Alabama considers banning the removal of Confederate flags and to prevent the alteration of historical building names

Alabama lawmakers are moving in the opposite direction of most state and local governments with a bill that will protect historical landmarks.

A public hearing will be held today, 02/09/2019, on the Alabama Heritage Protection Act which would ban the removal of historic monuments, markers, or school names from any public property unless a waiver is obtained from the Legislative Council, a committee of lawmakers.