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§ 57.23. Oversight and advisory services. 1. It shall be the
responsibility of the commissioner of education to advise local
governments on planning and administering programs for the creation,
maintenance, preservation, reproduction, retention, and disposition of
their records; to advise local governments on the development of
micrographics systems, automated data processing systems, and other
systems that rely on technology to create, store, manage, and reproduce
information or records; and to advise local governments on the
preservation and use of vital records and records with enduring value
for historical or other research purposes.

2. The commissioner of education is authorized to establish
requirements for the proper creation, preservation, management and
protection of records, and shall develop statewide plans to ensure
preservation of adequate documentation of the functions, services, and
historical development of local governments.

3. The commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate
regulations to implement the provisions of this article with advice from
the local government records advisory council.

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