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AB-1544 Cultural heritage: protection of items and places of cultural and historical interest. (2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1544


Introduced by Assembly Member Nazarian

February 19, 2021


An act relating to cultural heritage.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1544, as introduced, Nazarian. Cultural heritage: protection of items and places of cultural and historical interest.
Existing law, such as the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Act and other statutes, has the goal of encouraging the preservation and protection of items and places of cultural and historical interest.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation to protect precious and irreplaceable items and places of cultural and historical interest by prohibiting public entities from, and urging private entities to refrain from, engaging with individuals and entities who have destroyed, vandalized, scavenged, stolen from, or otherwise despoiled, artifacts, items, or structures in any place of cultural and historical interest anywhere in the world.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation to protect precious and irreplaceable items and places of cultural and historical interest by prohibiting public entities from, and urging private entities to refrain from, engaging with individuals and entities who have destroyed, vandalized, scavenged, stolen from, or otherwise despoiled, artifacts, items, or structures in any place of cultural and historical interest anywhere in the world.