2017 Regular Session
By: Representative Williams-Barnes
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3-3-16, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CHANGE THE DESIGN OF THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO THAT OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL FLAG OF MISSISSIPPI KNOWN AS THE "MAGNOLIA FLAG"; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 3-3-16, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
3-3-16. The official flag
of the State of Mississippi shall have the following design: * * *
with width two-thirds
(2/3) of its length; with the union (canton) to be square, in width two-thirds
(2/3) of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be old glory blue, and
emblazoned with one (1) large white five-pointed star pointed upward; the field
to be white, bordered with red on the fly side and centered upon the field to
be the design of a large green magnolia tree in full bloom; this being the
official flag of the State of Mississippi before the flag adopted by the
Mississippi Legislature in the 1894 Special Session, which is known as the
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2017.