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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributions: means the amounts of money authorized by this chapter to be withheld from employees' wages for the payment of temporary disability benefits. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • Disability: means total inability of an employee to perform the duties of the employee's employment caused by sickness, pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, organ donation, or accident other than a work injury as defined in section 386‑3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • employed: means service, including service in interstate commerce, performed for wages under any contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, with an employer, except as otherwise provided in sections 392-4 and 392-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • Employer: means any individual or type of organization, including the State, any of its political subdivisions, any instrumentality of the State or its political subdivisions, any partnership, association, trust, estate, joint stock company, insurance company, or corporation, whether domestic or foreign, or receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or the legal representative of a deceased person, who has one or more individuals in employment during any day or portion of a day. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 services authorized under the Social Security Act, as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3

  • 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.
  • Wages: means all remuneration for services from whatever source, including commissions, bonuses, tips or gratuities received in the course of employment from others than the employer to the extent that they are customary and expected in that type of employment and reported to the employer for payroll tax deduction purposes, and the cash value of all remuneration in any medium other than cash. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3
  • Weekly benefit amount: means the amount payable under this chapter for a period of continuous disability throughout a calendar week. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 392-3