Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session


HCM2008: urging Congress; Antiquities Act; repeal

Sponsor: Representative Gillette, LD 30

Committee on Land, Agricultural & Rural Affairs


Urges the U.S. Congress to repeal or amend the Antiquities Act of 1906.


The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the President of the United States to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures and other objects of historic or scientific interest on lands owned or controlled by the United States as national monuments.


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteUrges the U.S. Congress to repeal the Antiquities Act of 1906 or amend it to reaffirm that entire landscapes, animate life, such as birds and mammals, and common plants and vegetation are not considered landmarks, structures or objects under federal law.

2.   Urges any proclamation made by the President of the United States to be stated publicly and must specifically name and describe the location of each landmark, structure and object to be protected.

3.   Urges the limitation on extending or establishing a national monument to be offered to all Western states.

4.   Urges no new national monument, federal reservation or expansion of an existing national monument be established in Arizona, unless with the express authorization of:

a)   the Arizona State Legislature while in session; and

b)   the members of the county board of supervisors in all the counties that would be impacted by the monument of reservation.

5.   Requests the Arizona Secretary of State to transmit the memorial to the U.S. President, the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and each member of Congress from Arizona.



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