At the end of each calendar year, records of births and marriages which have occurred one hundred (100) years or more from the date of transfer and deaths which have occurred fifty (50) years or more from the date of transfer, shall be permanently transferred by the state registrar of vital records to the custody of the state archives under control of the secretary of state who may promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to these public historical documents.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 118, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 282, § 1.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-5.1
- Vital records: means records of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, and data related to those records. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-1