Contents 449-1 Definitions 449-1.5 Applicability of chapter 449-1.6 Name of escrow depository 449-1.7 Indicia of escrow depository prohibited 449-1.8 Confidential portion of application or records 449-1.9 Powers of commissioner 449-2 Rules 449-3 Excepted from this chapter 449-4 Administrative penalty 449-5 License required to act as escrow depository 449-5.5 Net capital 449-6 Application for license 449-7 Investigation and ruling 449-7.4 Grant of approval 449-7.5 Licensing requirements 449-8 Issuance and renewal of license 449-8.5 Denial of license 449-8.6 Sale or transfer of license or change in control 449-9 Escrow depository's bond 449-10 Suit on bond 449-11 Fidelity bonds; deposit 449-12 Errors and omissions insurance; deposit 449-13 Cancellation of bonds or insurance; withdrawal of deposits 449-14 Fees 449-15 Audited statements 449-16 Accounting for moneys, property, etc. 449-16.5 Earnings on funds 449-17 Revocation and suspension of licenses 449-18 Repealed 449-19 Relocation of office 449-20 Branch offices 449-20.5 Closing branch office 449-21 Maintenance of books and records 449-22 Examinations 449-23 Removal of officers or directors 449-24 Termination of escrow depository operations

     §449-3  Excepted from this chapter.  This chapter does not apply to any of the following when acting as escrow depositories:

     (1)  Banks, trust companies, and savings and loan associations, authorized under any law of this State or of the United States to do business in the State;

     (2)  Any person licensed as a real estate broker in the State who is the broker for a party to the escrow, provided the person does not charge any escrow fee; and

     (3)  Any person licensed to practice law in the State who, in escrow, is not acting as the employee of a corporation, provided the person does not charge any escrow fee. [L 1967, c 144, pt of §1; HRS §449-3; am L 1973, c 173, §1; gen ch 1985; am L 1992, c 205, §4; am L 1996, c 27, §2]