515-1 Construction
515-2 Definitions
515-3 Discriminatory practices
515-4 Exemptions
515-5 Discriminatory financial practices
515-6 Restrictive covenants and conditions
515-7 Blockbusting
515-8 Religious institutions
515-9 Enforcement
515-10 to 12 Repealed
515-13 Remedies
515-14, 15 Repealed
515-16 Other discriminatory practices
515-17 Attempts
515-18 Conciliation agreements
515-19 Public contractors
515-20 Prima facie evidence

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 515 - Discrimination in Real Property Transactions

  • Age: means over the age of majority or emancipated minors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Commission: means the civil rights commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 371-1
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 371-1
  • Disability: means having a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, having a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Discriminatory practice: means a practice designated as discriminatory under the terms of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Employer: includes every person having control or custody of any employment, place of employment, or of any employee, but shall not include the United States or the State or any political subdivision thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 371-1
  • 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.
  • Familial status: means the status of:  a parent having legal custody of and domiciled with a minor child or children, a person who is domiciled with a minor child or children and who has written or unwritten permission from the legal parent, a person who is pregnant, or any person who is in the process of securing legal custody of a minor child or children. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • 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.
  • Gender identity or expression: includes a person's actual or perceived gender, as well as a person's gender identity, gender-related self-image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related expression, regardless of whether that gender identity, gender-related self-image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related expression is different from that traditionally associated with the person's sex at birth. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Housing accommodation: includes any improved or unimproved real property, or part thereof, which is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home or residence of one or more individuals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National origin: includes the national origin of an ancestor. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • 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.
  • Person: refers to the definition of § 1-19 and includes a legal representative, partnership, receiver, trust, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, the State, or any governmental entity or agency. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Real estate broker or salesperson: means a person, whether licensed or not, who, for or with the expectation of receiving a consideration, lists, sells, purchases, exchanges, rents, or leases real property, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate any of these activities, or who purports to be engaged in these activities, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate a loan secured or to be secured by a mortgage or other encumbrance upon real property, or who is engaged in the business of listing real property in a publication; or a person employed by or acting on behalf of any of these. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Real estate transaction: includes the sale, exchange, rental, or lease of real property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Real property: includes buildings, structures, real estate, lands, tenements, leaseholds, interests in real estate cooperatives, condominiums, and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal, or any interest therein. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Sexual orientation: means having a preference for heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality, having a history of any one or more of these preferences, or being identified with any one or more of these preferences. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 515-2
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.