§5A-8-17. Disposal of records.
Except as provided in section seven-a, article one, chapter fifty-seven of this code, no record shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by any agency of the state, unless it is determined by the administrator and the director of the section of archives and history of the Division of Culture and History that the record has no further administrative, legal, fiscal, research or historical value. In the event the administrator is of the opinion that the record has no further administrative, legal, fiscal, research or historical value, the administrator shall, prior thereto, give written notice of the administrator's intention to direct the destruction or other disposal of the record to the director. Upon the written request of the director, given to the administrator within ten days of receipt of said notice, the administrator shall direct the retention of the record for a period of thirty days. In the event the director fails to retrieve the original document from the administrator or the administrator's designee within the thirty day period, the administrator may direct the destruction or other disposal of the original without further notice to the director.