H.R. 42 (109th): Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-243.
Sponsor
Roscoe Bartlett
Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jul 19, 2006
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5301 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 08, 2004

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 24, 2006.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2005
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2005
Passed House Jun 27, 2006
Passed Senate Jul 17, 2006
Signed by the President Jul 24, 2006
 
Full Title

To ensure that the right of an individual to display the flag of the United States on residential property not be abridged.

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (12R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

Housing and Insurance

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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7/24/2006--Public Law.
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 - States that a condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent an association member from displaying the U.S. flag on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use.
States that nothing in this Act shall be considered to permit any display or use that is inconsistent with: (1) federal law or any rule or custom pertaining to the proper display or use of the flag; or (2) any reasonable restriction pertaining to the time, place, or manner of displaying the flag necessary to protect a substantial interest of the condominium, cooperative, or residential real estate management association.

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