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Sections 59 & 60, Public Housing Law disposition and microfilming of housing authority records

§ 59. Disposal of records.

1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law, any municipal housing authority or officer or employee thereof is hereby empowered to destroy, sell or otherwise dispose of any book, paper, map, photograph, microphotograph or other record regardless of its physical form or characteristic, which has been made, acquired, or received or is now in its custody and which the authority determines no longer has sufficient administrative, legal, fiscal, research or historical value to warrant its continued retention and preservation, provided the authority authorizes such destruction, sale, or other disposition.

2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following records of municipal housing authorities unless copies for retention are reproduced as provided in section sixty of this chapter:

(a) The official copy of the minutes of any municipal housing authority including appendices and attachments thereto.
(b) The official copy of any annual report of any municipal housing authority to the commissioner.
(c) Records which have not been retained for such period of time as may be required:

(1) by the federal government or any of its agencies;
(2) by rules and regulations of the state comptroller;
(3) by rules and regulations of the commissioner.

§ 60. Reproduction of records.
Any municipal housing authority may cause any paper, document or other record kept or recorded by it to be recorded, copied or reproduced by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature photographic or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original. Such reproduction, when satisfactorily identified, shall be deemed to be an original for all purposes and is as admissible in evidence as the original itself in any judicial or administrative proceeding, and an enlargement or facsimile of such reproduction is likewise admissible in evidence if the original reproduction is in existence and available for inspection under direction of the court.