House Bill 2930
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-258 on Dec 21, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 30, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2930
Congress
117
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
New Mexico
California
California
California
California
Colorado
District of Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Minnesota
Minnesota
Alaska
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Washington
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (1)
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
401
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021

This bill prohibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties.

The bill requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of State to each designate a liaison to facilitate and hold trainings and workshops on the voluntary return of human remains and cultural items.

Additionally, Interior must

  • refer individuals and organizations to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to facilitate the voluntary return of human remains and cultural items;
  • convene an interagency working group; and
  • convene a Native working group consisting of representatives of Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to provide advice on issues concerning the return of, and illegal trade in, human remains and cultural items.

The bill also increases from 5 years to 10 years the maximum prison term for an individual convicted of selling, purchasing, using for profit, or transporting for sale or profit human remains or cultural items that were illegally obtained.

Text (5)
December 7, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 1, 2021
April 30, 2021
Public Record
Record Updated
Jan 13, 2023 12:21:17 AM