TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 22, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that would tighten the restrictions on removing statues, monuments and historical markers, a measure drafted in response to the removal of two Confederate monuments in Memphis parks last year. The Commercial Appeal reports that the new provisions to the state’s Heritage Protection Act would prohibit the sale or transfer of a memorial or statue without obtaining a waiver from the state Historical Commission. It also allows “any entity, group or individual” to seek an injunction in Davidson County court if they believe a public entity has violated the law.