|Passed by the House February 17, 2014|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 5, 2014
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1841 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/28/13.
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.
(3) The office of chief information officer, in coordination with the department of enterprise services and all state agencies with contracting authority under this chapter, must establish standards and policies for the electronic submittal of bids and electronic signatures in public works contracting and competitive bidding processes.