Sections
ARTICLE 1 MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES 432:1-101 – 432:1-620
ARTICLE 2 FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES 432:2-101 – 432:2-705

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 432

  • Administrator: means the administrator of the correctional industries program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-702
  • Advanced grid modernization technology: means equipment, facilities, and associated processes that individually or collectively function to improve the reliability, resiliency, flexibility, and efficiency of the Hawaii electric system. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Agricultural activities: means a commercial agricultural, silvicultural, or aquacultural facility or pursuit conducted, in whole or in part, including the care and production of livestock and livestock products, poultry and poultry products, apiary products, and plant and animal production for nonfood uses; the planting, cultivating, harvesting, and processing of crops; and the farming or ranching of any plant or animal species in a controlled salt, brackish, or freshwater environment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Ancillary agreement: means any bond insurance policy, letter of credit, reserve account, surety bond, swap arrangement, hedging arrangement, liquidity or credit support arrangement, or other related bond document or other similar agreement or arrangement entered into in connection with the issuance of bonds that is designed to promote the credit quality and marketability of the bonds or to mitigate the risk of an increase in interest rates. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Ancillary services: means those essential grid support services provided by a facility, or other equipment to support and ensure the reliable generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, including frequency response and regulation, inertial response, reactive power and voltage control, and operating reserves. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Assessment: means an ongoing process through which a substance abuse professional collaborates with a client and other persons to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating the client's progress. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • Assessment program: refers to a not-for-profit corporation, government agency, or other entity accredited by the department of health to provide substance abuse services, or to a substance abuse professional certified pursuant to section 321-193. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • Basic exchange service: means those services consisting of single-line dial tone, touch-tone dialing, access to operator service, access to enhanced 911, telecommunications relay service, telephone directory, and access to directory-assistance service via 411 dialing. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Carrier of last resort: means a telecommunications carrier designated by the commission to provide universal service in a given local exchange service area determined to be lacking in effective competition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Center: means an offender family service center. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-108
  • Commission: means the public utilities commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-615
  • Department: means that department of the State that has jurisdiction over the administration of the correctional facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-108
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-702
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism, or any successor by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Designated local exchange service area: means an area as determined by the commission to be best served by designating a carrier of last resort pursuant to section 269-43. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Director: means the director of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-615
  • Director: means the director of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-702
  • Drug or alcohol dependent: means in a state of physical or psychological dependence, or both, arising from the use of a controlled substance or alcohol on a continuous basis that is characterized by behavioral and other responses, including but not limited to a strong compulsion to take the controlled substance or alcohol on a recurring basis, regardless of consequence, in order to experience its psychotropic effects or to avoid the discomfort of its absence. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • drug test: means a test conducted in a medically safe and appropriate manner to determine the presence or absence of alcohol or controlled substance metabolites, or to determine the recent or historical use of alcohol or a controlled substance by the subject of the test. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • Electric element: means any plant, line, cable, facility, control system, equipment, or other technology used for the generation, transmission, distribution, storage, regulation, or physical control of electricity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Electric utilities: means all electric utilities subject to billing, collecting, and remitting the public benefits fee, or the green infrastructure fee, at the time the financing order becomes final, and any other electric utility designated in the financing order. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Eligible customer-generator: means a metered residential or commercial customer, including a government entity, of an electric utility who owns and operates a solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating facility, or a hybrid system consisting of two or more of these facilities, that is:

         (1)  Located on the customer's premises;

         (2)  Operated in parallel with the utility's transmission and distribution facilities;

         (3)  In conformance with the utility's interconnection requirements; and

         (4)  Intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer's own electrical requirements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-301

  • Enforcement officer: means any person employed and authorized by the commission to investigate any matter on behalf of the commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the office of youth services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-601.5
  • Financing costs: means any of the following:

         (1)  Principal and interest payable on bonds;

         (2)  Any payment required under an ancillary agreement;

         (3)  Any amount required to fund or replenish a reserve account or another account established under any indenture, ancillary agreement, or other financing document relating to the issuance of bonds;

