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

Posted on February 14, 2014 by sharkins

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 bill passed by the House 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 bill now heads to the Senate for concurrence and then to the Governor for his signature.

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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