U.S. Legislation


Historic Preservation Action Alert! 

Tomorrow, the House Armed Services Committee will mark up the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We anticipate an amendment will be offered that seeks to amend the National Historic Preservation Act by giving federal agencies the authority to reject or revoke nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for reasons of national security.

We urge you to join us TODAY in contacting your representatives in the U.S. House to voice your opposition to the amendment.

Read more here: http://my.preservationnation.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=71361&em_id=69787.0


LCCHP's Letter to Congress Regarding the Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act. 

LCCHP requested that the Committee on the Judiciary, to which H.R. 899 was referred, hold public hearings in consideration of the United States Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act. 

Read the letter here
 

LCCHP and Other Stakeholders Block Attempt to "Destabilize" U.S. Law on Stolen Art and Antiquities

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) joined a diverse group of stakeholders in successfully urging the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to abandon its proposed legislation on stolen cultural property.

Download our comments.

Download the ULC's final report.

Testimony Opposing Amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act

The Lawyers' Committee submitted testimony to the National Parks Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources in opposition to the proposed National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 2005.

Download the file here.


Letter Concerning the Proposed Legislation to Amend the Utah State Antiquities and Historic Sites Act

The Lawyers' Committee submitted a letter to the Utah state legislature in opposition to proposed legislation to amend the Utah State Antiquities and Historic Sites Act (H.B. 139).

Download the file here.


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