TITLE 44. PUBLIC RECORDS AND RECORDERS
CHAPTER 1. PUBLIC RECORDS
PART II. GENERAL PROVISIONS
44:34 Absence of records
If any public record applied for by any authorized person is not in the custody or control of the person to whom the application is made, such person shall promptly certify this in writing to the applicant, and shall in the certificate state in detail to the best of his knowledge and belief, the reason for the absence of the record from his custody or control, its location, what person then has custody of the record and the manner and method in which, and the exact time at which it was taken from his custody or control. He shall include in the certificate ample and detailed answers to inquiries of the applicant which may facilitate the exercise of the right granted by this Chapter.
Amended by Acts 1978, No. 686, Sec. 1.