CONDOMINIUM ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 59 of 1978
559.240 Reproduction of document; certified reproduction or certification as evidence.
(1) Upon request and at such reasonable charges as it prescribes, the administrator shall furnish to a person a reproduction pursuant to the records media act, certified under the seal of office if requested, of a document that is retained as a matter of public record. The administrator shall not charge or collect a fee for a reproduction of a document furnished to public officials for use in their official capacity.
(2) In a judicial or administrative proceeding or prosecution, if a reproduction in a medium pursuant to the records media act or a reproduction consisting of a printout or other output readable by sight from such a medium is certified as provided in subsection (1), that reproduction is prima facie evidence of the contents of the document certified and may be used for all purposes in place of the original.
(3) If the administrator is charged with the legal custody of a paper, document, record, or application and if an officer or employee of the administrator certifies that a diligent search was made in the files for the paper, document, record, or application, and the paper, document, record, or application does not exist, the certification is prima facie evidence of the facts so certified in all causes, matters, and proceedings in the same manner and with the like effect as if the officer or employee personally testified to the facts so certified in the court or hearing.
History: 1978, Act 59, Eff. July 1, 1978
Am. 1992, Act 208, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 1992
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