CHAPTER 537

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 21

DIRECTING COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES TO COOPERATE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, TO BE CALLED THE DELAWARE LOCAL RECORDS PROJECT.

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of all governments to preserve and efficiently manage public records; and

WHEREAS, the rapid growth of Delaware's counties and municipalities has resulted in growing quantities of records being produced and increasingly complex systems of records- keeping; and

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Department of State to ensure the preservation of historical records, and oversee the management of all public records of the State and its political subdivisions; and

WHEREAS, the Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Is developing a program designed to assist the State's counties and municipalities in properly managing their records; and

WHEREAS, said program, formally known as the Delaware Local Records Project, will enable State and local governments to recognize and fulfill legal requirements concerning records, ensure the preservation of historically valuable materials, and promote overall government economy and efficiency.

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and Howe of Representatives of the 133rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that all county and municipal governments within the State are hereby directed to provide cooperation and participation in this important and worthwhile endeavor.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon its signature by the Governor, a certified copy of this Senate Joint Resolution be forwarded to all county and municipal governments within the State.

Approved July 8, 1986.