PUBLIC PRINTING AND OFFICIAL NOTICES
CONTRACTS FOR PRINTING — PUBLICATION OF NOTICES
60-106A. Electronic publication of legal notices by newspapers. (1) In addition to the newspaper publication required by section 60-106, Idaho Code, legal notices, advertisements or publications of any kind required or provided by the laws of the state of Idaho to be published in a newspaper may also be electronically published by any newspaper. An electronically published legal notice, advertisement or publication shall have the same legal effect as a legal notice, advertisement or publication that is published in a newspaper.
(2) The following definitions apply to this section:
(a) "Electronically published" means the printing and disseminating of legal notices, advertisements or publications through the use of messaging.
(b) "Messaging" means the use of interconnected electronic networks that automatically transmit data from one (1) computer to another.
(3) The following provisions apply to this section:
(a) Electronic publication may be in addition to the required printed publication in a newspaper; and
(b) Electronic publication may be made by newspapers having electronic publication capability. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a newspaper to develop and maintain an electronic publication capability; and
(c) Newspapers may not charge an additional rate for electronic publication. Rates for such electronic publication shall be included in the rates for official notices as provided for in section 60-105, Idaho Code; and
(d) Any party placing a legally required public notice in electronic form should, to the greatest extent practicable, provide in such notices the messaging address of the newspaper and, if applicable, that of the person or governmental agency requiring such notice to be published.
[60-106A, added 1999, ch. 281, sec. 3, p. 703.]