(a) The Secretary may revoke a notary commission for any ground on which an application for a commission may be denied under Section 31.0309(c) and (d).
(b) The Secretary shall revoke the commission of any notary who fails:
(1) to maintain a residence or a regular place of work or business in the Territory of American Samoa; and
(2) to maintain status as a legal resident of American Samoa.
(c) Prior to revocation of a notary commission, the Secretary shall inform the notary of the basis for the revocation and that the revocation takes effect on a particular date unless a proper appeal is filed with the Administrative Law Judge before that date.
(d) Resignation or expiration of a notary commission does not terminate or preclude an investigation into the notary’s conduct by the Secretary, who may pursue the investigation to a conclusion, whereupon it shall be made a matter of public record whether or not the finding would have been grounds for revocation.History: 2008, PL 30-18.