Part I 388-1 – 388-13
Part III 388-41 – 388-42
Part IV Job Application Processing Fees 388-51 – 388-52

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 388

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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
  • Claim: means a right to payment, whether or not the right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Creditor: means , with respect to a transferor, a person who has a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Debt: means liability on a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Electronic transfer: includes but is not limited to point-of-sale transfers, automated teller machine transactions, direct deposits or withdrawals of funds, and transfers initiated by a telephone conversation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employee: includes any person suffered or permitted to work. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employees trust: means any trust created by an employer as part of a stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan for the exclusive benefit of some or all of the employer's employees, or their beneficiaries, to which contributions are made by the employer, or employees, or both, for the purpose of distributing in accordance with such plan to the employees, or their beneficiaries, the earnings or the principal, or both earnings and principal, of the trust fund, provided that it is impossible under the trust terms at any time prior to the satisfaction of all liabilities with respect to employees and their beneficiaries under the trust for any part of the corpus or income to be at any time used for or diverted to purposes other than the exclusive benefit of the employees, or their beneficiaries. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 555-1
  • Employer: includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, corporation, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased individual or the receiver, trustee, or successor of any of the same, employing any person, but shall not include the State or any political subdivision thereof or the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employer: includes a group of employers creating a combined plan or trust for the benefit of their employees or the beneficiaries of the employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 555-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Former spouse: means a person to whom the transferor was married where the marriage was dissolved before the time of the permitted transfer, or person with whom the transferor was in a civil union where the civil union was dissolved before the time of the permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-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
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • 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.
  • Internal Revenue Code: means subtitle A, chapter 1, of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of March 27, 2020, as it applies to the determination of gross income, adjusted gross income, ordinary income and loss, and taxable income, except those provisions of the Internal Revenue Code which, pursuant to this chapter, do not apply or are otherwise limited in application. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 235-2.3
  • Issuer: means the pay card issuer authorized to accept deposits and whose deposits are federally insured, and includes a person acting as a direct or indirect agent or administrator of an issuer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pay card: means a prepaid debit card distributed to an employee by an employer, or by another entity by arrangement with the employer, through which the employer provides the employee access to the employee's wages and is:

         (1)  Issued by a federally insured depository institution authorized to accept deposits; and

         (2)  Used by an employee to access wages from a pay card account and is redeemable at multiple unaffiliated merchants or service providers or automated teller machines. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1

  • Pay card account: means an account that is directly or indirectly established by an employer and to which transfers of the employee's wages are made. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Pay card fee schedule: means a written list of fees that may be charged to an employee by an issuer in connection with a pay card account or an explanation of how the fees will be determined. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Permitted property: includes real property, personal property, and interests in real or personal property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Permitted transfer: means a transfer of permitted property by or from one or more transferors who own an undivided interest in the property to one or more trustees, at least one of which is a permitted trustee, by means of a trust instrument, regardless of whether consideration is exchanged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Person: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recorded instrument: means any conveyance, deed, mortgage, lease assignment, or other instrument relating to this chapter and duly executed and recorded with the bureau of conveyances or the land court of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 558-3
  • Spouse: means a person to whom the transferor is married or with whom the person is party to a civil union at the time of the permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transfer: means the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of property, including the change in the legal ownership of property occurring upon the substitution of one trustee for another or the addition of one or more new trustees, or the exercise of a power that causes the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of permitted property to a trustee or trustees, but shall not include the release or relinquishment of an interest in property that was formerly the subject of a permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Transferor: means :

         (1)  An owner of permitted property;

         (2)  The holder of a power of appointment that authorizes the holder to appoint in favor of the holder, the holder's creditors, the holder's estate, or the creditors of the holder's estate; or

         (3)  A trustee who directly or indirectly makes a disposition of permitted property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2

  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust instrument: means an irrevocable instrument appointing a permitted trustee or permitted trustees for the permitted property that is the subject of a disposition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • 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 court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Wages: means compensation for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis of calculation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.