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Text of the Flag Protection Act of 1995

This bill was introduced on June 27, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 27, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 1926 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1926

To provide for the protection of the flag of the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 27, 1995

Mr. THORNTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for the protection of the flag of the United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Flag Protection Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. FLAG PROTECTION.

    Each copy of the flag of the United States that is intended to be displayed as a flag and is made after the date of the enactment of this Act shall belong to the people of the United States and be held in trust for them by the Government of the United States. The United States therefore has a property interest in each such copy, and such copies are subject to rules and regulations made under section 3 of article IV of the Constitution of the United States. On this basis, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to make rules for the use and disposition of such copies. Such rules shall allow for the sale and transfer of the rights to possess and use such copies. Any damage to or destruction of such a copy that is in violation of such rules is a depredation against the property of the United States for the purposes of section 1361 of title 18, United States Code.