Bill Summary for H 20 (2019-2020)

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Feb 4 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 20 (Public) Filed Monday, February 4, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL TO REMOVE A MONUMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND TRANSFER THE MONUMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO BE PLACED IN A CEMETERY FOR CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS.
Intro. by Alexander.

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Requires the Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill to permanently remove the Confederate soldier monument that had been located at the center of McCorkle place (commonly identified as "Silent Sam") from the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, including any part of the monument being stored by UNC-Chapel Hill or that has been returned to a site on campus, and transfer the entire monument into the custody of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Department). Requires the Department to move the monument to a new site in a cemetery located in the State that is the burial location of a significant number of Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. Prohibits the UNC Board of Governors from directing the relocation of the monument inconsistent with the act.

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