SEC. 25-59-17. Record control schedules for courts; destruction of court records.
The Mississippi Supreme Court may, by rule of the court, provide for the development of records control schedules for the various and several courts in the Mississippi judiciary system, provided that the director of the department of archives and history shall be consulted prior to the destruction of any court records.
The Mississippi Supreme Court may rule that the courts will cooperate with the department in the establishment of records control schedules for the records of the courts.
In the alternative, the courts in the individual counties may cooperate with the board of supervisors in that county in the development of an overall records management program and records control schedules. The director of the department of archives and history shall be consulted prior to the destruction of any county court records. The director shall respond to such requests within sixty (60) days.
The destruction of court records by authorized retention schedules shall not be construed as affecting the status of that court as a court of record.
SOURCES: Laws, 1981, ch. 501, Sec. 9, eff from and after July 1, 1981.