TITLE 105

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Chapter 105-10          Schedule of Fees, Rules, and Regulations

 

CHAPTER 105-10

SCHEDULE OF FEES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS

 

 


Part 001           General Provisions

§ 105-10-001    Definitions

 

Part 100           Schedule of Admission Fees

§ 105-10-101    Schedule of Admission Fees

Part 200           Archaeological Collections Curation Fee

§ 105-10-201    Introduction

§ 105-10-205    Policies

§ 105-10-210    Curation Fee


 

 

Chapter Authority: 2 CMC § 4874(b).

 

Chapter History: Amdts Adopted 23 Com. Reg. 18805 (Dec. 21, 2001); Amdts Proposed 23 Com. Reg. 18381 (Sept. 24, 2001); Amdts Adopted 22 Com. Reg. 17590 (Nov. 20, 2000); Amdts Proposed 22 Com. Reg. 17351 (Aug. 18, 2000); Amdts Adopted 21 Com. Reg. 16903 (Aug. 23, 1999); Amdts Proposed 21 Com. Reg. 16775 (May 19, 1999); Adopted 21 Com. Reg. 16708 (Apr. 19, 1999); Proposed 21* Com. Reg. 16554 (Feb. 19, 1999).

 

*Volume 21, number 2, pages 16459-16571 are misnumbered as volume 20.

 

Commission Comment: PL 10-5 (effective Mar. 13, 1996), the “Commonwealth Museum Act of 1996,” codified as amended at 2 CMC §§ 4871-4883, creates the Commonwealth Museum of History and Culture as a public corporation under the direction of a Museum Board of Governors. See 2 CMC § 4872. The Board is authorized, among other things, to impose and collect reasonable fees for the use of the museum’s facilities and to view its collections. 2 CMC § 4874(l). 2 CMC § 4874(b) authorizes the Board to adopt rules and regulations as necessary for the exercise of the museum’s powers, performance of its duties and administration of its operations.

 

Part 001 -   General Provisions

 

§ 105-10-001 Definitions

 

(a)       “Group” - A group is defined as ten or more individuals who have scheduled to view the Museum’s exhibit(s) at a given time during its regular hours of operation.

 

Modified, 1 CMC § 3806(b), (e).

 

History: Amdts Adopted 23 Com. Reg. 18805 (Dec. 21, 2001); Amdts Proposed 23 Com. Reg. 18381 (Sept. 24, 2001); Amdts Adopted 21 Com. Reg. 16903 (Aug. 23, 1999); Amdts Proposed 21 Com. Reg. 16775 (May 19, 1999).

 

Commission Comment: The Commission moved this section to the “general provisions” part to maintain consistency throughout the administrative code. The Commission inserted quotation marks around terms defined.

 

Part 100 -   Schedule of Admission Fees

 

§ 105-10-101 Schedule of Admission Fees

 

(a) Age Group

 

Admission Fee

 

(1) Children under 12 years of age

 

Free

 

(2) Students age 12 and older with student identification card

 

$1.00

 

(3) Students on pre-scheduled field trips

 

Free

 

(4) Adults age 18 and older

 

$3.00

 

(5) Disabled individuals

 

Free

 

(6) Group rate (per adult)

 

$2.00

 

(b)       The Board of Governors may waive or suspend admission fees for purposes to promote or otherwise benefit the Museum.

 

History: Amdts Adopted 23 Com. Reg. 18805 (Dec. 21, 2001); Amdts Proposed 23 Com. Reg. 18381 (Sept. 24, 2001); Amdts Adopted 21 Com. Reg. 16903 (Aug. 23, 1999); Amdts Proposed 21 Com. Reg. 16775 (May 19, 1999); Adopted 21 Com. Reg. 16708 (Apr. 19, 1999); Proposed 21 Com. Reg. 16554 (Feb. 19, 1999).

 

Commission Comment: The original paragraphs were not designated. The Commission designated subsections (a) and (b).

 

The August 1999 amendments added a new subsection (a)(7). The 2001 amendments deleted former subsection (a)(5), re-designated the remaining subsections accordingly, amended subsections (a)(2) and (a)(4) and added a new subsection (b).

 

Part 200 -   Archaeological Collections Curation Fee

 

§ 105-10-201 Introduction

 

The CNMI Museum, as authorized by PL 10-5, § 5 [2 CMC § 4874], per the following policies and schedule, proposes to collect a reasonable fee to defray the considerable expenses borne by the Museum for processing, long term maintenance, and storage of archaeological materials and artifacts.

 

History: Amdts Adopted 22 Com. Reg. 17590 (Nov. 20, 2000); Amdts Proposed 22 Com. Reg. 17351 (Aug. 18, 2000).

 

Commission Comment: This section was originally an introduction to the “Archaeological Collections Curation Fee,” codified in this part. The Commission created the section title.

 

§ 105-10-205 Policies

 

(a)       The curation fee will apply to only “unsolicited” archaeological/historical collections. Routinely, this means this fee will be only collected from archaeologists/ historians/cultural resources specialists/or other responsible parties and agencies, delivering artifacts/collections to the Museum, that were acquired pursuant to permits issued by the CNMI Historic Preservation Officer (HPO).

 

(b)       Donated, purchased, CNMI agency(s) transfers, or other “solicited” artifacts/collections are normally exempt from this fee.

 

(c)       Collections/artifacts for which the curation costs are covered/defrayed by grants, agreements, or other acceptable arrangements, are normally exempt.

 

(d)       In accord with the Museum’s Guidelines & Standards for Submitting an Archaeological Collection, a curation fee will not be collected retroactively and archaeology collections intent to curate agreements, between the Museum and archaeologists/historians/cultural resources specialists/or other responsible parties and agencies, that were properly executed prior to the date of establishment of this fee, are exempt.

 

Modified, 1 CMC § 3806(f).

 

History: Amdts Adopted 22 Com. Reg. 17590 (Nov. 20, 2000); Amdts Proposed 22 Com. Reg. 17351 (Aug. 18, 2000).

 

Commission Comment: The original paragraphs were not designated. The Commission designated subsections (a) through (d).

 

§ 105-10-210 Curation Fee

 

(a)       Storage/Processing Fee. $200.00/1 cu. foot is the Museum’s standard, one time, curation/storage/processing fee. This is also the Museum’s minimal fee for collections that require under 1 cu. foot of storage space.

 

(b)       Billing. The Museum will prepare itemized invoices for payment. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt but no later than 30 days from receipt.

 

History: Amdts Adopted 22 Com. Reg. 17590 (Nov. 20, 2000); Amdts Proposed 22 Com. Reg. 17351 (Aug. 18, 2000).

 

Commission Comment: The original paragraphs were not designated. The Commission designated subsections (a) and (b).