LITTLE ROCK — An application to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol advanced Wednesday when a panel deemed the application sufficient.

A subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission said the application can advance to a public hearing on a date to be announced later, according to a spokesman for Secretary of State Mark Martin. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the commission after the hearing.

Last year, the Legislature and Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved legislation requiring the state to allow a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.