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815 ILCS 333/18

    (815 ILCS 333/18)
    Sec. 18. Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 12(f), each governmental agency of this State shall determine whether, and the extent to which, it will send and accept electronic records and electronic signatures to and from other persons and otherwise create, generate, communicate, store, process, use, and rely upon electronic records and electronic signatures.
    (b) To the extent that a governmental agency uses electronic records and electronic signatures under subsection (a), the Department of Innovation and Technology and the Secretary of State, pursuant to their rulemaking authority under other law and giving due consideration to security, shall, no later than 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly, adopt administrative rules that specify:
        (1) the manner and format in which the electronic
records must be created, generated, sent, communicated, received, and stored and the systems established for those purposes;
        (2) if electronic records must be signed by
electronic means, the type of electronic signature required, the manner and format in which the electronic signature must be affixed to the electronic record, and the identity of, or criteria that must be met by, any third party used by a person filing a document to facilitate the process;
        (3) control processes and procedures as appropriate
to ensure adequate preservation, disposition, integrity, security, confidentiality, and auditability of electronic records; and
        (4) any other required attributes for electronic
records which are specified for corresponding nonelectronic records or reasonably necessary under the circumstances.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in Section 12(f), this Act does not require a governmental agency of this State to use or permit the use of electronic records or electronic signatures.
(Source: P.A. 102-38, eff. 6-25-21; 103-390, eff. 7-28-23.)