Nebraska Revised Statute 84-1213

Chapter 84


Records; property of state or local agencies; protected; willfully mutilate, destroy, transfer, remove, damage, or otherwise dispose of; violation; penalty.

(1) All records made or received by or under the authority of or coming into the custody, control, or possession of state or local agencies in the course of their public duties are the property of the state or local agency concerned and shall not be mutilated, destroyed, transferred, removed, damaged, or otherwise disposed of, in whole or in part, except as provided by law.

(2) Any person who willfully mutilates, destroys, transfers, removes, damages, or otherwise disposes of such records or any part of such records, except as provided by law, and any person who retains and continues to hold the possession of any such records, or parts thereof, belonging to the state or local agency and refuses to deliver up such records, or parts thereof, to the proper official under whose authority such records belong upon demand being made by such officer or, in cases of a defunct office, to the succeeding agency or to the State Archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society, shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.