41D-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Attorney general" means the attorney general of the State.

"Captive insurance company" shall have the same meaning as captive insurance company in section 431:19-101.

"Casualty insurance" shall have the same meaning as general casualty insurance has in section 431:1-209; provided that in this chapter "casualty insurance" shall exclude accident and health or sickness insurance as defined in section 431:1-205, and includes marine and transportation insurance as defined in section 431:1-207, vehicle insurance as defined in section 431:1-208, surety insurance as defined in section 431:1-210, and ocean marine insurance as defined in section 431:1-211.

"Comptroller" means the comptroller of the State as designated in section 26-6.

"Department" means the department of accounting and general services.

"Informal resolution" means the process of investigating a claim and negotiating the resolution of the claim.

"Insurance" shall have the same meaning in this chapter as it has in section 431:1-201.

"Property insurance" shall have the same meaning in this chapter as it has in section 431:1-206.

"Property of the State" includes real and personal property rented or used by the State and for which the State is responsible to the owner, as well as property owned by the State.

"Risk manager" means the risk manager described in section 41D-7.

"State agency" means all executive departments, boards, and commissions of the State and all public corporations created by the legislature, but excludes any contractor with the State.

"Tort claim" means any written request or demand for damages against the State within the meaning of chapter 662, and includes a "complaint" within the meaning of Rule 7(a) of the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure, of the District Court Rules of Civil Procedure and of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, if the complaint is for damages against the State within the meaning of chapter 662. [L 1988, c 266, pt of 1; am L 2000, c 132, 2; am L 2003, c 212, 2]

 

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