SB 0640 Creates the state historical monuments, memorials, and markers board
LR Number:2020S.01I Fiscal Note:2020-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:03/31/03 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Org., Journal page:
Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 640 - This act creates the State Historical Monuments, Memorials and Markers Board. This is a 12 member board appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members of the Board receive no compensation but are reimbursed for necessary expenses.

The Board shall hold public meetings regarding the addition, modification or removal of any permanent monument on any site under the control of the department, maintain an inventory of historical monuments and memorials on state, municipal and private property and file and publish an annual report of the activity and status of all historically designated monuments, memorials, and veterans grave markers.

This act also makes it a Class A misdemeanor for any person to knowingly remove, deface or destroy any monument, memorial or veterans grave marker.