H.R. 8491 (95th): A bill to amend the Act of 1906 relating to the preservation of antiquities to include meteorites in the coverage of such Act, and to require that all objects of antiquity by preserved in public museums in the county in which they are found.


Jul 22, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 22, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Shirley Pettis

Representative for California's 37th congressional district


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7/22/1977--Introduced.Requires that all objects of antiquity be preserved in a public museum in the county within which they are found. Includes meteorites within the term "objects of antiquity" for purposes ... Read more >

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Jul 22, 1977

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