Legislative fight looms over historic artifacts

18 Jan 2012 8:52 AM | Anonymous

Legislative fight looms over historic artifacts
Written by Thomas Spencer
The Birmingham News

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 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.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120118/NEWS02/201180352/Legislative-fight-looms-over-historic-artifacts

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