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ARTICLE 1 MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES 432:1-101 – 432:1-625
ARTICLE 2 FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES 432:2-101 – 432:2-705

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 432

  • Able-bodied inmate: means any person in the custody of the department of public safety who, as determined by the department, is physically and mentally able to participate in a work program or other training program authorized by this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 354D-2
  • Actual earnings from employment: means the total compensation, including reported amount of tips for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis of calculation, but shall not include the reasonable cost to an employer of furnishing an employee with fringe benefits or board, lodging, or other facilities and non-cash gratuities of any kind. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the correctional industries program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 354D-2
  • 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 269-141
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Advisory committee: means the correctional industries advisory committee established in section 354D-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 354D-2
  • 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.
  • Alcohol: means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or not, whatever may be the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol, but not denatured or other alcohol which is considered nonpotable under the customs laws of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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.
  • 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 269-161
  • 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 269-141
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means any person who uses the services of an employment agency to secure employment for that person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • Apprentice: means a worker at least sixteen years of age, except where a higher minimum age standard is otherwise fixed by law, who is employed to learn an apprenticeable occupation in accordance with the standards of apprenticeship established by this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • Apprenticeship agreement: is a written agreement between an apprentice and either the apprentice's program sponsors or an apprenticeship committee acting as agent for the program sponsors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • Apprenticeship committee: means a group of persons designated by the sponsors to administer an apprenticeship program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • 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
  • 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 353G-2
  • 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 353G-2
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Hawaii green infrastructure authority established under section 196-63. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • 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.
  • Beer: means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley or other grain, malt, and hops in water. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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
  • board: means a board established by county charter, within a county, that shall have the jurisdiction to hear and determine complaints or violations of liquor laws and to impose penalties as may be provided in this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Bondholder: means any holder or owner of a bond. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • 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 269-1
  • Center: means an offender family service center. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 353D-2
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Clean energy technology: means any technology as defined in section 269-121(b). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • Club: means any organization for objects of a social, patriotic, political, or athletic nature, or the like, but not for pecuniary gain, having a regular membership to all of whom is charged monthly or quarterly dues, employing a full-time steward, and from which organization no person is entitled to or takes, directly or indirectly, any share of the profits thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Commission: means the public utilities commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-141
  • Commission: means the liquor commission for the county within which such commission has jurisdiction under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Condominium hotel: means an establishment consisting of one or more buildings that includes:

         (1)  Guest rooms that are units, as defined in section 514B-3, which are used to provide transient lodging for periods of less than thirty days under a written contract with the owner of the apartment or unit in the condominium hotel operation; and

         (2)  Guest rooms that are units, owned or managed by the condominium hotel operator providing transient lodging for periods of less than thirty days, which are offered for adequate pay to transient guests. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1

  • Condominium hotel operator: means any person who operates a condominium hotel, including but not limited to, a condominium hotel operator registered under section 467-30. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • County: means the county in respect of which each commission has jurisdiction under this chapter; provided that in the county of Kalawao liquor may be sold only by such persons and only under such conditions as may be permitted or prescribed from time to time by the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism, or any successor by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • Department: means that department of the State that has jurisdiction over the administration of the correctional facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 353D-2
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 354D-2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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 269-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 354D-2
  • Director: means the director of the office of veterans' services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 363-1
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • Director: means the director of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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 353G-2
  • 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 353G-2
  • Elected executive head: means the mayor of each county or the mayor's duly appointed or elected successor. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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 269-141
  • 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 269-161
  • 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 269-101

  • Employer: means any individual, partnership, corporation, or association, employing or seeking to employ any person for hire. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • Employment agency: means any individual, partnership, corporation, or association engaged in the business of providing employment information, procuring employment for applicants, or procuring employees for placement with employers upon request, for a fee or other valuable thing, exacted, charged, or received, but shall not include the United States or the State or instrumentalities thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • establishment: means a single physical location where the selling of liquor takes place. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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 269-161

  • 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 269-161
  • 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 269-161

