January 18, 2005 By Wayne Hanson
"With the almost daily advances in technology," said Rep. Rich Brown, who sponsored the bill, "it is critical for government to have the ability to adapt. This legislation gives government the flexibility it needs to do just that."
According to a release from HAL, the bill will make it possible for state and local government to go beyond paper, microfilm and optical storage and will ultimately reduce record storage, reproduction and retrieval costs for both state and local agencies. Two other pieces of associated legislation add technical definitions to the act, and gives a record the same legal status as the original.
Rep. Brown worked closely with HAL and the Michigan Association of Counties to make sure the legislation benefited all affected entities.
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