1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) “Electronic”, relating to technology, having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities;

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 351.1222

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Person: includes , without limitation, an individual, a foreign or domestic corporation whether not for profit or for profit, a partnership, a limited liability company, an unincorporated society or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other entity. See Missouri Laws 351.015
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

(2) “Electronic record”, a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means;

(3) “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;

(4) “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;

(5) “Signed”, the signature of a person that has been written on a document, and with respect to a document required by sections 351.1000 to 351.1228 to be filed with the secretary of state, a document that has been signed by a person authorized to do so by sections 351.1000 to 351.1228, the articles, or bylaws, or by a resolution approved by the board or the members. A signature on a document may be a facsimile affixed, engraved, printed, placed, stamped with indelible ink, transmitted by facsimile, or electronically, or in any other manner reproduced on the document.

2. For purposes of sections 351.1000 to 351.1228:

(1) A record or signature shall not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form;

(2) A contract shall not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because an electronic record was used in its formation;

(3) If a provision requires a record to be in writing, an electronic record satisfies the requirement; and

(4) If a provision requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the requirement.