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Public Policy

ESRA creates and communicates its public policy based upon a rigorous process that is led by key innovators in the electronic signature and records field, and voted on by the Board of Directors. This section contains a list of each of our Public Policy statements.

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Electronic Wills Act

Draft of the Electronic Wills Act – February 02, 2019

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The Move to Digital Communication

Consumers have been embracing the rapid move to digital communication, and have increasingly demonstrated a preference for conducting financial transactions online, including receiving bank statements and other information in real time. In addition, federal legislation designed to reduce the use paper has increasingly driven agencies toward paperless processes. Yet, despite these trends, , many institutions have been slow to offer a fully digital experience for their customers and constituents. Yet, the advantages of electronic communication of banking information allow access to more timely and accurate information, record retention options, and reduction of fraud and identity theft.

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ESRA Position on eTitling for Vehicles

The titling, lien processing, registering, transferring, remarketing, and disposing of publicly registered vehicles should be electronically enabled. ESRA supports the adoption of interstate and intrastate electronic processes for automating public document processing and transactions, or e-Titling.

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ESRA’s 2018 Public Policy Committee Plans

ESRA Director of Public Policy and K6 Partners President Ken Moyle discusses the Public Policy activities the organization is working on this year.

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Joint statement from ESRA and Chamber of Digital Commerce in response to State “Smart Contracts” legislation

ESRA and the Chamber of Digital Commerce respond to emerging State “Smart Contracts” legislation

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ESRA Statement of Public Policy: Implications of blockchain technology to electronic signatures and records laws

ESRA recognizes the potential benefits of the development, standardization and deployment of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies.

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ESRA Recommendation: The ADA and Electronic Signatures

An ESRA recommendation to SaaS or cloud-based e-signature service providers ahead of an expected 2019 DOJ Final Rule on the issue of website accessibility regulations.

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ESRA Statement of Policy: Remote Notarization

ESRA supports state oversight of notarial laws, acknowledges the essential assurances provided by notarial acts, and further believes that these essential assurances can be achieved electronically.

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ESRA’s Public Policy: A 2017 Primer

Public Policy is one of ESRA’s core pursuits. Our current Public Policy leader discusses this in depth.

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ESRA Podcast: Public Policy with Ken Moyle

A discussion of ESRA Public Policy in 2017, featuring Ken Moyle

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