Bill with state flag amendment to die

A bill the House attached an amendment to that would require public colleges and universities to fly the state flag will be killed.

House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, said Thursday he was going to allow Senate Bill 2509 to die. The original language of Senate Bill 2509 exempted from taxes land leased to private entities on the campuses of Mississippi State University and University of Southern Mississippi to construct student housing.

Clarion Ledger