CHAPTER 74

PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION

DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN PHOTOGRAPHED RECORDS

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN PHOTOGRAPHED RECORDS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND FOR THE USE OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPHS OR COPIES OR ENLARGEMENTS THEREOF IN EVIDENCE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That whenever any agency, department, board, or commission of the State of Delaware or of any county or incorporated municipality thereof shall have photographed, photocopied, or microphotographed all or any part of the records kept by it or under its control in a manner and on film that complies with the standard of quality approved for permanent photographic records by the Public Archives Commission, and whenever such photographs, photocopies, or microphotographs shall be placed in adequately accessible containers and provision made for preserving, examining, and using the same, the head of such agency, department, board, or commission may, with the approval of the State Archivist in accordance with Chapter 91, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, cause the original records from which the photographs, photocopies, or microphotographs have been made, or any part thereof, to be disposed of as the law provides.

Section 2. Photographs, photocopies, or microphotographs of any record photographed, photocopied, or microphotographed as herein provided shall have the same force and effect as the originals thereof would have had, and shall be treated as originals for the purpose of their admissibility in evidence. Certified or authenticated copies of such photographs, photocopies, or microphotographs or enlargements thereof shall be admitted in evidence equally with the original photographs, photocopies, or microphotographs.

Section 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies only.

Approved March 1, 1943.