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Part I Definitions and General Provisions 342F-1 – 342F-21
Part II Noise Control 342F-30 – 342F-33

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 342F

  • Administrator: means the administrator of the state procurement office. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • 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 103F-102
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Board: means the board of private detectives and guards described in section 463-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • Board: means Hawaii medical board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463E-1
  • Complaint: means any written charge filed with or by the department that a person is violating any provision of this chapter or any rule or order adopted pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Contract: means all types of agreements, regardless of what they may be called. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • 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.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • dBA: means the A-weighted sound level or unit of measurement describing the total sound level of all noises as measured with a sound level meter using the "A" weighting network. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • dBC: means the C-weighted sound level or unit of measurement describing the total sound level of all noises as measured with a sound level meter using the "C" weighting network. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Department: means department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463E-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • 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.
  • Excessive noise: means the presence of sound as measured by standard testing devices as established by the noise rules adopted by the department of a volume or in quantities and for durations which endangers human health, welfare or safety, animal life, or property or which unreasonably interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property in the State or in such areas of the State as are affected thereby. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Firm: means a sole proprietor, corporation, joint venture, limited liability partnership, limited liability corporation, partnership, association, or any other legal business entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guard agency: means a licensed firm engaged in the guard business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • 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 103F-102
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means each person or agency named as party or properly entitled to be a party in any court or agency proceeding. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Permit: means written authorization from the director to construct, modify, or operate any excessive noise source. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, federal agency, the State or any of its political subdivisions, trust, estate, or any other legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Podiatric medicine: means the medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative, and electrical diagnosis and treatment of the human foot, malleoli, and ankle, including the surgical treatment of the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot, but does not include amputation above the ankle, treatment of systemic conditions, or the use of any anesthetic except local anesthetic. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463E-1
  • Podiatrist: means a person in the professional practice of podiatric medicine. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463E-1
  • Pollution: means excessive noise. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Principal detective: means a licensed detective designated as the detective agency's primary licensee who is fully responsible for the direct management and control of the agency and the agency's employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • Principal guard: means a licensed guard designated as the guard agency's primary licensee who is fully responsible for the direct management and control of the agency and the agency's employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • private detective agency: means a licensed firm engaged in the private detective business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 463-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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 103F-102
  • 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 103F-102
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • university: refers to the University of Hawaii, unless otherwise required by the context. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-101
  • Variance: means special written authorization from the director to cause or emit excessive noise in a manner or in an amount in excess of applicable standards, or to do an act that deviates from the requirements of rules adopted under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1
  • Vehicle: means any device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn, including boats and ships. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 342F-1