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The DC Code: § 28-4916 Creation and retention of electronic records and conversion of written records by governmental agencies.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)

The Mayor shall determine whether, and the extent to which, a governmental agency will create electronic records and convert written records to electronic records. The retention of electronic records shall conform to the requirements and practices established under Chapter 17 of Title 2 of the District of Columbia Official Code.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-105 validated previously made technical corrections. D.C. Law 17-175 rewrote the section which had read as follows: "The Mayor shall determine whether, and the extent to which, a governmental agency will create and retain electronic records and convert written records to electronic records." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 3202(b) of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861). Legislative History of Laws For Law 14-28, see notes following § 28-4901. For Law 15-105, see notes following § 28-3904. Law 17-175, the "Electronic Mail Public Record Clarification Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-490 which was referred to the Committee on Workforce Development and Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 4, 2008, and April 1, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 22, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-359 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17- 175 became effective on June 13, 2008. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 17 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (1999 Act). See 7A, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 28-4916 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 3502(b), 48 DCR 6981; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 64, 51 DCR 881; June 13, 2008, D.C. Law 17-175, § 3, 55 DCR 5387.)