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Executive Branch; Secretary of State; Archives; Management

This act: (1) creates the division of Vermont state archives within the office of the secretary of state which will be responsible for administering the state archives program; (2) requires the secretary to report annually to the governor and the general assembly on the state archives program; (3) allows the secretary to appoint an archives advisory committee; (4) creates a classified position of state archivist; (5) requires that the state archivist: coordinate with the commissioner of buildings and general services to manage records with archival value, establish an archival management program, cooperate with state agencies to preserve archival records, establish procedures to preserve archival records, develop a retention program for archival records in state agencies, provide consultation to the state on the effective management of archival records, serve on the Vermont historical records advisory board to document and collect archival records, and publish and promote archival records; and (6) requires each state agency to develop a program for the management of archival records, to be approved by the secretary of state.

Effective Date: July 1, 2003