Tennessee representative files bill to discontinue Confederate license plate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – State Representative Jason Powell filed legislation on Thursday to discontinue Tennessee license plates that feature the Confederate flag.

Related: Gov. Haslam would remove Confederate monument from Tenn. Capitol

The bill comes on the heels of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled states can ban the Confederate flag from license plates.

In a release, Powell said, “Tennessee should stop issuing license plates hat feature a symbol of hate, oppression and injustice.”

Related: East Tennesseans disagree over Confederate flag’s meaning

The earliest the bill would be heard is in January 2016.


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