All records made or received by or under the authority of or coming into the custody,
control, or possession of public officials of this state in the course of their public
duties are the property of the state and may not be mutilated, destroyed, transferred,
removed, sold, or otherwise damaged or disposed of, in whole or in part, except as
provided by law. Each state agency and political subdivision of this state shall notify the state
records management administrator of unlawful actions affecting records. Public records that have been unlawfully removed must be returned to the office
of origin or to the state archivist.
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