(1) Determine and select such points of historic interest throughout this State as
the Department thinks should be marked with a suitable monument, tablet or marker;
(2) Design, purchase and erect monuments, tablets or markers which the Department
may decide to be appropriate at such points, indicating thereon the events commemorated
and having such other suitable inscription as may seem necessary; and
(3) Keep in good repair all monuments, tablets and markers erected by the Historic
Markers Commission and also all monuments, tablets and markers erected by the Department
(b) The Department may employ such expert assistance to aid in its historical researches
as it may deem necessary to effectively carry out the purposes of this section.
(c) All historical markers which are erected by the Department of State shall be the
property of the State. No person, entity or business shall possess, transport, alter or remove said marker
without written authority of an appropriate official of the Department of State. Further, no person, entity or business shall receive, retain, alter or dispose of
state historical markers absent written authorization of an appropriate official of
the Department of State. Unauthorized recipients of these markers may be prosecuted criminally for receiving
(d) The Department of State may establish rules or regulations regarding all aspects
of state historical markers. Other persons, entities or businesses shall not duplicate state historical markers,
or create, obtain or install similar markers with an intent to mislead or deceive
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