In a small ceremony, Governor Tate Reeves recently signed HB 1796 to change the State Flag of Mississippi.
This past weekend, the bill was passed by both chambers. The bill repeals the current state flag and creates a commission to redesign it with the following caveats:
- The new flag must not contain Confederate battle flag imagery;
- The new flag must contain the words “In God We Trust.”
The commission must submit the new flag design by September 14, 2020, and if approved, it will be voted on in the November 3, 2020 general election.The flag must receive a majority vote to become the new state flag.
MEC thanks Governor Reeves, Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, and Speaker Philip Gunn for helping put Mississippi in position to realize her full potential.