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S. 761 (106th): Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act

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The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN, Pub.L. 106–229, 114 Stat. 464, enacted June 30, 2000, 15 U.S.C. ch. 96) is a United States federal law passed by the U.S. Congress to facilitate the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by ensuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically. In 2010, both House of Congress passed a resolution at the request of industry leaders, recognizing June 30 as "National ESIGN Day."

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Sponsor and status

Spencer Abraham

Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2000
Length: 13 pages
Introduced:

Mar 25, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 30, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2000.

Law:

Pub.L. 106-229

History

Mar 25, 1999
 
Introduced

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Jun 23, 1999
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 19, 1999
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 16, 2000
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 16, 2000
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Jun 14, 2000
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jun 16, 2000
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jun 30, 2000
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 761 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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