BILL REQ. #: Z-0222.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
Read first time 02/12/13. Referred to Committee on Capital Budget.
AN ACT Relating to electronic competitive bidding for state public works contracting; and adding a new section to chapter 39.04 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 39.04 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) Any state agency authorized to conduct public works contracting and competitive bidding under this chapter may do so electronically and may use or accept electronic signatures in these processes. Such signatures are deemed presumptively valid and enforceable.
(2) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Electronic signature" means a signature in electronic form attached to or logically associated with an electronic record.
(b) "State agency" means any state office or activity of the executive and judicial branches of state government, including state departments, offices, divisions, boards, commissions, institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016, and correctional and other types of institutions.