N.Y. Judiciary Law Section 89
Disposition of records, books and papers

  • rules

1.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law except as hereinafter provided, the chief administrator of the courts, with the advice and consent of the administrative board of the courts, shall adopt rules providing for the retention and disposition of records in all courts and agencies of the unified court system, including records of commissioners of jurors. Such rules shall provide, among other things, that, unless a permanent record by microphotography or other method of microimaging first is made and permanently retained, judgment rolls and other records, books and papers that affect the mental illness or the sanity or competency of any person shall be retained for at least fifty years; and that the judgment rolls and other records, books and papers that affect the marital rights or status or the custody or lineage of any person and judgment rolls regardless of their age that affect title to real property shall be retained permanently.

2.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the justices of the appellate division of the supreme court in each judicial department may on application of the district attorney of any county within its judicial department, direct, by order, that the district attorney destroy, sell or otherwise dispose of or cause to be destroyed, sold or otherwise disposed of any records, books or papers in the care, custody or control of the district attorney which are more than twenty-five years old and are no longer in current use, the retention of which in the opinion of the justices of the appellate division would serve no legal, practical or useful purpose, except permanent records of criminal cases, printed and bound volumes of cases on appeal and original indictments. The justices of the appellate division as a condition of such disposition may require the written consent of any state or local department or agency having an interest in such records, books or papers.

Source: Section 89 — Disposition of records, books and papers; rules, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/JUD/89 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Judicial departments
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Designations by governor of justices of appellate division
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Revocation of designation of justice of appellate division
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Location of appellate court in each department
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Appellate division may compel sheriff to attend to room in which court is held
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Courthouse of appellate division in first department
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Justices of appellate division in first department may make rules for management of law libraries and court-houses of appellate division ...
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Appointment of terms of appellate division in each department
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Time for appointment of terms of appellate division in the first department
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Associate justice of appellate division to preside in absence of presiding justice
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Quorum and number necessary to a sitting and decision of appellate division
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Power of appellate division as to calendars and administration of justice
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Designation by appellate division of special and trial terms of the supreme court
88
Designation by presiding justice of appellate division of justice to hold term of supreme court
89
Disposition of records, books and papers
90
Admission to and removal from practice by appellate division
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Designation and compensation of papers in first, second, tenth and eleventh judicial districts for publication of calendars and notices
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General powers conferred upon presiding justice and appellate division in first department
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Appointment of clerks and deputy clerks of the appellate divisions
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Appointment of clerical and other assistants of appellate division in first department
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Appointment of clerical and other assistants of appellate division in second department
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Appointment of consultation clerks in third and fourth departments
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Appointment of confidential stenographer and assistant deputy clerk in third and fourth judicial departments
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Appointment of attendants by justices of the appellate division
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Appointment of employees of appellate divisions in the third and fourth departments
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Power of justices of appellate division of first department to appoint confidential clerk of the appellate term
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Power of justices of appellate division of second department to appoint clerical and other personnel of the appellate term
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to appoint special deputy clerks for each part or term of the supreme court i...
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to designate supreme court jury clerk
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to appoint stenographers for the supreme court
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to appoint typists
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to appoint interpreters for supreme court
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Power of justices of appellate division in first department to regulate attendance and duties of officers of supreme court in first district
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Retirement of officers and employees by the justices of the appellate division, first department
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Appointment of a calendar clerk in the ninth judicial district

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 89’s source at nysenate​.gov

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