§ 8-1A-1 Short title
§ 8-1A-2 Definitions
§ 8-1A-3 Scope
§ 8-1A-4 Prospective application
§ 8-1A-5 Use of electronic records and electronic signatures; variation by agreement
§ 8-1A-6 Construction and application
§ 8-1A-7 Legal recognition of electronic records, electronic signatures, and electronic contracts
§ 8-1A-8 Provision of information in writing; presentation of records
§ 8-1A-9 Attribution and effect of electronic record and electronic signature
§ 8-1A-10 Effect of change or error
§ 8-1A-11 Notarization and acknowledgment
§ 8-1A-12 Retention of electronic records; originals
§ 8-1A-13 Admissibility in evidence
§ 8-1A-14 Automated transaction
§ 8-1A-15 Time and place of sending and receipt
§ 8-1A-16 Transferable records
§ 8-1A-17 Creation and retention of electronic records and conversion of written records by governmental agencies
§ 8-1A-18 Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies
§ 8-1A-19 Interoperability
§ 8-1A-20 Severability

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 1A

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agreement: The bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations, and procedures given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • AUTOMATED TRANSACTION: A transaction conducted or performed, in whole or in part, by electronic means or electronic records, in which the acts or records of one or both parties are not reviewed by an individual in the ordinary course in forming a contract, performing under an existing contract, or fulfilling an obligation required by the transaction. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • COMPUTER PROGRAM: A set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in an information processing system in order to bring about a certain result. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • consumer: An individual who obtains, through a transaction, products or services which are used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, and also means the legal representative of such an individual. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • contract: The total legal obligation resulting from the parties' agreement as affected by this chapter and other applicable law. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • electronic: Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, telephonic, or similar capabilities. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • ELECTRONIC AGENT: A computer program or an electronic or other automated means used independently to initiate an action or respond to electronic records or performances in whole or in part, without review or action by an individual. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • ELECTRONIC RECORD: A record created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE: An electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY: An executive, legislative, or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution, or instrumentality of the federal government or of a state or of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision of a state. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • information: Data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases, or the like. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM: An electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying, or processing information. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officer: The term includes every person authorized to enforce the game and fish laws of this state, and whenever the possession, use, importation, transportation, storage, sale, offering, or exposing for sale of game birds, animals, or fish is prohibited or restricted, the prohibition or restriction shall extend to and include every part of the game, bird, animal, or fish, and a violation as to each animal, bird, or fish, or part thereof, shall be a separate offense. See Alabama Code 9-11-1
  • person: An individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • record: Information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • SECURITY PROCEDURE: A procedure employed for the purpose of verifying that an electronic signature, record, or performance is that of a specific person or for detecting changes or errors in the information in an electronic record. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • transaction: An action or set of actions occurring between two or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial, or governmental affairs. See Alabama Code 8-1A-2
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.