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What is the definition of a government record?
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A government record is any paper, written or printed book, document, drawing, map, plan, photograph, microfilm, data processed or image processed document, information stored or maintained electronically or by sound-recording or in a similar device, or any copy thereof, that has been made, maintained or kept on file or that has been received in the course of his or its official business...  N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1.