§5A-8-2. Declaration of policy.
The Legislature declares that programs for the efficient and
economical management of state and local records will promote
economy and efficiency in the day-to-day record-keeping activities
of state and local government and will facilitate and expedite
government operations; that records containing information
essential to the operation of government and to the protection of
the rights and interests of persons must be protected against the
destructive effects of all forms of disaster and must be available
when needed. It is necessary, therefore, to adopt special
provisions for the selection and preservation of essential state
and local records thereby providing for the protection and
availability of such information.