(Bismarck, ND) — The North Dakota House is advancing a bill that would require the preservation of government department head emails. The bill would require state agencies to keep the information kept on department heads’ computer software, emails, and personal files for two years. The measure would also require state agencies to put accounts on hold for supervisors who are fire, placed on leave, resign without notice, or die in office. The move is meant to avoid a repeat of when former attorney general Wayne Stenehjem’s emails were deleted after he died in office. The bill now heads to the state Senate.
ND House Passes Bill To Require Preservation Of Department Head Emails