This next Monday ( 17 June, 2013 ), the Colombian Senate is set to vote on the Underwater Cultural Heritage Law, that will once again allow shipwreck salvors to contract with the Colombia Government to search for and recover shipwrecks in Colombian waters.
Last December, the Colombian House of Representatives passed the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 78 votes in favor and 11 against.
The Bill states that the Shipwreck Salvors contracted can receive up to 50% of the artifacts / treasures recovered.
The treasure hunters are about to fulfill one of his dreams : get a place as possible legalize their activities . Will be Monday of next week when approved law Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Colombian Senate by a majority that is already insured, according to political observers. Despite the criticisms of the highest academic standards and some controversy between the Ministry and the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History, approval is given for granted. Last December, the House of Representatives approved 78 votes for and 11 against. Cabals say they approve, no doubt, in the Senate. Monday was not voted by the absence of the Minister of Culture, Mariana Garces, in the House. On Tuesday, for the agenda imposed by the previous discussion of important project. But it is imminent. Next Monday the vote will occur.