20-159. Reproduction and preservation of court records; minimum standards. The supreme court may provide for and authorize any chief judge of a judicial district, to photograph, microphotograph or otherwise reproduce or to have photographed, microphotographed or otherwise reproduced any of the court records, papers or documents which are by law placed in the courts of that judicial district and to acquire necessary facilities and equipment and to acquire, maintain and use all such appropriate containers, files and other methods as shall be necessary to accommodate and preserve the photographs, microphotographs, films or as otherwise reproduced. The photographing, microphotographing, filming or otherwise reproducing may be so authorized for the reproducing of court records, where to do so will promote efficiency in the office, or as a method of preserving old or worn records, papers or documents. The photographic films and prints or reproductions therefrom, shall comply with federal standard no. 125a, dated April 24, 1958, or the latest revision thereof, issued pursuant to the federal property and administrative services act of 1949, and amendments thereto. The device used to reproduce such records on for any type of storage shall be one which accurately reproduces the original thereof in all details. The court may use reproduction methods which include the digital storage and retrieval of official court records.
History: L. 1977, ch. 104, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 112, § 3; L. 1999, ch. 57, § 11; July 1.