2004 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Harden
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-15-8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS FOR DESTROYING OLD BUSINESS RECORDS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-15-8, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-15-8. The superintendent or the administrative superintendent of the school district shall have the authority, with the approval of the school board of the school district spread upon its minutes, to dispose of records in accordance with a records control schedule approved by the Local Government Records Committee as provided in Section 25-60-1.
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Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Sections 37-15-1 through 37-15-4, 37-15-8 and 37-15-10 to the contrary, no records which are in the process of being audited by the State Department of Audit, or which are the basis of litigation, shall be destroyed until at least twelve (12) months after final completion of said audits and litigation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.