Ch. 169             1997 Session Laws of Kansas             1179

Chapter 169


An Act concerning digital signatures.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) This act may be cited as the Kansas digital signature

(b) As used in this act, ``digital signature'' means a computer-created
electronic identifier that is: (1) Intended by the person using it to have
the force and effect of a signature; (2) unique to the person using it; (3)
capable of verification; (4) under the sole control of the person using it;
and (5) linked to data in such a manner that it is invalidated if the data
are changed.

(c) A digital signature may be accepted as a substitute for, and, if ac-
cepted, shall have the same force and effect as any other form of

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Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved May 15, 1997.