Telecommunications & Computer Technology


SB 1178(1) (Robinson/Deutschendorf): Allows use of Oklahoma Telecommunications Technology Training Fund monies for training of school administrators. Previously, use of the money was restricted to teacher technology training. Effective 11-1-00.

SB 1598(1) (Coffee/Perry): Creates the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Provides definitions. States scope, application and construction of Act. States legal recognition and effect of and requirements for electronic transmission of records and signature. States requirements when information is required to be in writing. States effect of change or error in an electronic record transmission. Authorizes an individual to avoid the effect of an electronic record that resulted from an error in transmission. Provides for satisfaction of requirement for a signature or record to be notarized. States requirement for retention of electronic and original records. Prohibits the exclusion of a record or signature as evidence because it is in electronic form. States time and place of sending and receiving electronic transmission. States rules for transferable records. Requires governmental agencies to determine whether they will create and retain electronic records and covert written records. States rules for acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies. Authorizes governmental agencies to waive the requirements of state law governing the method of posting or displaying a record, manner of communication or transmittal of a record, and the formatting requirements of a record with respect to matters over which the agency has jurisdiction. Effective 11-1-2000.

HB 2046(1) (Gilbert/Robinson): Requires new providers of local exchange telephone service to commit to providing 911 signals per the Nine One One Emergency Telephone Act. They must also tell the appropriate regional council that they intend to start local exchange service. The council, in turn, is required to notify all the governments in its area that has 911 dispatch responsibility. Effective 11-1-00.

HB 2665(1) (Kirby/Helton): Modifies misdemeanor crime of larceny of cable television to add thefts of information or telecommunications service of any type or kind, including telephony, internet, and data transmission service. Modifies liability incurred by violators to apply not only to cable television providers but also to information service providers or other telecommunications service or equipment providers. Effective 11-1-00.

(1) Passed, signed by Governor (2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval (3) Vetoed by Governor
(4) Pending in Legislature (5) Failed in Legislature (6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State

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