Update: North Dakota lawmakers approve temporary mask mandate for members

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers decided to require masks at the state Capitol. for the three-day organizational session.

The vote is supported by legislative leaders but opposed by far-right members of the Republican-controlled Legislature.

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner told reporters Tuesday they support a mask mandate at Capitol legislative spaces to help protect lawmakers and the public.

Lawmakers are expected to finalize the rules Thursday for the upcoming session it convenes Jan. 5.

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