E-Signature Regulations
U.S.A. – Kansas

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Does your jurisdiction maintain a list of trusted entities to qualify e-signatures?

Not to our knowledge.

Please provide a quick overview of the law, i.e., types of contracts that qualify for use with e-signature.

• K.S.A. 16-1603
• 16-1603. Scope
• (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), this act applies to electronic records and electronic signatures relating to a transaction.
• (b) This act does not apply to a transaction to the extent it is governed by:
• (1) A law governing the creation and execution of wills, codicils or testamentary trusts; and
• (2) the uniform commercial code, other than K.S.A. 84-1-306 and articles 2 and 2a of chapter 84 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendme

What is the legality of e-signatures in your jurisdiction? Are there key exceptions?

K.S.A. 16-1607
16-1607. Legal recognition of electronic records, electronic signatures and electronic contracts
(a) A record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form.
(b) A contract may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because an electronic record was used in its formation.
(c) If a law requires a record to be in writing, an electronic record satisfies the law.
(d) If a law requires a signature, an electronic signat

What is the e-signature law enforceable in your jurisdiction?

Kansas has adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. It is found in West’s Kansas Statutes Annotated, Title 16, Sections 1601 and following

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