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Title 27: LIBRARIES, HISTORY, CULTURE AND ART

Chapter 13: ARCHAEOLOGY

Subchapter 2: STATE-OWNED OBJECTS AND SPECIMENS

§372. Legislative intent

1. Transference of custody. The several departments of the State are authorized to transfer any archaeological objects, materials or specimens in their possession to the custody and trusteeship of the State Museum.

[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §111 (AMD) .]

2. Museum responsibility. The State designates the State Museum to hold title, as trustee for the State, to all archaeological objects, materials and specimens found on, in or beneath state-controlled lands. The State charges the State Museum with the responsibility of protecting, preserving and interpreting such objects, materials and specimens as may be placed under its trusteeship; preventing their defacement, damage, destruction or unauthorized removal; and ensuring their continued availability for scientific study by qualified persons, agencies or institutions.

[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §111 (AMD) .]

SECTION HISTORY

1969, c. 398, (NEW). 1981, c. 55, §3 (RPR). 1989, c. 700, §A111 (AMD).