The Heritage Act protects all war memorials, beginning with the Revolutionary War to present. This includes all ethnic group history monuments or memorials erected on public areas of the State as well as any of its political subdivisions. They are protected from being relocated, removed, disturbed, or altered. Renaming or re-dedication of streets, bridges, structures, parks, preserves, reserves, or other public area of the State or any of its political subdivisions dedicated in memory of or named for any historical figure or historic event is not allowed. No person may prevent the public body responsible for the monument or memorial from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation, and care of these monuments, memorials, or nameplates. We who honor the past are supporting House Bill H 3632 and Senate Bill S 0513 which AMEND SECTION 16-17-600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN REMAINS OR REPOSITORIES AND THE DESECRATION OF BURIAL GROUNDS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DEFACE, VANDALIZE, INJURE, OR REMOVE A HISTORICAL MONUMENT OR HISTORICAL MARKER ON PUBLIC PROPERTY, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CORRECTION TO THE PUBLIC PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORRECTIONS.
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