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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@buffalo.edu] Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 9:52 AM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: (US) Moynihan Bill -
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      FW: (US) Moynihan Bill - S. 1696 FWD

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 9:52 AM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: (US) Moynihan Bill - S. 1696 FWD


      I don't think this has been posted here yet. I'm not familiar with the
      details, but Nick is a very reliable source. Details below. Hugh

      > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Date:    Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:52:19 -0700
      > From:    Nick Eiteljorg <nicklists@...>
      > Subject: Moynihan Bill - S. 1696
      >
      > MOYNIHAN BILL ALERT !!!!!!
      >
      > Dear Friends of Archaeology and Preservation:
      >
      > We need your help urgently.
      >
      > An effort is being made in the Senate Finance Committee (Sen. William V.
      > Roth Jr., Delaware, chair) to attach a version of the Moynihan Bill (S.
      > 1696, The Cultural Property Procedural Reform Act) to a trade bill in the
      > final days of this Congress.  If attached, the bill will be part of the
      > overall legislative package and its passage seems assured.
      >
      > As you may know, S. 1696 represents an effort by the art dealers' lobby to
      > hamstring the operations of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
      > (CPAC).  CPAC was created in 1983 by the Convention on Cultural Property
      > Implementation Act, the law that implements our participation in the 1970
      > UNESCO cultural property convention.  CPAC reviews requests from foreign
      > governments for import restrictions on cultural patrimony that has been
      > pillaged.
      >
      > S. 1696 is opposed by the Archaeological Institute of America, Society for
      > American Archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology, National
      > Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Preservation Action,
      > International Council on Monuments and Sites/US Committee, and American
      > Cultural Resources Association.  The latest version of the bill would
      > include several provisions that are unacceptable to the archaeological and
      > preservation community.
      >
      > Please contact your U.S. Senators immediately and ask them to oppose any
      > legislation offered by Sen. Moynihan and Sen. Roth (R-DE) that would amend
      > the CCPIA. Contact numbers and email addresses for all U.S. Senators can be
      > found at:  http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index.cfm
      >
      > The legislation would:
      >
      > oChange the definition of a quorum that would in effect give veto power to
      > the art dealer community.
      >
      > oEliminate the expertise requirement for members appointed to
      > the Cultural Property Advisory Committee thus transforming it into a haven
      > for
      > individuals with a personal financial stake in the committee's
      > recommendations.
      >
      > oImpose unreasonable time delays on CPAC recommendations to the president
      > and also delay the time in which an agreement can go into effect.
      >
      > Passage of such an amendment to the CCPIA would only benefit art dealers
      > and contribute to the destruction of the world's rich and diverse cultural
      > heritage.
      >
      > Please contact Senator Roth, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and/or
      > Senator Moynihan, one of the co-sponsors of the bill.  Call, fax, or email
      > to express your strong opposition to S. 1696.  Urge them not to attach the
      > bill to another piece of legislation..
      >
      > Time is of the essence; action may be taken in the next few days or even
      > hours!  Ideally, fax Senator Roth and call his staff person, Grant Aldonas
      > (202-224-4515).
      >
      > Senator William V. Roth
      > Chair, Senate Finance Committee
      > 202-224-4515
      > fax:  202-224-5920
      > email: comments@...
      >
      > Sen. Moynihan: senator@...
      > 202.224.4451-ph.
      > 202.224.3325-fax
      >
      > Below I list the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in case
      > you know any of them and can contact them directly.
      >
      > SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
      >
      > phone: 202-224-4515
      > fax:  202-224-5920
      >
      > Republicans
      >
      > William V. Roth, Jr., DE, chair
      > Charles E. Grassley, IA
      > Orrin G. Hatch, UT
      > Frank H. Murkowski, AK
      > Don Nicles, OK
      > Phil Gramm, TX
      > Trent Lott, MS
      > Jim M. Jeffords, VT
      > Connie Mack, FL
      > Fred Thompson, TN
      > Larry Craig, ID
      >
      > Democrats
      >
      > Daniel Patrick Moynihan, NY
      > Max Baucus, MT
      > John D. Rockefeller IV, WV
      > John B. Breaux, LA
      > Kent Conrad, ND
      > Bob Graham, FL
      > Richard H. Bryan, NV
      > J. Robert Kerrey, NE
      > Charles S. Robb, VA
      >
      > Thank you very much for any help you can offer.
      >
      > Ricardo J. Elia
      > Vice President for Professional Responsibilites
      > Archaeological Institute of America
      >
      > Ricardo J. Elia
      > Vice President for Professional Responsibilities
      > Archaeological Institute of America
      >
      > c/o Department of Archaeology, Boston University
      > 675 Commonwealth Ave.
      > Boston, MA 02215
      >
      > 617-358-1648 (phone)
      > 617-353-6800 (fax)
      > elia@...
      >
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