Title 9. Civil Code Ancillaries
Code Book III. Of the Different Modes of Acquiring the Ownership of Things
Code Title IV. Conventional Obligations or Contracts
Chapter 1. Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
9:2618 Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies in this state
A. Except as otherwise provided in R.S. 9:2612(F), each governmental agency of this state shall determine whether, and the extent to which, it will send and accept electronic records and electronic signatures to and from other persons and otherwise create, generate, communicate, store, process, use, and rely upon electronic records and electronic signatures.
B. To the extent a governmental agency uses electronic records and electronic signatures under Subsection A of this Section, the governmental agency, giving due consideration to security, may specify the following:
(1) The manner and format in which the electronic records must be created, generated, sent, communicated, received, and stored and the systems established for those purposes.
(2) The electronic records must be signed by electronic means, the type of electronic signature required, the manner and format in which the electronic signature must be affixed to the electronic record, and the identity of, or criteria that must be met by, any third party used by a person filing a document to facilitate the process.
(3) Control processes and procedures as appropriate to ensure adequate preservation, disposition, integrity, security, confidentiality, and audit ability of electronic records.
(4) Any other required attributes for electronic records which are specified for corresponding nonelectronic records or reasonably necessary under the circumstances.
C. Except as otherwise provided in R.S. 9:2612(F), this Chapter does not require a governmental agency of this state to use or permit the use of electronic records or electronic signatures.
Added by Acts 2001, No. 244, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.