  • 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.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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 269-161
  • Green infrastructure bond fund: means the special fund created pursuant to section 196-67. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • Green infrastructure charge: means the on-bill charges as defined in section 196-61. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • 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 269-161
  • Green infrastructure loan program order: means an order issued by the public utilities commission under section 269-171 that establishes the use or other disposition of amounts deposited and held in the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund pursuant to section 196-65. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • 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 269-161
  • Green infrastructure special fund: means the special fund created pursuant to section 196-65. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-161
  • 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.
  • 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 269-141
  • Health care expenditures: means claims incurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Hotel: means an establishment consisting of one or more buildings which contain such total number of rooms as may be prescribed by the commission and in which rooms sleeping accommodations are provided and offered for adequate pay to transient or permanent guests. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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 269-141
  • 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 269-141
  • intoxicating liquor: includes alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin, okolehao, sake, beer, ale, porter, and wine; and also includes, in addition to the foregoing, any spirituous, vinous, malt or fermented liquor, liquids, and compounds, whether medicated, proprietary, patented, or not, in whatever form and of whatever constituency and by whatever name called, containing one-half of one per cent or more of alcohol by volume, which are fit for use or may be used or readily converted for use for beverage purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Investigator: means any investigator of the commission in each case for the county wherein the commission has jurisdiction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • License: means any license granted under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • licensed premises: means the building and property that houses the establishment for which a license has been or is proposed to be issued; provided that in the case of class 12 hotel license, "premises" includes the hotel premises; provided further that in the case of a class 15 condominium hotel license, "premises" includes units, as defined in section 514B-3, that are used to provide transient lodging for periods of less than thirty days under a written contract with the owner or owners of each unit in, and common elements for access purposes as established by the declaration of condominium property regime of, the condominium hotel; and provided further that if an establishment is in a retail shopping complex the businesses of which have formed a merchants association, "premises" means the establishment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Licensee: includes also all agents, servants, and employees of the holder of a license. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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.
  • Member: means an individual who is covered by a mutual benefit society. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Minor: means any person below the age of twenty-one years. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • 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 269-101

  • 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 1-21
  • 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: means the office of veterans' services as constituted under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 363-1
  • Operating expenses: means claims adjustment, administrative, soliciting, and reinsurance allowances. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Original package: means a package or container as it existed at the time of its delivery by the manufacturer or the wholesale dealer for convenience in transportation and sale. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partner: means a partner in a general partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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 and includes natural persons, associations, copartnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations, and also includes any agent, servant, and employee of such person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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
  • premises: includes the hotel premises; provided further that in the case of a class 15 condominium hotel license, "premises" includes units, as defined in section 514B-3, that are used to provide transient lodging for periods of less than thirty days under a written contract with the owner or owners of each unit in, and common elements for access purposes as established by the declaration of condominium property regime of, the condominium hotel; and provided further that if an establishment is in a retail shopping complex the businesses of which have formed a merchants association, "premises" means the establishment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Principal agent: means the responsible managing agent who is responsible for managing an employment agency and who is responsible for all business transactions and actions by the agency's employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 373-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Program: means the offender family service center program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 353D-2
  • program: is synonymous with facility, agency, unit, and organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 353G-2
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means that cost of insurance per exposure unit whether expressed as a single number or as a prospective loss cost with an adjustment to account for the treatment of expenses, profit, and individual insurer variation in loss experience, prior to any application of individual risk variations based on loss or expense considerations, and does not include minimum premium. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:14-101.5
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regulation: means any regulation prescribed by the commission with the approval of the elected executive head of the county for carrying out this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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 269-141
  • 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.
  • 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 269-1
  • 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.
  • Restaurant: means a place which is regularly and in a bona fide manner used and kept open for the serving of meals to patrons for compensation and which has suitable kitchen facilities connected therewith, containing the necessary equipment and supplies for cooking an assortment of foods which may be required for ordinary meals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail licensee: means any licensee holding a class 2, class 4 through class 16, or class 18 license. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Seller: includes the agents and employees of a seller; provided that any person shall be deemed to be a seller, who in the State, whether acting as agent or representative of a nonresident principal or otherwise, solicits the placing of or takes, receives, or forwards orders for liquor to be shipped into the State from any place without the State to be delivered to customers, by direct shipment or otherwise. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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.
  • Society: means mutual benefit society. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 432:1-406
  • Sponsor: means any person, employer, association, committee, or organization operating an apprenticeship program and in whose name the program is, or is to be, registered and approved. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 372-2
  • Standard bar: means any establishment licensed to sell liquor for consumption on the premises, except:

         (1)  Premises in which a person performs or entertains unclothed or in attire restricted to use by entertainers pursuant to commission regulations; or

         (2)  Premises in which live entertainment or recorded music is provided. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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 269-161
  • 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 269-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • to sell: includes to solicit and receive an order for; to have or keep or offer or expose for sale; to deliver for value or in any other way than purely gratuitously; to peddle; to keep with intent to sell; to traffic in; and the word "sale" includes every act of selling as herein defined. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • 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 353G-2
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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 269-161
  • 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
  • Under the influence of liquor: means that the person concerned has consumed intoxicating liquor sufficient to impair at the particular time under inquiry the person's normal mental faculties or ability to care for oneself and guard against casualty, or sufficient to substantially impair at the time under inquiry that clearness of intellect and control of oneself which the person would otherwise normally possess. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • Veteran: means any person who has served in any of the armed services of the United States, or any person who is now a citizen of the United States who has served in any of the armed services of any country which was an ally of the United States in any war or campaign in which the United States was also engaged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 363-1
  • Wine: means any wine coming within the definition of wine contained in the United States Revenue Act of 1918 (Act of February 24, 1919), and includes sake. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1
  • writing: includes printing and typewriting. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 281-1