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     1-18C-1.   Definition of terms. Terms as used in this chapter mean:
             (1)      "Agency head," the chief or principal official or representative in any such agency, or the presiding judge of any state court, by whatever title known;
             (2)      "Agency records," any book, document, paper, photograph, microfilm, sound recording, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law, charter, ordinance, or other authority, in connection with the transaction of official business and which is normally maintained within the custody or control of a state agency;
             (3)      "Archival resources," those noncurrent state records which are no longer essential to the functioning of the agency of origin and which the state archivist determines to have permanent value for research, reference, or other usage appropriate to document the organization, function, policies, and transactions of state government;
             (4)      "State agency," any department, division, office, commission, court, board, or any other unit or body, however designated, of the state government. The provisions of this chapter do not extend to agencies of county and municipal government unless the records of county or municipal agencies are in danger of deterioration, destruction, or loss and unless the state archivist is willing and able to receive county or municipal records.

Source: SL 1975, ch 24, § 1; SL 2009, ch 1, § 41.


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