May 04,2000

Finance Committee Requests Comments on S.1696, the Cultural Property Procedural Reform Act

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) announced today that the Committee is requesting written comments from all interested parties on S. 1696, a bill to amend the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act to improve the procedures for restricting imports of archaeological and ethnological material.

Any individuals or organizations wishing to express their views to the committee on this bill should submit a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. The date and the subject of the comment must appear on the first page of the statement. Five copies of the statement should be mailed to the Editorial Section, United States Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, D.C. 20510, and also to David Podoff, Minority Staff Director, United States Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, D.C. 20510. All statements must be received no later than Saturday, June 3, 2000. Written statements must also be submitted on diskette in a format that can be read by personal computers (plain ASCII text is preferred; other formats will be accepted - please identify format).