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Arizona House OKs flag bill

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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:42 am | Updated: 3:52 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A House vote Wednesday to require a U.S. flag in every public school, community college and state university classroom turned into a debate over the true nature of patriotism.

The 35-19 vote mandates that the governing boards of schools and community colleges purchase one flag, at least 2 by 3 feet, for each room, along with the necessary hardware to display it. The legislation, HB2583, also mandates these flags be manufactured in the United States.

Another provision imposes a similar requirement on the state Board of Regents.

The legislation is being pushed by Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa.

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