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Current Laws

1 V.S.A. § 317a

3 V.S.A. § 117

3 V.S.A. § 218

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Disposition Orders

Disposition orders were issued by the former Public Records Advisory Board (PRAB) and its predecessors between the years of 1938 and 2008. The majority of disposition orders, if not all, were issued absent a formal records appraisal process and without a review or analysis of legal, administrative or archival recordkeeping requirements.

While 3 V.S.A. § 218(e) states disposition orders that have not yet been superseded by an agency or general record schedule may continue to be used by the state agencies and departments to which they were originally issued (or their successors), the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration does not advise continuing to use disposition orders for any public records in the custody of an agency or department; the laws and administrative context in which the disposition orders were initially issued have changed.

Determining the continuing legal applicability of disposition orders to a public agency's current records, both paper and digital, is the responsibility of the public agency.


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Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist & Director

1078 Route 2, Middlesex

Montpelier, VT 05633-7701


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