§554-8  Charitable trusts; expenses.  In any proceedings, in any court, concerning a trust, which is wholly or partly charitable and in which the attorney general has been cited by the court or trustees as a necessary or proper party, the court having jurisdiction of such proceedings may require the payment of all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the attorney general for the protection of the beneficial interest in, or for the proper conduct of, such proceedings from the corpus or income, or both, of the trust estate, in such reasonable amounts as the court may order. [L Sp 1941, c 16, §1; RL 1945, §12578; RL 1955, §340-8; HRS §554-8]