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  362.413.  Reproduction of records — admissible in evidence — affidavit in lieu of appearance. — 1.  Anything in the law to the contrary notwithstanding, every bank and every trust company organized under the laws of this state and every national banking association and every other bank incorporated under the laws of the United States having its place of business in this state may cause any and all records, memorandum, writings, entries, prints, representations or combinations thereof, of any act, transaction, occurrence, or event kept or recorded by such corporation to be recorded, copied, or reproduced by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature photographic, optical disk imaging, or other comparable or different process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original, and may thereafter cause the originals to be destroyed.  Such reproductions shall be deemed to be an original record for all purposes and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts and administrative agencies whether the original is in existence or not.  Any enlargement or facsimile of such reproduction, when certified by the president, any vice president, the cashier or secretary, and authenticated by the seal of such corporation, shall be received as prima facie evidence with like effect as such reproduction.  The introduction of a reproduced record, or of an enlargement or facsimile of a reproduced record shall be a sufficient substitute for the original.

  2.  Any records or copies of records that would be admissible under section 490.250, and sections 490.660 to 490.690, shall be admissible as a business record, subject to other substantive or procedural objections, in any court in this state upon the affidavit of the person who would otherwise provide the prerequisites of section 490.250 and sections 490.660 to 490.690 that the records attached to the affidavit were kept as required by section 490.680.

  3.  No party shall be permitted to offer such business records into evidence pursuant to this section unless all other parties to the action have been served with copies of such records and such affidavit at least seven days prior to the day upon which trial of the cause commences.

  4.  The affidavit permitted by this section may be in form and content substantially as follows:


COUNTY OF ______
Before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared ______, who, being by me duly sworn, deposed as follows:
My name is ______, I am of sound mind, capable of making this affidavit, and personally acquainted with the facts herein stated:
I am the custodian of the records of ______. Attached hereto are ______ pages of records from ______. These ______ pages of records are kept by ______ in the regular course of business, and it was the regular course of business of ______ for an employee or representative of ______ with knowledge of the act, event, condition, opinion, or diagnosis recorded to make the record or to transmit information thereof to be included in such record; and the record was made at or near the time of the act, event, condition, opinion or diagnosis. The records attached hereto are the original, exact duplicates of the original, or, accurate reproductions of the original records as permitted by subsection 1 of section 362.413, RSMo.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal this ______ day of ______, ______.
__________________  __________________ 
(Signed) (Seal)


  5.  Upon compliance with this section, the affiant shall not be required to appear in person before a court to certify and authenticate such documents.


(L. 1963 p. 455 § 1, A.L. 1971 S.B. 163, A.L. 1995 S.B. 178, A.L. 1998 S.B. 792)

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