Two Missouri Lawmakers Offer Different Proposals On Confederate Monuments

Workers remove Confederate statue in Forest Park in June, 2017. The state became the center of debate on Confederate memorials and imagery in Missouri.

Two Missouri lawmakers have introduced vastly different measures aimed at addressing concerns over Confederate monuments.

Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis introduced a bill requiring Missouri's Confederate statues and plaques be moved to a state park in Higginsville. It would also ban the sale or display of Confederate flags on state property.

Republican Rep. Warren Love of Osceola filed a bill that would create a review process requiring the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to hold a public hearing on any potential changes before any war monument could be removed or renamed.

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