Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     2-6-206. Protection and storage of essential records. (1) In order to provide for the continuity and preservation of civil government, each elected and appointed officer of the executive branch shall designate certain public records as essential records needed for an emergency or for the reestablishment of normal operations after the emergency. A list of essential records must be forwarded to the secretary of state. The list must be reviewed from time to time by the elected or appointed officers to ensure its accuracy. Any changes or revisions must be forwarded to the secretary of state.
     (2) Each elected and appointed officer of state government shall ensure that the security of essential records is accomplished by the most economical means possible. Protection and storage of essential records may be by vaulting, planned or natural dispersal of copies, storage in the state archives or in an alternative location provided pursuant to 2-6-211(2), or any other method approved by the secretary of state.
     (3) Reproductions of essential records may be by photocopy, magnetic tape, microfilm, or other methods approved by the secretary of state.

     History: En. 82-3341 by Sec. 10, Ch. 339, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 82-3341; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 378, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 30, L. 2003.

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