Bill of Rights monument could be coming to Oklahoma Capitol

Ponca City Now - February 17, 2016 7:57 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A privately funded monument displaying the Bill of Rights could be placed on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds under a bill that received unanimous support in the state Senate.

Senators voted 46-0 Tuesday for the "Bill of Rights Monument Display Act" by Enid Republican Sen. Patrick Anderson.

The bill directs the State Capitol Preservation Commission to arrange for the placement of a privately funded monument displaying the first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United Sates, commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights.

It now heads to the House for consideration.

A privately funded Ten Commandments monument on display at the Capitol was ordered removed last year after the Oklahoma Supreme Court said it violated a state constitutional provision that Oklahoma not aid any religion, directly or indirectly.

 

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