Nevada Witnesses and Evidence

Sec. § 52.247
Admissibility of rerecorded, copied or reproduced records; certain records of governmental agency deemed public records.


1.

Unless held in a fiduciary or custodial capacity or unless specifically prohibited by a federal or state statute or regulation, by a local ordinance or by an order or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, if any business or governmental agency has, in the regular course of its business:

(a)

Produced, kept or maintained any document, memorandum, writing, entry, print or other record of any act, transaction, occurrence or event relating to the conduct of its business; and

(b)

Caused any of those records to be rerecorded, copied or reproduced by any photographic, photostatic or other process which ensures an accurate reproduction or creates a reliable medium for reproducing the original of any of those records,
Ê the business or governmental agency may, in the regular course of its business, destroy any of those records.

2.

Any rerecorded, copied or reproduced record specified in subsection 1 is admissible to the same extent as an original, regardless of whether the original is available for inspection or has been lost or destroyed, if the rerecorded, copied or reproduced record is sufficiently authenticated.

3.

An enlargement or facsimile of a rerecorded, copied or reproduced record specified in subsection 2 is admissible to the same extent as an original if:

(a)

The record has not been lost or destroyed; and

(b)

It is available for inspection by the court.
Ê The introduction of an enlargement or facsimile of a record pursuant to the provisions of this subsection does not prohibit the admission of the original of that record.

4.

If a governmental agency destroys any of its records and causes those records to be recorded, copied or reproduced pursuant to subsection 1:

(a)

The recorded, copied or reproduced record shall be deemed a public record for the purposes of chapter 239 of NRS; and

(b)

The governmental agency shall render such assistance as is necessary to allow any member of the public access to the recorded, copied or reproduced record if the record is not otherwise declared by law to be confidential.

5.

As used in this section, “business” means any proprietorship, including any member of a profession licensed pursuant to title 54 of NRS, corporation, partnership, association, trust, unincorporated organization or other enterprise doing business in this State.
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Feb. 5, 2021