COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina House Representative Chris Corley pre-filed a bill on Thursday to put to referendum the question of whether the Confederate flag be flown again at its former location on State House grounds adjacent to the Confederate Soldier Monument or remain in its current location in the Confederate Relic Room.
H. 4403 is a joint resolution that asks that a referendum be conducted by the State Election Commission at the same time as the 2016 general election.
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee on Thursday, according to the South Carolina Legislature website.
The ballots provided to all qualified voters would have the proposed following question:
"Do you favor flying the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America at its former location in 2015 adjacent to the Confederate Soldier Monument on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex together with the same type of flagpole and fencing as formerly existed rather than at its present location in the Confederate Relic Room?
To see the full text of the bill, click here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/4403.htm