Ten Commandments bill approved in Tenn. House - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ten Commandments bill approved in Tenn. House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House has voted to allow public buildings to display such "historically significant documents" as the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence.

The chamber voted 93-0 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough on Monday with minimal debate.

The measure would allow the documents to be displayed in the form of statues, monuments, memorials, tablets or in any other way that in the words of the legislation "respects the dignity and solemnity of such documents."

The companion bill was scheduled to be heard in the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday.

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