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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 19: Destruction or sale of documents of no value; reproduction of records of corporations.

Section 19. The state secretary may destroy or sell such documents, records and papers as in his judgment are of no value; and if sold, the proceeds thereof shall be paid to the commonwealth.

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any provision of section forty-two of chapter thirty, if the secretary has caused any record relative to corporations, voluntary associations, limited partnerships or trusts which he is required to keep, to be recorded, copied or reproduced by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature photographic or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original, he may, at any time after two years from the date when the original was deposited with him, destroy such original. Such record, copy or reproduction shall be attested by the secretary, when required, as a true copy of the original.