House Committee Approves Bill to Punish Cities That Disturb Confederate Monuments - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 14, 2018
The Tennessee House State Government Subcommittee approved a bill today to financially punish cities that violate the Heritage Protection Act, The Tennessean reports. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve McDaniel, R-Parkers Crossroads, would prohibit the sale or transfer of a statue or memorial without a waiver from the Historical Commissioner, and would also prevent the city or municipality that violated the Act from receiving grants for five years. The new measure comes after the city of Memphis last year sold two parks containing Confederate monuments to private entities, which then removed the statues.