Sunday, June 26, 2005
This statute is an enhanced version of Uniform Probate Code § 2-907.
Gov. Lingle stated during the signing ceremony, "These aren't just pets. These are a part of the family. You miss them when you're away. You worry about them. They really are important parts of your life." Tara Godvini, Hawaiian Pets Gain Right of Inheritance, Associated Press, June 25, 2005.