Florida State Laws on Optical Images
State Archivist and Records Manager:
Jim Berberich, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Archives & Records Mgmt.
Dept. of State, Mail Station 9A
Tallahassee FL 32399-0250
904-487-2073 fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Roberts, State Archives Supervisorrroberts@dlis.state.fl.us
B. Lynn RawIs, Records Analysis Supervisor
15.16 Reproduction of records; admissibility in evidence; electronicreceipt and transmission of records; certification; acknowledgment. ---
(1) The Department of State may cause to be made copies of any records
maintained by it by miniature photographic microfilming or
microphotographic processes or any other photographic, mechanical, or other
process heretofore or hereafter devised, including electronic data
(2) Photographs, nonerasable optical images, or microphotographs in the
form of film, facsimiles, or prints of any records made in compliance with
the provisions of this section shall have the same force and effect as the
originals thereof and shall be treated as originals for the purpose of
their admissibility in evidence. Duly certified or authenticated
reproductions of such photographs, nonerasable optical images, or
microphotographs shall be admitted in evidence equally with the original
photographs, nonerasable optical images, or microphotographs.
(3) The Department of State may cause to be received electronically any
records that are required to be filed with it pursuant to chapter 607,
chapter 608, chapter 617, chapter 620, chapter 621, chapter 679, chapter
713, or chapter 865, through facsimile or other electronic transfers, for
the purpose of filing such records. The originals of all such
electronically transmitted records must be executed in the manner provided
by law and must contain in the lower left-hand corner of the first page the
name, address, and telephone number of the preparer of the original and, if
prepared by an attorney licensed in this state, the preparer's Florida Bar
membership number. The receipt of such electronic transfer constitutes
delivery to the department as required by law.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department may certify
or acknowledge and electronically transmit any record maintained by it. The
certification must be evidenced by a certification code on each page
transmitted which must include the charter or filing number of the
document, date of transmission, and page number of the total number of
pages transmitted, and a sequential certification number assigned by the
department which will identify the transmission and be available for
verification of any transmitted acknowledgment or certified document.
(5) If not otherwise provided by law, the Department of State shall
determine, by rule, the appropriate format for, number of copies of, manner
of execution of, method of electronic transmission of, and amount of and
method of payment of fees for any document placed under its jurisdiction
for filing or recordation.
History: s. 1, ch. 67-15; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 89-341; s. 1,
282.101 Construction of terms, "communications" or "communications system."
Any reference in this chapter to "communications" or "communications
system" means any transmission, emission, and reception of signs, signals,
writings, images, and sounds of intelligence of any nature by wire, radio,
optical, or other electromagnetic systems and includes all facilities and
equipment owned, leased, or used by all agencies and political subdivisions
of state government.
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