New Alabama law could mean finders-keepers for historic artifacts found underwater

16 Jan 2012 2:16 PM | Anonymous

New Alabama law could mean finders-keepers for historic artifacts found underwater
Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 7:45 AM
 By Thomas Spencer -- The Birmingham News The Birmingham News


MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A battle over historic artifacts hidden below the surface of Alabama's rivers, lakes and bays is surfacing in advance of the opening of Legislature's 2012 regular session on Feb. 7.

Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, has introduced a bill to amend the Alabama Cultural Resources Act, a law that requires underwater explorers to get a permit from the Alabama Historical Commission before going after submerged wrecks and relics.

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