Bill Text: VA HB5031 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: United States flag; prohibition on removal on any private personal property, etc.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-08-17 - Referred to Committee on General Laws [HB5031 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HB5031-Prefiled.html
20200575D
HOUSE BILL NO. 5031
Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Title 2.2 a chapter numbered 36.1, consisting of a section numbered 2.2-3606, relating to administration of state government; Flag Protection Act.
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Patron-- Davis
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Title 2.2 a chapter numbered 36.1, consisting of a section numbered 2.2-3606, as follows:

CHAPTER 36.1.
FLAG PROTECTION ACT.

§2.2-3606. Prohibition on the removal of the flag of the United States.

Neither the Governor nor any agency of the executive branch of state government shall order the removal of any flag of the United States displayed on any private personal property, including construction equipment belonging to a contractor, located on public property unless such flag is deemed a safety hazard by a state or local police department, sheriff's office, fire department, or fire marshal.

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