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


Jan 4, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 24, 2006

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


Pub.L. 109-243


Roscoe Bartlett

Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2006
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

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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Related Bills

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H.R. 5301 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 8, 2004

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 42” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Jan 4, 2005
Passed House
Jun 27, 2006
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed Senate
Jul 17, 2006
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 24, 2006


13 cosponsors (12R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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