1-29 Computation of time. The time in which any act provided by law is to be done is computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last day is a Sunday or holiday and then it is also excluded. When so provided by the rules of court, the last day also shall be excluded if it is a Saturday. [L 1923, c 3, 1; RL 1925, 19; RL 1935, 20; RL 1945, 20; RL 1955, 1-40; HRS 1-29; am L 1973, c 31, 2]


Cross References


Holidays, see 8-1 to 8-3.

"Month", "year" defined, see 1-20.

"Successive" weeks, see 601-13.


Rules of Court


Computation of time, see DCRCP rule 6; HCTR rule 21; HFCR rule 6; HPR rule 10; HRAP rule 26(a); HRCP rule 6(a); HRPP rule 45(a).


Attorney General Opinions


Section refers to calculation of time in terms of days rather than hours. Att. Gen. Op. 92-6.


Case Notes


Where act to be done a specified period before a certain event, how computed. 8 H. 602; 8 H. 735, 738 (single justice); 19 H. 225 (prior to statutory exclusion of Sunday).

Statute applied: 10 H. 249; 18 H. 7; 24 H. 250 (district court proceeding at time when statute applicable only to circuit court proceedings); 38 H. 443. Not applicable where time was fixed by the judge. 28 H. 455 (Prior to adoption of present rules of court).

Publication "for not less than ten days" before letting contract not satisfied by one publication more than ten days prior. 30 H. 94.



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