S. 1723 (97th): Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act

Oct 07, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Spark Matsunaga
Senator from Hawaii
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Signed by the President
Jan 12, 1983


This bill was introduced on September 15, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 07, 1981
Referred to Committee Oct 07, 1981
Reported by Committee Sep 15, 1982
Full Title

A bill to implement the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act - Authorizes the President to enter into agreements with countries which are parties to the "Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export, and transfer of ownership of cultural property," to apply import restrictions on the archaeological or ethnological materials of requesting countries.
Directs the President to seek a commitment of the requesting country to permit the exchange of such materials.
Provides for the entering into force of such agreements, the suspension of import restrictions under the agreements, and the extension of the agreements.
Requires the President to report to Congress on such agreements and on emergency import restrictions.
Authorizes the President to impose emergency import restrictions.
Limits such Presidential authority.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to make a list of the materials covered by any such agreement or emergency condition.
Establishes a Cultural Property Advisory Committee to review requests and recommend whether an agreement should be consummated or extended or an emergency action implemented.
Requires the Committee to review the effectiveness of such agreements or emergency actions.
Prohibits the importation into the United States of:
(1) designated archaeological or ethnological materials unless the appropriate country issues a document of lawful exportation; and
(2) cultural articles stolen from a museum or a religious or secular institution.
Sets forth procedures for temporary disposition, seizure, and forfeiture of articles under this Act. Exempts certain articles from this Act. Authorizes appropriations.

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