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Introduced Version Senate Bill 206 History

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Senate Bill No. 206

(By Senator Sprouse, Harrison and Weeks)

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[Introduced February 16, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Government Organization.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §10-3-3, relating to prohibiting the renaming or rededication of certain monuments and memorials.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §10-3-3, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. MONUMENTS, TABLETS AND MEMORIALS.

§10-3-3. Monuments for pioneers and historic localities.

No Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Native American, or African-American historical monuments or memorials erected on public property of the State may be renamed. No street, bridge, structure, park, preserve, reserve or other public area of the State dedicated in memory of or named for any historic figure or historic event may be renamed or rededicated on behalf of a political officeholder until that officeholder has been deceased for a minimum of ten years. No person may prevent the public entity responsible for the monument or memorial from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of these monuments, memorials or nameplates.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the renaming or rededication of certain monuments and memorials.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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