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Del. Toscano Files Bill that Would Allow Localities to Remove War Memorials

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RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) -

Delegate David Toscano has filed a bill that would allow localities to decide the fates of any war memorials, including Confederate monuments.

Currently, state law limits the power of local governments to "disturb" or "interfere" with any monuments or memorials.

House Bill 2377 is calling for the state code to be amended, which would allow the locality to do things like remove a memorial, or provide for its upkeep, maintenance, or contextualization.

In Charlottesville, a court battle continues to brew over City Council's decision to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.