2010 Arkansas Code
Title 25 - State Government
Chapter 32 - Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
§ 25-32-118 - Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies.

25-32-118. Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies.

(a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in 25-32-112(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.

(2) For state agencies, the determinations shall be consistent with applicable standards and policies adopted or established by the Department of Finance and Administration with advice and review from the Department of Information Systems.

(b) To the extent that a governmental agency uses electronic records and electronic signatures under subsection (a), the governmental agency, giving due consideration to security, may specify:

(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) if 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 auditability of electronic records; and

(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 25-32-112(f), this chapter does not require a governmental agency of this State to use or permit the use of electronic records or electronic signatures.

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