​Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act establishes the legal equivalence of electronic records and signatures with paper writings and manually-signed signatures, removing barriers to electronic commerce. Guidestar electronic forms are a type of electronic record that includes electronic signatures as defined by this law.

Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands have adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Illinois, New York State, Washington State, and the Federal Government have adopted equivalent laws but with different language.

Key provisions and definitions of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

Section 7. Legal Recognition of Electronic Records

(a) A record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form.

(b) A contract may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because an electronic record was used in its formation.

(c) If a law requires a record to be in writing, an electronic record satisfies the law.

(d) If a law requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the law.

Section 2. Definitions

(7) Electronic record – means a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means.

(8) Electronic signature – means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.

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Alabama Code Section 8-1A

Alaska Statutes Title 09 Chapter 09-80

Arizona Revised Statutes §44.26

Arkansas Code Title 25 Chapter 32

California Civil Code Title 2.5 §1633.7

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24 Article 71.3

Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 15 Section 1-266

Delaware Code Title 6 Chapter 12A

District of Columbia Official Code §28-II-49

Florida Statues Title XXXIX Chapter 668.50

Georgia Code Title 10 Chapter 12

Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 26 Section 489E

Idaho Statutes Title 28 Chapter 50

Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 175/1-101

Indiana Code 26-2-8

Iowa Code Chapter 554D Subchapter 1

Kansas Statutes Chapter 16 Article 16

Kentucky Revised Statutes 369

Louisiana Laws Title 9 Revised Statutes 9:2601

Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Chapter 1051

Maryland Code Commercial Law Title 21

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 110G

Michigan Compiled Laws Chapter 450.831-849

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 325L

Mississippi Code Title 75 Chapter 12

Missouri Revised Statutes 432.200

Montana Code Title 30 Chapter 18 Part 1

Nebraska Revised Statute 86-630

Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 719

New Hampshire Statutes Title XXVII Chapter 294-E

New Jersey Revised Statutes Title 12A Section 12A:12

New Mexico Statutes Chapter 14 Article 16

New York State Technology Law Article III

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 66 Article 40

North Dakota Century Code Section 9-16

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1306

Oklahoma Statutes Title 12 A Section 12A-15-101

Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 84

Pennsylvania Public Law 971 No. 69 Clause 12

Rhode Island General Laws Title 42 Chapter 42-127.1

South Carolina Code of laws Title 26 Chapter 6

South Dakota Laws Chapter 53-12

Tennessee Code Title 47 Chapter 10

Texas Business & Commercial Code Chapter 43

Utah Code Chapter 4 Section 46

Vermont Code Chapter 20 Sections 270-290

Code of Virginia Section 59.1-479

Revised Code of Washington 19.360

West Virginia Code Chapter 39A Article 1

Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations 137

Wyoming Statutes Title 40 Chapter 21

United States Code Section 15-96-7001