Bill requires vote before removing Confederate statues

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) -
The Louisiana House of Representatives have approved a bill from Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody that would require a vote before removing Confederate statues.
 
The vote to pass House Bill 71 was 65 to 31. 
 
The bill comes as local cities, like New Orleans, have been removing Confederate statues. 
 
If signed into law, the bill would require a vote before those statues could be removed. 
 
The bill now moves to the Louisiana Senate. 
 

 


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