§456-14  Authority to perform notarial act; notary public connected with a corporation or trust company.  (a)  Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b):

     (1)  A notary public may perform a notarial act authorized by this chapter or by the laws of this State; and

     (2)  It shall be lawful for any notary public, although an officer, employee, shareholder, or director of a corporation or trust company to take the acknowledgment of any party to any written instrument executed to or by the corporation or trust company, or to administer an oath to any shareholder, director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation or trust company, or to protest for nonacceptance or nonpayment of bills of exchange, drafts, checks, notes, and other negotiable instruments that may be owned or held for collection by the corporation or trust company.

     (b)  A notary public shall not perform a notarial act with respect to a document to which the notary public or the notary public's spouse or civil partner is a party or in which either of them has a direct beneficial interestA notarial act performed in violation of this section is voidable.

     (c)  A notary public may certify that a tangible copy of an electronic document is an accurate copy of the electronic document. [L 1961, c 97, §1; Supp, §168-13.5; HRS §456-14; am L 2020, c 54, §14]



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