4 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2019
    1. to create the Committee on Alabama Monument Protection

      The members become arbiters when it comes to decisions about monuments and -- based on the ideology made clear by the name of the "Alabama Memorial Preservation Act -- the gatekeepers against renaming, re-contextualization, and removal.

    2. relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance

      To paraphrase: The State, cities, and/or citizens can't change a monument/ memorial AT ALL, EVER.

    3. to exempt certain art and artifacts, the Department of Transportation, local governments, universities, and utilities under certain limited circumstances

      This language and that related to "waivers," above, are where the authors of the act allow the possibility of changes in certain cases. But this is a careful parsing of language in the final portion of an act whose purpose is clear: the State of Alabama wants to guard against changes and reinforce barriers to re-naming/ re-contextualization/ removal with the full force of the law.

  2. Jun 2015