2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 220. Banking.
220.285 Reproduction and destruction of records; evidence.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 220.285 (2017)

220.285 Reproduction and destruction of records; evidence.

(1) Any state bank, trust company bank, licensee under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 138.14, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, or 224.725 or ch. 217 may cause any or all records kept by such bank, licensee, or registered person to be recorded, copied or reproduced by any photostatic, photographic or miniature photographic process or by optical imaging if the process employed correctly, accurately and permanently copies, reproduces or forms a medium for copying, reproducing or recording the original record on a film or other durable material. A bank may thereafter dispose of the original record. A licensee or registered person may thereafter dispose of the original record after first obtaining the written consent of the division. This section is applicable to national banking associations insofar as it does not contravene federal law.

(2) Any photographic, photostatic, or miniature photographic copy or reproduction or copy reproduced from a film record or any copy of a record generated from optical disc storage of a bank record or record of a licensee or registered person is considered to be an original record for all purposes and shall be treated as an original record in all courts or administrative agencies for the purpose of its admissibility in evidence. A facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of any such photographic copy or reproduction, copy reproduced from a film record, or copy generated from optical disc storage of a record shall, for all purposes, be considered a facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of the original record.

History: 1971 c. 239; 1973 c. 3; 1991 a. 39, 221; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 152; 1999 a. 31; 2005 a. 215; 2009 a. 2, 405; 2013 a. 277; 2015 a. 196.

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