A bill to prevent the Governor or other state officials from imposing a mask mandate as a health protection is now on its way to Gov. Burgum.
That, after the House agreed with the Senate changes to the measure.
As introduced, HB 1323 would have prohibited state and local officials from imposing a mask mandate. The Senate changed it to state officials only.
Rep. Jason Dockter (R-Bismarck) told the House this is a reasonable compromise.
"The mask mandate is a local issue, and it will stay a local issue," Dockter said.