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Footnote 29

As of this writing, the following jurisdictions have enacted or introduced some form of legislation dealing with digital signatures or electronic signatures:

1996 Arizona House Bill 2444, amending Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 41-121 (1996) (enacted)


Cal. Gov't Code § 16.5 (West 1995) (enacted) (URL:http://www.sen.ca.gov);

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-25a (1994) (enacted);

1996 Fla. Senate Bill 942 (enacted) (URL:http://www.scri.fsu.edu/fla-leg/senate-1996/sb0942er.html);

1995 Ga. Senate Resolution 621 and House Resolution 1256 (pending); 1995 Ga. Senate Bill 736 (died in committee);

1995 Haw. Senate Bill 2401(pending);

1995 Ill. House Bill 3394 (pending);

Iowa Code § 48A.13 (1995) (enacted) (URL:http://www2.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/IACODE/Code1995SUPPLEMENT.P1;

La. Rev. Stat. Ann § 40:2144 (West 1995) (enacted);

Mich. Senate Bill 939 (pending) (URL:http://www.coast.net/~misenate/dem/agenda/sig/sb939.html);

1995 N.Y. Senate Bill 7420 (pending) (URL:gopher.senate.state.ny.us);

1996 R.I. House Bill 8125 (pending);

Utah Code Ann. § 46:3 (1996) (URL:http://www.state.ut.us/ccjj/digsig/dsut-act.htm) ("Utah Digital Signature Act");

1996 Va. House Joint Resolution 129 (pending) (URL:http://www.state.va.us/dlas/ses19961/ful/hj129.htm);

1996 Wash. Senate Bill 6423 (URL:http://leginfo.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/senate/);

1996 Wyo. Senate File12 (URL:gopher://merlin.state.wy.us:70/00/wgov/lb/lb/session/bills/1995/enrolled/senate_files/sf0012.frt).

Massachusetts is considering digital signature legislation. Telephone interview with Daniel Greenwood, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (July 19, 1996).

Germany and Chile are both considering digital signature legislation. See generally, on-line public discussion in E-Mail and Electronic Commerce Forum of Lexis Counsel Connect (Jan.-Mar. 1996).