Military Uniforms in Public School Gets Approval in House

AUGUSTA - Military and public safety personnel will soon be allowed to wear their uniforms in Maine's public high schools.

The House of Representatives approved LD 1579 by a nearly unanimous vote of 138-4 Tuesday.

 

Governor LePage submitted a similar bill last year, but was defeated, democrats saying it represented an unfunded mandate.

 

The main difference to this year's bill states personnel may not be, "denied entry to a school solely because they are wearing their uniforms."

 

LD 1579 will face the Senate in the coming days, where representatives expect it to be enacted.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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