Sections
Part I General Provisions 486-1 – 486-37
Part II Petroleum Product Accounting and Inspection 486-50 – 486-56
Part III Odometers 486-71 – 486-87
Part V Measurement Standards, Uniform Packaging and Labeling 486-101 – 486-123
Part VI Measuremasters 486-131 – 486-137

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 486

  • Administrator: means the administering officer of the quality assurance division, or any qualified person so designated by the chairperson. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Board: means board of agriculture. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Certificate of conformance: means a document issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology based on testing in participating laboratories and constitutes evidence of conformance of a type with the requirements of National Institute of Standards and Technology handbooks 44, 105-1, 105-2, or 105-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Chairperson: includes the chairperson of the board of agriculture and when specifically designated by the chairperson for the purpose of effectuating this chapter, the deputy to the chairperson. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer commodity: means any article, product, good or agricultural or other commodity of any kind that is customarily produced or distributed for sale through mercantile or retail sales outlets for consumption or use by individuals, including but not limited to food products or consumer packages. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Craft item: means any consumer commodity that is not an agricultural commodity or a perishable consumer commodity that is manufactured, assembled, fabricated, or produced by an individual working alone or a small group of individuals working collaboratively and that is produced by hand or by using simple tools. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means department of agriculture. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Incorrect: means to be in noncompliance with any specification, tolerance, performance criteria, standard, or any part of this chapter or any rule adopted under it. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means any employee or official of the department authorized by the board to administer and enforce the provisions of this law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce or trade begun, carried on, and completed wholly within the limits of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • 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.
  • Label: includes any written, printed, or graphic matter affixed to, applied to, attached to, blown into, formed, molded into, embossed on, or appearing upon or adjacent to a consumer commodity, or a package containing any consumer commodity, for purposes of branding, pricing, identifying, or giving any information with respect to the commodity or to the contents of the package, except that an inspector's tag or other nonpromotional matter affixed to or appearing upon a consumer commodity shall not be considered a label requiring the repetition of label information required by this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • 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
  • Measure: includes all measures of every kind, including but not limited to weight, mass, length, volume, time, and count; instruments and devices for weighing, measuring, or counting; and appliances and accessories associated with any such instruments and devices. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Measurement standards: includes any standard or definition or model or reference or measurement relating to metrology including but not limited to weights and measures, artifacts, and reproducible definitions of a unit of measure and their applicable tolerances including those of the SI, and definitions of a lot size, sample and tolerances as related to statistical inspection. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Metric system: means the SI or International System of Units, as established by the General Conference of Weights and Measures in 1960 and as interpreted or modified for the United States by the Secretary of Commerce. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Misbranded: includes :

         (1)  False, incomplete, incorrect, or misleading labeling;

         (2)  Misrepresentation as to the identity, quantity, quality, or point of origin;

         (3)  Misrepresentation as to the principal place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor;

         (4)  Misrepresentation by vignette, pictorial display, identifiable geographical location, or by any term, word, or phrase in juxtaposition to any other information associated with, labeled on, or accompanying the consumer commodity which falsely alludes to a specific point of origin, a general locale such as a state, or to historical usage by a people;

         (5)  Misrepresentation as to originality or creativity;

         (6)  Misrepresentation of the consumer commodity as an imitation of another or as an imitation of a generic product; and

         (7)  Misrepresentation in any other manner tending to confuse the prospective purchaser. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • National type evaluation program: means a program of cooperation between the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the states, and the private sector for determining, on a uniform basis, conformance of a type with the relevant provisions of National Institute of Standards and Technology handbook 44, "Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices"; National Institute of Standards and Technology handbook 105-1, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Field Standard Weights (NIST class F)"; National Institute of Standards and Technology handbook 105-2, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Field Standard Measuring Flask"; or National Institute of Standards and Technology handbook 105-3, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Graduated Neck Type Volumetric Field Standards". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Net weight: means :

         (1)  As applied to commodities, the weight of a commodity excluding any materials, substances, or items not considered to be part of the commodity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-101

  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Participating laboratory: means any state measurement laboratory that has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in accordance with its program for the certification of capability of state measurement laboratories, to conduct a type evaluation under the national type evaluation program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Perishable consumer commodity: includes , but is not limited to, baked goods, dairy products, cut or dried flowers, coffee, candy, cookies, jam, jelly, juices, oils, nuts, or similar products. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Petroleum product: includes automotive gasoline, diesel fuels, fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas both liquid and vapor, residuals, distillates and fractions, kerosene, aviation fuels, turbine fuels, solvent, hydro-carbons or synthetics, crude oil, lubricating oil, or any other oil or distillate or blends of the above or any other product or byproduct normally considered a petroleum product, and synthetic natural gas or natural gas and manufactured gas or blends thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-50
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • random package: means a package that is one of a lot, shipment, or delivery of packages of the same commodity with no fixed pattern of measure. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • 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.
  • Retail: means sale to the final consumer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • sale: include barter and exchange. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Sale from bulk: means sale of commodities or services when the quantity is determined at the time of sale. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-101
  • Standard package: means a package that is one of a lot, shipment, or delivery of packages of the same commodity with identical net contents declarations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Type: means a model or models of a particular measurement system, instrument, element, or a field standard that positively identifies the design. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1
  • Type evaluation: means the testing, examination, or evaluation of a type by a participating laboratory under the national type evaluation program. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 486-1