§5A-8-17. Disposal of records.
Except as provided in section seven-a, article one, chapter
fifty-seven of this code, no record shall be destroyed or otherwise
disposed of by any agency of the state, unless it is determined by
the administrator and the director of the section of archives and
history of the division of culture and history that the record has
no further administrative, legal, fiscal, research or historical
value. In the event the administrator is of the opinion that the
record has no further administrative, legal, fiscal, research or
historical value, the administrator shall, prior thereto, give
written notice of the administrator's intention to direct the
destruction or other disposal of the record to the director. Upon
the written request of the director, given to the administrator
within ten days of receipt of said notice, the administrator shall
direct the retention of the record for a period of thirty days. In
the event the director fails to retrieve the original document from
the administrator or the administrator's designee within the thirty
day period, the administrator may direct the destruction or other
disposal of the original without further notice to the director.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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