Mississippi Legislature votes to adopt new state flag

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JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI)- After 126 years, the current Mississippi flag will come down.

The Mississippi Senate passes HB 1796 to adopt a new flag.

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The bill has two key points stating the new state flag cannot contain a confederate emblem and must have “In God We Trust.” The Senate voted 37-14.

A design commission of nine will design a new flag. That commission will be picked by the Speaker of the House, Lt. Governor, and Governor Tate Reeves.

A new flag design must be prepared by September 14, 2020, and voters will vote on a new flag in the November election.

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