HOUSE BILL NO. 154
INTRODUCED BY K. SULLIVAN
AN ACT REVISING RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECORDS; AND AMENDING SECTION 7-4-2222, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
"7-4-2222. Substitution of reproduction for original document. (1) Any document, plat, paper, written instrument, or book reproduced as provided in 7-4-2221 can may be disposed of or destroyed only upon order of the district or probate court having jurisdiction pursuant to the requirements of 2-6-1012 and Title 2, chapter 6, part 12, and the reproductions may be substituted as public records.
(2) The copy A reproduction of any record destroyed or disposed of as authorized in this section or a certified copy thereof of the reproduction is admissible as evidence in any court or proceeding and has the same force and effect as though the original record had been produced and proved.
(3) It is the duty of the The custodian of the records to shall prepare enlarged typed or photographic copies of the records whenever their production is required by law."
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