LITTLE ROCK — About 40 people spoke at a public-comment meeting Wednesday on a proposal to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Last year, the Legislature and Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved legislation requiring the state to allow a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. The American History and Heritage Foundation submitted an application in August to place a granite monument over 6 feet tall at the Capitol.
A subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will review the comments received Wednesday as well as written comments and will meet on a date to be determined later to discuss them, said Chris Powell, spokesman for Secretary of State Mark Martin.
The subcommittee then will make a recommendation to the full commission, also on a date to be determined later, he said.
Comments can still be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office by mail or by phone at (501) 683-6589, Powell said.