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A05837 Summary:

BILL NO    A05837 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Englebright (MS)

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

MLTSPNSR   Braunstein, Brook-Krasny, Gottfried, Lupardo, Markey, McDonough,
           Rozic, Weisenberg

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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