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Acceptance of certified court documents in electronic formRequirementsRules of court on use in proceedings.

(1) A person may not refuse to honor, accept, or act upon a court order, writ, or warrant upon the basis that it is electronic in form and signed with a digital signature, if the digital signature was certified by a licensed certification authority or otherwise issued under court rule. This section applies to a paper printout of a digitally signed document, if the printout reveals that the digital signature was electronically verified before the printout, and in the absence of a finding that the document has been altered.
(2) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the supreme court to adopt rules of pleading, practice, or procedure, or of the court of appeals or superior courts to adopt supplementary local rules, governing the use of electronic messages or documents, including rules governing the use of digital signatures, in judicial proceedings.

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Effective dateSeverability1997 c 27: See notes following RCW 19.34.030.
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