AB 2296

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 02, 2016
  • Passed Senate Jun 30, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Aug 19, 2016

Digital signatures.

Bill Subjects

Digital Signatures.

Abstract

Existing law, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provides that a record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form and defines an electronic signature for purposes of the act. Existing provisions of the Government Code authorize the use of a digital signature in any written communication with a public entity, and specifies that in those communications, the use of a digital signature has the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature if it complies with specified requirements. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to clarify that a digital signature may be used to satisfy the requirements of an electronic signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. The bill would, for purposes of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provide that an electronic signature includes a digital signature under the above described provisions of the Government Code and that a digital signature under those provisions is a type of an electronic signature as set forth in the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act. The bill would also revise the above-described provisions of the Government Code by specifying that if a public entity elects to use a digital signature, that meets specified requirements, the digital signature has the same force and effect of a manual signature in any communication with the public entity.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Aug 19, 2016

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 144, Statutes of 2016.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 12, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.

Aug 08, 2016

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5741.).

Jun 30, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after July 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 4646.).

Jun 21, 2016

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to consent calendar.

Jun 20, 2016

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 14).

May 12, 2016

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 02, 2016

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 4627.)

Apr 27, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 26, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (April 26).

Apr 20, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 19, 2016

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Mar 28, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 18, 2016

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Mar 17, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 19, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 18, 2016

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2296 HTML
02/18/16 - Introduced PDF
03/18/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/19/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/21/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/09/16 - Enrolled PDF
08/19/16 - Chaptered PDF

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