97-1 Definitions
97-2 Registration of lobbyists, requirements
97-2.5 Renewal of registration
97-3 Contributions and expenditures; statement
97-4 Manner of filing; public records
97-4.5 Lobbyist list
97-5 Restricted activities
97-6 Administration
97-7 Penalties; administrative fines

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 97

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Administrative action: means the proposal, drafting, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any administrative agency of any rule or other action governed by section 91-3. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Administrative agency: means a commission, board, agency, or other body, or official in the state government that is not a part of the legislative or judicial branch. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Administrator: means the person in charge of a public or private hospital. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Aquatic life: means any type or species of mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, invertebrate, coral, or other animal that inhabits the freshwater or marine environment and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or freshwater or marine plants, including seeds, roots, products, and other parts thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Association: means an association organized under chapter 421 or 421C. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-201
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the State issued pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness of the State issued pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Center: means any center organized as an independent nonprofit educational corporation duly established under the laws of this State, whose principal purpose is to facilitate the resolution of international business, trade, commercial, and other disputes between persons by means of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, and other means as an alternative to the resort to litigation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
  • Certificate of limited partnership: means the certificate required by section425E-201. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Collaborative law communication: means a statement, whether oral or in a record, or verbal or nonverbal, that:

         (1)  Is made to conduct, participate in, continue, or reconvene a collaborative law process; and

         (2)  Occurs after the parties sign a collaborative law participation agreement and before the collaborative law process is concluded. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • Collaborative law participation agreement: means an agreement by persons to participate in a collaborative law process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Collaborative law process: means a procedure intended to resolve a collaborative matter without intervention by a tribunal in which persons:

         (1)  Sign a collaborative law participation agreement; and

         (2)  Are represented by collaborative lawyers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • Collaborative lawyer: means a lawyer who represents a party in a collaborative law process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Collaborative matter: means a dispute, transaction, claim, problem, or issue for resolution including a dispute, claim, or issue in a proceeding which is described in a collaborative law participation agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Commercial marine license: means a license issued to take marine life within or outside the State for commercial purpose. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Contribution: includes a gift, subscription, forgiveness of a loan, advance, or deposit of money, or anything of value and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not enforceable, to make a contribution. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means any duly constituted court and includes proceedings, hearings of per diem judges as authorized by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Director: means the director of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Director: means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a limited partnership to a partner in the partner's capacity as a partner or to a transferee on account of a transferable interest owned by the transferee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Entity: includes domestic and foreign corporations, domestic professional corporations, domestic and foreign limited liability companies, domestic and foreign nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign business trusts, estates, domestic and foreign partnerships, domestic and foreign limited partnerships, domestic and foreign limited liability partnerships, trusts, two or more persons having joint or common economic interest, associations and cooperative associations, and state, federal, and foreign governments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Expenditure: includes a payment, distribution, forgiveness of a loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money, or anything of value and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not enforceable, to make an expenditure. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Foreign limited liability limited partnership: means a foreign limited partnership whose general partners have limited liability for the obligations of the foreign limited partnership under a provision similar to section 425E-404(c). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Foreign limited partnership: means a partnership formed under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this State and required by those laws to have one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • 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
  • General partner: means :

         (1)  With respect to a limited partnership, a person that:

              (A)  Becomes a general partner under section 425E-401; or

              (B)  Was a general partner in a limited partnership when the limited partnership became subject to this chapter under section 425E-1204(a) or (b); and

         (2)  With respect to a foreign limited partnership, a person that has rights, powers, and obligations similar to those of a general partner in a limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102

  • Individual: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Law firm: means :

         (1)  Lawyers who practice law together in a partnership, professional corporation, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or association;

         (2)  Lawyers employed in a legal services organization;

         (3)  Lawyers employed in the legal department of a corporation or other organization; or

         (4)  Lawyers employed in the legal department of a government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • Legislative action: means the sponsorship, drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment, or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination, appointment, or any other matter pending or proposed in the legislature. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Limited partner: means :

         (1)  With respect to a limited partnership, a person that:

              (A)  Becomes a limited partner under section 425E-301; or

              (B)  Was a limited partner in a limited partnership when the limited partnership became subject to this chapter under section 425E-1204(a) or (b); and

         (2)  With respect to a foreign limited partnership, a person that has rights, powers, and obligations similar to those of a limited partner in a limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lobbying: means communicating directly or through an agent, or soliciting others to communicate, with any official in the legislative or executive branch, for the purpose of attempting to influence legislative or administrative action or a ballot issue. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Lobbyist: means any individual who:

         (1)  Receives or expects to receive, either by employment or contract, $1,000 or more in monetary or in-kind compensation in any calendar year for engaging in lobbying, either personally or through the lobbyist's agents; or

         (2)  For pay or other consideration, on behalf of another person:

