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27th Legislature(2011-2012)

Bill Text 27th Legislature


00                             SENATE BILL NO. 88                                                                          
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, the flag shall be positioned with the hoist on                             
05       the left and the North Star in the upper right corner.                                                            
06            (e)  When displayed vertically, the flag shall be positioned with the hoist at the                           
07       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.                                                                             
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