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From: Robert Freeman
To:
Date: 4/22/2005 9:14:20 AM
Subject: RE:

Good morning again - -

I would advise that you follow up with hard copy. There is a provision of law that few know about, section 305(1) of the State Technology Law, which states in part that state agencies "are authorized and empowered, but not required, to produce, receive, accept, acquire, record, file, transmit, forward, and store information by use of electronic means." In consideration of that statute, while the recipients of your requests made by email may choose accept the requests, they are not required to do so. To be certain that your requests are appropriate, again, it is suggested that printed copies be sent to the records access officers.

I hope that this will be helpful.

Bob