SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2018        FILED ON: 1/16/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1407



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to the retention of municipal records..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the records conservation board in consultation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall establish a schedule, criteria, and guidelines for the transfer of municipal records into an electronic format.  It shall be the objective of this transfer schedule to convert municipal records currently in paper, microfilm, or microfiche format to an electronic format by a date not later than 3 years from the passage of this act.