The Confederate flag will no longer fly on South Carolina's statehouse grounds.

At around 1 a.m. Thursday, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted 94-20 to give final approval to a bill that passed the Senate earlier in the week. The bill will officially remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds.

The bill also calls for the rebel flag to be sent to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign the bill, which still has to be ratified, into law as soon as it arrives on her desk. She has five days to sign the bill to have it become law.

"Today, as the Senate did before them, the House of Representatives has served the State of South Carolina and her people with great dignity," Haley said in a statement early Thursday. "It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state."

The House spent more than 10 hours in session, debating 68 total amendments to the bill. Debate lasted five hours even after a tearful plea by Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, to pass the bill without any changes.

"I cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful, such as take a symbol of hate off these grounds on Friday," Horne said, referring to the nine worshippers who were willed at Charleston's historic black Emanuel AME Church on June 17. "If we amend this bill, we are telling the people of Charleston, 'We don't care about you. We do not care that somebody used this symbol of hate to slay (nine) innocent people who were worshiping their God.'"

Eventually, the bill — which was passed Tuesday by the Senate, 37-3 — made its way through the House amendment-free.

The flag, which currently flies above South Carolina's statehouse grounds, became even more divisive after the June 17 deadly shootings by suspect Dylann Roof. The 21-year-old was seen posing in photos with the Confederate flag before the shooting and had said repeatedly he was motivated by race.

South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, a Democrat representing the state's sixth district and third-ranking Democrat in the House, expressed his happiness with his state's legislature.

(h/t The Post and Courier)