I am very pleased to relate that the Archaeological Resource Act
introduced by House Bill 4129 was signed into law on 11 June 2010.
A copy of the act as signed is attached. The final form of the act will
be distributed after publication to the Acts etc.
It was a great privilege to work with Representative Funderburk, Camden.
Her leadership was instrumental and should be recognized and commended
by all of us. The members of COSCAPA who weighed in on behalf of the
bill should also be commended. The opposition had come out in force (it
made the front page of a newsletter in Pattaya, Thailand) and the
support was very important to the bill's passage.
Thank you all very much,
Jonathan Leader, PhD
SC State Archaeologist