H.R.3272 - R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 198599th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jones, Walter B. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 09/11/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 99-393|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/03/1985 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3272 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed House, amended)
Passed House amended (12/02/1985)
R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1985 - Commends the members of the joint international expedition which discovered the Titanic.
Directs the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to consult with interested nations for the development of international guidelines for research, exploration, and, if appropriate, salvage of the Titanic, which: (1) are consistent with its historical and cultural significance; and (2) promote the safety of those involved in such operations.
Directs the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Administrator, to negotiate an international agreement providing for: (1) the designation of the Titanic as an international maritime memorial; and (2) international research, exploration, and, if appropriate, salvage of the Titanic consistent with the international guidelines to be established. Sets forth reporting requirements for the Secretary and the Administrator.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that, while limited research and exploration of the site should continue, no person should conduct research or exploration which physically alters, disturbs, or salvages the Titanic pending adoption of international guidelines or an international agreement.
Provides that the United States does not by enactment of this Act assert sovereignty or exclusive right or jurisdiction over, or ownership of, any marine areas or the Titanic.