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Morris Named to Monument Committee
Monday, 21 July 2014

July 21-- House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently announced the appointment of State Representative Greg Morris (R-Vidalia) to the Capitol Arts Standards Commission Monument Committee.

The Capitol Arts Standards Commission Monument Committee was created as a part of House Bill 702, sponsored by Rep. Morris during the 2014 legislative session, which calls for the placement of a monument depicting the Ten Commandments, Preamble to the state Constitution, and a portion of the Declaration of Independence on the grounds of the State Capitol.

“I would like to thank the Speaker for his support and appointing me to this committee, as well as all of my colleagues who worked on and supported House Bill 702 during the 2014 session,” said Rep. Morris.  “The monument is not only important to our state’s history, but to our nation’s history and the foundation for which this country was built. We worked tirelessly on House Bill 702, and I look forward to continuing our efforts to see that this crucial monument gets its deserved place on the Capitol grounds.”

The Capitol Arts Standards Commission Monument Committee will give final approval for the construction of the aforementioned monument.  The monument will be designed, procured, and placed on the Capitol grounds by the Capitol Art Standards Commission.

House Bill 702 calls for a monument of the 10 Commandments, as well as portions of The Declaration of Independence and the preamble to the Georgia Constitution to be erected on the state Capitol grounds. HB 702 passed the House and the Senate during the 2014 legislative session and was signed into law by Governor Deal on April 29, 2014.


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