456-3 Seal. Every notary public shall constantly keep an engraved seal of office or a rubber stamp facsimile seal which shall clearly show, when embossed, stamped, or impressed upon a document, only the notary's name, the notary's commission number, and the words, "notary public" and "State of Hawaii". The notary public shall authenticate all the notary's official acts, attestations, certificates, and instruments therewith, and shall always add to an official signature the typed or printed name of the notary and a statement showing the date that the notary's commission expires. Upon resignation, death, expiration of term of office without reappointment, or removal from or abandonment of office, the notary public shall immediately deliver the notary's seal to the attorney general who shall deface or destroy the same. If any notary fails to comply with this section within ninety days of the date of the notary's resignation, expiration of term of office without reappointment, or removal from or abandonment of office or if the notary's personal representative fails to comply with this section within ninety days of the notary's death, then the notary public or the notary's personal representative shall forfeit to the State not more than $200, in the discretion of the court, to be recovered in an action to be brought by the attorney general on behalf of the State. [CC 1859, 1268; RL 1925, 3176; RL 1935, 5202; am L 1941, c 322, 3; RL 1945, 7663; RL 1955, 168-3; HRS 456-3; am L 1976, c 200, pt of 1; am L 1978, c 122, 3; am L 1984, c 127, 1; gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 327, 1; am L 1998, c 290, 3; am L 2013, c 29, 1]

 

 

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