00 SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 98(STA) 01 "An Act relating to display, folding, presentment, and retirement of the state flag." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 44.09.030 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 04 (d) When displayed horizontally in a public facility, the flag shall be 05 positioned with the hoist on the left and the North Star in the upper right corner. 06 (e) When displayed vertically in a public facility, the flag shall be positioned 07 with the hoist at the top and the North Star in the lower right corner. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 44.09 is amended by adding new sections to read: 09 Sec. 44.09.032. Folding and presenting the state flag. (a) When folding the 10 state flag, the following procedure shall be followed, whenever possible: 11 (1) hold the flag waist-high with another person, so that the flag is 12 parallel to the ground and the hoist is on the left; 13 (2) fold the flag lengthwise, with the open edge up; 14 (3) holding the edges securely, rotate the flag so that five stars are 15 facing up; 01 (4) fold the flag lengthwise a second time, with the open edge up; 02 (5) holding the edges securely, rotate the flag so that two stars are 03 facing up; 04 (6) fold the flag widthwise, with the North Star facing down and the 05 hoist on the right; 06 (7) holding the edges securely, fold the flag widthwise a second time, 07 with the North Star facing down and the hoist on the right; 08 (8) fold the flag widthwise a third time, with the North Star facing up. 09 (b) When presenting the folded flag to another person, the folded flag should 10 be turned so that the North Star is nearest the receiver. 11 Sec. 44.09.034. Retirement of the state flag. An official flag of the state that 12 is no longer a fitting emblem for display because it is worn, tattered, or otherwise 13 damaged may be respectfully retired by fire in a ceremony or other dignified manner 14 honoring the flag as a fitting emblem for the state. When practicable, retirement of the 15 state flag should occur in a public ceremony under the direction of uniformed 16 personnel representing a state or federal military service or a patriotic society. If a 17 formal ceremony is not practicable, a private ceremony is acceptable. 18 * Sec. 3. AS 44.09.030(c) is repealed.