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60-465. Authentication of copies of records. A writing purporting to be a copy of an official record or of an entry therein, meets the requirements of authentication if the judge finds that the writing purports to be published by authority of the nation, state or subdivision thereof, in which the record is kept or evidence has been introduced sufficient to warrant a finding that the writing is a correct copy of the record or entry. Extrinsic evidence of authenticity as a condition precedent to admissibility is not required if: (1) The office in which the record is kept is within this state and the writing is attested as a correct copy of the record or entry by a person purporting to be an officer, or a deputy of an officer, having the legal custody of the record; (2) the office in which the record is kept is within this state and the record is attested by a person purporting to be an official custodian of the records of the Kansas bureau of investigation as a correct copy of criminal history record information or electronically stored information, as defined in K.S.A. 22-4701, and amendments thereto, accessed through the criminal justice information system central repository maintained by the Kansas bureau of investigation pursuant to K.S.A. 22-4705, and amendments thereto; (3) the office in which the record is kept is within the United States or territory or insular possession subject to the dominion of the United States and the writing is attested to as required in paragraph (1) and authenticated by seal of the office having custody or, if that office has no seal, by a public officer having a seal and having official duties in the district or political subdivision in which the records are kept who certifies under seal that such officer has custody; or (4) the office in which the record is kept is in a foreign state or country, the writing is attested as required in paragraph (1) and is accompanied by a certificate that such officer has the custody of the record which certificate may be made by a secretary of an embassy or legation, consul general, consul, vice-consul, or consular agent or by any officer in the foreign service of the United States stationed in the foreign state or country in which the record is kept, and authenticated by the seal of that office.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-465; L. 1998, ch. 103, § 1; L. 2016, ch. 31, § 4; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

G.S. 1868, ch. 80, §§ 371, 372; L. 1905, ch. 323, § 1; L. 1909, ch. 182, §§ 368, 369; R.S. 1923, 60-2853, 60-2854.


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