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H.R. 692 (110th): Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 24, 2007 (Introduced).


I

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 692

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 24, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Mr. Kildee, and Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 4, United States Code, to authorize the Governor of a State, territory, or possession of the United States to order that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or possession in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007.

2.

Authority of Governors to order the National flag to be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces

(a)

Death of a member of the Armed Forces

Section 7(m) of title 4, United States Code, is amended in the sixth sentence by inserting or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty after present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States.

(b)

Federal facility consistency with State proclamation

Such section is further amended by inserting after the sixth sentence the following new sentence: When the Governor of a State, territory, or possession issues a proclamation under the preceding sentence that the National flag be flown at half-staff because of the death of a member of the Armed Forces, the National flag flown at any Federal installation or facility in that State, territory, or possession shall be flown at half-staff consistent with that proclamation..