              (A)  Engages in lobbying in excess of five hours in any month of any reporting period described in section 97-3;

              (B)  Engages in lobbying in excess of ten hours during any calendar year; or

              (C)  Makes expenditures of $1,000 or more of the person's or any other person's money lobbying during any reporting period described in section 97-3;

    provided that an employee of a nonprofit organization who spends fewer than ten hours in any month lobbying on a grant application submitted pursuant to chapter 42F is not a lobbyist if the employee does not engage in lobbying on matters that are unrelated to the grant application. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1

  • Marine life: means any type or species of saltwater fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, coral, or other marine animals, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or seaweeds or other marine plants, including any part, product, seed, or root thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Mental health: means a state of social, psychological, and physical well-being, with capacity to function effectively in a variety of social roles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Merger: means the procedure authorized by this part in which one domestic or foreign entity combines with one or more domestic or foreign entities resulting in either one surviving entity or one new entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-201
  • Nonparty participant: means a person, other than a party and the party's collaborative lawyer, that participates in a collaborative law process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Organizing articles: means :

         (1)  For an association, corporation, or nonprofit corporation, the articles of incorporation;

         (2)  For a general partnership or limited liability partnership, the registration statement;

         (3)  For a limited partnership, the certificate of limited partnership; and

         (4)  For a limited liability company, the articles of organization. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-201

  • Partner: means a limited partner or general partner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Partnership agreement: means the partners' agreement, whether oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination, concerning the limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Party: means a person that signs a collaborative law participation agreement and whose consent is necessary to resolve a collaborative matter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Patient: means a person under observation, care, or treatment at a psychiatric facility. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Person: means a corporation, individual, union, association, firm, sole proprietorship, partnership, committee, club, or any other organization or a representative of a group of persons acting in concert. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 97-1
  • Person: includes any individual or entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Person: means not only individuals, but corporations, firms, associations, societies, communities, assemblies, inhabitants of a district, or neighborhood, or persons known or unknown, and the public generally and shall include a government or any agency, instrumentality, or subdivision thereof where it appears, from the subject matter, the sense and connection in which such words are used, that such construction is intended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Person dissociated as a general partner: means a person dissociated as a general partner of a limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Principal office: means the office where the principal executive office of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership is located, whether or not the office is located in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Proceeding: means :

         (1)  A judicial, administrative, arbitral, or other adjudicative process before a tribunal, including related prehearing and post-hearing motions, conferences, and discovery; or

         (2)  A legislative hearing or similar process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with a project party providing for the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to finance facilities of a project party or for a project party or to loan the proceeds of such bonds to assist not-for-profit corporations that provide early childhood education and care facilities that serve the general public, including without limitation any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Project party: means a not-for-profit corporation that provides an early childhood education and care facility that serves the general public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Project party: means a not-for-profit private nonsectarian and sectarian elementary school, secondary school, college, and university that serves the general public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-251
  • Prospective party: means a person that discusses with a prospective collaborative lawyer the possibility of signing a collaborative law participation agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • refinancing: means the liquidation, retirement, or provision for retirement with the proceeds of bonds issued by the State, of any indebtedness of a project party incurred to finance or aid in financing a lawful purpose of such project party not financed pursuant to this part which constitutes an early childhood education and care facility or consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the State incurred for an early childhood education and care facility related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the project party was initially incurred. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-221
  • Registered office: means the office that a domestic or foreign limited partnership is required to register and maintain under section 425E-114. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Related to a collaborative matter: means involving the same parties, transaction or occurrence, nucleus of operative fact, dispute, claim, or issue as the collaborative matter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2
  • Required information: means the information that a limited partnership is required to maintain under section 425E-111. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Sign: means to execute or adopt a tangible symbol with the present intent to authenticate a record or to attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record with the present intent to authenticate the record. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Sign: means , with present intent, to authenticate or adopt a record:

         (1)  To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

         (2)  To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • to fish: means catching, taking, or harvesting, or attempting to catch, take, or harvest, aquatic life. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Transfer: includes an assignment, conveyance, deed, bill of sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, encumbrance, gift, and transfer by operation of law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Transferable interest: means a partner's right to receive distributions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest has been transferred, whether or not the transferor is a partner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, out-patient, intermediate, domiciliary, and inpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, and other special services which may be extended to handicapped persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means :

         (1)  A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other body acting in an adjudicative capacity which, after presentation of evidence or legal argument, has jurisdiction to render a decision affecting a party's interests in a matter; or

         (2)  A legislative body conducting a hearing or similar process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658G-2

  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written undertaking to arbitrate: shall mean a writing in which a person undertakes to submit a dispute to arbitration, without regard to whether that undertaking is sufficient to sustain a valid and enforceable contract or is subject to defenses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5