Bill Text: VA SB924 | 2018 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Honor & Remember Flag; standards for display at state buildings, etc.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2018-03-16 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018 [SB924 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SB924-Enrolled.html

An Act to establish standards for the display of the Honor and Remember Flag at state buildings and facilities outside of Capitol Square.
[S 924]

Whereas, in 2010 the General Assembly designated the Honor and Remember Flag as the Commonwealth's emblem of the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who had given their lives in the line of duty; and

Whereas, since that designation there have been instances where the appropriateness for the display of the Honor and Remember Flag was unclear; and

Whereas, there is a need to clarify when it is appropriate to display the Honor and Remember Flag in light of its symbolic importance; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. That in the absence of a directive from the Governor or the Director of the Department of General Services, the head of the state agency that controls any facility or building outside of Capitol Square may determine when to display the Honor and Remember Flag, provided that the Honor and Remember Flag that is displayed is (i) smaller in height and width than the flag of the United States that is officially displayed at the building or facility and (ii) made in the United States.