Revised Draft Available: Proposed State Statute on Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials

A revised discussion draft of The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, has been posted at the documents Website of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Drafting Committee on Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials.

The committee’s chair is Michele L. Timmons, the Revisor of Statutes for the State of Minnesota, and its reporter is Professor Barbara Bintliff of the University of Colorado School of Law.

According to the current draft of the statute’s prefatory note, “[d]igital information formats have become fundamental and indispensable to the operation of state government. This [act] addresses the critical need to manage electronic legal information in a manner that guarantees the trustworthiness of and continuing access to important state documents.”

The draft is to be discussed at the committee’s meeting to be held 5-7 March 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Previous drafts, committee meeting minutes, and the study committee report, are available from the Website for the committee’s documents, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Biddle Law Library.

HT Tom Bruce.

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