HOUSE BILL 180
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Reena Szczepanski and Cynthia Borrego
RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS; PROVIDING FOR STORING OFFICIAL RECORDS ELECTRONICALLY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 14-1-5 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1947, Chapter 185, Section 2) is amended to read:
"14-1-5. AUTHORIZATION.--Any public officer of the state may cause any or all records, papers or documents kept by [him] the officer to be photographed, microfilmed, microphotographed, maintained as an electronic record or reproduced on film. [Such] The electronic record, photographic film and the device used to reproduce [such] the records on [such] film shall be one [which] that accurately reproduces the original [thereof] in all details."
SECTION 2. Section 14-1-6 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1947, Chapter 185, Section 3) is amended to read:
"14-1-6. PRESUMPTION OF AUTHENTICITY.--Such photographs, microfilms, electronic records, photographic film or microphotographs shall be deemed to be an original record for all purposes, including introduction in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies. A transcript, exemplification or certified copy [thereof] of the transcript shall, for all purposes recited [herein] in this section, be deemed to be a transcript, exemplification or certified copy of the original."
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