state of michigan

100th Legislature

Regular session of 2020

Introduced by Senator MacGregor


AN ACT to amend 2000 PA 305, entitled “An act to authorize and provide the terms and conditions under which information and signatures can be transmitted, received, and stored by electronic means,” by amending section 18a (MCL 450.848a), as added by 2020 PA 247.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 18a. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, for the period beginning April 30, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, strict compliance with section 18 is suspended to permit each state department to send and accept electronic records and electronic signatures to and from other persons without a determination from or approval by the department of technology, management, and budget.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, this act applies to a transaction that is governed by the uniform commercial code and entered into on or after April 30, 2020 and before July 1, 2021. During the time period described in this subsection, to the extent there is a conflict between the uniform commercial code and this act, the uniform commercial code controls.

(3) As used in this section, “the uniform commercial code” means the uniform commercial code, 1962 PA 174, MCL 440.1101 to 440.9994.


Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless all of the following bills of the 100th Legislature are enacted into law:

(a) Senate Bill No. 1187.

(b) Senate Bill No. 1188.

(c) Senate Bill No. 1189.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.



Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives