Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Clause (7) of the first paragraph of section 26A of chapter 9 of
the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof
the following three sentences:- The state archaeologist shall determine
whether a skeletal analysis of
the remains shall be conducted. If he determines that such analysis shall
be made after the completion of the said
analysis, the state archaeologist shall determine whether the remains shall
be deposited in a curatorial facility or reinterred in accordance with the
provisions of section forty-three M of chapter one hundred and fourteen.
It shall be the responsibility of the person, whose proposed action
necessitates the removal of skeletal remains, to conduct and bear the
financial costs of said skeletal analysis and reinterment.