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  490.660.  Short title. — Sections 490.660 to 490.690 may be cited as "The Uniform Business Records as Evidence Law".

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(L. 1949 p. 275 § 1)

(1960) Overruling of defendant's objection to reading of original circuit court record showing defendant's previous convictions and from original St. Louis City Workhouse records showing his sentences served and his discharges upheld against assignment that the evidence did not comply with requirements of Business Records Act as it was not the purpose of the act to exclude properly identified original instruments.  State v. Washington (Mo.), 335 S.W.2d 23.

(1960) Testimony of witness, who was an employee of the coroner, as to autopsy upon the deceased, showing his death and the cause of the death, held admissible in evidence in criminal case under the business records as evidence law.  State v. Lunsford (Mo.), 338 S.W.2d 868.

(1966) Opinions or reasons of planning commission recommending change in zoning of properties were not relevant to action for condemnation of land for highway purposes and the Uniform Business Records as Evidence Law did not make them admissible in evidence. State v. Koberna (Mo.), 396 S.W.2d 654.

(1975) Evidence which showed that records were kept of all bookings for various charges in the arrest register, that the records were kept in the ordinary course of business, that there is a time limit under which one can be confined without booking, and that witness was familiar with the manner in which arrest records were kept was sufficient to sustain admission of arrest register into evidence over defendant's objection that there was no evidence as to mode of preparation or that it was made at or near the time of recorded arrest. State v. Jones (A.), 518 S.W.2d 322.


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