STAND. COM. REP. NO. 892
RE: H.B. No. 77
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize remote online notarizations in the State.
First American Title and Quicken Loans testified in support of this measure. One individual testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of the Attorney General and Hawaii Credit Union League provided comments.
Your Committee notes that the Department of the Attorney General raised concerns that this measure, as received by your Committee, may lead to increased fraud. While the Department appreciates the intent of the measure, the Department would like to better ensure that fraudulent activity is not increased by this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair