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House Considers Legislation to Require Flags be Purchased in the United States

Posted on January 29, 2014 by Dene Westbrook

This morning the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 428, a bill dealing with the purchase of U.S. flags by local units of government.

The substitute bill considered by the committee (flag bill) requires a local unit of government to purchase flags made in the United States if there they are competitively priced with flags made in other countries. If a local unit purchases a flag from another country (because competitively priced ones are not available), the local unit must post on its website the location where the flag was purchased.

The committee did not vote on the legislation.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org

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