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(805 ILCS 410/) Uniform Preservation of Private Business Records Act.

805 ILCS 410/1

    (805 ILCS 410/1) (from Ch. 116, par. 59)
    Sec. 1. As used in this Act,
    "Business" includes every kind of private business, profession, occupation, calling or operation of private institutions, whether carried on for profit or not.
    "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, or any other association.
    "Records" or "Business Records" include books of account, vouchers, documents, cancelled checks, payrolls, correspondence, records of sales, personnel, equipment and production, reports relating to any or all of such records, and other business papers.
    "Reproduction" means a reproduction or durable medium for making a reproduction obtained by any photographic, optical imaging, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature photographic or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original.
(Source: P.A. 88-609, eff. 9-1-94.)

805 ILCS 410/2

    (805 ILCS 410/2) (from Ch. 116, par. 60)
    Sec. 2. Unless express provision is made by law for the period during which they must be preserved or for the condition upon which they may be destroyed, business records which persons by the laws of this state are required to keep or preserve may be destroyed after the expiration of three years from the making of such records without constituting an offense under such laws. This section does not apply to minute books of corporations nor to records of sales or other transactions involving weapons, explosives, poisons or other dangerous articles or substances capable of use in the commission of crimes.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 123.)

805 ILCS 410/3

    (805 ILCS 410/3) (from Ch. 116, par. 61)
    Sec. 3. (a) If reproductions of original business records are made, the preservation of such reproductions constitutes compliance with any laws of this State requiring that business records be kept or preserved, subject to the following conditions:
    (1) The reproductions shall be made in the regular course of business or pursuant to a general plan for making reproductions of records;
    (2) Persons required to keep the records shall without expense to the State make the reproductions available during usual business hours to State officers or authorized employees entitled to inspect or examine the records by running or projecting the reproductions for the inspection or examination of such officers, or employees, and shall so run or project the reproductions as to make it possible for such officers or employees to make notes or copies thereof;
    (3) Persons required to keep the records, upon the request of the State department or agency charged with the administration of the Act requiring the records to be kept, shall without expense to the State provide enlargements of the reproductions in approximately original size of any and all records to the possession of which the department or agency would be entitled if reproductions have not been made.
    (b) A reproduction constituting compliance with laws requiring the keeping of records under subsection (a), or an enlargement of such reproduction, when satisfactorily identified, is admissible in evidence, in instances where the original record would be admissible, to prove the contents of the original record in any judicial or administrative proceeding concerned with the enforcement of the laws of this State.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 123.)

805 ILCS 410/4

    (805 ILCS 410/4) (from Ch. 116, par. 62)
    Sec. 4. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish the authority of an officer of this State under existing law to permit the destruction of business records.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 123.)

805 ILCS 410/5

    (805 ILCS 410/5) (from Ch. 116, par. 63)
    Sec. 5. This Act shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 123.)

805 ILCS 410/6

    (805 ILCS 410/6) (from Ch. 116, par. 64)
    Sec. 6. This Act may be cited as the Uniform Preservation of Private Business Records Act.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 123.)