AR Bill Separating King-Lee Holidays to Become Law Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference early Tuesday afternoon to sign into law a bill that eliminates the dual status of the joint holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The bill was originally scheduled to be signed on Monday but was moved due to scheduling conflicts.

SB 519 is an act to refine the teaching of history in the classroom and to separate the holidays.

The measure passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers.

Tuesday's news conference gets underway at 12:45 at the State Capitol.

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