I Have an Idea.. Lets Forget the past and Re-Write History to Meet our Own Our AgendaMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 16 2021 8:08 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - House lawmakers could debate bills regarding Confederate monuments when they return to Montgomery next week.
The Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 stops institutions from moving or altering monuments that are 40 or more years old. A city or county would be fined $25,000 if they moved it. The City of Birmingham paid the fine after removing the Confederate monument out of Linn Park.
Democratic Rep. Juandalynn Givan proposed a bill to make it easier for local governments and institutions to move them without paying the fine.
“They want that ability to either give those monuments away, or erect them somewhere else, maybe at a cemetery, remove them, take them to another part,” Givan said.