ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SECURITY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Authorizes the use
of digital signatures and other forms of electronic signatures in a
manner designed to provide legal certainty necessary to effect
transactions over public electronic networks. Provides that
electronic records can satisfy the legal requirement that information
must be in writing. Sets forth requirements for use of electronic
signatures by State agencies. Grants rule-making authority to the
Secretary of State regarding use by State agencies. Establishes
criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations. Amends certain
Acts to make changes accommodating the Act. Effective July 1, 1999.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
15 ILCS 405/14.01 rep.
Adds reference to:
15 ILCS 405/14.01
Replaces provision repealing the digital signature requirement of
the State Comptroller Act with provisions changing those requirements
to comport with the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Provides that if
another statute or rule requires State agency approval prior to the
use of electronic records or signatures, that other statute or rule
shall also apply.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that whether a procedure is commercially reasonable is a
question of law. Provides that the Department of Central Management
Services, rather than the Secretary of State, shall adopt rules
governing the security requirements for use of electronic records and
signatures by State agencies. Provides that the Supreme Court with
respect to courts and the Joint Committee on Legislative Support
Services with respect to legislative agencies shall establish rules
for use of electronic records and signatures.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Removes authority for the Secretary of State to investigate
fraudulent or unlawful conduct not involving a violation of the Act or
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0759
Last action date: 98-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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