572B-1 Definitions
572B-2 Eligibility to enter into a civil union
572B-3 Civil unions void; when
572B-4 Solemnization; license to perform; refusal to join persons in a civil union
572B-4.5 Rights held by reciprocal beneficiaries who enter into a civil union
572B-5 Applicants for civil union; license required; limitations
572B-6 Application for license for persons who wish to enter into a civil union; fee
572B-7 Persons under control of conservator or guardian
572B-8 Record of solemnization; reported by whom; affidavit; evidentiary weight of certificate or affidavit
572B-9 Benefits, protections, and responsibilities
572B-9.5 Religious organizations; exemption under certain circumstances
572B-10 Unions performed in other jurisdictions
572B-11 References and inclusions

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 572B - Civil Unions

  • Additional benefits: means benefits payable to exhaustees by reason of conditions of high unemployment or by reason of other special factors under the provisions of any state law, including but not limited to chapter 385. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168
  • 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.
  • Agent: means the person or persons appointed as an agent or agents by the department of health pursuant to section 572-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attending physician: means a physician who is primarily responsible for the treatment of a work injury. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • 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
  • Benefit year: means a period of fifty-two consecutive weeks beginning with the first day of the week in which an individual files a new valid claim for benefits; except that the benefit year shall be fifty-three weeks if the filing of a new valid claim would result in overlapping any quarter of the base year of a previously filed new claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Benefits: means the money payments payable to an individual, as provided in this chapter, with respect to the individual's unemployment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Civil union: means a union between two individuals established pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-1
  • 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.
  • Compensation: means all benefits accorded by this chapter to an employee or the employee's dependents on account of a work injury as defined in this section; it includes medical and rehabilitation benefits, income and indemnity benefits in cases of disability or death, and the allowance for funeral and burial expenses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributions: means the money payments required by this chapter to be made into the state unemployment compensation fund by any employing unit on account of having individuals in its employ. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • 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.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Disability: means loss or impairment of a physical or mental function. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Disciplinary action: means personnel action by an employer in the form of punishment against an employee for infraction of employer or contract rules, in the form of a reprimand, suspension, or discharge. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Employee: means any individual in the employment of another person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Employer: means :

         (1)  Any employing unit which for some portion of a day within the current calendar year has or had in employment one or more individuals; and

         (2)  For the effective period of its election pursuant to section 383-77, any other employing unit which has elected to become subject to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1

  • Employer: means any person having one or more persons in the person's employment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Employment: includes , but is not limited to, any service performed prior to January 1, 1978, which was employment as defined in this section prior to such date and, subject to the other provisions of this section, service performed after December 31, 1977, by an employee as defined in section 3306(i) and (o) of the federal Unemployment Tax Act, including service in interstate commerce. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-2
  • Employment: means any service performed by an individual for another person under any contract of hire or apprenticeship, express or implied, oral or written, whether lawfully or unlawfully entered into. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • 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.
  • Exhaustee: means an individual who, with respect to any week of unemployment in the individual's eligibility period:

              (A)  Has received, prior to such week, all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual under this chapter or any other state law (including dependents' allowances and benefits payable to federal civilian employees and ex-servicemen under 5 United States Code chapter 85) in the individual's current benefit year that includes such week; provided that for the purposes of this subparagraph, an individual shall be deemed to have received all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual although, as a result of a pending appeal with respect to wages and/or employment that were not considered in the original monetary determination in the individual's benefit year, the individual may subsequently be determined to be entitled to added regular benefits; or

              (B)  The individual's benefit year having expired prior to such week has no, or has insufficient, wages and/or employment on the basis of which the individual could establish a new benefit year that would include such week; and

              (C)  (i)  Has no right to unemployment benefits or allowances, as the case may be, under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the Automotive Products Trade Act of 1965, and such other federal laws as are specified in regulations issued by the United States Secretary of Labor; and

                 (ii)  Has not received and is not seeking unemployment benefits under the unemployment compensation law of the Virgin Islands or of Canada; but if the individual is seeking such benefits and the appropriate agency finally determines that the individual is not entitled to benefits under such law the individual is considered an exhaustee; provided that this provision shall not be applicable to benefits under the Virgin Islands law beginning on the day after the day on which the United States Secretary of Labor approves under section 3304(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 an unemployment compensation law submitted by the Virgin Islands for approval. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168

  • Extended benefit period: means a period which:

              (A)  Begins with the third week after the first week for which there is a state "on" indicator; and

              (B)  Ends with either of the following weeks, whichever occurs later:

                  (i)  The third week after the first week for which there is a state "off" indicator; or

                 (ii)  The thirteenth consecutive week of such period; provided that no extended benefit period may begin before the fourteenth week following the end of a prior extended benefit period which was in effect with respect to this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168

  • Extended benefits: means benefits (including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and to ex-servicemen pursuant to 5 United States Code chapter 85) payable to an individual under the provisions of this part for weeks of unemployment in the individual's eligibility period. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168
  • Fund: means the unemployment compensation fund established by this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insured work: means employment for employers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Partner: means an individual who is a party to a civil union established pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-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.
  • Personal injury: includes death resulting therefrom. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Physician: includes a doctor of medicine, a dentist, a chiropractor, an osteopath, a naturopathic physician, a psychologist, an optometrist, an advanced practice registered nurse, and a podiatrist. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Psychologist: means a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate degree in psychology and who either has at least two years clinical experience in a recognized health setting, or has met the standards of the National Register of the Health Service Providers in Psychology. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Recipient of social service payments: includes :

         (1)  A person who is an eligible recipient of social services such as attendant care and day care services; and

         (2)  A corporation or private agency that contracts directly with the department of human services to provide attendant care and day care authorized under the Social Security Act, as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1

  • Regular benefits: means benefits payable to an individual under this chapter or under any other state law (including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and ex-servicemen pursuant to 5 United States Code chapter 85) other than extended benefits and additional benefits. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168
  • 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.
  • State: includes the states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • State law: means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the United States Secretary of Labor under section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-168
  • Suitable gainful employment: means employment or self-employment within the geographical area where the employee resides, which is reasonably attainable and which offers an opportunity to restore the employee's earnings capacity as nearly as possible to that level which the employee was earning at the time of injury and to return the employee to the active labor force as quickly as possible in a cost-effective manner, giving due consideration to the employee's qualifications, interests, incentives, future earnings capacity, and the present and future labor market. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • 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.
  • United States: includes the states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and, after December 31 of the year in which the Secretary of Labor approves for the first time an unemployment insurance law of the Virgin Islands submitted to the Secretary of Labor for approval, the term "United States" shall also include the Virgin Islands. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-2
  • Wages: means all remuneration for services constituting employment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1
  • Week: means a period of seven consecutive calendar days commencing with Sunday and ending at midnight the following Saturday. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Week of unemployment: means a week in which an individual is deemed unemployed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Weeks of employment: means all those weeks within each of which the individual has performed services in employment for not less than two days or four hours per week for one or more employers subject to this chapter or with respect to which the individual has received remuneration from one or more employers subject to this chapter in the form of vacation, holiday, or sickness pay or similar remuneration. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 383-1
  • Work injury: means a personal injury suffered under the conditions specified in section 386-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 386-1