Bill Text: CA AB3163 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Department of Motor Vehicles: electronic submission of documents.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-06-20 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (June 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [AB3163 Detail]

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3163


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Section 1801.1 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3163, as introduced, Frazier. Department of Motor Vehicles: electronic submission of documents.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a person to submit any document required to be submitted to the department by using electronic media, as specified, instead of requiring the actual submittal of the original document. If a signature is required on a document in order to complete a transaction, the requirement may be satisfied for an electronically submitted document if the signature is also submitted electronically and the department retains information verifying the identity of the person submitting the electronic signature.
This bill would eliminate the requirement that the department retain information verifying the identity of the person submitting the electronic signature. The bill would make additional technical, nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1801.1 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

1801.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department may allow a person to submit any a document required to be submitted to the department by using electronic media deemed feasible by the department instead of requiring the actual submittal of the original document.
(b) If a signature on a document is required by law in order to complete a transaction, and the document is submitted electronically, that signature requirement may be met by an electronically submitted signature, if the department retains information verifying the identity of the person submitting the electronic signature.
(c) The department may establish minimum transaction volume levels, audit and security standards, and technological requirements, or terms and conditions, including methods of authentication for electronically submitted signatures, it deems necessary for the approval of this process.
(d) An electronically submitted document, once accepted by the department, shall be is deemed the same as an original document, and shall be is admissible in all administrative, quasi-judicial, and judicial proceedings.

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