H.R.5025 - Enhanced Protection of Our Cultural Heritage Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 06/26/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/18/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.5025 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Enhanced Protection of Our Cultural Heritage Act - Amends the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 to increase penalties for violating, or counseling, procuring, soliciting, or employing another to violate, prohibitions regarding: (1) unauthorized excavation, removal, damage, alteration, or defacement of archaeological resources located on public or Indian lands; (2) trafficking in archaeological resources the excavation or removal of which was wrongful under Federal law; and (3) trafficking in interstate or foreign commerce in archaeological resources the excavation, removal, sale, purchase, exchange, transportation, or receipt of which was wrongful under State or local law.
Introduced in House (06/26/2002)
Amends the Federal criminal code to increase penalties for: (1) embezzlement and theft from Indian tribal organizations; and (2) illegal trafficking in Native American human remains and cultural items (and applies such penalties to attempted illegal trafficking).