Tennessee Public Records Commission

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Public Records Commission
Leadership: The secretary of state is the chairman of the commission.
Founded by: Tennessee Open Records Act
Website: http://tn.gov/sos/rmd/index.htmm
The Commission establishes records retention and disposal schedules and helps to improve the efficiency of records storage.

The Tennessee Public Records Commission was established by the Tennessee Open Records Act in order to better assist the state by establishing records retention and destruction schedules. While they do not hold hearings or decide cases about open records violations, they do possess a considerable amount of historical power, shaping what records are preserved by the state and permitting the destruction of current records.


The records commission is charged with developing and implementing rules and regulations for the preservation and destruction of public records, including rules regarding regulations for central microfilming and any other process that may make records more efficient.[1]


The membership of the commission is composed of the following:

  • the state treasurer
  • the comptroller of the treasury
  • the secretary of state
  • the director of legal services for the general assembly
  • and the commissioner of general services

The commission may also include the president of the Tennessee historical society and one other member in a non-voting capacity.[1]

Meeting information

The commission is required to meet at least twice annually.[1]

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