Resolutions - State Records Committee

WHEREAS, Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 24 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated permits the reproduction of micrographic images to be introduced as evidence, in lieu of the original in any court, board, bureau, department, commission or agency of this state; and

WHEREAS, Article 6 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated vests in the State Records Committee authority for the establishment of microfilm standards applicable to State agencies and local Governments; and

WHEREAS, Article 6 further provides the concurrence of the Administrative Office of the Courts is required for said standards to be applicable to the courts; and

WHEREAS, the State Records Committee did, on January 1, 1987, adopt and establish with the concurrence of the Administrative Office of the Courts the Micrographics Standards as the microform standard for all records of State agencies and local Governments and all records of the Courts of the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, microfilm copies, produced in accordance with the Micrographics Standards, are faithful and accurate reproductions of the original writings or records; Now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STATE RECORDS COMMITTEE that all paper records of State agencies and local governments and all records of the Court of the State of Georgia which have been microfilmed and verified in accordance with said Micrographic Standards may be destroyed, unless specifically prohibited by law, code, resolution, order or an approved State Records Committee records retention schedule.

APPROVED, JANUARY 18, 1996