Sections
Part I Meetings 92-1 – 92-13
Part II Boards: Quorum; General Powers 92-15 – 92-17
Part III Copies of Records; Costs and Fees 92-21 – 92-31
Part IV Notice of Public Hearings 92-41
Part VI General Provisions 92-71

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 92

  • Accuser: means a person who signs and swears to charges, any person who directs that charges nominally be signed and sworn to by another, and any person who has an interest other than an official interest in the prosecution of the accused. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Active state duty: means duty in the active military service of the State under an order of the governor issued under authority vested in the governor by law, and includes travel to and from such duty. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Adjutant general: means the adjutant general of the State as defined in section 121-7. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Advisory committee: means an advisory committee on small business as established in section 201M-4. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201M-1
  • affects small business: means any potential or actual requirement imposed upon a small business through an agency's proposed or adopted rule that will cause a direct and significant economic burden upon a small business, or is directly related to the formation, operation, or expansion of a small business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201M-1
  • 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.
  • Agency: means each state or county board, commission, department, or officer authorized by law to make rules, except those in the legislative or judicial branches. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201M-1
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • attendance: means a student is physically present in school after enrollment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Board: means the small business regulatory review board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201M-1
  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources as provided in chapter 26. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Board: means the board of directors of the development corporation established in section 206J-4, and any successor thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Board: means any agency, board, commission, authority, or committee of the State or its political subdivisions which is created by constitution, statute, rule, or executive order, to have supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power over specific matters and which is required to conduct meetings and to take official actions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 92-2
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Bonds: means revenue bonds, special facilities revenue bonds, notes, or other instruments of indebtedness of the development corporation issued under this chapter and shall include refunding bonds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Cafeteria workers: includes all employees of any public school cafeteria other than the cafeteria manager. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chance meeting: means a social or informal assemblage of two or more members at which matters relating to official business are not discussed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 92-2
  • Commanding officer: includes only commissioned officers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Commissioned officer: includes a commissioned warrant officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Convening authority: includes , in addition to the person who convened the court, a commissioned officer commanding for the time being, or a successor in command. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the department of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Development area: means an area so designated pursuant to section 206-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Development corporation: means the Aloha Tower development corporation established by section 206J-4. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Development project: means a specific unit for development within a designated area for which a program of acquisition and development is established. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means the state public education system as a whole, except as used by the department for federal compliance and reporting requirements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Duty status other than active state duty: means any time when members and units of the state military forces assemble for drill or other equivalent training, instruction, or duty or participate in field training, encampments, maneuvers, schools, conferences, cruises, or other similar duties as may be prescribed by the laws of the United States (including but not limited to title 32 of the United States Code) or of the State and any regulations issued thereunder, and includes travel to and from such duty. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Educational officers: includes principals, vice-principals, and professional employees of the state and district offices of the department, except those employees in the classified service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Enlisted member: means a person in an enlisted grade. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governor: means the governor of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Governor: means the governor of the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Grade: means a step or degree, in a graduated scale of office or military rank, that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • Incumbent teachers: refers to teachers presently in service or on authorized leaves from the department. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interactive conference technology: means any form of audio or audio and visual conference technology, including teleconference, videoconference, and voice over internet protocol, that facilitates interaction between the public and board members. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 92-2
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Lands: means either undeveloped lands or land together with improvements and appurtenances and includes real property as defined in section 201H-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Law officer: means an official of a general court-martial detailed in accordance with section 124A-45. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • License: means the recognition granted by the Hawaii teacher standards board to an individual to practice the profession of teaching. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lieutenant governor: means the lieutenant governor of the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Maritime: means the administration of chapter 266 by the department of transportation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Meeting: means the convening of a board for which a quorum is required in order to make a decision or to deliberate toward a decision upon a matter over which the board has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 92-2
  • Military: refers to any or all of the armed forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Military court: means a court-martial, a court of inquiry, or a provost court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • 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.
  • Obligee: means any bondholder, agents or trustees for any bondholders, or lessor demising to the board property used in conjunction with a development project, or any assignee of the lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Officer: means commissioned or warrant officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Person: means an individual, group, partnership, firm, association, corporation, trust, governmental agency, governmental official, administrative body, or tribunal or any form of business or legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-122
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political subdivision: means a county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Project: means an undertaking of work or improvement of public or private real or personal property or any interest therein, developed, acquired, constructed, reconstructed, rehabilitated, improved, altered, or repaired by the development corporation, by itself or in conjunction with qualified persons, and including public facilities and, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, facilities for and functionally related and subordinate to maritime purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Project cost: means the total cost in carrying out all undertakings that the development corporation deems reasonable and necessary for the development of a project, including but not limited to the cost of studies, surveys, plans, and specifications, architectural, design, engineering, or any other special related services; the cost of site preparation and development, demolition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and improvement; the cost of financing such project, including interest on bonds issued to finance such project from the date thereof to the estimated date of completion of such project as determined by the board; the cost of an allocable portion of the administrative and operating expenses of the development corporation related to the development of such project; and the cost of any indemnity and surety bonds, premiums on policies of insurance, legal fees, and fees and expenses of trustees, depositories, and paying agents for the bonds; all as the development corporation shall deem necessary. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Public agency: means any office, department, board, commission, bureau, division, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the federal, state, or county government. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Public facilities: means streets, utility and service corridors, and utility lines where applicable, sufficient to adequately service developable improvements in the area, parking garages, sidewalks, pedestrian ways, parks, and other community facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Public schools: means all academic and noncollege type schools established and maintained by the department and charter schools governed by chapter 302D. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Qualified person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, or any public agency, possessing the competence, expertise, experience, and resources, including financial, personnel, and tangible resources, required for the purposes of the project and such other qualifications as may be deemed desirable by the development corporation in administering this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Rank: means the order of precedence among members of the state military forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Real property: means lands, structures, and interests therein and natural resources including water, minerals, and all such things connected with land, including lands under water and riparian rights, space rights, and air rights and any and all other things and rights usually included within the term. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • 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.
  • Residence lot: means a lot not exceeding one-half acre in size, obtained by subdivision of lands acquired pursuant to this chapter and used for one or two family residential use only, except as may otherwise be provided herein. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Small business: means a for-profit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, or other legal entity that:

         (1)  Is domiciled and authorized to do business in Hawaii;

         (2)  Is independently owned and operated; and

         (3)  Employs fewer than one hundred full-time or part-time employees in Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201M-1

  • State: means the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • State judge advocate: means the commissioned officer responsible for supervising the administration of the military justice in the state military forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • State military forces: means the national guard of the State, as defined in section 101(3) of title 32, United States Code, the organized naval militia of the State, and any other military force organized under the laws of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of education. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Teacher: means a person whose duties in the public educational system are primarily teaching or instruction of students or related activities centered primarily on students and who is in close and continuous contact with students, and shall include but not be limited to classroom teachers, school librarians, counselors, registrars, and special education teachers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-101
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • university: refers to the University of Hawaii, unless otherwise required by the context. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 304A-101
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.