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A02281 Summary:

BILL NO    A02281 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Englebright (MS)

COSPNSR    Otis, Jaffee, Finch, Montesano, Thiele, Raia, Lavine, Rosenthal,
           Aubry, Cook, Kearns

MLTSPNSR   Braunstein, Gottfried, Lupardo, McDonough, Rozic

Amd S1503, add S1518, N-PC L; amd S235, Ed L; amd S14.09, Pks & Rec L

Enacts the "unmarked burial site protection act"; requires the cessation of all
ground disturbing activities upon the discovery of a burial ground, human
remains or funerary objects, and requires the reporting of such discovery to
the local coroner; provides that if such remains are more than 50 years old,
the state archaeologist shall be notified; requires state archaeologist to
determine whether the remains are of Native American origin; provides that the
lineal descendants or culturally affiliated group of such remains shall be
notified and be given possession thereof; establishes the Native American
burial site review committee to provide for notice and disposition of Native
American remains; establishes criminal penalties for the violation of such
provisions relating to the disturbance or failure to report the discovery of
any such site, remains or objects; grants the attorney general and aggrieved
parties a civil right of action for the violations of such provisions; requires
inquiry by state agency preservation officers to determine whether any proposed
project undertaken, funded or approved by a state agency will disturb burial
grounds.
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