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File #: 15-0721    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/28/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/16/2015 Final action: 6/16/2015
Title: County Counsel recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 095-2015 approving the use of authentication of electronic signatures on electronically submitted documents. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution 6-16-15, 2. Executed Resolution 095-2015 6-16-15 item 2.pdf
Title
County Counsel recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 095-2015 approving the use of authentication of electronic signatures on electronically submitted documents.
 
FUNDING:  N/A
Body
DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
County Counsel is recommending the Chair Adopt sign Resolution pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 1603(g) and Government Code section 16.5.
 
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
California Government Code section 16.5 provides that properly authenticated electronic signatures on documents that are submitted to a public entity shall have the same legal force and effect of manual signatures. Certain state statutes, including but not limited to Revenue and taxation Code section 1603(g) (providing for the electronic submission of Assessment appeals Board appeal application), require that the Board of Supervisors approve the method of authentication of electronic signatures. The accompanying resolution provides Board of Supervisors approval of the standard authentication techniques for authentication of electronic signatures involving the use of a user identification number or password in compliance with Government Code section 16.5. The recommended Board action will allow County departments to utilize existing technology where appropriate to accept the electronic filing or submission of documents. This will result in increased efficiencies for County departments and greater convenience for members of the public.
 
ALTERNATIVES
 
 
OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Multiple
 
CAO RECOMMENDATION
Adopt Resolution XXX-2015 approving electronic signatures on documents submitted to a public entity.
 
FINANCIAL IMPACT
None.
 
CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
The Clerk of the Board shall transmit one (1) copy of the fully executed Resolution to County Counsel.
 
STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT
Superlative Governance
 
CONTACT
Robyn Truitt Drivon