2014 Alaska Statutes
Chapter 44.50 - NOTARIES PUBLIC
Sec. 44.50.064 Official seal.

AK Stat § 44.50.064 (2014) What's This?

(a) A notary public shall keep an official seal, which is the exclusive property of the notary public, and shall ensure that another person does not possess or use the official seal.

(b) A notary public's official seal

(1) must contain

(A) the notary public's name exactly as indicated on the notary public's commission certificate;

(B) the words "Notary Public" and "State of Alaska"; and

(2) may be a circular form not over two inches in diameter, may be a rectangular form not more than one inch in width by two and one-half inches in length, or may be an electronic form as authorized by regulations adopted by the lieutenant governor.

(c) When not in use, a notary public's official seal shall be kept secure and under the exclusive control of the notary public.

(d) Within 10 days after a notary public's official seal is stolen or lost, or the security of the notary public's official electronic seal is compromised, the notary public shall provide the lieutenant governor with written notification of the theft, loss, or compromised security. After the notary public has provided the lieutenant governor with the notification, the notary public shall provide the lieutenant governor with any additional information that the lieutenant governor requests about the compromise of the seal.

(e) In order to avoid misuse, a notary public's official seal shall be destroyed or defaced

(1) upon the notary public's resignation or death;

(2) upon the revocation or termination by the lieutenant governor of the notary public's commission; or

(3) when the notary public's term of commission ends if the notary public has not received a new commission under this chapter.

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