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 committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 121-7 to provide that the net proceeds of any sale are to be deposited in the Office of Archives and History Artifact Fund to the credit of the museum or archive that had custody of the artifact sold.
Amends GS 132-11, time limitation on confidentiality of records, to provide that the statute does not require the opening of any record that (1) is prohibited from being disclosed federally; (2) contains federal Social Security numbers; (3) is a juvenile, probationer, parolee, post releasee, or prison inmate record. Adds that for the purposes of the statute, the custodian of the record is the Department of Cultural Resources or other agencies in actual possession of the record.
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