The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
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.
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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