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Bill Would Discontinue Confederate Flag License Plate

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Jun 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:16:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new bill filed Thursday would discontinue Tennessee license plates that feature the Confederate battle flag.

The legislation was filed by Tennessee Rep. Jason Powell. If passed, the bill would discontinue those license plates that feature the Confederate flag.

Tennessee lawmakers have called for a closer look at our state symbols after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said the Confederate flag should be removed from their state capitol grounds.

In a release, Rep. Powell said, “The flag is a divisive symbol and point of offense. Tennessee should stop issuing license plates that feature a symbol of hate, oppression and injustice.”

Rep. Powell went on to say he plans on putting the bill on notice to be heard when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.