Shreveport lawmaker files bill authorizing Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds

Date: Apr 14, 2011

Shreveport lawmaker files bill authorizing Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds

BATON ROUGE -- A north Louisiana House Democrat has filed a bill for the regular session that would allow a monument displaying the Ten Commandments to be built on Capitol grounds.

Shreveport Rep. Patrick Williams filed the bill this week for debate at the general session that opens April 25.

House Bill 277 directs the Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater's office to "permit and arrange for the placement (of the monument) on the State Capitol grounds." Rainwater is Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief financial and governmental operations officer.

The bill says that the overall size of the monument cannot exceed 6 feet in height, 4 feet in width and 4 feet in depth, including the base of the structure.

Williams bill said that the state will not be responsible for installation and upkeep of the monument.

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