ESRA sends Public Policy letter to WA Senate Judiciary Committee on January 18, 2012 Reply

On January 18, 2012, ESRA sent a letter to the Washington Senate Judiciary Committee, arguing in favor of uniform national rules regarding electronic signatures and records to promote the advancement of electronic commerce.

Please find an excerpt of the letter below.

Re:  The Washington Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (S.B. 6069)

Dear Senator:

The Electronic Signature and Records Association and the companies it represents are dedicated to working to ensure that electronic commerce continues to revolutionize the availability and delivery of commercial, financial and government services. We are writing to urge the Washington legislature to consider replacing Washington’s Electronic Authentication Act (“WEAA”) with the official text of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”) as adopted and approved by the July 1999 National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (“NCCUSL”). Such a change or clarification would ensure national uniformity for the use and acceptance of electronic signatures and records and would enable the expansion and availability of electronic commerce to constituents, consumers and businesses in Washington.

You may access the full letter here.

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