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(Nick Gibson, Action News Jax) Legislation has been introduced by a local Florida State Representative adding to a bill that would strip the power from local governments to remove Confederate monuments and instead would require the state to make such decisions if the bill passed.
Florida State Representative Dean Black is pushing for Senate Bill 1096 to be passed in Florida.
“We needed to protect our history,” says Black.
Black says that this includes Confederate monuments, and it is a reason why this bill is so important to be passed in the state.
“History belongs to all Floridians, and to all Americans even. It is a right and duty and proper exercise of state authority to protect our history,” says Black.
This proposed bill comes after Jacksonville still has one standing Confederate monument in the city after several others have been removed.
Black represents Northeast Florida and is…