         (4)  Any redemption or call premium or cost of redeeming or refunding any existing debt of the department in connection with either the issuance of, or the use of proceeds from, bonds;

         (5)  Any costs incurred by the department to modify or amend any indenture, financing agreement, security agreement, or similar agreement or instrument securing any bond or any ancillary agreement;

         (6)  Any costs incurred by the department to obtain any consent, release, waiver, or approval from any bondholder or of any party to an ancillary agreement that are necessary to be incurred for the department to issue bonds;

         (7)  Any costs related to issuing or servicing bonds or related to obtaining a financing order, including servicing fees and expenses, trustee fees and expenses, legal, accounting, or other professional fees and expenses, administrative fees, placement fees, underwriting fees and discounts, capitalized interest and equity, and rating-agency fees; or loan program administration costs as authorized for recovery under a financing order or orders; or

         (8)  Any other similar costs incident to the issuance, administration, or servicing of the bonds that the department finds appropriate. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701

  • Financing order: means an order issued at the request of the department by the public utilities commission under this part that has become final as provided by law, and that authorizes the issuance of bonds and the imposition, adjustment from time to time, and collection of green infrastructure fees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Financing party: means :

         (1)  Any trustee, collateral agent, or other person acting for the benefit of a bondholder; or

         (2)  Any party to an ancillary agreement, the rights and obligations of which relate to or depend upon the existence of green infrastructure property and green infrastructure fees, the enforcement and priority of a security interest in green infrastructure property, the timely collection and payment of green infrastructure fees, or a combination of these factors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701

  • green infrastructure bond: means any bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness that is issued by the State, acting through the department, under a financing order, the proceeds of which are used directly or indirectly to recover, finance, or refinance financing costs of clean energy technology, demand response technology, and energy use reduction and demand side management infrastructure, programs, and services, and that are secured by or payable from green infrastructure property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Green infrastructure bond fund: means the special fund created pursuant to section 196-67. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Green infrastructure charge: means the on-bill charges as defined in section 196-61. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Green infrastructure fee: means the nonbypassable fees and charges authorized by section 269-166 and in a financing order authorized under this part to be imposed on and collected from all existing and future customers of electric utilities or any successor. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Green infrastructure property: means the property, rights, and interests created by the public utilities commission under a financing order, including the right to impose, charge, and collect from electric utility customers the green infrastructure fee that shall be used to pay and secure the payment of bonds and financing costs, including the right to obtain adjustments to the green infrastructure fee, and any revenues, receipts, collections, rights to payment, payments, moneys, claims, or other proceeds arising from the rights and interests created by the public utilities commission under any financing order. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Green infrastructure special fund: means the special fund created pursuant to section 196-65. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Hawaii electric system: means all electric elements located within the State together with all interconnections located within the State that collectively provide for the generation, transmission, distribution, storage, regulation, or physical control of electricity over a geographic area; provided that this term shall not include any electric element operating without any interconnection to any other electric element located within the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Health care expenditures: means claims incurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Interconnection: means the physical contact point connecting an electric element to another electric element or group of electric elements that allows for the flow and transfer of electricity between electric elements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Interconnection requirement: means a standard or rule, adopted by the commission under this part, concerning the performance levels, processes, practices, equipment, or facilities of any entity either having or seeking to obtain an  interconnection to the Hawaii electric system under procedures established pursuant to section 269-145 to ensure the reliable operation of the Hawaii electric system. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Member: means an individual who is covered by a mutual benefit society. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-15
  • Net energy metering: means measuring the difference between the electricity supplied through the electric grid and the electricity generated by an eligible customer-generator and fed back to the electric grid over a monthly billing period; provided that:

         (1)  Net energy metering shall be accomplished using a single meter capable of registering the flow of electricity in two directions;

         (2)  An additional meter or meters to monitor the flow of electricity in each direction may be installed with the consent of the customer-generator, at the expense of the electric utility, and the additional metering shall be used only to provide the information necessary to accurately bill or credit the customer-generator, or to collect solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating system performance information for research purposes;

