AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, OFFICE OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, TO USE THE NET PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OF ARTIFACTS FOR MAINTENANCE OR CONSERVATION OF OTHER ARTIFACTS; TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS FOR TRANSFERRING TITLE OF UNCLAIMED OR UNDOCUMENTED PROPERTY LOANED TO MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL REPOSITORIES TO THOSE MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL REPOSITORIES; TO SET A TIME LIMITATION ON CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS; TO CLARIFY THAT PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS OF DERELICT VESSELS OR SHIPWRECKS ARE PUBLIC RECORDS WHEN IN THE CUSTODY OF NORTH CAROLINA AGENCIES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN MERCHANDISE CREDITS ARE NOT DEEMED ABANDONED PROPERTY.
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 121-51 to rewrite the definitions forarchives repositoryandmuseum as those terms apply in Article 5, GS Chapter 121.
Definesarchives repository to have the same meaning as the term North Carolina State Archives as defined in GS 121-2(7) (was, a nonprofit organization or public agency open to the public on a regular basis with primary functions that include selecting, preserving, and making available records of enduring or historical value; includes the libraries).
Definesmuseum to mean any museum or historic site administered by the Department of Cultural Resources, including the term North Carolina Museum of Historyas defined in GS 121-2(6) (was, a nonprofit organization or public agency open on a regular basis to the public and operated primarily for the purpose of collecting, cataloging, preserving, or exhibiting property of educational, scientific, historic, cultural, or aesthetic interest; includes historical societies and historic sites).
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