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House kills bill waiving burial fees for military spouses

March 26, 2019 - 11:57 am

North Dakota’s House has killed legislation that would waive burial fees for a veteran’s spouse and dependents at the state Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.

Belcourt Democratic Sen. Richard Marcellais is the lead sponsor of the bill that would have waived the $550 fee for spouses and dependents. Veterans may be buried there at no cost.

The legislation would have set aside $125,000 in the next two-year budget cycle to fund the burials.

The Senate gave unanimous support to the bill in February.