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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 668                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 31 - EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT

HEAD

    Sec. 668. Theft of major artwork

STATUTE

      (a) Definitions. - In this section -
        (1) "museum" means an organized and permanent institution, the
      activities of which affect interstate or foreign commerce, that -
          (A) is situated in the United States;
          (B) is established for an essentially educational or
        aesthetic purpose;
          (C) has a professional staff; and
          (D) owns, utilizes, and cares for tangible objects that are
        exhibited to the public on a regular schedule.
        (2) "object of cultural heritage" means an object that is -
          (A) over 100 years old and worth in excess of $5,000; or
          (B) worth at least $100,000.
      (b) Offenses. - A person who -
        (1) steals or obtains by fraud from the care, custody, or
      control of a museum any object of cultural heritage; or
        (2) knowing that an object of cultural heritage has been stolen
      or obtained by fraud, if in fact the object was stolen or
      obtained from the care, custody, or control of a museum (whether
      or not that fact is known to the person), receives, conceals,
      exhibits, or disposes of the object,
    shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years,
    or both.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXII, Sec. 320902(a), Sept. 13,
    1994, 108 Stat. 2123; amended Pub. L. 104-294, title VI, Sec.
    604(b)(18), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3507.)

AMENDMENTS

      1996 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-294 designated first and second
    pars. beginning with quotation mark as pars. (1) and (2),
    respectively, and made technical amendment to provisions appearing
    in original.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 104-294 effective Sept. 13, 1994, see
    section 604(d) of Pub. L. 104-294, set out as a note under section
    13 of this title.
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