Rep. Shelly Hutchinson files bill to ban confederate monuments from public property

In Gwinnett Daily Post by Maya

As the nationwide debate continues over the displaying of Confederate monuments and the Confederate battle flag, a legislator from Gwinnett County is leading an effort at the state Capitol to get them banned from public spaces in Georgia.

State Rep. Shelly Hutchinson, D-Snellville, has authored House Bill 1212, which would prohibit Confederate monuments, as well as statues of slave owners or individuals who advocated for slavery, from being displayed on public property — except in Civil War battlefields and museums.

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