Letitia M. Maxfield with the Trusts & Estates Section of the CBA, concurred that the section would like to see if this act could be brought in conformity with Colorado law. Most important to the citizens of Colorado is for these electronic documents to be considered reliable, meaning that they can be enforced and validated without increased costs to the state and those relying on them. They need to be assured that they are free from fraud and undue influence so that when enforced the documents do not need court validation or are contested in the courts. Also, there is a need to better prepare for how to locate the documents and how quickly they can be validated and enforced, similar to how paper documents are treated statutorily. Some of the negative consequences if these documents are considered unreliable are increased legal costs, delays in the timely management of individual's assets and liabilities, clouds on title, and increased required court intervention. E-wills do not have these same issues because all wills already have a tried and true process. Most wills are prepared by lawyers and those that aren't are usually more easily detectable as potential for fraud or undue influence. These estate documents can be found online, are usually not required to be witnessed or notarized, have different execution requirements that are not found within this act, and different requirements as to revocation. Resolving disputes may require costly forensic examination of digital assets. In addition, E-wills, as with all wills, have the benefit of the harmless error doctrine so that if a harmless mistake or omission was made, the decedent's wishes can still be carried out. These documents do not have the same protections. Would like to consider that if any of the electronic documents should require notarization that they should be required to be e-notarized in Colorado, similar to E-wills. Ms. Maxfield indicated that she had prepared a written memo with more details that will be sent to the commissioners.