According to ALAWON, the ALA Washington Office Electronic Newsline, on May 29 Vermont Governor Jim Douglas signed HB 148, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). "This bill included a UCITA (Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act) bomb-shelter provision in its Choice of Law Section. Such bomb-shelter laws have been enacted in four states: Iowa, West Virginia, North Carolina and now Vermont. The laws are called "bomb-shelters" because they protect the residents and businesses of the enacting state from the reaches of UCITA. For related information, see the ALA UCITA website.