2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 28. PROPERTY
502. Bureau of Conveyances; Recording
502-122 Electronic document and electronic signature; validity.

HI Rev Stat § 502-122 (2015) What's This?

[§502-122] Electronic document and electronic signature; validity. (a) The registrar may accept an electronic document for recording. The electronic document shall be exempt from any requirement under this chapter that a document or instrument be:

(1) The original document or instrument;

(2) On paper, cloth, or other tangible medium; or

(3) In writing.

(b) When a law requires as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature.

(c) Any requirement that a document or a signature associated with a document be notarized, acknowledged, verified, witnessed, or made under oath shall be satisfied if the electronic signature of the person authorized to perform that act, and all other information required to be included, is attached to or logically associated with the document or signature. It shall not be necessary to accompany an electronic signature with a physical or electronic image or a stamp, impression, or seal.

(d) In a proceeding, evidence of a document or signature shall not be excluded solely because it is in electronic form. [L 2009, c 102, pt of §2(1)]

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