Senate Bill 206 History
Senate Bill No. 206
(By Senator Sprouse, Harrison and Weeks)
[Introduced February 16, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Government Organization.]
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
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
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
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.