<This section is suspended through the COVID-19 disaster emergency relief period. See Executive Order No. 20-04 (2019 HI EO 20-04) signed on April 16, 2020, and executive actions issued subsequent thereto.>
The certificate of acknowledgment shall state in substance that the person who executed
the instrument appeared before the notary public granting the certificate and acknowledged
or stated that the person executed the same, and that the person was personally known
to the notary public granting the certificate to be the person whose name is subscribed
to the instrument as a party thereto, or was proved to be the party by the oath or
affirmation of a credible witness known to the notary public whose name shall be inserted
in the certificate or by other satisfactory evidence of identity under the laws of
this State. If the person who executed the instrument appeared before a notary public as a remotely
located individual under section 456-23, then the certificate shall indicate that the notarial act was performed using communication
technology in a manner provided in section 456-23. It shall not be grounds for the rejection of any certificate, or for refusing to
accept the instrument for record or in evidence, that the certificate fails to state
that the person making the acknowledgment stated or acknowledged that the instrument
was executed freely or voluntarily by the person or as the person's free act and deed.
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