Bill to fly POW/MIA flag in front of State Capitol faces challenge

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A bill that would require a flag be flown at the Capitol to honor prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action could be altered significantly in the State Senate.

In an interview with Good Day Dakota, Republican Representative Pat Heinert, who co-sponsored House Bill 1056, said an amendment to the bill would “narrow the scope” of the bill.

Rep. Heinert says the bill would have required the POW/MIA flag be flown in front of the State Capitol Building, as well as several other locations on the Capitol grounds.

The bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Heinert says a Senate amendment would designate that the flag be flown at just two locations on the grounds — neither of which being in front of the Capitol.

Monday morning on Good Day Dakota, the Republican representative shared his thoughts on that bill, as well as a bill to allow for armed first responders in North Dakota schools.

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