H.R. 1493: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act

H.R. 1493 would:

  • Direct the State Department to designate an existing employee to coordinate efforts to protect art around the world from being stolen and/or destroyed.
  • Establish a committee, which will meet once a year and be made up of representatives from various Federal agencies, who will "coordinate and inform Federal efforts to protect international cultural property".
  • Block ...

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Mar 19, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 9, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 9, 2016.


Pub.L. 114-151


Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016
Length: 4 pages


Mar 19, 2015

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Apr 23, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jun 1, 2015
Passed House

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Feb 2, 2016
Text Published

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Apr 13, 2016
Passed Senate with Changes

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Apr 26, 2016
House Agreed to Changes

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May 9, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1493 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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