Live updates: House committee debates bid to block removal of New Orleans Confederate monuments _lowres

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON--The sun moves behind the statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle in New Orleans shortly after the city council voted 6-1 to remove the Lee statue, a statue of Confederate Jefferson Davis, Confederate P.G.T. Beauregard, and a monument memorializing a White League white supremacist uprising, in New Orleans, La.

A Louisiana House committee is set to debate a second and possibly final legislative bid to block the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

The proposal, House Bill 944, would require a waiver from a newly created Memorial Preservation Board to relocate any statue, monument, memorial or plaque on public property for more than 30 years.

Similar legislation failed last week in the Louisiana Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The House committee meets Thursday morning. Follow along below for live updates from the discussion.