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.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >


Jan 4, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 27, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 17, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 24, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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


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

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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

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