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Next Meeting: February, 2016
Important Message from Florida Anthropological Society (FAS)

On November 30, 2015, Representative Charlie Stone of Ocala introduced House Bill (HB) 803 relating to isolated historic and archaeological artifacts recovered in Florida by private individuals on state lands. The bill currently has nine co-sponsors (Representatives Baxley, Grant, Latvala, Murphy, Perry, Pilon, Plasencia, Smith, and Van Zant). An identical bill has been filed in the Senate (SB1054).
It is important that FAS chapters, members, and individual chapter members speak out against this legislation. Please educate your delegates about this legislation's source and special interests, as well as the irreparable damage this will cause to Florida's unique, non-renewable historical and archaeological resources. The organizations involved in lobbying for this new legislation, such as the Tri States Archaeological Society or the Sunshine States Archaeological Society, may sound like FAS chapters but they do not meet FAS's ethical requirements for membership.   [Click here to see the entire letter]

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