Florida Senate to remove Confederate battle flag from seal
TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Senate is removing the Confederate battle flag from the chamber's official seal.
The entire Senate on Monday agreed to revise the seal that now contains the battle flag along with four other flags that have flown in Florida.
The Senate seal is located prominently in the Senate chambers in the Florida Capitol. Replicas of the seal appear throughout the Capitol and are included on Senate stationery.
A Senate committee had proposed replacing the Confederate battle flag with the current Florida flag. But Senate President Andy Gardiner told reporters that the Senate may consider altering the entire seal.
Sen. Arthenia Joyner asked the chamber to consider the change shortly after Dylann Roof was accused of killing nine people at a South Carolina church. Roof appeared in photos with the Confederate flag.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
State lawmakers to discuss proposed hazing bill
Keep carrying coins for downtown parking, no change planned yet
BREC Commission to discuss alternate location for the Baton Rouge Zoo
Louisiana lawmaker also wants restrictive abortion law
Fatal crash involving motorcycle reported on Nicholson Drive