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HF 176

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing Preservation of State Documents Act;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [16E.0355] PRESERVATION OF STATE DOCUMENTS ACT.
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new text begin Effective July 1, 2008, all documents including text, spreadsheets, and presentations
of the state of Minnesota shall be created, exchanged, maintained, and preserved in an
open, XML-based file format, as specified by the chief information office of the state,
that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) interoperable among diverse internal and external platforms and applications;
new text end

new text begin (2) fully published and available royalty-free;
new text end

new text begin (3) implemented by multiple vendors; and
new text end

new text begin (4) controlled by an open industry organization with a well-defined inclusive process
for evolution of the standard. By that date, the state of Minnesota shall be able to accept
all documents received in open document format for office applications and shall not
migrate to a file format currently used by only one organization.
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