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California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to ban naming schools, parks, buildings and other public property after Confederate leaders.

Tuesday’s debate split Republican senators beforeSB539 was approved on a 31-2 vote.

Sen. Bob Huff of San Dimas says removing the names would help heal festering wounds from the war, similar to removing the Confederate flag in southern states.

Other Republicans say the bill revises history by deleting mention of controversial figures.

The bill would bar state and local properties from using the names of elected Confederate leaders or senior military officers. Those currently named after Confederate officials would need to be renamed by 2017.

Seriously we do not have anything better to do? Like our water situation and such?


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