Public Notice

 

Arkansas State Capitol and Historical Monument Protection Act of 2021.

 

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, Division of Heritage is proposing rules for the Arkansas State Capitol and Historical Monument Protection Act of 2021.

The Arkansas State Capitol and Historical Monument Protection Act prohibits the removal, relocation, alteration or renaming of a memorial that is located on public property. The Act provides that a public entity exercising control of a memorial may petition the Arkansas History Commission in writing for a waiver from the prohibition if the monument will be moved or relocated for more than sixty (60) days.

The Act also requires governmental entities to register historical monuments erected after the effective date of this Act (April 28, 2021) with the Arkansas History Commission. 

These proposed rules include establishing processes for an application procedure for waivers, a registration process for historical monuments as well as a process to request an advisory opinion to determine whether a structure or object is considered an historical monument.


Documents

 

Public Comment Period

The Department is accepting public comment on these proposed rules through February 17, 2022. 

Written comments may be returned to:
Leslie Fisken
Chief of Legislative Affairs
Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 324-9162.

 
Public Comments Online

Interested persons may review these proposed rules and make comments online.

Comment Here
 

Public Comment Hearing

 

A public comment hearing will be held on February 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism
Diamond Room
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 324-9162

 
Zoom Meeting

Feb. 11, 2022, 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting