Revised by LNET Group, January 2009
Materials which populate the legislative website are considered unofficial
documents and as such are not subject to Minnesota Statute 15.17 which governs
responsibilities of "public officers" with regard to the preservation of
official records. Policies made regarding Web materials are designed to provide
access and to manage the site, not to maintain an official archival record.
With the exception of the materials noted below, the working committee
suggests that each site which is providing materials to the common legislative
site make retention decisions regarding their primary materials. All site
managers should review the materials being provided to ensure the accuracy and
currency of the information being provided. In addition, when reports are added
to the website, site managers are encouraged to indicate the approximate length
of time they will be remain available on the site.
Suggested Retention Periods