Before anyone can seriously consider Bill HS 40 there needs to be a cost estimate determined. Anyone who is paying attention realizes this bill is brought up during election season, by one of the many DNC candidates who will be on the ticket. This type of discussion feels a lot like pandering for votes and I do not want to see taxpayer money being wasted on grandstanding and the appearance of caring about ones fellow man or slavery. On a personal note I can say with 100% certainty that I have never participated in slavery, nor were any of my ancestors slave owners. I think slavery is beyond horrible and would never participate in it. I'm so sorry for the African-American community that their ancestors had to endure that kind of in-human cruelty and mistreatment.I am sorry that Africans sold out their own people to slave traders. At the same time not a single person alive right now was ever a slave. Given all of this I suspect I speak for many when I say that if people who didn't commit the crime are paying people who were not the victims of the crime, there will be a divide created in this country like no one has seen before. This divide will likely lead to violence (which kind of explains the perpetual encouragement to take our 2nd amendment rights at every turn) This won't be a divide of white racist against minorities as some will accuse but instead will be a stand by everyday American constituents against elected official and their "elite" crowd cronies.