardian, or surrogate, regarding the individual's health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Health-care institution: means an institution, facility, or agency licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Health-care provider: means an individual licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Individual instruction: means an individual's direction concerning a health-care decision for the individual. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Industrial oil: means any compressor, turbine, or bearing oil, hydraulic oil, metal working oil or refrigeration oil. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2167.5
- Insurer: means any company, corporation, exchange, society, or association organized on the stock, mutual, assessment, or fraternal plan of insurance and authorized under the insurance laws of this State to issue life, disability, credit life, credit disability, homeowners, and motor vehicle insurance, including but not limited to fraternal benefit societies, nonprofit health service corporations, nonprofit hospital service corporations, health maintenance organizations, and mutual benefit societies. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10-102
- Interested persons: means the patient's spouse, unless legally separated or estranged, a reciprocal beneficiary, any adult child, either parent of the patient, an adult sibling or adult grandchild of the patient, or any adult who has exhibited special care and concern for the patient and who is familiar with the patient's personal values. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Invitation for bids: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- 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.
- Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
- 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
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Lubricating oil: means any oil intended for use in an internal combustion crankcase, transmission, gearbox or differential or an automobile, bus, truck, vessel, plane, train, heavy equipment, or machinery powered by an internal combustion engine. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2167.5
- 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 paper: includes computer paper, bond paper, ledger paper, xerographic copier paper, envelopes, and other related types of paper on which printing, writing, or drawing is intended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- Overtime compensation: means compensation based on not less than one and one-half times the laborers or mechanics basic hourly rate of pay plus the cost to an employer of furnishing a laborer or mechanic with fringe benefits as described in the definition of "wages"; provided that if the department determines that a prevailing wage is defined by a collective bargaining agreement, the overtime compensation shall be at the rates set by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- 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 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 431:9A-160
- Person: means every individual, partnership, firm, society, unincorporated association, joint venture, group, hui, joint stock, company, corporation, trustee, personal representative, trust estate, decedent's estate, trust, or other entities, whether the persons are doing business for themselves or in any agency or fiduciary capacity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Personal property: All property that is not real property.
- Personal property: means all tangible goods, including equipment, materials and supplies, except land, buildings, and improvement to the land. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2004
- Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under chapter 453. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- 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.
- Policy board: means the procurement policy board created in section 103D-201. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- 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
- Power of attorney for health care: means the designation of an agent to make health-care decisions for the individual granting the power. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Primary physician: means a physician designated by an individual or the individual's agent, guardian, or surrogate, to have primary responsibility for the individual's health care or, in the absence of a designation or if the designated physician is not reasonably available, a physician who undertakes the responsibility. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Printed material: includes business forms, stationery, business cards, brochures, reports, publications, advertising and promotional collateral, and other related materials, including reports, publications, and related materials commissioned as part of any professional services contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any good, service, or construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Procurement officer: means any person authorized to enter into and administer contracts and make written determinations with respect thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Products: include materials, manufactures, supplies, merchandise, goods, wares, products, and foodstuffs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Professional services: means those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, real property appraisal, law, medicine, accounting, dentistry, public finance bond underwriting, public finance bond investment banking, or any other practice defined as professional by the laws of this State or the professional and scientific occupation series contained in the United States Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Standards Handbook. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Property: means all goods, including equipment, materials, supplies, land, buildings, and other improvements to the land, also non-tangible items such as patents, inventions, and copyrights. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2153
- Provider: means an organization or individual contracted by a state agency to provide health or human services to the public on its behalf. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Public agency: means any agency of the State or county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Public procurement unit: means either a local public procurement unit or a state public procurement unit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1755
- Public work: means any project, including development of any housing pursuant to section 46-15 or chapter 201H and development, construction, renovation, and maintenance related to refurbishment of any real or personal property, where the funds or resources required to undertake the project are to any extent derived, either directly or indirectly, from public revenues of the State or any county, or from the sale of securities or bonds whose interest or dividends are exempt from state or federal taxes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2275
- Purchasing agency: means any governmental body which is authorized by this chapter or its implementing rules and procedures, or by way of delegation, to enter into contracts for the procurement of goods, services, or construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Purchasing agency: means a state agency authorized to or responsible for entering into contracts to provide health or human services to the public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Qualified community rehabilitation program: means a nonprofit community rehabilitation program for persons with disabilities that:
(1) Is organized and incorporated under the laws of the United States or this State, and located in this State;
(2) Is operated in the interest of and [employs] persons with disabilities;
(3) Does not inure any part of its net income to any shareholder or other individual;
(4) Complies with all applicable occupational health and safety standards required by the federal, state, and county governments; and
(5) Holds a current certificate from the United States Department of Labor pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title 29 United States Code section 214(c), and is certified by the state department of labor and industrial relations under section 387-9 and applicable administrative rules relating to the employment of persons with disabilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
- Reasonably available: means able to be contacted with a level of diligence appropriate to the seriousness and urgency of a patient's health care needs, and willing and able to act in a timely manner considering the urgency of the patient's health care needs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Recycled oil: means used oil that has been prepared for reuse as a petroleum product by refining, reclaiming, reprocessing or other means provided that the preparation or use is operationally safe, environmentally sound and complies with all laws, rules, and regulations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2167.5
- 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.
- Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
- Request for proposals: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Request for proposals: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, soliciting providers to submit a detailed plan to provide health or human services to the public, on behalf of a state agency. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- 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.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
- Scope of service: means any description of the type of activity, including but not limited to, number served, outcomes being sought, target group, and geographic area in which the activity takes place. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- Services: means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports which are merely incidental to the required performance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- 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.
- Small business: means a business that is independently owned and defined by detailed criteria pursuant to rules adopted by the policy board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1893.1
- Software development: means any work related to feasibility studies, system requirements analysis, system design alternatives analysis, system external specifications, system internal specifications, programming, testing, debugging, or implementation for an electronic data processing system. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1904
- Specifications: means any description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of a good, service, or construction item. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- State public procurement unit: means the office of the chief procurement officer and any other purchasing agency of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-1755
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Supervising health-care provider: means the primary physician or the physician's designee, or the health-care provider or the provider's designee who has undertaken primary responsibility for an individual's health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Surplus personal property: includes obsolete, scrap, and excess personal property that has completed its useful life cycle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2004
- Surplus property: includes obsolete, scrap, and nonexpendable property that has completed its useful life cycle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2153
- Surrogate: means an individual, other than a patient's agent or guardian, authorized under this chapter to make a health-care decision for the patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9A-160
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Text: includes all printed material in the contract except:
(1) The insurer's name and address;
(2) The name, number, or title of the contract;
(3) The table of contents or index;
(4) Any captions or subcaptions;
(5) Any specification pages, schedules, or tables;
(6) Any language required by federal law, regulation, or agency interpretation or any written certification to exclude such language;
(7) Any language required by any collective bargaining agreement;
(8) Any medical terminology; and
(9) Any definitions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10-102
- 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: means services to individuals and families by health or social work professionals which attempt to alleviate physical or mental illness or behavioral problems, including but not limited to, medical treatment, counseling, physical, occupational and other therapeutic services, and referral and case management services for medical treatment, counseling, and other therapeutic services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2170
- 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.
- university: refers to the University of Hawaii, unless otherwise required by the context. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-101
- Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
- User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
- Using agency: means any governmental body which utilizes any goods, services, or construction procured under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-117
- Virgin oil: means oil which has been refined from crude oil and which has not been used or contaminated with impurities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-2167.5