31.0354 Disposition of seal and journal.

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(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), when a notary commission expires or is resigned or revoked, the notary shall:

(1) as soon as reasonably practicable, destroy or deface all notary seals so that they may not be misused; and

(2) within 30 days after the effective date of resignation, revocation, or expiration, send to the Office of the Secretary of American Samoa by any means providing a tangible receipt or acknowledgment, including certified mail and electronic transmission, the notarial journal and records, in accordance with the requirements of the same office.

(b) A former notary who intends to apply for a new commission and whose previous commission or application was not revoked or denied by this Territory, need not deliver the journal and records within 30 days after commission expiration, but must do so within 3 months after expiration unless recommissioned within that period.

History: 2008, PL 30-18.