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Ark. panel OKs limit on naming public buildings

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Senate committee has advanced a proposal to prevent public buildings from being named after living elected officials until they have been out of office for at least a decade.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved the measure, sending it to the full Senate for a vote. The bill would affect the construction of new buildings and other structures if at least half of the funding comes from state or local government. The rule would apply to any paid elected official at all levels of government.

The measure exempts officeholders who are at least 75-years-old or were a prisoner of war.

Supporters say the move would prevent incumbent politicians from having an unfair advantage in future elections.

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