Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 109
Public and Business Records
Section 109.241

August 28, 2014


Local agency head, duties of.

109.241. The head of each local agency shall:

(1) Submit within six months after a call to do so from the secretary of state in accordance with standards established by the local records board and promulgated by the director of records management and archives, schedules proposing the length of time each local records series warrants retention for administrative, legal, historical or fiscal purposes after it has been received or created by the local agency;

(2) Submit lists of local records that are not needed in the transaction of current business and that do not have sufficient administrative, legal, historical or fiscal value to warrant their further retention;

(3) Cooperate with the director in the conduct of surveys made by the director pursuant to the provisions of sections 109.200 to 109.310;

(4) When files in the custody of a local governmental agency are microfilmed or otherwise reproduced through photographic, video, electronic, or other reproduction processes, including a computer-generated electronic or digital retrieval system, the public official having custody of the reproduced records shall, before disposing of the originals, certify to the director that the official has made provisions for preserving the microfilms or electronically created records for viewing and recalling images to paper or original form, as appropriate, and that the official has done so in a manner guaranteeing the proper retention and integrity of the records in accordance with standards established by the local records board. Certification shall include a statement, written plan, or reputable vendor's certificate, as appropriate, that any microfilm or document reproduced through electronic process meets the standards for archival permanence established by the United States of America Standards Institute or similar agency, or local records board. If records are microfilmed, original camera masters shall not be used for frequent reference or reading purposes, but copies shall be made for such purposes.

(L. 1972 S.B. 376, A.L. 1999 S.B. 34, A.L. 2001 H.B. 453 merged with H.B. 567)


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