Part heading amended by L 2008, c 167, §2.


     §147-1  Definitions.  As used in this part, the term:

     "Agricultural commodity" means fresh fruits and fresh vegetables of every kind and character, whether or not frozen or packed in ice, whether produced in the State or imported, nuts, and coffee, whether cherry or parchment, or green beans, which have been produced in the State, and raw unprocessed honey, whether produced in the State or imported.

     "Consumer" means any person or firm purchasing agricultural commodities for human consumption or animal consumption.

     "Department" means the department of agriculture.

     "Offgrade" is a descriptive term applicable to agricultural commodities which have a market value, and designates a quality lower than the lowest applicable in Hawaii, other states or the United States grade for each agricultural commodity.

     "Produce dealer" means any person other than a producer who is engaged in the selling, marketing, or distributing of any agricultural commodity or in the business of soliciting or negotiating the sale of any farm product, but does not include any person selling solely at retail.  For the purposes of this definition, sales to the United States army or navy, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, or other institutions are not retail sales.

     "Producer" means any person engaged within the State in the growing or production for market of any agricultural commodity, or any cooperative association of such persons.

     "Raw unprocessed honey" means honey that has not been heated above one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit, or filtered through a fine screen of less than one-sixty-fourth inch mesh, or treated with diatomaceous earth, or in any other way that results in the loss of any natural constituent of honey, such as plant pollen and enzymes. [L 1945, c 252, §1; RL 1955, §22-1; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §22; am L 1961, c 64, §1 and c 132, §2; am L 1965, c 73, §§1 to 3; HRS §147-1; am L 1983, c 257, §2; am L 2008, c 167, §3]