         (3)  If the existing electrical meter of an eligible customer-generator is not capable of measuring the flow of electricity in two directions, the electric utility shall be responsible for all expenses involved in purchasing and installing a meter that is able to measure electricity flow in two directions;

         (4)  If an additional meter or meters are installed, the net energy metering calculation shall yield a result identical to that of a single meter; and

         (5)  An eligible customer-generator who already owns an existing solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating facility, or a hybrid system consisting of two or more of these facilities, is eligible to receive net energy metering service in accordance with this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-301

  • Net worth: means the excess of total admitted assets over total liabilities, but the liabilities shall not include fully subordinated debt. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-16
  • Office: means the office of youth services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-601.5
  • Operating expenses: means claims adjustment, administrative, soliciting, and reinsurance allowances. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Program: means the offender family service center program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-108
  • program: is synonymous with facility, agency, unit, and organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • Protected cell: means a separate account established by a sponsored captive insurance company formed or licensed under this article in which assets are maintained for one or more participants in accordance with the terms of one or more participant contracts to fund the liability of the sponsored captive insurance company assumed on behalf of the participants as set forth in the participant contracts. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-101
  • Reliability standard: means an electric reliability requirement or requirements, adopted by the commission under this part, to ensure the reliable design and operation of any or all portions of the Hawaii electric system, including but not limited to ancillary service requirements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-602
  • Renewable energy system: means any identifiable facility, equipment, apparatus, or the like that converts renewable energy, as defined in section 269-91, to useful thermal or electrical energy for heating, cooling, or reducing the use of other types of energy that are dependent on fossil fuel for their generation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • Society: means mutual benefit society. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Sponsored captive insurance company: means a captive insurance company:

         (1)  In which the minimum required capital and surplus is provided by one or more sponsors;

         (2)  That is formed or licensed under this article;

         (3)  That insures the risks only of its participants through separate participant contracts; and

         (4)  That may fund its liability to each participant through one or more protected cells. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-101

  • Successor: means , with respect to any electric utility, another electric utility or other entity that succeeds voluntarily or by operation of law to the rights and obligations of the first electric utility or other entity pursuant to any bankruptcy, reorganization, restructuring, or other insolvency proceedings; any merger, acquisition, or consolidation; or any sale or transfer of assets, regardless of how any of these actions occurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • telecommunications: means the offering of transmission between or among points specified by a user, of information of the user's choosing, including voice, data, image, graphics, and video without change in the form or content of the information, as sent and received, by means of electromagnetic transmission, or other similarly capable means of transmission, with or without benefit of any closed transmission medium, and does not include cable service as defined in section 440G-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:19-208
  • treatment program: means a program concerned with education, prevention, or treatment directed toward achieving the prevention of substance abuse, or the social, mental, and physical restoration of substance abusers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-405
  • Trustee: means any trustee or fiscal agent appointed under an indenture or certificate of the director executed in connection with the issuance of bonds pursuant to section 39-68. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:2-701
  • Uncovered expenditures: means the costs to the mutual benefit society for health care services that are the obligation of the mutual benefit society, for which a member may be liable in the event of the mutual benefit society's insolvency, and for which no alternative arrangements have been made that are acceptable to the commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • youth in need of services: means any youth who has been arrested, or who has had contact with the police, or who is experiencing social, emotional, psychological, educational, moral, physical, or other similar problems. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-601.5
  • Youth service system: means any youth services, facilities, or community-based programs provided through the family court and public and private agencies receiving state funds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-601.5
  • Youth services: means public or privately funded programs which provide developmental, preventive, protective, recreational, treatment or rehabilitative services for youth at risk including:  after school programs, foster care services, residential group homes, independent living programs; child nurturing and family living programs; camps; playground programs; services to youth with school-related problems including educational neglect; services to youth who are found to be subject to neglect, abuse, or exploitation; employment/training programs; diagnostic, preventive, and remedial medical and mental health services to youth, including chemically dependent, physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled and handicapped youth; information and referral services; and legal services to assure the rights of youth. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-601.5