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Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 20. Courts

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 20. Courts (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Destruction of Court Records
20 Okl.St.Ann. § 1011
§ 1011. Removal of exhibits, notes and other materials from custody of court clerk--Storage of reporting notes
A. Unless otherwise ordered by a judge of the district court, each court reporter who has been employed by a district court of this state shall remove all exhibits, notes and other materials from the custody of the court clerk within thirty (30) days after termination of employment with that district court by the court reporter. In the event that the court reporter fails to remove the property in a timely manner, the court clerk shall be authorized to destroy the materials after six (6) months have elapsed since termination of the court reporter's employment.
B. It shall be mandatory that the offering party in any case shall take possession of all exhibits offered in a case at the conclusion of an appeal, or after the appeal time has elapsed if no appeal is taken, except in capital murder and workers' compensation cases.
C. 1. The reporting notes of all certified shorthand reporters may be kept in any form of communication or representation including paper, electronic, or magnetic media or other technology capable of reproducing for transcription the testimony of the proceedings according to standards or guidelines for the preservation and reproduction of the medium adopted by the American National Standards Institute or the Association for Information and Image Management. Reporting notes shall be stored in an environment free from excessive moisture, temperature variation and electromagnetic fields if stored on a medium other than paper.
2. If the reporting notes are kept in any form other than paper, one duplicate backup copy of the notes shall be stored in a manner and place that reasonably assures its preservation.
3. A periodic review of the media on which the reporting notes are stored shall be conducted to assure that a storage medium is not obsolete and that current technology is capable of accessing and reproducing the records for the required retention period.


Laws 2002, c. 390, § 5, emerg. eff. June 4, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 183, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.
20 Okl. St. Ann. § 1011, OK ST T. 20 § 1011
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 275 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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