Message #62
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 
Subject: HB 2683 and HB 2684

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

In the AZ House, HB 2393 appears to be dead for this
legislative session.  Two archaeology bills continue to
make their way through the process:

HB 2683 HB 2683
NEW LANGUAGE APPEARS LIKE THIS Stricken language appears like this Remaining language appears like this HB2683 - 432R - I Ver Reference Title: archaeological discoveries; confidentiality AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 39, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 2, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 39-125; RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1. Title 39, chapter 1, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 39-125, to read: 39-125 . Information relating to location of archaeological discoveries and places or objects included or eligible for inclusion on the Arizona register of historic places; confidentiality NOTHING IN THIS CHAPTER REQUIRES THE DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC RECORDS OR OTHER MATTERS IN THE OFFICE OF ANY OFFICER THAT RELATE TO THE LOCATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 41-841 OR 41-844 OR PLACES OR OBJECTS THAT ARE INCLUDED ON OR MAY QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION ON THE ARIZONA REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 41-511.04, SUBSECTION A, PARAGRAPH 9. AN OFFICER MAY DECLINE TO RELEASE THIS INFORMATION IF THE OFFICER DETERMINES THAT THE RELEASE OF THE INFORMATION CREATES A REASONABLE RISK OF VANDALISM, THEFT OR OTHER DAMAGE TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES OR THE PLACES OR OBJECTS THAT ARE INCLUDED ON OR MAY QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION ON THE REGISTER. IN MAKING A DECISION TO DISCLOSE PUBLIC RECORDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AN OFFICER MAY CONSULT WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM OR THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER. HB 2684 HB 2684 NEW LANGUAGE APPEARS LIKE THIS Stricken language appears like this Remaining language appears like this HB2684 - 432R - I Ver Reference Title: archaeological discoveries; vertebrate paleontological specimen AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 41-841, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1. Section 41-841, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read: 41-841 . Archaeological and vertebrate paleontological discoveries A. No A person, except when acting as a duly authorized agent of an institution or corporation referred to in section 41-842, shall NOT excavate in or upon any historic or prehistoric ruin, burial ground, archaeological or vertebrate paleontological site, or site including fossilized footprints, inscriptions made by human agency , or any other archaeological, paleontological or historical feature, situated on lands owned or controlled by the THIS state of Arizona, or any agency thereof OF THIS STATE . B. A person shall not collect any archaeological specimen OR VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN situated on lands owned or controlled by this state or any agency of this state without obtaining a permit authorizing the activity as provided under section 41-842. For the purpose of this subsection, "archaeological specimen" means any item resulting from past human life or activities which is at least one hundred years old including petroglyphs, pictographs, paintings, pottery, tools, ornaments, jewelry, textiles, ceremonial objects, weapons, armaments, vessels, ships, vehicles and human skeletal remains. Archaeological specimen does not include arrowheads, coins or bottles.