Don't know if this is out of the box, but here goes:

If you have two conflicting laws and operating on the notion that the
legislature considers existing laws before enacting new ones, couldn't you
look at when they were enacted and go with the most recent because it would
illustrate the legislature's most current intent?  Of course, I would think
that if failure to adhere to the earlier law results in explicit fines and
other penalties it would trump the new legislative intent if the more
recent one makes no mention of such penalties.

Carrie Fager, CRM
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At 10:26 AM 12/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 09:30:44 EST, Gerry Clifford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >It is always prudent to choose the longest retention. Your risk level is
> >minimum, and you eliminate possible litigation by the party with the longer
> >retention.
>Lee's problem is one that most of us face on a regular basis. Two
>requirements, two different retention periods, general consensus? go with
>the longer retention period. no problem
>BUT lets get back to my original hyphothetical problem. (with refinements)
>What if one law/regulation states that you MUST destroy a particular type of
>record after x amount of time, AND another law/regulation clearly states
>that you can NOT destroy that particular type of record? What is the
>this is a hypothetical situation I know of no such conflict in existence
>today. Could it happen? who knows
>both laws/regulations must be from the same jurisdiction ie both are federal
>requirements or are both state requirements (and please don't reply with "my
>state doesn't have any such laws/regulations") and they must apply to the
>same entity, either to a government agency/body or to a non-government
>Think outside the box. What would be your solution?
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