281 Intoxicating Liquor





        Part I.  General Provisions


     281-1 Definitions

     281-2 Excepted articles; penalty

     281-3 Illegal manufacture, importation, or sale of liquor

     281-4 Liquor consumption on unlicensed premises

           prohibited, when

     281-5 Powdered alcohol


        Part II.  Liquor Commissions

    281-11 County liquor commissions and liquor control

           adjudication boards; qualifications; compensation

  281-11.5 Liquor commission and board attorney

    281-12 Commission and board office

    281-13 Meetings

    281-14 Records

    281-15 Reports, accounts, audit

    281-16 County liquor commission and liquor control

           adjudication board funds; disposition of realization;

           payment of expenses

    281-17 Jurisdiction and powers

  281-17.5 Fees; justified, method of change, limitation

    281-18 Repealed

    281-19 Hearings, attendance, examinations

    281-20 General right of inspection

    281-21 Service of subpoenas by investigators, police

           officers, or other law enforcement officers;

           witnesses' fees

    281-22 Political activities of commission employees


        Part III.  Licenses and Permits, General Provisions

    281-31 Licenses, classes

    281-32 Licenses, temporary

  281-32.3 Repealed

  281-32.5 Permits for trade shows or other exhibitions

    281-33 Special powers, privileges, and rights

  281-33.1 Individual permits to receive shipments of liquor

  281-33.5 Repealed

  281-33.6 Direct shipment of wine by wineries

  281-33.8 Reporting of shipments by carriers

    281-34 Sham operation under club license; supervision

    281-35 Special conditions; club licenses

  281-35.5 Special conditions; condominium hotel licenses

    281-36 Repealed

    281-37 Sales of alcohol

    281-38 Conditions of licenses

    281-39 Place of business; exception; solicitors' and

           representatives' permits

  281-39.5 Liquor license prohibited; where

    281-40 Unlicensed liquor

    281-41 Transfer of licenses; notice of change in officers,

           directors, and stockholders of corporate licenses,

           partners of a partnership license, and members or

           managers of a limited liability company license;


    281-42 Manufacturers and wholesale dealers, special


    281-43 Repealed

    281-44 Advertisements and signs upon licensed premises

    281-45 No license issued, when

    281-46 Pool buying

    281-47 Standard bar; music and dancing available


        Part IV.  Procedure for Obtaining License

    281-51 Prior inspection

    281-52 Public hearing

    281-53 Application; penalty for false statements

  281-53.5 County liquor commissions; criminal history record


    281-54 Filing fees with application

    281-55 Reference to investigator

    281-56 Report by investigator

    281-57 Preliminary hearing; notice of public hearing

    281-58 Protests

    281-59 Hearing; rehearing

    281-60 Further application

    281-61 Renewals

    281-62 Reduction or increase in area of licensed premises


        Part V.  Duties of and Supervision over Licensee

    281-71 Posting of license

    281-72 Condition of premises

    281-73 Quality of liquor; penalty

    281-74 Labels on containers

    281-75 Analyses

    281-76 Tampering with samples; penalty

    281-77 Refusal of samples; penalty

    281-78 Prohibitions

  281-78.5 Practices to promote excessive consumption of liquor;


    281-79 Entry for examination; obstructing liquor commission

           operations; penalty

    281-80 Arrest

    281-81 Repealed

    281-82 No action for debt

    281-83 Repealed

    281-84 Exclusion of intoxicated person from premises;


    281-85 Prize, gift, premium, and other inducement


        Part VI.  Revocation of License

    281-91 Revocation or suspension of license; hearing

    281-92 Appeals

    281-93 Reports to prosecuting officers

    281-94 Forfeiture of fee paid

    281-95 Bankruptcy, insolvency, death

    281-96 Cancellation

    281-97 When sale without license authorized


        Part VII.  General Violations and Prosecutions

   281-101 Unlicensed manufacture or sale of liquor; penalty

 281-101.4 Hearing, illegal manufacture, importation, or sale of


 281-101.5 Prohibitions involving minors; penalty

   281-102 Other offenses; penalty

 281-102.5 Purchasing from other than primary source of supply;


   281-103 Repealed

   281-104 Investigators, employees, counsel for

   281-105 Determination whether acts were in scope of duty

   281-106 Prosecutions not to exclude other remedies affecting

           license or goods

   281-107 Presumptive evidence

   281-108 Search warrants; seizure

   281-109 Seizure without warrant

   281-110 Arrest; abetters

   281-111 Condemnation of property or liquor; disposition

   281-112 Repealed

   281-113 Claims

   281-114 Appeals


        Part VIII.  Price Discrimination in Supplying Liquor--


   281-121 to 124 Repealed




  Under Article VIII, Section 2, of the State Constitution, charter provisions relating to a county's executive, legislative and administrative structure and organization are superior to statutory provisions.  And under HRS §50-10, charter provisions supersede all laws affecting the organization and government of the county which are in conflict therewith.  Accordingly, the charters should be consulted to determine whether any of the provisions set out in this chapter have been superseded in whole or in part.


Cross References


  National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline; posting requirement; penalty, see §371-20.


Case Notes


  Defendants' motion to dismiss complaint granted insofar as it asserted claims against the liquor commission; the commission lacked the capacity to be sued.  681 F. Supp. 2d 1209 (2009).

  Plaintiff must exhaust its administrative remedy in the circuit court before it may pursue its state law claims, as required by §281-17; thus, defendants' motion to dismiss  plaintiff's state law claims under the state constitution, this chapter, and the liquor commission rules, granted.  681 F. Supp. 2d 1209 (2009).

  Liquor commission may adopt administrative rules to prevent racial discrimination.  69 H. 238, 738 P.2d 1205 (1987).