Task Force Considers Own Web Page
Price, Marie, THE JOURNAL RECORD
By this time next week, the Electronic Signatures Task Force may have its own Web page, where computer users can learn about the panel's work and offer their own comments about its efforts.
On Wednesday, House staff attorney Kim Bishop presented members with an outline of the page's contents, including an explanatory paragraph about the task force's creation and mission. In addition to studying and advancing the use of electronic signature technology, under a new law the panel is overseeing a pilot program for the use of electronic commerce.
The Web page will feature not only copies of the measure that created the task force, House Bill 1690, but this year's House Bill 3287, the "Electronic Records and Signature Act of 1998," which expanded its responsibilities. Users will be able to access the site off of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Web page. Other links will include the State Senate Web page and pages for the National Conference on Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the Public Forum on the Proposed Uniform Electronic Transaction Act. The task force briefly broke into work groups to review its stated goals and objectives. Bishop said the consensus of the legal group was that any legislation proposed by the task force follow the work of the uniform state laws panel and that, for now, no changes be made in the Oklahoma Evidence Code relating to use of electronic signatures. …