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Uniform Electronic Transactions Acts

Uniform Electronics Transactions Act

Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) was developed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws to provide a legal framework for the use of electronic signatures and records in government or business transactions. UETA makes electronic records and signatures as legal as paper and manually signed signatures.

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  Enacted UETA
  Have NOT enacted UETA

 

Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission (also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws).  See the ULC web site for more information at:http://www.nccusl.org/Act.aspx?title=Electronic%20Transactions%20Act.

Three states, Illinois, New York and Washington, have not adopted the uniform act, but have statutes pertaining to electronic transactions.

Illinois:  5 ILCS 175/1-101
New York: NY CLS State Technology § 301 et seq.
Washington: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=19.34 

State:
Year Enacted:
Statutory Citation:
Alabama
2001
Alaska
2004
Arizona
2000
Arkansas
2001
California
1999
Colorado
2002
Connecticut
2002
Delaware
2000
Del. Code tit. 12A§101 et seq. See also 
District of Columbia
2001
Florida
2000
Georgia
2009
Hawaii
2000
Idaho
2000
Indiana
2000
Iowa
2000
Kansas
2000
Kentucky
2000
Louisiana
2001
Maine
2000
Maryland
2000
Massachusetts
2003
Michigan
2000
Minnesota
2000
Mississippi
2001
Missouri
2003
Montana
2001
Nebraska
2000
Nevada
2001
New Hampshire
2001
New Jersey
2001
New Mexico
2001
North Carolina
2000
North Dakota
2001
Ohio
2000
Oklahoma
2000
Oregon
2001
Pennsylvania
1999
Puerto Rico
2007
Rhode Island
2000
South Carolina
2004
South Dakota
2000
Tennessee
2001
Texas
2001
Utah
2000
Vermont
2003
Virgin Islands
2003
Virginia
2000
West Virginia
2001
Wisconsin
2004
Wyoming
2007
 

Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act

Congress enacted the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) that also establishes the validity of electronic records and signatures. It governs in the absence of a state law or where states have made modifications to UETA that are inconsistent with E-SIGN. By adopting the official version of UETA, states have the authority to modify, limit or supersede some E-SIGN provisions, including its consumer protection provisions.

 

 

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