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45-405. State archives; transfer of records thereto; discard or disposition of certain materials. (a) The state historical society shall serve as the official state archives and shall assist state and local agencies in the preservation of government records with enduring value.

(b) Any state or local agency may transfer to the state archives any noncurrent government records accepted by the state archivist and all state agencies shall transfer to the state archives any noncurrent government records when directed to do so by the state records board. With the approval of the state archivist, noncurrent legislative and judicial records also may be deposited in the state archives for preservation.

(c) The secretary of state shall not be prevented by any statute from depositing in the state archives any noncurrent government records accepted by the state archivist.

(d) The provisions of this act shall not prohibit discarding or otherwise disposing of extraneous, worthless or duplicate material found in government records when processed by the state archives staff. Any records placed in the state archives may be disposed of in any manner approved by the board and the state archivist upon a determination that such records no longer have enduring value.

History: L. 1981, ch. 331, § 5; L. 1984, ch. 188, § 3; L. 1992, ch. 29, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Kansas Sunshine Law: How Bright Does It Shine Now? The Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Acts," Theresa "Terry" Marcel, 72 J.K.B.A. No. 5, 28 (2003).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Records received by state archives; confidentiality maintained; commission on civil rights; confidential nature of investigative files. 85-2.


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