GA bill would ban Confederate displays with exceptions

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A bill making its way through the Georgia House of Representatives would ban the display of monuments, memorials, plaques, markers, or memorabilia related to the Confederate States of America on public property.

The bill was filed Feb. 6 by a group of House Democrats.

The bill, in its current form, removes protections for various Confederate monuments around the state that were erected in the wake of the Civil War.

However, the bill does protect Confederate items stored in museums or on Civil War battlefields.

The bill has been referred to the House First Readers.