S.2169 - Endangered Cultural Heritage Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI] (Introduced 09/30/1996)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/01/1996 Referred to Subcommittee on Parks, Preservation and Recreation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2169 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/30/1996)
Endangered Cultural Heritage Act of 1996 - Establishes in the Treasury an Endangered Cultural Heritage Fund. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to designate or establish a Federal agency to administer the Fund.
Requires use of the Fund to support activities by qualified U.S. and international organizations to preserve and protect cultural resources that are significantly at risk, at qualified sites both inside and outside the United States.
Requires the designated agency to provide grants or fellowships that engage: (1) U.S. professionals in historic preservation; and (2) U.S. and foreign graduate students in onsite conservation and development of plans to protect endangered cultural resources. Directs the agency to support public education programs, seminars, conferences, and other activities.