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File #: O-35-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 10/25/2021
Title: Acceptable Forms of Signature - For the purpose of authorizing use of automated or computer generated electronic or digital signatures for certain official City documents; authorizing the City Manager to delegate signature authority for certain contracts; providing certain definitions; and generally relating to signatures.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Indexes: Finance Committee, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-35-21 First Reader, 2. O-35-21 Staff Report, 3. O-35-21 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. O-35-21 SIGNED
Title
Acceptable Forms of Signature - For the purpose of authorizing use of automated or computer generated electronic or digital signatures for certain official City documents; authorizing the City Manager to delegate signature authority for certain contracts; providing certain definitions; and generally relating to signatures.
Body
CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 35-21

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by:
Referred to
Finance Committee
Rules and City Government Committee

AN ORDINANCE concerning

Acceptable Forms of Signature

FOR the purpose of authorizing automated or computer generated electronic or digital signatures for certain official City documents; authorizing the City Manager to delegate signature authority for certain contracts; providing certain definitions; and generally relating to signatures.

BY repealing and reenacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition
1.04.020
6.08.270

BY adding the following portions to the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition
1.04.025

WHEREAS, the City of Annapolis is modernizing its processes and procedures to keep pace with the current practices of businesses and organizations with which the City transacts business on a regular basis; and

WHEREAS, the ability to accept electronic signatures on official papers and governmental documents is required for the City's new processes and procedures and has the potential to increase the efficiency and quality of public services; and

WHEREAS, the Maryland Code Annotated, Commercial Law Article, Section 21-117, et seq., expressly authorizes municipalities to use electronic signatures with appropriate security standards in place of traditional ink signatures for all official documents; and

WHEREAS, the City intends to make use of, and accept as valid, electronic and digital signatures for official documents, as necessary and appropriate.


SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND...

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