Section 229.781, Florida Statutes 2001
229.781 Records; preservation; destruction.--
(1) After complying with the provisions of s. 257.37, the Department of Education is authorized to photograph, microphotograph, or reproduce on film or prints, documents, records, data, and information of a permanent character which in its discretion it may select, and the Department of Education is authorized to destroy any of the said documents after they have been photographed and after audit of the department has been completed for the period embracing the dates of said instruments. Photographs or microphotographs in the form of film or prints made in compliance with the provisions of this section shall have the same force and effect as the originals thereof would have, and shall be treated as originals for the purpose of their admissibility in evidence. Duly certified or authenticated reproductions of such photographs or microphotographs shall be admitted in evidence equally with the original photographs or microphotographs.
(2) After complying with the provisions of s. 257.37, the Department of Education is authorized, in its discretion, to destroy general correspondence which is over 3 years old; records of bills, accounts, vouchers and requisitions which are over 5 years old and copies of which have been filed with the Comptroller; and other records, papers and documents over 3 years old which do not serve as part of an agreement or understanding nor have value as permanent records.
History.--ss. 1-3, ch. 29745, 1955; s. 13, ch. 65-239; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 14, ch. 72-221; s. 58, ch. 91-45.
Note.--Former s. 229.201; s. 229.531.