§272. Scope

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/020/00272
Published: 2015

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272. Scope

(a) Except as

otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, this chapter

applies to electronic records and electronic signatures relating to a


(b) This chapter

does not apply to:

(1) a

transaction to the extent it is governed by a law governing the creation and

execution of wills, codicils, or testamentary trusts;

(2) a

transaction to the extent it is governed by a state statute, regulation or

other rule of law governing adoption, divorce, or other matters of family law;

(3) a

transaction to the extent it is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, other

than 9 V.S.A. §§ 1-107 and 1-206, Article 2, and Article 2A;

(4) court orders

or notices, or official court documents, including briefs, pleadings, and other

writings, required to be executed in connection with court proceedings; or

(5) any notice


(A) the

cancellation or termination of utility services (including water, heat, and


(B) default,

acceleration, repossession, foreclosure, or eviction, or the right to cure,

under a credit agreement secured by, or a rental agreement for, a primary

residence of an individual;

(C) the

cancellation or termination of health insurance or benefits or life insurance

benefits (excluding annuities);

(D) recall of a

product, or material failure of a product, that risks endangering health or

safety; or

(E) a right to

cancel a home solicitation sale required pursuant to section 2454 of this


(6) any document

required to accompany any transportation or handling of hazardous materials,

pesticides, or other toxic or dangerous materials.

(c) This chapter

applies to an electronic record or electronic signature otherwise excluded from

the application of this chapter under subsection (b) of this section to the

extent that it is governed by a law other than those specified in subsection


(d) A

transaction subject to this chapter is also subject to other applicable

substantive law. (Added 2003, No. 44, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.)