Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 2. Business § 445-111. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Outdoor advertising device” means any device which is:

(A) A writing, picture, painting, light, model, display, emblem, sign, or similar device situated outdoors, which is so designed that it draws the attention of persons in any public highway, park, or other public place to any property, services, entertainment, or amusement, bought, sold, rented, hired, offered, or otherwise traded in by any person, or to the place or person where or by whom such buying, selling, renting, hiring, offering, or other trading is carried on;

(B) A sign, poster, notice, bill, or word or words in writing situated outdoors and so designed that it draws the attention of and is read by persons in any public highway, park, or other public place; or

(C) A sign, writing, symbol, or emblem made of lights, or a device or design made of lights so designed that its primary function is not giving light, which is situated outdoors and draws the attention of persons in any public highway, park or other public place.

(2) “Billboard” is any board, fence, or similar structure, whether free-standing or supported by or placed against any wall or structure, which is designed or used for the principal purpose of having outdoor advertising devices placed, posted, or fastened upon it.

(3) Any person who, by oneself or through any agent or independent contractor, maintains or displays any outdoor advertising device, or any person who knowingly causes any outdoor advertising device advertising the person's products, merchandise, or services to be displayed by oneself or any agent or independent contractor; or any person who, being in possession of any land, building, or part of a building, permits any outdoor advertising device on the land, building, or part of a building, shall be deemed to be displaying an outdoor advertising device.

(4) Any person, who, by oneself or through any agent or independent contractor, erects or maintains a billboard or places any outdoor advertising device upon a billboard, or any person who knowingly causes any of the person's products, merchandise, or services to be advertised upon a billboard by oneself or through any agent or independent contractor; or any person who, being in possession of any land, building, or part of a building, knowingly permits a billboard to be erected or to remain on the land, building, or part of a building, shall be deemed to be maintaining a billboard.


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