Summary: S.1983 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/23/1996)

Amends the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to require written consent, if Native American remains are excavated or removed for purposes of study, from: (1) lineal descendants (if known); or (2) the appropriate Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization.

Sets forth the following requirements for inadvertent discoveries: (1) the appropriate Indian tribe or native Hawaiian organization be notified, with respect to tribal lands; and (2) any person or entity that disposes of or controls any such cultural item adhere to the applicable requirements for intentional excavation and removal.